Department of Florida

Federal and State Agency Updates and Resources on COVID-19

SBA Paycheck Protection Program / Economic Injury Disaster Loan Update

Download PPP Report

In four months, the EIDL program has disbursed 2.8 million loans worth over $157 billion and $20 billion through the EIDL Advance emergency relief funding.  To date, small businesses and non-profits who have received an EIDL loan reported over 15.3 million employees on their payrolls that the emergency capital would support, as well as sustain and even retool their operations. For your information, SBA has made public EIDL loan data here and EIDL Advance Data here.

 

The Paycheck Protection Program continues through August 8th and small businesses can find their nearest participating CDFIs and small lenders through SBA’s lender match. Additionally, attached you will find the most recent weekly PPP report and below the most recently updated PPP overall numbers:

  • PPP / Overall as of July 22nd:
    • Number of approved loans:      4,973,527
    • Total dollars:                                 $518,684,160,547
    • Total Lenders:                                 5,456
    • Average Loan Size:                     $104,289

 

FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 23, 2020

 

FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 22, 2020

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP):

As of 2pm Monday, July 20th, FSA has approved 442,639 applications for a payment amount of $6,229,463,221.01. In Florida, 3,282 applications have been approved with a payment amount of $79,374,096.73. More details and breakdowns by categories, commodities, and states at the CFAP dashboard here, updated every Monday at 2pm.

 

Producers of commodities on the expanded eligibility list can now apply. As a reminder, the CFAP application period will remain open through August 28, 2020. Producers with questions about CFAP should be directed to reach out to the CFAP call center at 877-508-8364 for general questions/assistance before applying through their county FSA offices.  Additional details can be found in the Federal Register in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Final Rule Correction and at www.farmers.gov/cfap. USDA expects additional eligible commodities to be announced in the coming weeks (horticulture/aquaculture).

  • If you missed the CFAP Producer Webinar for Additional Eligible Commodities & Program Adjustments, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Stakeholder Organizations Webinar, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Producer Education Webinar for Specialty Crop Producers, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Education Webinar for Dairy & Non-Specialty Crop Producers, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Education Webinar for Non-Specialty Crop & Livestock Producers, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the FSA in the Time of Coronavirus Producer Education Webinar, you can watch it here.

 

 

Commissioner Fried’s Emergency Orders & Rules

Emergency Order 2020-022 provides relief to pest control, pesticide, fertilizer, and animal feed licensees by suspending the late fees assessed for failure to timely pay fees, or timely renew licenses and certifications.

Executed: July 8, 2020

Expires: 45 days from the date of the Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, as extended by Executive Orders 20-114 and 20-166 or any further extension thereof, whichever comes first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-021 extends Emergency Order 2020-015 for an additional sixty (60) days. The order suspends Florida Statute and department rules regarding the prohibition of cottage food deliveries by mail for 30 days.

Executed: July 2, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of execution unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20- 52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-020 extends Emergency Order 2020-012, which suspends any rules or portion of rules which require managers with current certified food protection manager certifications or managers whose certified food protection manager certifications expiring within the next 60 days to sit for a proctored examination, for an additional sixty (60) days.

Executed: July 2, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of execution unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20- 52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-0019 temporarily waives continuing education requirements for currently licensed LP gas qualifiers and master qualifiers for 60 days. This permits those individuals to renew their licenses on a provisional basis and to continue working as long as they meet all other renewal requirements. The order extends the amount of time a licensed business has to fill a qualifier or master qualifier vacancy, allowing LP gas dealers, dispensers, and installers who lose personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue providing services to the public. Lastly, it suspends the requirement for meter mechanics to attend an in-person clinic hosted by FDACS. The change allows currently licensed individuals to continue working on and approving for use weighing and measuring devices that are used in the sale of essential goods like food and fuel.

Executed: June 23, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114 or further extensions, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-0018 extends Emergency Order 2020-010 for an additional sixty (60) days. The order suspends the requirement for Class “G” license applicants to obtain a certification of physical fitness from a physician or physician assistant for 60 additional days. This suspension is extended due to the shortage of available medical providers. It also allows armed security officer classroom training to be conducted by live video conferencing.

Executed: June 23, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114 or further extensions, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-17 extends Emergency Order 2020-003, previously extended by Emergency Order 2020-008, for an additional sixty (60) days. The order waives fees that would typically be imposed for late renewals of the following permits and registrations: solicitors of contributions (charities), brake fluid, commercially-used weights and measures (e.g., scales), motor vehicle repair shops, and dealers of agricultural products.

Executed June 19, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114 or further extensions, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-16 extends Emergency Order 2020-004, previously extended by Emergency Order 2020-009, relating to concealed weapons licenses and Chapter 493 licenses, for an additional sixty (60) days.

Executed June 19, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114 or further extensions, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-0015 suspends Florida Statute and department rules regarding the prohibition of cottage food deliveries by mail for 30 days.

Executed: June 4, 2020

Expires: July 4, 2020, unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20- 52, as extended by Executive Order 20-114, whichever occurs first.

 

Emergency Order 2020-0012 suspends any rules or portion of rules which require managers with current certified food protection manager certifications or managers whose certified food protection manager certifications expiring within the next 60 days to sit for a proctored examination.

Executed: May 5, 2020

Expires: 60 days from date of this Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner or upon expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, whichever occurs first

 

Emergency Order 2020-010 suspends the requirement for Class “G” license applicants to obtain a certification of physical fitness from a physician or physician assistant for 60 additional days. This suspension is extended due to the shortage of available medical providers. It also allows armed security officer classroom training to be conducted by live video conferencing.

 

Emergency Order 2020-011 temporarily waives continuing education requirements for currently licensed LP gas qualifiers and master qualifiers for 60 days. This permits those individuals to renew their licenses on a provisional basis and to continue working as long as they meet all other renewal requirements. The order extends the amount of time a licensed business has to fill a qualifier or master qualifier vacancy, allowing LP gas dealers, dispensers, and installers who lose personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue providing services to the public. Lastly, it suspends the requirement for meter mechanics to attend an in-person clinic hosted by FDACS. The change allows currently licensed individuals to continue working on and approving for use weighing and measuring devices that are used in the sale of essential goods like food and fuel.

 

Emergency Order 2020-009 extends Emergency Order 2020-004, relating to concealed weapons licenses and Chapter 493 licenses, for 60 days.

Executed: April 20, 2020

Expires: 60 days from the date of the Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, whichever comes first

 

Emergency Order 2020-008 extends Emergency Order 2020-003 for 60 days. The order waives fees that would typically be imposed for late renewals of the following permits and registrations: solicitors of contributions (charities), brake fluid, commercially-used weights and measures (e.g., scales), motor vehicle repair shops, and dealers of agricultural products.

Executed: April 20, 2020

Expires: 60 days from the date of the Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, whichever comes first

 

Emergency Order 2020-007 extends Emergency Order 2020-002 for 60 days. The order provides relief to pest control, pesticide, fertilizer, and animal feed licensees by suspending the late fees assessed for failure to timely pay fees, or timely renew licenses and certifications. Also extending the timeframes for both quarterly and annual reporting and renewing licenses and certificates.

Executed: April 20, 2020

Expires: 60 days from the date of the Order unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner or upon the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, whichever comes first

 

Emergency Rule 5JER20-3 allows retailers to continue selling fuel that technically would not be season-appropriate pursuant to adopted standards. It also establishes timeframes for distributors and retailers to shift from winter fuel to spring fuel, and from spring fuel to summer fuel. This will help prevent fuel shortages while also helping to ensure that the fuel being offered for sale will remain suitable for use as temperatures rise.

