Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Current information on the status of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, what actions states/territories have taken to address it, and the latest efforts by the federal government.

Coronavirus Memos

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  • Planning for Concurrent Emergencies
    Background Given the protracted nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, states will likely experience additional, simultaneous emergencies concurrent with additional outbreaks of the virus. Experts are forecasting an above-average season for hurricane activity across the Atlantic as well as an above normal wildfire risk for the states in the Pacific Northwest. Extreme heat […]
  • Information and Guidance on Supporting On-demand Workers through the COVID-19 Crisis
    Introduction This memo provides governors and state officials with an overview of the key issues related to on-demand workers during the COVID-19 crisis. For the purposes of this memo, “on-demand workers” is a broad term meant to include those workers who do not receive a W-2 tax form for some or all […]
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Production
    Introduction Achieving broad immunity to COVID-19 is central to a return to normal life, and most experts maintain that this hinges on a widely available, safe and effective vaccine. A global race to develop and manufacture promising vaccine candidates is well underway. Several national and global collaborations, including multiple public-private partnerships initiated […]
  • Update on COVID-19 Treatment Development
    Introduction COVID-19 treatment development is moving at an unprecedented pace across the world and resulting therapeutics may be critical to reducing disease burden and pressure on the health system. This memo provides a brief review of accelerated development efforts, the types of treatments being studied, and information about outcomes of select studies. […]
  • Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19
    Businesses across the country are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19. Unemployment assistance has typically been available only to “traditionally-employed” workers, and for statedetermined timeframes with stipulations requiring that they actively look for work. Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the White House, […]

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