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COVID-19 News Updates for September 8, 2020


Today, the White House Coronavirus Task Force met to discuss vaccines in Phase 3 trials and plans for nationwide distribution. Under President Trump’s leadership of Operation Warp Speed, unprecedented progress on a safe and effective vaccine is being made. Using the resources of the federal government and the U.S. private sector, Operation Warp Speed (OWS) will accelerate the testing, supply, development, and distribution of safe and effective vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to counter COVID-19 by January 2021. More information about Operation Warp Speed can be found here.

FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Daily Roundup – September 8, 2020 (HERE)

Helping People and Keeping them Safe (HERE)

IRS to Mail Special Letter to Estimated 9 Million Non-Filers, Urging Them to Claim Economic Impact Payment by Oct. 15 at IRS.gov (HERE)

SBA Celebrates Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship with Opening of Mississippi Women’s Business Center (HERE)

USDA Approves D-SNAP for Louisiana Disaster Areas (HERE)

WTAS: USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids through December 31, 2020 (HERE)

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic (HERE)

Statement on Labor Day by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia (HERE)

U.S. Department of Commerce Continues to Invest Cares Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping Communities Respond to Coronavirus (HERE)

To Protect Public Health during Pandemic, U.S. EPA Orders O‘ahu Company Hawaii Unified Industries to Stop Selling Unregistered and Misbranded Pesticides (HERE)

New Study Shows Veterans Give VA Health Care Facilities and VA Community Provider Network High Marks (HERE)

DOD Awards Goldbelt Security, LLC, $125 Million in Support of National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy (HERE)

For the most up-to-date information, please see the CDC’s website: www.coronavirus.gov.