Executed: April 14, 2020

 

Emergency Order 2020-006 waiving certain packaging and labeling requirements for eggs sold at Florida retail food establishments. Provides that packages of shell eggs will not be required to have printed certain information such as date of pack, grade, and size, although retailers will provide in-store statements with the information typically required. This will allow eggs to be moved more quickly from producers to retailers.

Executed: April 7, 2020

Expires: 30 days, unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture

 

Emergency Order 2020-002 provides relief to pest control, pesticide, fertilizer, and animal feed licensees by suspending the late fees assessed for failure to timely pay fees, or timely renew licenses and certifications. Additionally, it extends (by 30 days) the timeframes required for both quarterly and annual reporting, as well as for renewing licenses and certificates.

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: 30 days from enactment date unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture

 

Emergency Order 2020-003 waives fees that would typically be imposed for late renewals of the following permits and registrations: solicitors of contributions (charities), brake fluid, commercially-used weights and measures (e.g., scales), motor vehicle repair shops, and dealers of agricultural products.

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: 30 days from enactment date unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture

 

Emergency Order 2020-004 will help concealed weapon licensees and Chapter 493 licensees by suspending renewal application late fees, providing additional time (30 days) to renew licenses set to expire, providing armed security officers additional time to submit proof of annual requalification, and allowing unarmed security officer training to be conducted by live video conferencing.

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: 30 days from enactment date unless extended or rescinded by the Commissioner of Agriculture

 

Emergency Rule 5JER20-1 states that the COVID-19 global health crisis and the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s directive to limit travel, there is an extreme and unusual oversupply of fuel meeting winter season volatility requirements, known as “winter blend” fuel. This emergency rule will allow winter blend fuel to be sold longer, ensuring the adequate and rapid distribution of available fuel and helping to stabilize the fuel market, and providing consumers a stable supply of gasoline.

 

Emergency Rule 5PER20-2 extends the deadlines for Sponsors participating in the National School Lunch Program to appeal agency action that may be issued against them by the Department in the coming weeks. The deadlines are being extended to allow Sponsors the extra time needed to comply with recommendations for social distancing when responding to the agency action and to allow the Department to safely hold hearings at a later date.

 

 

 

Governor Executive Orders Re: COVID- 19

#2020-123 Executive Order re: Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

The Executive Order does the following:

  • Allows Restaurants and food establishments, gyms and fitness centers, museums and libraries and in-store retail sales establishments to operate up to 50 percent capacity while maintaining CDC guidelines
  • Allows professional sports to operate in the state. Preempts any local rule prohibiting a team conducting or the operations of the venue from hosting sport activities at facilities
  • Allows amusement parks to submit a re-opening plan to the state which must be endorsed by a letter from the County Mayor or City Mayor and County Administrator.
  • Allows counties to seek approval to operate vacation rentals with written request from the County Administrator and the safety plan must be submitted to Secretary of DBPR, who will then post and update guidance on their website
  • Extends Executive Order 20-69 relating to Local Government Public Meetings
  • Creates a 2nd degree misdemeanor for violation of this order, punishable by up to 60 days imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $500, or both

 

Effective: May 18, 2020 at 12:01 am

 

#2020-124 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Municipal Elections in Pasco County

Reschedules the date for municipal elections in San Antonio and Dade City in Pasco County for June 30, 2020.

Enacted: May 15, 2020

 

#2020-121 Executive Order extends Executive Order 20-94 re: Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief

Extends Executive Order 20-94 until June 2, 2020

Executed: May 14, 2020

 

#2020-122 Executive Order re: Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Allows Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to enter Phase 1

Effective: May 18, 2020 at 12:01 am

 

#2020-120 Executive Order re: Expanding Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Allows for Palm Beach County to enter in Phase 1 of reopening. Also allows for barbershops, hair salons and nails salons to open in the areas previously authorized to proceed with Phase 1.

