Our Public Policy team is keeping up-to-date with local, state, and federal activity around COVID-19 and how it's impacting our region.
Signed into law March 6, the “phase one” stimulus package provides $8.3 billion to fund the acquisition of medical supplies and develop treatments and vaccines. Read the one-pager here.
“Phase two” ensures free Coronavirus testing, paid leave under certain circumstances, and expanded food aid and unemployment insurance benefits. Read the one-pager here.
“Phase three” includes four major components 1. Direct financial help for the American people 2. Relief for small businesses and their employees 3. Steps to stabilize the U.S. economy 4. Support for healthcare professionals and patients impacted by COVID-19
Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-04 invoking emergency powers to authorize executive agencies to waive or suspend certain regulations and statutes that interfere with Missouri's response to the spread of COVID-19.
Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.
Governor Mike Parson directed the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to seek assistance for Missouri businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a series of new measures to relieve pressure on small businesses, increase safe opportunities for vulnerable populations to purchase essentials and expand health care services for patients and providers.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed an emergency declaration, effective through April 12, enabling haulers to get free Illinois Department of Transportation overweight trucking permits for the movement of emergency relief supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In another effort to provide economic assistance to Illinoisans facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that his administration will file for statewide eligibility in a federal loan program for small businesses facing financial hardship.
As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois will be closed to the public, beginning at the close of business Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th.
Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the state of Illinois will close all schools from March 17 through March 30 and implement additional economic measures to reduce the burden on Illinois families.
Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation to unlock additional federal resources and help the state prepare for the potential of further spread.