COVID-19 Resource Center Archive

Welcome to the COVID-19 Resource Center Archive.

May 22, 2020
U.S. Begins Crackdown on Unvetted Virus Blood Tests CDC Estimates That 35 Percent of Coronavirus Patients Don’t Have Symptoms U.S. to Invest $1.2 Billion to Secure Potential Coronavirus Vaccine from AstraZeneca, Oxford University
Mnuchin Sees “Strong Likelihood” of Needing Another COVID-19 Relief Bill
May 21, 2020
OSHA Ramps Up Physical Inspections, COVID-19 Case Reporting CDC Director Touts Decrease in COVID-19 Transmission FDA Will Seek to Collect “Real-World” Data on COVID-19
Assessment of Deaths from COVID-19 and from Seasonal Influenza
May 20, 2020
CDC: Coronavirus Mainly Spreads Through Person-to-Person Contact and “Does Not Spread Easily” on Contaminated Surfaces Adaptive Clinical Trials to Speed COVID-19 Research A CRISPR-Based, At-Home COVID-19 Test Is Set to Arrive this Year
COVID-19 Kills 1.3 Percent of Symptomatic Patients
May 19, 2020
Virtual Townhall: Post COVID-19 Construction World – A Strategic and Tactical Response SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, Instructions IRS Offers CARES Act Retirement Plan Q&A Pending Formal Guidance
CDC Plans Sweeping COVID-19 Antibody Study in 25 Metropolitan Areas Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results
May 18, 2020
UnitedHealth, Microsoft Launch COVID-19 Screening App for Larger Employers FDA OKs First At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit for Use with Multiple Labs Governors Eye Medicaid Cuts to Ease COVID-19 Budget Pain
U.S. Begins “Warp Speed” Vaccine Push as Studies Ramp Up
May 15, 2020
CDC Issues Reopening Checklists for Schools and Businesses FDA Probes Accuracy Issue with Abbott’s Rapid Virus Test U.S. Issues First Coronavirus Workplace Guidance to Nursing Homes
McConnell: “High Likelihood” That Congress Will Need to Pass Fifth Coronavirus Bill
May 14, 2020
Social Distancing for the Social Butterfly Study Raises Doubts Over Effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ Rapid Coronavirus Test Experiment Shows Human Speech Generates Droplets that Linger in Air for More Than Eight Minutes (Subscription Required)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates State’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order
May 13, 2020
New IRS Guidance for Section-125 Plan Mid-Year Changes IRS Provides More Options for Unused FSA Funds, Clarifies ICHRA Expense Eligibility Moderna’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Gains FDA’s “Fast Track” Status
May 12, 2020
Fauci Warns of Suffering and Death If U.S. Reopens Too Soon OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 Survey: 68 Percent Unsure of Health Insurance Options If Coverage Lost
As Countries Restart, WHO Warns about Lack of Virus Tracing
May 11, 2020
Part 2 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to Work FDA Approves First Antigen Test for Detecting the Coronavirus Test Tracker: Commercially Available COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
As Companies Reopen, Employees Scramble to Find Child Care (Subscription Required) Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of COVID-19 Claims
May 8, 2020
Cal Beyer Speaks to Importance of EAPs During and After COVID-19 Getting Raw and Real about COVID-19 EEOC Updates Employers Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA
Treasury Department Will Let Employers Claim Retention Tax Credit and Provide Insurance to Furloughed Workers Looking for a Path to Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID-19 Testing of Workers FDA Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus
Malaria Drug Shows No Benefit in Another COVID-19 Study
May 7, 2020
Part 1 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to Work U.S. Chamber of Commerce Map Shows Reopening Rules, Guidelines for Businesses Microsoft Teams Users Targeted in Phishing Scam
Administration Shelves CDC Guide to Reopening Country SBA Releases Updated Payroll Protection Program Loan Guidance
May 6, 2020
ICYMI: [Webinar] COVID-19 Managing Risk: What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to Work Latest Sticking Point in COVID-19 Relief Legislation: Indemnity for Employers Site Offers Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen
Herd Immunity or Big Second Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out
May 5, 2020
Holmes Murphy’s Lori McCarty Takes Part in Business Record Panel BenefitsPro Shares Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Information on Reopening the Workplace Strategies DOL Releases New COBRA Model Notices, FAQs for Employers
Gilead CEO Says Remdesivir Could Reach Patients Within Days FDA Tightens Policy on COVID-19 Antibody Tests Laid-Off Workers May Have to Give Up Unemployment Benefits as States Reopen
May 4, 2020
The Personal Impacts of COVID-19 FDA Grants Emergency Authorization of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 NCCI Launches Tool to Estimate COVID-19 Impact on Workers Compensation
Oxford Scientist Says Its Vaccine Is Making Headway, Could Show Efficacy by June
May 1, 2020
Business Record Features Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Webinar on Reopening the Workplace Strategies CDC Drafts Reopening Guidance for Schools, Work, Churches Gilead Ready to Ship Over 50,000 Courses of Remdesivir
Apple and Google Release Test Version of Coronavirus Tracing Software Thirty Million Have Sought U.S. Unemployment Air Since Virus Hit
April 30, 2020
Breaking the Mental Health Stigma DOL Issues Guidance and Relief for Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19 Outbreak New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and Wait
Hundreds of Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses May Be Ready by January Poll: Majority of Americans Support Another Two Weeks of Lockdown Nearly a Third of Americans Have Put Off Health Care During COVID-19 (Subscription)
April 29, 2020
Why Is There Uncertainty about COVID-19 Health Insurance Coverage? Business Groups Push for ACA Subsidies in New Virus Relief Bills Gilead Says Critical Study of COVID-19 Drug Shows Patients Are Responding to Treatment
Case Fatality Rates Rise as Coronavirus Runs Deadly Course Coronavirus Relief Often Pays Workers More Than Work (Subscription Required) Virtual Townhall: Insurance Coverage Implications
[Guide] COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation: What Employers Need to Know about Employee Payroll    
April 28, 2020
WHO: No Evidence Yet That Former COVID-19 Patients Protected from a Second Infection Unreliable Antibody Tests Flood the Market as FDA Waives Quality Reviews More States Need to Ramp Up Testing to Safely Reopen
Will Child Care Be There When States Reopen Many States Fall Short of Mandate to Track Virus Exposure CIAB COVID-19 Policy Breakdown featuring Erin Osier of Holmes Murphy
Ali Payne Talks with Leader’s Edge Magazine about Dealing with Pandemic-Induced Stress
Virtual Townhall (April 28, 2020): Insurance Coverage
April 27, 2020
Connecting with Your Employees During and After COVID-19 EEOC Gives Employers a Green Light to Test for COVID-19 The Road Back to Business: 12 Steps for Companies
CDC Adds Six New Potential Symptoms for COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Trump to Sign Bill with Nearly $500B More in Virus Aid SBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines Ask for Some Loans to Be Returned
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Construction Risk Can Workers Use PTO and FFCRA Leave at the Same Time? It Depends, DOL Says State Governments Face Financial Abyss with Coronavirus
More Deaths, No Benefit from Malaria Drug in VA Virus Study What Five Coronavirus Models Say the Next Month Will Look Like
April 22, 2020
Senate Approves $484 Billion Package to Help Small Businesses and Hospitals, Expand Testing First COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Authorized for Home Sample Collection U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 45,000, Doubling in Little Over a Week
CDC Director Warns Next Wave of COVID-19 Could Be Worse COVID-19 Economic & Benefits Uncertainty: Q&A with Beau Reid
April 21, 2020
In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the Pandemic EEOC Weighs in on Employer Temperature Checks, Symptom Questions Dispute Over Virus Testing Delays Deal on Aid to Small Businesses and Hospitals
WHO Warns Rush to Ease Virus Rules Could Cause Resurgence Los Angeles Infections 40 Times Greater than Known Cases, Antibody Tests Suggest
April 20, 2020
