COVID-19 Resource Center Archive

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October 28, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Studies Showing Waning Coronavirus Antibodies Kansas Counties with Mask Mandates Had Half the Rate of New Infections, Study Finds Eli Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Other Trials Go On
Low Risk or Dicey? Two New Reports Paint Different Pictures of COVID-19 Danger While Flying
October 26, 2020
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Will Resume Halted Vaccine Trials Average Daily New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Hit All-Time High Convalescent Blood Plasma Showed No Benefit in COVID-19 Patients in Trial
October 23, 2020
FDA Approves Remdesivir as Treatment for COVID-19 Patients in Hospital Research Finds Few Links Between Schools and COVID-19 Cases CDC Expands Definition of Who Is a “Close Contact” of Someone with COVID-19
Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Shown Effective for Sickest COVID-19 Patients
October 21, 2020
Studies Point to Big Drop in COVID-19 Death Rates Human Challenge Trial of Vaccines Will Begin January CDC Advises Booting Travelers Who Refuse to Wear Masks on Planes, Trains, Buses
Blacks, Hispanics Dying of COVID-19 at Disproportionately High Rates
October 19, 2020
Pfizer to Seek Vaccine Authorization in November Why COVID-19 Is Spreading Again: Fatigue, Colder Weather, Eased Restrictions (Subscription Required) CVS, Walgreens Make Deal to Quickly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Nursing Homes
October 16, 2020
Pfizer Gets FDA Approval to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Trial to Ages 12 and Up NIH Begins Large Clinical Trial to Test Immune Modulators for COVID-19 Treatment Study Finds No Increased COVID-19 Risk for Childcare Workers
Remdesivir Has Little Effect on COVID-19 Mortality, WHO Study Says
October 14, 2020
WHO Warns Against COVID-19 Lockdown Due to Economic Damage COVID-19 Cases Spike in U.S., with Unwelcome Testing and Hospitalizations Trends Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson Pause COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
October 12, 2020
U.S., AstraZeneca Strike Deal for COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Being Overweight Now Potential Coronavirus Risk Factor, CDC Says Coronavirus Cases in Arizona Drop 75 Percent after Mask Requirements and Bar Closures, CDC Says
“Pandemic Fatigue” Presents a Challenge in Areas Scrambling to Avert a Second Wave
October 9, 2020
HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Eli Lilly Seeks EUA for COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Regeneron Seeks EUA for Its COVID-19 Antibody Therapy that Trump Received
October 7, 2020
Easier-to-Use Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch On White House Agrees to FDA’s Guidelines for Vetting Coronavirus Vaccines Coronavirus Vaccine Delivery Will Present Tough Challenge to Cargo Airlines (Subscription Required)
CDC Revises Coronavirus Guidance to Acknowledge that It Spreads Through Airborne Transmission
October 5, 2020
Study: Antibodies Wane Over Time After COVID-19 Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants Report Serious, Quickly Passing Side Effects CDC Identifies New COVID-19 Syndrome in Adults
October 2, 2020
Coronavirus Twice as Contagious Than Thought Early in Pandemic COVID-19 Cases Rising Among U.S. Children as Schools Reopen FDA Widens U.S. Safety Inquiry into AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine
October 1, 2020
Fall, Football, and Finally Some ‘Normalcy’
September 30, 2020
Growing Numbers of “Long-Haulers” Struggle for Months with COVID-19 Symptoms Administration to Ship 150 Million Coronavirus Tests to States Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody May Help Non-Hospitalized Patients Recover Faster, Early Data Show
Small Study Finds Moderna’s Vaccine May Work as Well in Older People as in Younger Adults
September 28, 2020
The Day Our Relationships Changed New CDC Analysis Shows Coronavirus Is More Common in Teenagers Than Younger Children Positive COVID-19 Test Rates Top 25 Percent in Some U.S. Midwest States
Inovio Puts Coronavirus Trial on Hold to Answer FDA Questions
September 25, 2020
Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Study: Likelihood of COVID-19 Varies by Race, Ethnicity CDC Report: Infected Young People Begin Waves of the Virus that Sicken Others
CDC Chief Says More Than 90 Percent of Americans Remain Susceptible A Kid’s Coronavirus Vaccine Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon
September 23, 2020
Johnson & Johnson Begins Late-Stage Trials on a Single-Shot Coronavirus Vaccine Government Watchdog Finds Supply Shortages Are Harming U.S. Coronavirus Response First COVID-19 Vaccination Recipients to Get a Daily Health Check-In from the CDC
U.S. Reports Rising New COVID-19 Cases, Death
September 21, 2020
CDC Reverses COVID-19 Testing Guidance Again: Exposed Without Symptoms Need Tests Advances in ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
September 18, 2020
Top Health Officials Warn Gains Will Reverse If Mask Wearing, Social Distancing Stop Enough People Have to Take a Vaccine for It to Work, Fauci Says The Pandemic Is a “Mental Health Crisis” for Parents
September 17, 2020
A New Hope & the COVID-19 Vaccine
September 16, 2020
U.S. Outlines Sweeping Plan to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines Pandemic Takes Toll on Mental Health of Young Adults COVID-19 Test Charges Range from One Cent to $14,750, Study Finds
September 14, 2020
AstraZeneca Resumes VOCID-19 Vaccine Trials in the U.K. Pfizer CEO Says Company Will Know If Vaccine Works by the End of October Study: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home
September 11, 2020
Researchers Begin Clinical Trails Examining Blood Thinners as COVID-19 Treatment CDC Report: Dining Out Increases Risk of Contracting Coronavirus More Than Other Activities
September 10, 2020
Nearly 25 Percent of U.S. Population Are Experiencing Symptoms of Depression CDC Says Health Screenings at Airports Will End
September 9, 2020
AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Study Put on Hold FDA to Follow Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Top U.S. Health Officials Update Congress on Vaccine Development and Distribution Plans
September 8, 2020
Roche Receives U.S. Emergency Approval for Coronavirus vs. Flu Test U.S. European Drugmakers Pledge to Make Safety the Main Focus in Coronavirus Vaccine Development
September 4, 2020
Russia’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Shows “No Serious Adverse” Effects, Creates Mild Antibody Response Moderna Slows Vaccine Trial Enrollment to Ensure Minority Representation U.S. Vaccine Chief Sees a “Very, Very Low Chance” of a Vaccine by Election Day
September 3, 2020
Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe, Published Results Show Pfizer Says It May Have an Effective Vaccine by the End of October CDC Tells States to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November 1
September 2, 2020
New Studies Show Inexpensive Steroids Can Help Critically Sick People Survive COVID-19 NIH Panel Says Convalescent Plasma Should Not Yet Be Considered Standard of Care for COVID-19 Patients U.S Says It Won’t Join Global Effort to Find COVID-19 Vaccine
Federal Panel Lays Out Initial Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
September 1, 2020
As U.S. Cases Decline Elsewhere, the Midwest Sees a Worrying Spike Many Hospital Workers with COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic AstraZeneca Bolsters Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Starts Phase 3 Trial Enrollment
August 31, 2020
Comparison of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Reveals Wide Range Performance FDA Expands EUA for Remdesivir CDC Report Show 94 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Had Contributing Health Conditions
FDA Willing to Fast Track Coronavirus Vaccine Before Phase 3 Trials End
August 28, 2020
CDC Director Clarifies Change in Coronavirus Testing Guidelines After Backlash Eight States Reject Revised COVID-19 Testing Guidance Many Infected Children Show No Symptoms But May Spread the Virus, New Study Finds
August 27, 2020
FDA Gives Go-Ahead to Fast $5 Coronavirus Test that Doesn’t Require Lab Equipment Vaccine Candidate Shows Promising Results in Older Patients Japan Researchers Say Ozone Effective in Neutralizing Coronavirus
Should Employers Fore Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Experts Say Yes
August 26, 2020
