COVID-19 Federal Resources

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For community information, risk assessment, and travel information for the CDC please visit the following link.

Executive Branch

The Department of Housing and Urban Development 

HUD has launched a COVID-19 Resources from HUD website.


The United States Department of Treasury

Check the status of your stimulus payment or find answers related to the program here.

The IRS has created the following page, for non tax filers to submit the proper information to receive their economic stimulus checks.

The IRS, state tax agencies, and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.


To help taxpayer, the Department of Treasury and the IRS will be extending additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses. 

For questions regarding stimulus payments and tax options, please visit the IRS.


The United States Food and Drug Administration

NEW: The FDA issues authorization for Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test.

NEW: The FDA issues emergency use authorization for third COVID-19 vaccine.

The United States Department of Education

NEW: As part of its ongoing efforts to ease the economic burden on millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic the U.S. Department of Education —in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—issued guidance to postsecondary institutions to inform them about temporarily expanded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility for students in need.


The United States Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each can take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which took effect on April 1, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the launch of a public awareness campaign to remind workers that the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is committed to ensuring their workplace rights during the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure that employers know their responsibilities.


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

NEW: 
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will extend the existing moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, as well as extend VA loan forbearance requests, to June 30, because of COVID-19. The current moratorium extensions for evictions and foreclosures were set to end March 31.

NEW: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reaffirms its commitment to extend debt relief for Veterans through Sept. 30. VA will continue suspension of collection on all Veteran benefit overpayments and medical copayment debts incurred after April 1, 2020. VA is suspending this debt collection to provide Veterans continued financial relief due to COVID-19. 

To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the pandemic, the VA launched a new unified mortgage and housing assistance website.

The VA has issued the following information for veterans with concerns about COVID-19.


United States Department of Agriculture

NEW: Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021 must do so by March 15.

NEW: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities (PDF, 255 KB).


Small Business Administration

NEW: SBA is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

NEW: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.

Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


FEMA

With many Americans stepping up to the plate and asking how they can help, FEMA has put out the following link for companies looking to sell or donate medical supplies, equipment, or services.

 
Federal Communications Commission 

The FCC launched a COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips webpage to alert consumers to the proliferation of scam phone calls and texts related to the coronavirus pandemic. Scammers are promoting bogus cures, offering fake test kits, sending hoax text messages, and generally preying on virus-related fears.