Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Federal Action

Federal Action

Congressional Resources

Bill #1 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020
• Sen. Leahy Summary

Bill #2 – Families First Coronavirus Response (FFCR) Act
• Emergency Paid Sick Leave
• Tax-Related Provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
• Frequently Ask Questions about HR 6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
• Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
• The Department of Labor has issued an employee notice, which requires employers to post in a conspicuous place. This requirement may also be satisfied by emailing the notice to employees or posting it on an employee portal or website. This notice summarizes employees’ rights to paid leave and expanded family and medical leave under FFCRA.
• Henriott Group has prepared two HR Compliance Bulletins outlining further Department of Labor guidance on paid leave requirements and tax credits for COVID-19 paid leave.

Bill #3: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
CARES Act FAQ
CARES Act Section-by-section Summary
Assistance for State and Local Governments

U.S. Senator Mike Braun
• Created a Coronavirus Assistance webpage to help you digest the actions taken by Congress and the Administration.
• Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need to Know: About Paid and Family Leave Provisions and Unemployment Insurance
• Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Workers Need to Know: About Paid and Family Leave Provisions
• Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – About State and Local Government Support

Treasury’s Coronavirus Relief Fund

• On May 1, Governor Holcomb announced that $300M of Indiana’s share of funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund would be earmarked for local governments to submit applications for reimbursement for eligible expenses related to COVID-19 response. The U.S. Treasury has issued guidance and a frequently asked questions document on what expenditures are reimbursable under the CARES Act.
• On May 28, the Treasury issued an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to guidance issued on April 22 on the use of monies from the Coronavirus Relief Fund allowing flexibility to state and local governments to pay firefighters and other first responders.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

• May 7 – Daily Briefing Points and a FEMA Advisory
• April 14 – FEMA Advisory and Fact Sheet about Assistance to Firefighters Grant
• April 12 – Daily Briefing Points and a FEMA Advisory
• April 7 – Daily Briefing Points and a FEMA Advisory
• April 2 – Daily Briefing Points
• Urging local officials to take appropriate actions necessary to protect public health and safety pursuant to public health guidance, conditions and capabilities
• Under emergency declaration, FEMA is authorized to reimburse local governments for costs associated with “emergency protective measures” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Additional Items

National League of Cities

  • The National League of Cities announced that the organization will not host any in-person NLC events through July 31st, 2020.

National Commitments

  • Commitments from internet service providers to assist communities
  • Ways Freight Railroads Serve You During a Pandemic

Members