Topics: COVID-19

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening; Issue New Guidance

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Congress Set to Vote on Spending Relief

Congress Set to Vote on Spending Relief

Congressional leadership have reached a deal on a COVID relief package as well as an omnibus Fiscal Year 2021 spending bill. Actual legislative language for the approximately $2 trillion bill, which will likely run thousands of pages, has not been released yet but will nonetheless be voted on in the next few days. More

CDC Advisory Group Prioritizes COVID Vaccine Distribution

CDC Advisory Group Prioritizes COVID Vaccine Distribution

Travel center employees, as "essential" workers, fall within Phase 2, but so too do tens of thousands of others. More

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Urge HHS to Consider Interdependence of Essential Workers in Vaccine Distribution Plans

NATSO, along with the National Association of Convenience Stores, Energy Marketers of America, and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider the interdependent nature of essential workers as it determines the next round of vaccination priorities. More

Congress Continues to Negotiate COVID Relief, Spending Bill

Congress Continues to Negotiate COVID Relief, Spending Bill

This will be one of the most consequential weeks of the year for Congress. Government funding expires on December 18 following a one-week extension, so lawmakers are working toward a deal to fund the government for either the rest of the fiscal year (which ends in September) or until sometime in the first quarter of 2021. More

States Begin COVID Vaccine Distribution

States began administering COVID vaccines Dec. 14 in a complex logistical effort. FedEx and UPS will transport the vaccine throughout most of the country, and each delivery will be followed by shipments of dry ice a day later. More

NATSO Update: COVID Spending Talks Gain Momentum

NATSO Update: COVID Spending Talks Gain Momentum

If an agreement can be reached, the provisions will likely be attached to an appropriations bill to extend government funding beyond Dec. 11.  More

NATSO, Industry Urge HHS to Appropriately Prioritize Essential Businesses in Vaccine Distribution Strategy

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Virus Surge Prompts States to Reimpose Restrictions

Dozens of states are reimposing restrictions intended to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading out of control. More

COVID Relief Talks: Where Negotiations Stand

COVID Relief Talks: Where Negotiations Stand

Lawmakers had paused negotiations on a COVID relief / stimulus bill until after the election, and Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) is now set to take a more active role in the talks. There is general agreement that something could pass between now and March, though the disagreements that plagued previous efforts persist. If the virus continues spiraling, it increases the odds of a stimulus bill in the near-term. More

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