More on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated: April 2, 2020
Congress has passed three bills to deal with the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
"First Bill": Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (Public Law 116-123; H.R. 6074)
This law gives $8.3 billion in emergency funding to fight coronavirus. These funds pay for the development of treatments, increase funding to purchase medical supplies, and provide grants to state and local governments for preparedness.
Please click here for updated information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
National and Regional Public Health Resources
In these unprecedented times, we must take care to ensure that our communities are safe.
As you know, Congress passed two bills to provide assistance to state and local government, health professionals, communities, and workers. Negotiations are ongoing for a third federal assistance package.
Many Americans around the world are trying to get back to the United States. On Thursday, March 19, the U.S. Department of State established a Repatriation Taskforce to assist with this process. Americans abroad are encouraged to register online in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts. Travelers may also visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
As you know, we are in unprecedented times as the new coronavirus, COVID-19, becomes a global pandemic.
As of Wednesday, March 4, 2020, there are 80 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the United States and at least 2 cases confirmed in Fulton County, Georgia. Everyone must work hard to limit exposure and contain the possible spread of COVID-19. It is important to take the Coronavirus seriously and do your part to stay healthy.