4/4/20 According to John Hopkins
Daily confirmed new cases (5-day moving average)
# of cases going down: China, Iran, Spain.
# of cases going up: US, Italy, Netherlands, Belguim, Germany, United Kingdom, France.
The partial listing of businesses approved to stay open are essentials:
PSA Social Distancing
With the current uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we created this section on our website with a brief overview of current events, providing knowledge for anyone who wants a 'quick' and trusted source of unbiased information.
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Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
The act gives the federal government broad authority to direct privately owned companies to meet the needs of the national defense by mobilizing the federal government to get medical supplies and more. The Defense Production Act has been invoked multiple times since the 1950"s to help the federal government for a range of emergencies including war, hurricanes and terrorism prevention.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says more than 17,000 National Guard reservists have been deployed in 31 states. Esper told Fox News that the Army Corps of Engineers were in New York three days ago working to help identify sites, such as college dorms or hotels, that it could renovate for hospital beds and assemble field hospitals . Americans, including military, are quarantined on U.S. bases in an effort to lighten the burden on the nation’s civilian medical facilities.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a bill that responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. The bill mandates: Zero cost sharing for coronavirus testing. Learn More about Families First
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The distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive a payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. However, some people who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. When more specific details become available, we will update this page.
Under the draft bill, single Americans would receive $1,200, married couples would get $2,400, and parents would see $500 for each child under age 17. However, the payments would start to phase out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes of more than $75,000, and those making more than $99,000 would not qualify at all. The thresholds are doubled for couples. About 90% of Americans would be eligible to receive full or partial payments, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center.
Will most people who are receiving Social Security retirement and disability payments each month also get a stimulus payment?
Will eligible unemployed people get these stimulus payments? Veterans?
Yes and yes.
Small business owners will also collect unemployment. Usually most self-employed people aren’t eligible for unemployment, but congress recently passed a $2 trillion stimulus package, to include self-employed workers.
Key outstanding issues in stimulus package:
Hud provides immediate relief for homeowners amid nationwide coronavirus response and suspends all foreclosures and evictions for the next 60 days. As of March 18, 2020 the growing number of Americans face losing jobs and missing rent and mortgage payments. These actions dictate homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages to meet the challenges of COVID-19 without fear of losing their homes, and help steady market concerns.
The president also said the Housing and Urban Development Department will suspend current and new foreclosures.