Archive: US COVID-19 Resources & Information
3/26/20

In the rapidly changing dynamics of combating the Cornonavirus, information is updated constantly. This archive is being provided as an additional resource for those seeking to learn more about how the United States Federal Government is addressing COVID-19.

3/26/20 
From the COVID-19 Task Force press conference at 5:30 p.m.

  • USNS Comfort Navy hospital ship docking at Pier 90 in Manhattan on Monday.
  • New cases surge above 80,000 nationwide.
  • Updating social distancing guidelines in conjunction with Governors based on counties within states; need for highly responsible behavior between counties.
  • President reinforced the need to get Americans back to work.
  • Trump is speaking to President Xi Jinping from China this evening.
  • Trump stated he has not had to use the Defense Production Act.
  • Check your temperature and self-isolate for 14 days if you are coming out of NYC.
  • 55% of cases are originating from NYC/Metro area.
STIMULUS PACKAGE – H.R. 748 (116)
STATUS: Passed in the U.S. Senate on 3/26/2020; unanimously 
NEXT STEPS: the bill will be sent to the House for passage, then to the desk of the President for final approval

INDIVIDUAL IMPACT

Rebates will be based on adjusted gross income from your last tax filing.

      • Americans with an adjusted gross income of up to $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples) will get a check for $1,200, ($2,400 for married couples).
      • Additional $500 per child.
      • Who will NOT receive a rebate check: Single filers earning more than $99,000; head of household filers with one child, more than $146, 500; joint filers with adjusted gross income greater than $198,000 with no children.
      • NOTES: Rebate checks will be direct deposited for those who use direct deposit with the IRS; 3-4 week timeline. All others will receive checks or in some cases prepaid debit cards; the turnaround time for this population will likely be months.

Unemployment Benefits

      • $600 per week for up to four months (on top of state unemployment benefits).
      • $500 billion for corporations.
      • $100 billion for hospitals.

BUSINESSES

      • Businesses would get a tax credit for keeping idled workers on their payrolls during the Coronavirus pandemic, so long as the businesses meet certain criteria. Refunded for half of what they spend on wages, up to $5,000 per worker.
      • Defer the 6.2 percent tax they pay on wages that is used to fund Social Security.

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

      • $150 billion; $8 of which is for local governments.

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

      • $10.5 billion, including $1.5 billion for the National Guard to deploy up to 20,000 on-call soldiers to help state response over the next six months.
      • $415 million on research and development

TELEMEDICINE

      • $200 million for these services.

FOOD STAMPS AND NUTRITION

      • $25 billion for food assistance, including nearly $16 billion for SNAP and nearly $9 billion for child nutrition.

AGRICULTURE

      • $24 billion including $14 billion to stabilize the farm economy. Another $9.5 billion would be set aside for emergency aid for the agriculture sector, including cattle ranchers and fresh fruit and vegetable growers.

SCHOOLS

    • $30 billion in emergency education funding for colleges and universities, states and school districts.
 

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