Obesity Increases Risk of COVID-19 Death by 48 Percent, Study Finds CDC Changes Testing Guidelines to Exclude Those Exposed to Virus but Don’t Exhibit Symptoms Seven Months Later, What We Know about COVID-19 and Questions that Remain
August 25, 2020
HHS Permits Outreach to COVID-19 Survivors about Plasma WHO’s COVAX Initiative Evaluating Nine COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates AstraZeneca Begins Early-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
Researchers Say about 70,000 Lives Could Be Saved in Near Future If People Wear Masks
August 24, 2020
EUA Issued for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy CDC Removes Its 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation for Returning Travelers Hong Kong Researchers Find that Reinfection May Be Possible in Rare Cases
August 21, 2020
COVID-19 Fatality Rates Fall as Treatments Improve CDC to Be Put Back in Charge of Collecting Hospitals’ COVID-19 Data Johnson & Johnson to Launch 60,000 Person COVID-19 Phase 3 Vaccine Trial
August 20, 2020
Preparing for the Mental Health Epidemic Created by the Pandemic Pfizer and BioNTech’s Favored COVID-19 Vaccine Has Fewer Side Effects Than Their First Study of More Than 55,000 COVID-19 Cases Reveals a Predictable Order of Symptoms
A Test that Gives Results in Minutes Gets the FDA’s Emergency Authorization
August 19, 2020
FDA’s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on Hold WHO Warns Young People Are Emerging as Main Spreaders of the Coronavirus These States Aren’t Waiting for the Feds to Create COVID-19 Worker Safety Rules
August 18, 2020
FDA Flags Accuracy Issue with Widely Used Coronavirus Test CDC Says Number, Rate of Coronavirus Cases in Children Rising Drop in Testing Hampers Coronavirus Response
Data Glitch Skews Key Iowa Coronavirus Metrics
August 17, 2020
Finding Your Personal and Organizational Purpose FDA Clears Saliva Test for COVID-19, Opening Door to Wider Testing No Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Vaccines, HHS Says
Drugmakers Shielded from COVID-19 Vaccine Liability, but Funds for Injury Claims in Doubt Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to COVID-19, Even After Mild Infections
August 14, 2020
New PPP Guidance Addresses Health Insurance, Other Issues If You Recover from the Virus, You’re Protected for Up to Three Months, CDC Says Vaccine Approval Likely Won’t Happen before November
Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Anxiety, Depression in Americans, CDC Finds
August 13, 2020
NIAID Enrolling Participants in Two COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Trials CDC Director Issues Warning about the Fall Hospitalization Data Reported by the HHS vs. the States: Jumps, Drops, and Other Unexplained Phenomena
August 12, 2020
WHO Urges Postponing Dental Checkups During Pandemic Companies Test Antibody Drugs to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
August 11, 2020
Avoid Wearing Face Masks with Vents, Valves, CDC Says in Updated Guidance WHO: Coronavirus Unaffected by Seasonal Changes Governors Raise Concerns About Implementing Trump Executive Moves, Call on Congress to Act (Subscription Required)
Most Americans Won’t Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine Until Well into 2021
August 10, 2020
Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Orders After Talks with Congress Break Down Latest Research Points to Children Carrying, Transmitting Coronavirus (Subscription Required) Promising COVID-19 Treatment Offers Test Run for Vaccine Distribution
August 7, 2020
Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Are Contagious Coronavirus Infections Among Younger Populations Are Skyrocketing, WHO Says Gilead Says It Will Be Able to Make Enough Remdesivir to Meet Global Demand in October
Masks Could Save Thousands of Americans Lives by December, Model Predicts
August 6, 2020
Virginia Touts Nation’s First Contact Tracing App with Apple-Google Tech Moderna to Charge $32-37 Per Dose for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Early Data Suggest Convalescent Plasma Tied to Lower COVID-19 Death Risk
Editorial: The Truth Is Out There, Somewhere
August 5, 2020
J&J Reaches Deal with U.S. for 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses at More Than $1 Billion Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Immune Response, Early Data Show Experts Consider Costs of “Post-COVID Syndrome”
August 4, 2020
