COVID-19 RESOURCES

FEDERAL NEWS/RESOURCES



As the situation related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to
change on a daily and even hourly basis, UCCI is gathering the latest information provided by federal agencies, and will continue to update information and resources as they become available.

  

FEDERAL RESOURCES

FEMA also has a rumor control page dedicated to COVID-19 here.
Your help combating disinformation campaigns is appreciated.
Dept of Homeland Security CISA Insight COVID-19 Disinformation Activity May 2020


NEWS & INFORMATION

October 20, 2020

  • The U.S. Treasury released updated guidance on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). (Updates highlighted in yellow)

    The updated guidance includes the following: 

    • Clarification on using CRF dollars for public university student refunds (tuition, room and board, meal plans, etc.)
    • Clarification on using CRF dollars for real property acquisition and improvements and to purchase equipment (i.e. vehicles) to address COVID-19 impacts
    • Clarification on whether small businesses can receive CRF dollars if that business has already received aid from PPP or EIDL grants or loans due to COVID-19
    • Revisions on counties using CRF dollars towards the non-federal matching requirements under the Stafford Act
    • Revisions on counties using CRF dollars associated with the safe reopening of schools

October 7, 2020

September 3, 2020

August 24, 2020

  • U.S. Treasury on CRF releases new interim report of costs by category incurred by state and local CRF recipients through June 30, 2020. Earlier released Treasury report, in comparison, only showed the total amount of funds incurred by CRF recipients. 

April 16, 2020

March 28, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary announces one-year extension of REAL ID enforcement deadline.  Read News Release (3-26-20)

March 24, 2020 

  • U.S. Department of Labor publishes guidance explaining paid sick leave and expands on family and medical leave under 'The Families First Coronavirus Response Act'.  Read News Release (3-24-20)
  • FEMA issues updated information on the federal response efforts, including support for delivery of critical goods and services, community based testing sites (CBTS), ventilator guidance, Defense Production Act, disinformation and rumor control, 'How to Help' for volunteers and the private sector, and information on the Strategic National Stockpile.  Read 'FEMA COVID-19 Advisory (3-24-20)

March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

March 17, 2020

  • National Association of Counties (NACo) briefings for local leaders on COVID-19
      March 17 Quick Summary of NACo Conference Call Briefing (New Mexico Counties)

March 16, 2020

March 14, 2020

  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes HR6201, 'Families First Coronavirus Response Act'- Final Adopted Version HERE.

March 12, 2020