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The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 21, 2020, small businesses located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern…

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More information continues to come from Washington related to the pandemic and potential business closures nationwide. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued the following guidance, which identifies key industries that would be allowed to operate should a federal shutdown/quarantine be declared. Auto Repair facilities would be included as part of that group, and…

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The deadline for filing tax returns will be postponed three months to July 15 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced. The decision comes after widespread complaints over the administration’s previous plan to give people who owed the IRS an additional 90 days to pay, without penalties or interest, yet still required…

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PRES. TRUMP SIGNS FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT PREPARE TO PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE AND FMLA – APRIL 2 EFFECTIVE DATE Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump, upon final Senate passage hours earlier, signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that attempts to address the impact of…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s (BCBSND) top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of all North Dakotans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They continue to monitor the situation and are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and federal guidelines and recommendations. BCBSND has developed an action plan…

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© 2020, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., All Rights Reserved. During the early morning hours of March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” (H.R. 6201) by an overwhelming vote of 363-40. The bill now heads to the Senate where it is expected to pass sometime…

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