Federal COVID-19 Leave Restrictions Struck Down by U.S. District Court Judge IRS Provides Guidance on Recapturing Excess Employment Tax Credits CMS Announces New Hospital Procedure Codes for COVID-19 Care
August 3, 2020
Birx Says U.S. Enters “New Phase” of Pandemic Amid Rising Death Toll Next Big COVID-19 Treatment May Be Manufactured Antibodies More Than Half of Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Had COVID-19
July 31, 2020
FDA Will Clear a Coronavirus Vaccine that Is Safe and at Least 50 Percent Effective Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Yet Children May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds
July 30, 2020
COVID-19, Healthcare, and the Election: 5 Things that Matter Now Experts Call for COVID-19 Response “Reset” Predicting Risk of COVID-19 Infection Through App Inexact, Study Finds
Spring School Closures Tied to Drastic Decrease in COVID-19 Cases, Deaths FDA Opens Door to Rapid, At-Home Testing for COVID-19
July 29, 2020
Exempt Employees Who Perform Nonexempt Duties During Pandemic Will Not Lose Status, DOL Says Alcohol-Based Sanitizers with Methanol Can Lead to Blindness or Death, Among Other Things, FDA Says Harvested Antibodies Now Being Tested as Prevention Tool Against COVID-19
July 28, 2020
Economic Relief Talks Ramp Up as GOP Releases Bill; Democrats, White House Officials Sit Down COVID-19 Infections Leave an Impact on the Heart, Raising Concerns about Lasting Damage Analysis of Remdesivir COVID-19 Trials Posts Encouraging Results
July 27, 2020
First Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine in the U.S. Begins CDC: Even Mild Coronavirus Symptoms Can Persist for Weeks Study Identifies Six Different “Types” of COVID-19
A Little Help: Changes to FSA and DCAP for Families
July 24, 2020
National Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Extended into October Department of Labor Issues New A&As on COVID-19 Workplace Laws Department of Justice OKs Collaboration Among COVID-19 Antibody Makers
July 23, 2020
How to Understand COVID-19 Numbers U.S. Labs Buckle Amid Testing Surge People Can Stop Coronavirus with These Three Simple Acts
July 22, 2020
Updated CDC Recommendations Say to Self-Isolate for 10 Days After Positive Test Most People in U.S. Still Highly Susceptible to the Coronavirus, CDC Study Finds U.S. to Pay Pfizer and BioNTech $1.95 Billion for 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine
Pharma Promises Not to Cut Corners on Coronavirus Vaccine
July 21,2020
How Deadly Is COVID-19? Growing Body of Studies Narrowing It Down COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Attracts More Than 138,600 U.S. Volunteers HHS Unveils New COVID-19 Data Website
July 20, 2020
FDA Approves Quest COVID-19 Test for “Pooled” Sample Use Oxford University’s Vaccine with AstraZeneca Shows a Positive Response Pfizer-BioNTech Potential Vaccine Shows Promise in Additional Data
July 17, 2020
Report for White House Task Force Says 18 States in COVID-19 “Red Zone” Should Roll Back Reopening Small CDC Study Identifies Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19
July 16, 2020
‘Civil Liability Immunity’ – The Next COVID-19 Household Name? Coronavirus Is Upending Health Insurance Premiums and Copays for Next Year Boston Hospital Worker Study Shows Masks Are Effective in Preventing Spread of Coronavirus
Missouri Study Finds Masks Likely Prevented Stylists from Passing Coronavirus to 139 Clients COVID-19 Drug and Treatment Tracker
July 15, 2020
Median Charge for COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reaches $45,000 Patients Age Drops CDC: Widespread Use of Masks Will Rein in Pandemic HHS Moves Coronavirus Data Reporting Away from CDC
July 14, 2020
Major Testing Company Says Turnaround Time Averaging at Least Seven Days Moderna Will Begin Late-Stage Vaccine Trial on July 27 Mask Mandate Could Save $3,000 Per Person, Goldman Sachs Analysis Finds
July 13, 2020
IRS Issues Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages Paid HHS, Lawmakers Unlikely to Force Insurers to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 Tests CDC Adds to the Growing List of COVID-19 Symptoms
Pfizer and BioNTech’s Coronavirus Vaccines Get FDA’s “Fast Track” Status
July 10, 2020
Society of Actuaries Launches New Tool Examining Health Costs Under COVID-19 FDA Official: COVID-19 Vaccine Needs 70 Percent Efficacy 13 States Now Report Coronavirus Testing Issues, in Echo of Early Troubles
