The White House has shared with the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce information about its economic assistance package to help support US businesses and workers, who have been harmed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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President Trump announced an economic assistance package to help support businesses and workers, who have been harmed by the COVID-19 outbreak, and is calling on Congress to immediately pass payroll tax relief. More information on the President’s remarks can be found here.
Following the President’s remarks, the President issued a proclamation outlining the suspension of entry from the designated countries. In regards to cargo, the proclamation states, “The free flow of commerce between the United States and the Schengen Area countries remains an economic priority for the United States, and I remain committed to facilitating trade between our nations.”
Meeting with the Financial Services Industry
Today, President Trump, Cabinet members, and senior White House officials met with leaders and executives from financial services companies and organizations to discuss how the industry can meet the needs of their customers who may be affected by COVID-19, particularly consumers and small businesses. More information and remarks from the President can be found here.
President Trump also signed a Presidential Memorandum directing his Cabinet to make general use face masks available to our healthcare workers. This is yet another decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of the American people, especially our Nation’s dedicated healthcare providers, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. More information on this announcement can be found here and text of the Memorandum can be found here.
DOL Offers Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
The Department of Labor released practical guidance for how prepare workplaces for COVID-19. The guidance and more information can be found here.
CDC Guide for Community Mitigation Strategies
The CDC released a guide for businesses, communities, schools, healthcare facilities, and homes to mitigate transmission of COVID-19. This guide outlines possible mitigation strategies for communities dealing with transmission at three different levels: (1) None/Minimal, (2) Moderate, or (3) Substantial. Community mitigation strategies, which are non-pharmaceutical interventions, are often the most available interventions to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 in communities. The Mitigation Plan includes a set of actions that persons and communities can take to slow the spread of respiratory virus infections. The plan can be found here.
CDC to Award Over $560 Million to State and Local Jurisdictions
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation's response to COVID-19. The $8.3 billion dollar Supplemental passed by Congress included statutory language which prescribed the exact formula for disbursing the money: states will receive 90% of their 2019 CDC PHEP grants. This marks the first tranche of funding to states from the $8.3 billion supplemental. Your state health officers are receiving a letter today from CDC outlining what is needed to receive the funding, essentially they need to submit a spend plan and they will receive guidance on what that spend plan should contain.
For more detailed information, please see background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE. Please feel free to forward this email on to your members, partner organizations, and network.
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What you should know:
Information for Businesses:
· CISA: Risk Management for COVID-19
Information for Travel and Transportation:
· State: Travel Advisories
· State: Traveler’s Checklist
· State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Information for Healthcare Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities:
Information for Families and Households:
Information for Schools and Childcare Providers:
Information for Community Events and Gatherings:
Information for Military Response: