Today, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
Additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Clarity that publicly-owned rural hospitals and community-owned hospitals qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Additional emergency appropriations for COVID-19 response aimed at testing, health care providers, and research.
National Update: The Department of Health and Human Servicesextended the deadline until 3:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 25, for hospitals to submit data that will inform how resources from the Provider Relief Fund will be distributed.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allocating $100 million to fire service organizations to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies. They will begin accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S) on Tuesday, April 28 until May 15.
Additionally, the EPA asked technology companies Facebook, eBay, Alibaba, Shopify, Qoo10, JoyBuy.com, Wish.com, and banggood.com to take action to prevent dealers from using their platforms to sell illegal disinfectant products.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding known side effects of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine that have been reported with their use for the treatment of COVID-19.