A Doctor's note on Coronavirus in TX-26

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Washington, April 30, 2020 | comments


April 30, 2020

Dear Friends,

Tonight, I will be hosting a tele-townhall about this Coronavirus Pandemic. My intention is to hear first-hand from Texas-26 and how they have been affected by this virus. You can listen in here at 8:00 p.m. EST/ 7:00 p.m. CST.

National Update:
Recently, the Internal Revenue Service launched the "Get My Payment" web portal and FAQ page to let taxpayers check on the status of the Economic Impact Payment (EIP).If you need assistance with your EIP, please contact my Lake Dallas office to speak with my Constituent Services staff at (940) 497-5031.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released additional waivers and rule changes to deliver extra flexibility and support to health care providers in responding to COVID-19.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance to help Americans know how to effectively disinfect surfaces in homes, workplaces, businesses, schools, and public spaces.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is improving telehealth access by awarding $5 million to the Licensure Portability Grant Program, which helps telehealth clinicians to become licensed, and giving $15 million to bolster telehealth options for pregnant women, children, adolescents and families.

Texas Update:
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced that Texas will receive six Battelle critical care decontamination systems, each of which can decontaminate up to 80,000 N95 masks at a time. Hospitals should contact their Hospital Preparedness Program representative for information about shipping masks to one of the 6 locations.

Until tomorrow, this is your doctor's note.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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