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Update On Administration Efforts On COVID-19, 03/16/20

Update on Administration Efforts on COVID-19, 03/16/20

This afternoon, President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines to help protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak.

The new recommendations are simple to follow and could have a resounding impact on public health. More information can be found in the attached document and the President’s and Vice President’s remarks can be found here.

Call to Action to the Tech Community on New Machine Readable COVID-19 Dataset (HERE)

·         Today, researchers and leaders from the Allen Institute for AI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Microsoft, and the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health released the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset of scholarly literature about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the Coronavirus group.

DOT Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak (HERE)

·         The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This declaration is the first time FMCSA has issued nation-wide relief and follows President Trump issuing of a national emergency declaration in response to the virus.

U.S. Exporters

·         EXIM recently announced relief measures for its U.S. exporters, especially U.S. small business exporters, as well as financial institutions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here is a link to EXIM’s press releaseand related fact sheet summarizing these relief measures.

For the most up-to-date information, please see the CDC’s website:

Thank you,

White House Office of Public Liaison

COVID-19: Background & Additional Information

For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

·         Twitter (here)

·         Facebook (here)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

·         Twitter (here)

·         Facebook (here)

What you should know:

·         Workplace, School, and Home Guidance

·         People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

·         How COVID-19 Spreads

·         Symptoms

·         Steps to Prevent Illness

·         Frequently Asked Questions

·         What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19

·         Stigma Related to COVID-19

·         Facts about COVID-19

·         Information for People at Higher Risk and Special Populations

·         Communication Resources

Situation Updates:

·         Situation Summary

·         Cases in the U.S.

·         Global Locations with COVID-19

·         Risk Assessment

·         CDC in Action: Preparing Communities

Information for Businesses:

·         Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

·         Information for Communities, Schools, and Businesses

·         Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community Facilities

·         SBA: COVID-19 Resources

·         DOL: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

·         DOL: OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19

·         WHO: Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

·         CISA: Risk Management for COVID-19

·         EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

Information for Travel and Transportation:

·         Information for Travel

·         Guidance for Ships

·         Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew

·         State: Travel Advisories

·         State: Traveler’s Checklist

·         State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

·         DOT: FAQs from FTA Grantees Regarding COVID-19

Information for Healthcare Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities:

·         Information for Healthcare Professionals

·         Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments

·         Resources for Healthcare Facilities

·         Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with COVID-19 or Persons Under Investigation in Healthcare Settings

·         Information for Laboratories

·         Resources for First Responders

·         Guidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People with COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other Animals

·         FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge

·         Guidance for Homeless Shelters

·         Guidance for Hemodialysis Facilities

·         CMS: Information on COVID-19 and Current Emergencies

·         CMS: Guidance for Hospice Agencies

·         CMS: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19

·         CMS: FAQs for State Survey Agency and Accrediting Organizations

·         EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

Information for Law Enforcement:

·         What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know

·         Bureau of Prisons COVID-19 Resources

Information for Families and Households:

·         Information on COVID-19 for Pregnant Women and Children

·         Interim Guidance for Household Readiness

·         Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for U.S. Households

·         Guidance for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Homes and Residential Communities

·         FAQ: COVID-19 and Children

·         EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

Information for Schools and Childcare Providers:

·         Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools

·         Resources for Institutes of Higher Education

·         Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community Facilities

·         USDA: USDA Makes It Easier, Safer to Feed Children in California Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

·         DOEd: Resources for Schools and School Personnel

·         EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

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Information for Community Events and Gatherings:

·         Interim Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events

·         Interim Guidance for Community- and Faith-Based Organizations

·         EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

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Agency Resources and Information:

·         U.S. Department of Labor

·         U.S. Small Business Administration

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