Will You Be Getting an Auto Premium Refund? [Webinar] COVID-19 Managing Risk – What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to Work A Look at New Guidance to States on How to Revive Economic Activity
FDA Did Not Review Many Coronavirus Antibody Tests Flooding the Market (Subscription) Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience Why We Don’t Know the True Death Rate for COVID-19
April 17, 2020
NIH Begins Study to Quantify Undetected Cases of Coronavirus WHO Busts Coronavirus Myths CDC: More Than 9,200 Healthcare Workers Have Been Infected with COVID-19
April 16, 2020
Surety Guidelines to Paycheck Protection Program Loans EthOs Webinar: Employee Engagement and Wellbeing During COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Has Run Out of Money
Unemployment Claims Jumped by 5.25 Million Last Week, 22 Million Jobs Lost in 4 Weeks This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important Virtual Townhall (April 16, 2020): Capturing Opportunities in 2020
April 15, 2020
Ross Ingersoll talks COVID-19 and Cyber Risks with WHO TV SBA Updates the FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program CDC: No Drugs, Other Therapeutics Yet Approved by FDA to Prevent or Treat COVID-19
Getting Ahead of the Next Stage of the Coronavirus Crisis CDC, FEMA Have Created a Plan to Reopen America (Subscription Required)
April 14, 2020
Webinar: Capturing Opportunity in 2020 Treasury, DOL, HHS Issue Final FAQs on FFCRA and CARES Act Implementation Updated IRS FAQ on Payroll Tax Deferrals
Survey: Most Health Insurers Won’t Raise Premiums Next Year Due to COVID-19 Antibody Tests: Your Questions, Answered VUCA: The New Acronym HR Professionals Need to Know
April 13, 2020
Fears of “Wild West” as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the Market Broad Coronavirus Testing Crucial in Lifting Restrictions: U.S. Experts Face Masks & Respirator – Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference 
Workforce Magazine Talks with Morgan Young about Remote Employees Dealing with Crisis
April 10, 2020
Summary of New DOL FFCRA Regulations Hurry Up and Wait? Why Relief to Small Businesses Has Lagged As Social Distancing Shows Signs of Working, What’s Next?
April 9, 2020
ICYMI: Holmes Murphy April 8 CARES Act & FFCRA Update Webinar Recording Update: Furloughed Staff Are NOT Counted When Determining FFCRA 500 Employee Threshold Federal Reserve Could Pump Additional $2.3 Trillion into Economy
CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report Warm Weather May Not Curtail Coronavirus Spread COVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at Home
Virtual Townhall (April 9, 2020): COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation
April 8, 2020
New Guidance Released on Paycheck Protection Program Loans Mapping the Spread of the Coronavirus CDC Removes Antimalarial Dosing Guidance for COVID-19
COVID-19 Might Attack Heart Tissue A&E The Buzz (April 8, 2020): Facing Challenges and Common Claims
April 7, 2020
Healthcare.Gov Is Open to People Who Lost Their Jobs, but There Are Exceptions Congress, White House Reach High for Next Virus Bill Modeling Coronavirus: “Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty”
April 6, 2020
Holmes Murphy Webinar: Reducing Cyber Risk in the Age of COVID-19 Telemedicine Regulatory Barriers Continue to Drop for COVID-19 (Subscription) SmartDollar Financial Wellness Benefit Available at No Cost
What Can Firms Do Now in the Midst of a Pandemic? COVID-19 and Cyber Risk – Tips to Prepare from Scam and Phishing
April 3, 2020
 Holmes Murphy FFCRA Webinar Follow-up Questions and Answers Holmes Murphy Employer Guide: Recommendations for Suspicion of Exposure in the Workplace Holmes Murphy Resource: OSHA Recording and Reporting of COVID-19 Cases
 Spanish-Language FFCRA Leave Poster Available Health Care Service Corp. Launches Special Enrollment Period COVID-19 Projections Assuming Full Social Distancing Through May 2020
COVID-19: Using Technology for a Great Client Experience  Ali Payne Among Experts Addressing How COVID-19 Is Shaping HR Strategies
April 2, 2020
Webinar: Update on the CARES Act and the FFCRA DOL Publishes Rule Implementing Coronavirus Leave Law UnitedHealthcare, Anthem to Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment
FAQs on Small Business Loans in Coronavirus Relief CARES Act COVID-19 & Making Quick Decisions Virtual Townhall (April 2, 2020): COVID-19 and Surety Bonds Considerations
April 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Overview The Next Coronavirus Hot Spots Are in States that Aren’t Testing Enough CDC: Chronic Illness Raises Risk of Severe COVID-19
A&E The Buzz (April 1, 2020): Employee Wellness and HR Challenges
March 31, 2020
CARES Act Expands HSA, FSA, and HRA Eligible Expenses
March 30, 2020
ICYMI: Holmes Murphy March 27 FFCRA Webinar Recording FFCRA Notice Poster FAQs Health Insurers Cigna, Humana Waive Out-of-Pocket Costs for Coronavirus Treatment
A Ray of HOPE – How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare
March 27, 2020
Congress Passes COVID-19 Package #3: The Coverage Provisions COVID-19 and Cyber Risks: Holmes Murphy’s Tips to Help Your Business Prepare
March 26, 2020
Senate Passes Omnibus CARES Act IRS Promises Full, Immediate Reimbursement for Coronavirus Leave Cariloop Provides Their Customers with COVID-19 Specific Assistance
Where Can Domestic Violence Victims Turn During COVID-19? Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital System Understand the Spread of COVID-19
Virtual Townhall (March 26, 2020): Employee Wellbeing and HR Challenges
March 25, 2020
DOL Releases FAQ for FFCRA Act Senate and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package White House: Anyone Who Recently Left New York Should Self-Quarantine for 14 Days
A&E The Buzz (March 25, 2020): What Will Traditional Insurance  Program Covers?
March 24, 2020
DOL to Observe 30-Day “Temporary Non-Enforcement” of Coronavirus Paid Leave Law Joyages Offers Free Two-Week COVID-19 Employee Communication Campaign CDC Launches Coronavirus Self-Checker
Coronavirus – How the U.S. Compares
March 23, 2020
FDA Warns New COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits Are “Unauthorized” Holmes Murphy Webinar: Managing Risk Through Times of Uncertainty Am I Covered? Business Insurance Considerations for Coronavirus
Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic Disease
March 20, 2020
Holmes Murphy Webinar: Families First Coronavirus Response Act & other COVID-19 Benefits Four-Tier System Implemented for Prioritizing COVID-19 Testing Video: Dealing with Worry During COVID-19
COVID-19: A Message from Holmes Murphy Chairman Dan Keough
March 19, 2020
 Trump Signs Second Major COVID-19 Relief Package Buoy Health Offers Free COVID-19 Screening Website Kashable Can Help Employers Provide a Financial Safety Net for Employees
 Video: New Ways to Access Care Virtual Townhall (March 19, 2020): Forced Project Shutdown
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Leaves, Furloughs, and Closures Expanded Paid Sick Leave Provisions of House-Passed Bill Dependent Care FSA Contributions May Be Suspended
Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick?
March 17, 2020
Paid Leave in Self-Quarantine Situation Senate to Take-Up Coronavirus Package after House Passes Revised Bill
March 16, 2020
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing, and the New Coronavirus Holmes Murphy Business Continuity Planning Checklist CDC Recommends Gatherings of 50+ People be Cancelled or Postponed for 8 Weeks
If You Think You Might Have COVID-19 Risk Management During a Time of Unknown CSDZ’s Sharon Scharf Discusses Coronavirus & Actionable Steps for Businesses
Video: COVID-19 Versus the Flu Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick? Video: How COVID-19 Affects Certain Groups of People
Video: Treating Symptoms of a COVID-19 Video: COVID-19 Main Business Takeaways Video: What Else a Business Should Consider Regarding COVID-19
Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic Disease Video: If You Think You Might Have COVID-19 Video: COVID-19 and High Deductible Health Plans
Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital System Video: New Ways to Access Care Video: Paid Leave Policy in a Self-Quarantine Situation
Video: How Should Companies Change Behaviors?
March 13, 2020
Managing Your Workforce During a Pandemic How HR Leaders Are Preparing for the Coronavirus National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Employer Resources Library
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing, and the New Coronavirus Vocabulary