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Coronavirus Updates

Washington, April 3, 2020
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program - What's it all about?

Social Security Recipients Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Assistance for Small Businesses - U.S. Department of the Treasury/Paycheck Protection Program

CARES Act: Unemployment Insurance Questions Answered - House Ways and Means Committee

Click here for FAQs on the Phases I, II, III Coronavirus Packages - House Ways and Means Committee

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) - What's in it? Click HERE.

Background on all legislation that Congress has passed to respond to COVID-19

Governor Tate Reeves's request for an Economic Disaster Declaration by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been approved. The entire State of Mississippi has been declared a disaster for COVID-19, opening up disaster loan assistance for small businesses and eligible non-profits for economic injury relief. Click HERE to start the process.

Local medical providers are making COVID-19 testing available at locations across Mississippi. For locations and testing requirements, please click HERE.

New Telehealth App, Drive-Through Specimen Collection to Speed COVID-19 Testing Click to read the story.

The State Department has released a statement advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Click to read the alert.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has signed an executive order to close public schools through April 17.

Attention: Small Business Owners - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges small business owners to fill out a Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses. Send completed paperwork to tdemuth@mema.ms.gov. Details are available HERE.

Below, you can find the most up-to-date information regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and measures you should take to keep yourself and your family safe. 

The House Ways and Means Committee has assembled a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more, please click on the link.

 
Here are some resources to help you stay informed: 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline 8-5:00, Monday-Friday 877-978-6453

U.S. Department of State - Advisories and more

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program - if you're abroad then you should register in STEP so the State Department can keep you updated and contact you.

Embassy Specific Information

Coronavirus.gov


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