Effective: May 11, 2020 at 12:01 am

 

#2020-114 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – Extension of Executive Order 20-52 – COVID-19

Extends state of emergency declared in Executive 20-52 for 60 days

Executed: May 8, 2020

 

#2020-111 Executive Order re: Limited Extension of Essential Services and Activities and Vacation Rental Prohibition

Extends Executive Orders 20-87 and 20-91 until 12:01 am May 4, 2020

Executed: April 29, 2020

Expires: May 4, 2020


#2020-112 Executive Order re: Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Regarding Phase 1: Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Executed: April 29, 2020

Effective: May 4, 2020 at 12:01 am

 

Governor’s Presentation for Reopening Plan

 

Final Report of the Task Force

 

#2020-103 Executive Order extends Executive Order 20-87 re: Vacation Rental Closures
Extends Executive Order 20-87 until April 30, 2020, unless extended

Executed: April 10, 2020

 

#2020-104 Executive Order re: Emergency Temporary Action Related to Unemployment Compensation – COVID-19

Suspends the bi-weekly reporting requirement by claimants of “actively seeking work” requirement, only to the extent necessary and suspension is on an emergency temporary basis.

Executed: April 16, 2020

Expires: upon expiration of Executive Order 20-52

 

Governor Destanis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force

Task Force Briefing

 

#2020-97 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Municipal Elections in Pasco County

Delaying elections in Pasco County at the request of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley. The municipal elections scheduled on April 14, 2020, for the cities of San Antonio, Dade City, and Zephyrhills in Pasco County, are hereby delayed.

Executed: April 8, 2020

 

#2020-95 Executive Order re: COVID-19 Emergency Order – Documentary Stamps for SBA Loans

Suspending taxation imposed under Chapter 201, Florida Statutes, for notes and other written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.

Executed: April 6, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions

 

#2020-94 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief

Suspends evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 and mortgage foreclosures for 45 days in the state

Executed:  April 2, 2020

 

#2020-93 Executive Order re: COVID-19 Emergency Order – Reemployment Assistance Program
Executed: April 2, 2020

Expires: upon expiration of Executive Order 20-52 including any extensions

 

#2020-92 Executive Order amends Executive Order 20-91 re: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency

Supersedes any conflicting official action or order issued by local officials in response COVID-19

Executed: April 1, 2020

 

#20202-91 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency

Executed: April 1, 2020 but effective 12:01 am on April 3, 2020

Expires: April 30, 2020 unless extended by subsequent order.

 

FAQs for Executive Order 20-91 (Essential Services and Activities during COVID-19)

 

Essential Services List

 

#2020-90 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Broward and Palm Beach County Closures

Immediately closes beaches in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Executed: March 31, 2020

Expires: Length of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions, unless otherwise modified and suspended pursuant to subsequent order

 

#2020-85 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Telehealth and Immunizations for State Group Insurance

The state employee health plan benefits plan will include telehealth services at no additional cost to employees, and fees for influenza vaccinations will be waived.

Executed: March 26, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions     

 

#2020-86 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Additional Requirements of Certain Individuals Traveling to Florida

Directing all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the State of Louisiana, inclusive of those entering the State of Florida by roadways, to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days

Executed: March 27, 2020

Expires: Upon expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions, or upon an Executive Order lifting the isolation or quarantine after advice from the State Health Officer and Surgeon General


#2020-87 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Vacation Rental Closures

Ordering all parties engaged in rental of vacation rental properties to suspend vacation rental operations. Vacation rentals are prohibited from making new reservations or bookings and shall not accept new guests for check-in for the duration of this order.

Executed: March 27, 2020

Expires: In 14 days unless extended by subsequent order

 

#2020-88 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Re-employment of Essential Personnel
Regarding re-employment of essential personnel.

Executed: March 30, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions           

 

#2020-89 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County Public Access Restrictions

Regarding public access restrictions in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and Monroe County

Executed: March 30, 2020

Expires: April 15, 2020, unless renewed or modified by subsequent order

 

#2020-85 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Telehealth and Immunizations for State Group Insurance

The state employee health plan benefits plan will include telehealth services at no additional cost to employees, and fees for influenza vaccinations will be waived.

