U.S Senator Gardner: After CARES Act Becomes Law, Colorado Delegation Urges Immediate Action for Small Businesses
Delegation asks Small Business Administration to implement new rules and guidance within days, if not hours
Washington, D.C. – Immediately after President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, the Colorado congressional delegation requested that the Small Business Administration immediately implement the act’s loan programs for small businesses.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant strain on American’s small businesses. We have seen businesses close and workers laid off, furloughed, or left with drastically reduced hours. Business owners are unsure if they can keep their doors open much longer, if at all,” wrote the Colorado congressional delegation. “Congress has done its part and we now rely on our agencies to act as quickly as possible, without delay to issue any and all guidance. We urge you to act immediately, issuing rules and regulations to begin this program in a matter of days—if not hours—to help businesses across the country.”
CO Corn News: Stay informed, find resources on the COVID-19 webpage
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U.S. Department of Education: Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing
WASHINGTON — Let me start by saying thank you, Mr. President, for your clear-eyed leadership during these challenging times for our country and for the world. The bold actions you have taken are making a significant difference. That’s certainly true for America’s students and teachers.
Most of them are experiencing unprecedented disruptions in learning and in their lives.
I want each of them to know that President Trump and his Administration are taking decisive action to keep them safe and healthy so they can continue learning.
We must rise to the challenge of educating all children from all walks of life who are all of a sudden in many, many different learning environments. They are counting on all of us to find solutions.
I’m pleased to be here today for the announcement of another terrific solution initiated under the President’s leadership. Secretary Perdue is going to share details of a public-private partnership—this one focused on making sure students impacted by school closures still have access to the school meals they rely on. Thank you, Secretary Perdue for all that you do for America’s students. Continue reading
Weld County: Call by Call, Epidemiologists Tackle COVID-19
Weld County – Typically, an epidemiologist working for the Weld County Health Department focuses on analyzing health data looking for trends and monitoring influxes in diseases such as rhinovirus and salmonella. But for the past three weeks, they have been knee-deep in COVID-19 investigations.
Seven days a week, the department’s three epidemiologists, and one retired doctor donating his time, have been working around the clock conducting investigations and helping in the fight against COVID-19. To date, their efforts have resulted in the investigation of more than 127 cases in Weld County.
“Investigating a case is intense and time-consuming,” said Dr. Wallace, Director of the WCDPHE. “Our staff has been, and continues to be, very responsive to this pandemic. We’ve made over 1,000 phone contacts investigating Weld County cases.”
by Phil Brink, CCA Ag Water NetWORK Consulting Coordinator
Empty store shelves – something rarely seen in America – have been commonplace since the coronavirus outbreak. Consumer stockpiling of food and goods has led to shortages that extend far beyond the media favorite: toilet paper. Staple food products like ground beef, chicken, beans, bread, tortillas and potatoes are in short supply in supermarkets and warehouse clubs. Even dog food has not been spared. The unfolding of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) crisis has led to some urbanites driving to rural areas to purchase food from small town grocery stores – even buying potatoes directly from growers in the San Luis Valley. Continue reading
U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s Statement on President Trump Signing the CARES Act
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt issued the following statement today in response to President Trump signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law:
“Since day one, President Trump has taken bold, decisive actions to combat the spread of the coronavirus, and his leadership in securing the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is another example of how he is affirmatively leading our nation’s response efforts to provide economic relief to small businesses and to support Americans’ health care needs. This law will provide unprecedented, additional financial support to Interior’s operations, furthering our efforts to deploy law enforcement and emergency personnel to critical areas, aid tribal governments, extend Bureau of Indian Education teacher and workforce salary needs and send additional medical supplies and equipment to the Territories and Freely Associated States.” Continue reading
Colorado Governor Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19
DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and discussed the predictive modeling that is guiding the public health decisions the state is making as well as the updated public health order that corresponds with the stay-at-home executive order.
“I continue urging my fellow Coloradans to stay home whenever possible. This global pandemic is not a competition about what you think you can get away with. The data we put forth today shows that staying home is crucial to saving lives. These are not statistics on a page, these are your neighbors, your friends, and even your family members,” said Gov. Jared Polis. “Our community and our economy will come out of this stronger than before but that means everyone must do their part.”
The Governor thanked Dr. Jon Samet, Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and his team who have been working hard to put together the modeling data in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The Governor provided a slide by slide presentation for members of the media and the general public today. View the slides the Governor presented today here.
Gov. Polis and the Department of Health and Environment also updated the public health order corresponding with the stay-at-home executive order. The changes include: Continue reading
(Washington, D.C., March 27, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the CARES Act: