COVID-19 Federal Resources

Federal Resources

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.

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 has launched a COVID-19 Resources from HUD  website. 

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.

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

President Trump recently announced that the United States will be expanding telehealth access for Medicare patients during this time. Please visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for further information on this. 

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

The FDA Office of Legislation would like to bring to your attention the following statement by Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas regarding the status of the food supply for humans and animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The U.S. Department of Education's Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the office of Federal Student Aid is executing on President Donald J. Trump's promise to provide student loan relief to tens of millions of borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. Read the full press release here.

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.

Department of Veterans Affairs

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

In light of potential impacts on schools and communities, USDA is providing flexibility to states for food assistance programs to include SNAP, WIC, and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. More information on the USDA's coronavirus response can be found here.

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

The SBA has issued a statewide economic injury declaration for Nebraska. This qualifies small businesses throughout the state to apply for SBA disaster assistance loans.

Contact information for SBA Nebraska District Office can be found here.

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.