COVID-19 News: March 26, 2020

  • Governor Newsom announced a financial relief package yesterday, which includes:
    • A 90-day grace period for mortgage payments
    • No negative credit impacts resulting from relief
    • A moratorium on initiating foreclosure sales or evictions for at least 60 days
    • Relief from fees or charges
    • More information here.
  • If any of your clients in San Francisco have a question about whether their business is considered essential click here for a comprehensive list
  • Do you have COVID-19 related ADA questions? The EEOC published a helpful guide for pandemic preparedness in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act!
  • The Department of Labor similarly published a COVID-19 and FMLA Frequently Asked Questions guide. Click here to access.
  • If you are concerned about fake news surrounding COVID-19 or want to check the validity of something a family member just posted on Facebook, FEMA has created a rumor control page that you can check out here.
  • Wondering how our San Francisco health care infrastructure is holding up? Mayor Breed sent a letter to Governor Newsom requesting assistance with San Francisco’s patient surge plan.
  • More than three million people filed unemployment claims in the United States last week. Labor and employment lawyers should be ready to answer questions.
    • Click here for WARN Act suspension information
    • If someone can’t work due to exposure or infection, the Governor waived the one week unpaid waiting period, so they can collect Disability Insurance for the first week out of work. The same goes for Unemployment Insurance! For more information, click here.
    • If someone is unsure of what benefits they are eligible for, you can refer them to this Benefits Finder.

In case anyone was wondering just how strange of a time we’re living in, Governor Newsom enlisted the help of Snoop Dogg to urge Californians to stay inside.

For more information about COVID-19’s impact on California’s political and administrative landscape, visit our coronavirus webpage.

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