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Clark & Lavey Client Alerts, Communications & COVID-19 Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Paycheck Protection Program

The Coronavirus Relief Aid & Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

State, Federal & Coronavirus Resources

Employment Law Alert –  The Morse Employment Law Team
COVID-19 FAQs for Employers  – by Attorney Chris Feudo; Leader, Foley Hoag Coronavirus Taskforce

Telehealth

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is urging the public to use telehealth solutions for non-urgent care in an effort to curb the spreading of the virus in emergency rooms and medical facilities.

Many health providers are encouraging their members to use their telehealth benefits if they suspect they may be at risk of the coronavirus.

On March 15, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an order expanding access to telehealth services. The order provides that all commercial insurers, self-insured plans and the Group Insurance Commission are now required to cover medically necessary telehealth services related to COVID-19.

President Trump signs the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

On June 5th, President Trump signed  the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which addresses many of the concerns of the small business community around the Payment Protection Program. The legislation essentially triples the time allotted for loan recipients of the PPP to spend the funds and still qualify for the loan forgiveness. It includes the option for borrowers to extend the eight-week period to twenty-four weeks or keep the original eight-week period, and also lowers the payroll expenditure requirements from 75% to 60%. Further highlights of the legislation includes: allowing borrowers to restore their workforce in 24 weeks which must be done by December 31st, and extending the loan repayment period to five years vs the original two. The five year loan repayment still bears the same interest rate of 1%.

Wellness During COVID-19