Executed: March 26, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions

 

#2020-82 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Isolation of Individuals Traveling to Florida

Directing all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.
Executed: March 24, 2020

Expires: Upon expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions, or upon an Executive Order lifting the isolation or quarantine after advice from the State Health Officer and Surgeon General

 

#2020-83 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Protective Measures for Vulnerable Populations, Gatherings of Private Citizens and Density of the Workforce

Directing the State Surgeon General and State Health Officer to issue a public health advisory to all persons over 65 years of age urging them to stay home and to take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Executed: March 24, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions             

 

#2020-80 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Airport Screening and Isolation

directing all persons whose point of departure originates from outside the State of Florida in an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), and entering the State of Florida through airports to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

Enacted: March 23, 2020

Expires: Upon expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions, or upon an Executive Order lifting the isolation or quarantine after advice from the State Health Officer and Surgeon General

 

#2020-51 Executive Order re: Establishes Coronavirus Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency

Executed: March 1, 2020

Expires: N/A

 

#2020-52 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Executed: March 9, 2020

Expires: 60 days from enactment date unless extended

 

#2020-68 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 regarding bars, beaches, and restaurants

Executed: March 17, 2020

Expires: 30 days from enactment date unless extended

 

#2020-69 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Local Government Public Meetings

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: Linked to the expiration of Executive Order 20-52

 

#2020-70 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Broward and Palm Beach County Closures

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: The closures in this order shall remain in effect in accordance with the President’s “15 Days to Slow the Spread”, initiated on March 16, 2020. These closures shall expire on March 31, 2020 but may be renewed upon the written request of the County Administrator. The Broward County Administrator and the Palm Beach County Administrator shall have the ability to enforce, relax, modify or remove these closures, as warranted, pursuant to the directives and parameters as set forth in Executive Order 20-68.

 

#2020-71 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Alcohol Sales, Restaurants, and Gyms

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: Linked to the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions

 

#2020-72 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Non-essential Elective Medical Procedures

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: Linked to the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions

 

 

 

Executive State Agencies Executive Orders

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

DHSMV EO 20-01

Executed: March 14, 2020

Expires: April 13, 2020 at 11:59 or at the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, unless extended by the Executive Director of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

 

DHSMV EO 20-02

Executed: March 15, 2020

Expires: on the earlier or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, unless extended by the Executive Director of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

 

Office of Financial Regulation

OFR Division of Securities Proclamation

 

OFR EO 2020-01

Executed: March 20, 2020

 

OFR EO 2020-02

            Executed: March 26, 2020

 

Division of Emergency Management

DEM Order No. 20-001

DEM Order No. 20-002

DEM Order No. 20-003

DEM Order No. 20-004

DEM Order No. 20-005

DEM Order No. 20-006

 

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

DBPR EO 2020-02

Executed: March 23, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions

 

EO 2020-01

Executed: March 16, 2020

 

Department of Economic Opportunity

DEO EO 20-011

Executed: March 20, 2020

Expires: May 2, 2020, unless extended by subsequent order

 

Reemployment Assistance Service Center

 

Emergency Loan Bridge Program

 

Department of Health

DOH EO 20-01

Executed: March 10, 2020

 

DOH EO 20-02

Executed: March 16, 2020

 

Department of Management Services

DEMS EO 20-01

Executed: March 16, 2020

 

Department of Transportation

DOT Order 20-52

Executed: March 13, 2020

Expires: At the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52 or April 12, 2020 unless extended by the Secretary of FDOT

 

Department of Children and Families

DCF EO 20-055

            Executed: March 22, 2020

Expires: Upon the expiration of Executive Order 20-52, including any extensions   

 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

APD EO 20-01

            Executed: March 22, 2020

 