July 9, 2020
WHO Acknowledges that Coronavirus Can Linger in the Air Indoors Administration to Launch Short-Term “Surge” COVID-19 Testing in Hot Spot Cities NIH Launches Clinical Trials Network to Test COVID-19 Vaccines, Other Prevention Tools
July 8, 2020
OSHA Publishes FAQs on Worker Safety During the Pandemic COVID-19 Public Emergency May Be Renewed Study: Over 50 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Silent Spreaders
July 7, 2020
Regeneron Starts Phase 3 Trial, Company Says CDC Gets FDA Nod for Coronavirus-Flu Combination Diagnostic Spanish Study Casts Doubt on Herd Immunity Feasibility
Sen. McConnell Opens Door to More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
July 6, 2020
Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill – Giving Small Businesses Another Five Weeks The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus Evidence Suggests Coronavirus Is Airborne, Experts Say
July 1, 2020
Senate Agrees to Extend Small Business Rescue in Surprise Move FDA Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine to Be at Least 50 Percent More Effective Than a Placebo Green, Yellow, Orange, or Red? New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk County-by-County
June 30, 2020
HHS Will Renew Public Health Emergency WHO Warns Pandemic Is Speeding Up as Countries Ease Lockdown Rules DOL Says Workers Whose Kids Can’t Attend Summer Camp Can Take FFCRA Leave
CDC Says U.S. Has “Way Too Much Virus” to Control Pandemic as Cases Surge Nationwide
June 29, 2020
Gilead Sets Price for COVID-19 Drug Remesdivir COVID-19 Drives Up Demand for Mental Health Care (Subscription Required) Lessons Learned: Why Hospitals Are Better Prepared for Latest COVID-19 Resurgence
Texas Medical Center Change How It Reports ICU Capacity Amid COVID-19
June 26, 2020
This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, and that’s Good News for Vaccine Makers Who’s at Highest Risk from COVID-19? CDC Updates Its List CDC Chief Says Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher Than Reported
June 25, 2020
COVID-19 Cases Are Accelerating Across U.S. (Subscription Required) HHS, FEMA End Funding for 13 COVID-19 Test Sites Texas Pauses Reopening, Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise
June 24, 2020
Administration Says Insurers Not Required to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 Tests U.S. Virus Cases Surge to Highest Level in Two Months Fauci Recommends States with Outbreaks Consider Pausing Reopening Phases
June 23, 2020
Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear that Progress Is Slipping Gilead Target Remdesivir Supply for Two Million COVID-19 Patients by Year-End FDA Issues Warning on Nine Hand Sanitizers Made by Eskbiochem
Study: Antibody Levels in Recovered COVID-19 Patients Decline Quickly
June 22, 2020
Telemedicine Visits Double During COVID-19 Big Tech Zeros in on the Virus-Testing Market As Problems Grow with Abbott’s Fast COVID-19 Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire
NIH Loops Quest into Effort to Test 10k Americans for Antibodies Against Coronavirus
June 19, 2020
WHO Warns Against Indiscriminate Use of Dexamethasone Increase in Cases Prompt Mask Mandates in Some Areas COVID-19 Can Be Highly Infectious Before Symptoms Show
NIH Establishes National Repository for COVID-19 Data
June 18, 2020
I Was Sure I Had COVID-19 – Negotiating the Testing EEOC: Employers Cannot Require Antibody Testing Administration Releases New PPP Loan Forgiveness Forms
Blood Type, Genetics Could Impact Odds for Severe COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Court Won’t Force OSHA to Issue Emergency Workplace COVID-19 Standards HHS to Spend Billions on Vaccines, Prioritize Vulnerable Populations How Exactly Do You Catch COVID-19? There is Growing Consensus
June 16, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Employer Leave-Based Donation Programs that Aid COVID-19 Victims The Fed Is Finally Starting Its Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses CDC Says COVID-19 Death Rates Are Much Higher for People with Chronic Illnesses
June 15, 2020
OSHA Says Employers Should Encourage Masks at Work CDC Posts Tips, Guidelines for Minimizing Everyday Risk Record Spikes in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Sweep Parts of U.S.
Accuracy Still Unknown for Many Coronavirus Tests Rushed Out
June 12, 2020
SARS Antibodies Block Coronavirus Infections, Study Shows Models Show Rising U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Months Ahead Congress Confronts Summer Deadlines for Stimulus Spending Decisions (Subscription Required)
June 11, 2020
Ingram’s Features Jeff Spencer in Q&A About COVID-19 and the Healthcare Landscape Treasury Secretary Announces That More Business Owners Will Be Eligible for Partial PPP Loan Forgiveness In Some States Where Coronavirus Hospitalizations Are Rising, Experts Point to Lack of Social Distancing
Three Big Studies Dim Hopes That Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat or Prevent COVID-19 U.S. Human Trials Begin for First Antibody Cocktail 
June 10, 2020
Feeling Uncomfortable with Reentry? You’re on the Right Track. Federal Reserve Will Expand Main Street Lending Program
June 9, 2020
More  Than Half of States Don’t Report Probable COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Fourteen States and Puerto Rico Hit Their Highest-Ever Seven-Day Average for New Cases (Subscription Required) FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Saliva Test by Phosphorus Diagnositcs
June 8, 2020
Cal Beyer and Claire Burnett Talk to the Importance of Promoting Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention President Trump Signs the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act June 5 Jobs Report Had a “Misclassification Error” (Subscription Required)
Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe COVID-19
June 5, 2020
U.S. Unexpectedly Adds 2.5 Million Jobs as Unemployment Dips to 13.3 Percent HHS Requires Labs to Add Demographic Data to COVID-19 Results Anxiety, Depression Have Tripled During the Pandemic
June 4, 2020
PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House Bill Administration Narrows COVID-19 Vaccine Search to Five Firms U.S. Should Have 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by Year-End, Fauci Says
June 3, 2020
Hype Collides with Science as FDA Tries to Rein in “Wild West” of COVID-19 Blood Tests A Third of Americans Report Anxiety or Depression Symptoms During the Pandemic FDA Adds Zoloft to Shortage List
June 2, 2020
FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics’ At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kit Will Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe? Distancing and Masks Cut COVID-19 Risk, Says Largest Review of Evidence
WHO and Other Experts Say No Evidence of Coronavirus Losing Potency
June 1, 2020
Cal Beyer Co-Authors Article on the Ripple Effects of COVID-19 Contractor Tips: Managing Cash Flow During COVID-19 Insurers Continue to Waive Customer Costs for Virus Tests, Care
CDC Issues Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing First Human Trial of Potential Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Begins
May 29, 2020
CDC Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices House Approves Bill to Extend PPP Loan Use Timeline, Allow Less Spending on Payroll Antibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate for COVID-19 Infection
Survey: 50 Percent of Americans Would Get Coronavirus Vaccine
May 28, 2020
Des Moines Register Talks with Dan Keough about COVID-19 Impacts New OSHA Guidance Talks Construction Job Safety Companies Begin Testing Workers for COVID-19 (Subscription Required)
Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by the End of the Year?
May 27, 2020
6 Tips for Fraternity and Sorority Reopenings Admist COVID-19  CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on When You Can Be Around Others Census Bureau Finds that One-Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or Depression
SBA Releases Latest Interim Final PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules
May 26, 2020
What Does a Bus Crash, COVID-19 and Mental Wellbeing Have in Common? First Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health Insurance U.S. to Launch Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccine Trials by July
Federal Coronavirus testing Plan Puts Burden on States WHO Warns of “Second Peak” in Areas Where COVID-19 Is Declining
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