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TOWN OF TAOS
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – MARCH 26, 2020
From the Office of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan
FROM SPEAKER of THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI
March 20, 2020
UPDATED DISTRICT WORK PERIOD PACKET: Updated Materials on The Two Enacted Coronavirus Bills, Plus Resources for Constituents on Coronavirus
This updated packet includes updated materials on the provisions of the two bills that House Democrats have taken a leadership role in already getting written and enacted by Congress in response to the coronavirus pandemic: the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.The packet also includes useful resources for constituents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the coronavirus.Finally, the packet includes suggestions for virtual events and social media suggestions for Member offices, including a Resource Kit, prepared by the Office of Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), on holding a Telephone Town Hall on the coronavirus. RESOURCES ON THE TWO ENACTED CORONAVIRUS BILLSIn response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Congress has already enacted two critical pieces of legislation – with both of these pieces of legislation led by the efforts of House Democrats:
Resources on the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, Signed into Law on March 6Press Release, prepared by the Appropriations Committee One Pager, prepared by the Appropriations CommitteeTitle-by-Title Summary, prepared by the Appropriations Committee Talking Points and Sample Social Media, prepared by the Appropriations CommitteeThe Bill’s Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Loan Provisions, prepared by the Small Business Committee
Resources on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Signed into Law on March 18Overall InformationPress ReleaseOne PagerTitle-by-Title SummaryTalking Points and Sample Social Media, prepared by Appropriations Committee
Fact Sheets Prepared by the Education and Labor Committee
The Emergency Sick Leave and Emergency Family Leave ProvisionsThe Free Testing for Coronavirus ProvisionsThe Child Nutrition ProvisionsFact Sheets Prepared by the Ways and Means CommitteeThe Unemployment Insurance ProvisionsThe Tax-Related Provisions, Including the Tax Credit for Employers Providing Paid Sick and Family LeaveFact Sheet Prepared by the Agriculture CommitteeThe SNAP ProvisionsFact Sheet Prepared by the Small Business CommitteeThe Provisions Relating to Small Businesses
RESOURCES FOR CONSTITUENTS ON THE CORONAVIRUSYour constituents can now get to CDC’s home page on the coronavirus, simply by going to coronavirus.gov
On March 16, the Administration issued updated guidance on the coronavirus, entitled “15 Days to Slow the Spread.” (The updated guidance is also attached) This updated guidance includes:
CDC GUIDANCE ON STRATEGIES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN NURSING HOMES: CDC recommends such steps as limiting visitors, aggressive disinfecting of facility, and closely monitoring residents with symptoms of respiratory infection.
CDC INFOGRAPHICS ON CORONAVIRUSInfographic on the Symptoms of Coronavirus (In English, Spanish, and Chinese)Infographic on Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus (In English, Spanish, and Chinese)CDC INFORMATION ON STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS: CDC points out that state and local public health authorities are on the front lines of the response to COVID-19 and often have the most up-to-date and detailed information on cases in their jurisdictions. State and local public health officials are often the experts best positioned to inform your constituents about the COVID-19 response in your state or locality.
ADDITIONAL CDC RESOURCES
CDC FACT SHEETS:CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know (English)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know (Spanish)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know (Chinese)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What To Do If You Are Sick (English)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What To Do If You Are Sick (Spanish)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What To Do If You Are Sick (Chinese)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: What the Public Should Do (English)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: Stop the Spread of Germs (English)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: Stop the Spread of Germs (Spanish)CORONAVIRUS: CDC Fact Sheet: Stop the Spread of Germs (Chinese)
CMS RESOURCESCORONAVIRUS: CMS Press Release: CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of CoronavirusCORONAVIRUS: CMS Guidance on Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing HomesRESOURCES FOR MEMBERS’ OFFICES
Suggestions for Virtual Events on CoronavirusCoronavirus Telephone Town Hall Resource Kit, prepared by Office of Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)