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

Agency: Coronavirus 2020


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:
  • Symptoms and testing
  • Prevention from getting sick
  • Daily life and coping
  • What to do if an individual is sick
  • People who need extra precautions
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Travel information
  • Cases, data and surveillance
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
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): Update 6/18/2020: Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will extend the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions on single-family homes until August 31. 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 until the end of August. 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.

4/18/2020: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Starting March 18th, a foreclosure and eviction moratorium will be implemented for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage servicers to, halt all new foreclosure actions and suspend all foreclosure actions currently in process; and cease all evictions of persons from FHA-insured single-family properties. This order will be in affect until April 30, 2020. 

Mortgage, Rent, and Utilities Payment Assistance
At this time there is no nation-wide resource available to assist with mortgage or rent payments.

Relief for 'Gig Economy' Workers and Contractors
At this time there is no nationwide resource available to assist with 'gig economy' or service industry workers.

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
All of USDA's programs, including SNAP, WIC, and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs have flexibilities and contingencies built-in to allow us to respond to on-the-ground realities and take action as directed by Congress. Legislation is currently being considered in Congress.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Effective, March 21, 2020, the U.S., and Canada will temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the US-Canada land border. The measure will be in place for 30 days but, subject to extension upon review. Click here for additional FAQ information.



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