• Advocacy Team

COVID-19 Federal Updates: April 3

Updated: Jun 9

Everything you and your business need to know about federal coronavirus response efforts for April 3, 2020.


  • The U.S. lost 701,000 jobs in March, ending more than a decade of uninterrupted employment growth, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.


  • The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts.


  • The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.


  • This fact sheet provides guidance for determining the eligibility of private non-profit applicants that may be eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance program.


  • The United States Patent & Trademark Office announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees.

Additional Federal Guidance (as of April 2, 2020 at 6:00pm):

  • WH - Memorandum on Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding the Purchase of Ventilators (Click here)

  • HHS - OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion to Allow Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities During The COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency (Click here)

  • CDC - Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies (Click here)

  • CDC - FAQs for Event Organizers & Individuals (Click here)

  • CDC - Public Service Announcements (Click here)

  • CDC - Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19 (Click here)

  • CDC - How COVID-19 Spreads (Click here)

  • CDC - COVID-19, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (Click here)

  • FDA - 4/1 Daily Roundup (Click here)

  • FDA - Food Access and COVID-19 (Click here)

  • FDA - FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic (Click here)

  • FEMA - 4/1 Photos of the Whole-of-America Response to COVID-19 (Click here)

  • FEMA - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Private Nonprofit Organizations Fact Sheet (Click here)

  • DOT - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $25 Billion to Help Nation’s Public Transportation Systems Respond to COVID-19 (Click here) and FAQs (Click here)

  • DOT - FMCSA Statement on State and Local Shelter in Place and Other Restrictions on Movement Relating to COVID-19 (Click here)

  • DOL - Statement by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Unemployment Insurance Claims (Click here)

  • HUD - HUD Moves Quickly to Make $3 Billion of COVID-19 Relief Funding Available to Communities Across the Nation (Click here)

  • HUD - HUD Issues Availability of Regulatory Waivers for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA Programs to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts (Click here)

  • HUD - HUD Issues New CARES Act Mortgage Payment Relief For FHA Single Family Homeowners (Click here)

  • DOC - USPTO announces extension of certain patent and trademark-related timing deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Click here)

  • DOC-Census - U.S. Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Call Centers (Click here)

  • DOE - U.S. Department of Energy to Make Strategic Petroleum Reserve Storage Capacity Available to Struggling U.S. Oil Producers (Click here)

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