COVID-19 Federal Updates: April 7
Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Everything you and your business need to know about federal coronavirus response efforts for April 7, 2020.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to fellow House lawmakers on Saturday that she wants to bring a second CARES stimulus package to the floor by the end of this month.
Federal lawmakers are out of town until at least April 20.
The United States surpassed 10,000 confirmed fatalities by midday Monday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, now in critical care, is the first known head of government to be sickened and hospitalized with the highly contagious respiratory virus.
The Washington Post: Worried that $2 trillion law wasn’t enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package
According to the administration, more than 17,500 loans valued at over $5.4 billion were approved on the first day of the U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) continues to process small business loans/grants. It’s been reported that additional funding may be needed. More guidance and forms from the U.S. Treasury, on this program, may also be coming soon.
DOL Published New OSHA Poster Aimed at Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus (HERE)
OSHA has issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus. The poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the coronavirus pandemic. The new poster is available for download in English, or Spanish