Coronavirus Legal News and Information
McDonald Carano COVID-19 Resources:
McDonald Carano will provide information and materials designed to keep employers up to date and informed about the evolving landscape concerning COVID-19 and related matters.
Employment & Labor COVID-19 Updates
After issuing a smaller set of FAQs earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a comprehensive list of questions and answers as employers grapple with various paid leave provisions of the FFCRA.
This afternoon, the president signed the CARES Act into law. It provides relief for business and employees struggling with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and mid-size businesses (and even some very large businesses in certain industries) may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program loans administered by the Small Business Administration.
Laura Jacobsen and Kristen T. Gallagher provide a summary of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act passed by Congress on March 19, 2020 which covers all employers with less than 500 employees, even those with fewer than 50 employees.
It is important to communicate with your employees and, depending on your business, your clients and guests, to let them know you are mindful of the seriousness of the current atmosphere and you are taking every precaution to limit risk and maintain safety to the extent possible under these circumstances.
Government Affairs COVID-19 Updates
In a press conference Wednesday night, Governor Sisolak announced two additional emergency declaration directives aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada.
While Governor Sisolak has been asking residents to “Stay Home for Nevada’’ for weeks, the newest directive from his office formally issues a stay at home order and mandates extended closures of all nonessential businesses, gaming and schools until April 30.
At an emergency board meeting Tuesday morning, the Southern Nevada Health District unanimously approved spending for a temporary lodging facility for those affected or displaced by COVID-19.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Governor Steve Sisolak announced a statewide moratorium on evictions for both residential and commercial tenants for the duration of the state of emergency.
As of Thursday, of all the licensed hospital beds in Nevada, 67% are in use. The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The $2.2-trillion package is aimed at supporting jobless Americans, boosting businesses, and providing support for healthcare workers.
In one week, Nevada had 93,036 people file initial claims for unemployment, up from only 6,356 initial claims filed the week prior. McDonald Carano’s Government Affairs team addresses the Senate Stimulus Package and what the CARES Act achieves.
Governor Sisolak signed an additional emergency directive on Tuesday that prohibits gatherings of ten or more people in any indoor or outdoor public area. The Senate is expected to vote on a $2 trillion stimulus package after reaching a breakthrough in negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other Trump administration officials early Wednesday morning.
Federal officials have granted authority to the state of Nevada to give final approval on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 testing materials, rather than requiring the state to get approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed three additional Declaration of Emergency Directives between Friday and today. Today also marks day eight of the White House’s 15-day plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Our Government Affairs & Advocacy Team is dedicated to keeping you informed of pertinent information as we continue facing the novel Coronavirus. We will be providing updates on the matter over the course of the next few weeks.
It’s been one week since Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak declared a State of Emergency for the state of Nevada in response to the growing presence of COVID-19 cases in the state. Since that time, state and local governments have imposed additional measures with the goal to mitigate and ultimately contain the rapidly developing situation.
Nevada Department of Public Safety Updates
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Sisolak signed an emergency directive prohibiting gatherings of groups of 10 or more in any indoor or outdoor public area, public or private.
The Nevada COVID-19 Task Force is working to connect resources with community needs and remove barriers so as to facilitate direct and efficient communication between community partners and the appropriate authorities.
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