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Program: National COVID-19 Information, Materials, and Resources

Agency: Coronavirus 2020 - 2021


Resource Number: 67323149
Description
3/13/2020
President Trump declares a National Emergency:
  • State emergency operation centers to open
  • Hospitals instructed to activate emergency preparedness plans
  • Interest on federal student loan payments will be waived during the emergency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information about:COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University
Provides information about:
  • Total confirmed cases
  • Confirmed cases by country/region/sovereignty
  • Total deaths
  • Total tested in United States
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Employees are eligible to take FMLA leave if they work for a covered employer and:
  • have worked for their employer for at least 12 months
  • have at least 1,250 hours of service over the previous 12 months
  • and work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles
Employers are required to give eligible FMLA workers up to 12 weeks of job-protected (but not necessarily paid) leave if they are sick, including with complications from the flu or a similar illness and/or they need to care for an immediate family member (children, spouse, parents) who are ill. Visit this Department of Labor resource for more information.

Housing

CDC Eviction Moratorium Order to provide Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to prevent further spread was issued by Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky determining evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures. The Order is effective April 1, 2021 and will remain in effect through June 30, 2021. Eviction Protection Declaration form can be found here.

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will extend the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions on single-family homes until at least Wednesday, June 30, 2021. In addition, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will extend Federal Housing Administration loan forgiveness for homeowners with FHA-insured single-family mortgages through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Homeowners with FHA-insured or Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans should continue to make mortgage payments during the foreclosure and eviction moratorium if they are able to. If they cannot, they may seek mortgage payment forbearance made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act.

Additional resources and help for homeowners and renters during the Coronavirus National Emergency can be found at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Spread Tracking Tool
The online tool lets individuals see in real time how many cases each state has and how cases have trended over the past 2 months. The website is especially helpful for people who are considering traveling for vacation. Fatality rate, new cases, positive test rate and total cases are provided.

Social Security Coronavirus Updates
Individuals with questions can visit SSA website for general information 

Taxes
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service will extend federal income tax filing for individuals for the 2020 tax year from. The date has been extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. This applies only to Federal Taxes. State tax deadlines are determined by each state. Click here for additional details.

United Way Worldwide 2-1-1 COVID-19 Pandemic resources and information. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Effective, Saturday, March 21, 2020, the U.S., and Canada will temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the US-Canada land border. Click here for additional FAQ information.


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