Department of Education

DOE 2020-EO-01

            Executed: March 23, 2020

 

Department of Juvenile Justice

DJJ EO 2020-01

            Executed: March 19, 2020

 

Department of Lottery

DOL EO 20-0001

            Executed: March 22, 2020

 

Department of Revenue

COVID-19 – Order of Emergency Waiver Property Tax Due Dates

Executed: March 26, 2020

Expires: Upon expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52 or 11:59 PM on May 1, 2020, unless extended by the Executive Director of Dept. of Revenue

 

COVID-19 – Order of Emergency Waiver Sales and Use Tax Due Dates 

Executed: March 26, 2020

Expires: upon expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52 or 11:59 PM on May 8, 2020, unless extended by the Executive Director of Dept. of Revenue

 

 

Federal Agency Coronavirus Announcements/Quick Links:

Administration Actions and Federal Agency Resources: USA.gov is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to coronavirus. From actions on health and safety to travel, immigration, and transportation to education, find pertinent actions here. Each Federal Agency has also established a dedicated coronavirus website, where you can find important information and guidance. They include: Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Education (DoED), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of the Treasury (USDT), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Find out how you can protect yourself and helpful resources on DOJ’s Coronavirus Fraud Prevention website. The Federal Trade Commission has also established a website with helpful information to help consumers avoid coronavirus-related scams. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has setup a website with up-to-date guidance on CARES Act implementation.

 

House Ag Committee Coronavirus Resource Page

 

NASDA Coronavirus Resource Page

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program FAQ

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP):

The CFAP application period will remain open through August 28th. Producers with questions about CFAP should be directed to reach out to the CFAP call center at 877-508-8364 for general questions/assistance before applying through their county FSA offices.  Additional details can be found in the Federal Register in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Final Rule Correction and at www.farmers.gov/cfap.

 

USDA Announces Additional Specialty Crops Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Producers will be able to submit applications that include the new commodities on Monday, July 13, 2020.  USDA expects additional eligible commodities to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

CFAP Webinars:

  • If you missed the CFAP Stakeholder Organizations Webinar, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Producer Education Webinar for Specialty Crop Producers, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Education Webinar for Dairy & Non-Specialty Crop Producers, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the CFAP Education Webinar for Non-Specialty Crop & Livestock Producers, you can watch it here.
  • If you missed the FSA in the Time of Coronavirus Producer Education Webinar, you can watch it here.

 

USDA to Purchase Up to $3 Billion in Agricultural Commodities, Issue Solicitations for Interested Participants

 

USDA Approves $1.2 billion in Contracts for Farmers to Families Food Box Program

 

USDA Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans

 

USDA Extends Flexibilities, Paves the Way for Meals for Kids to Continue through Summer

 

Treasury Launches Web Portal and Begins Disbursement of CARES Act Funding to State, Local, and Tribal Governments

 

DHS Releases CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Guidance Version 3.1 (May 19, 2020 update)

 

Effective March 26, the State Department has expanded scope of H-2 Processing | H-2A Q&A PDF

 

DOL Office of Foreign Labor Round 2 FAQs (focuses on potential issues regarding the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program)

 

DOL Releases Round 3 COVID-19 FAQs

 

USDA and DOL Announce Information Sharing to Assist H-2A Employers

 

DHS and USDA Move to Protect American Farmers and Ensure Continued Flow of America’s Food Supply (H-2A interim final rule)

 

USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Updated CDC COVID-19 and Pets Information

 

FDA Issues Re-opening Best Practices Checklist and Infographic for Retail Food Establishments that Closed or Partially Closed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

FDA Provides Flexibility to Farms Regarding Eligibility for the Qualified Exemption Under the Produce Safety Rule

 

FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

FDA and USDA Release Recommendations for those in the Food and Agriculture Sector Experiencing Shortages of PPE, Cloth Face Coverings, Disinfectants, and Sanitation Supplies

 

Agriculture Workers and Employers, Interim Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor

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