Lives to Remember: Joseph Feingold, Dr. Julie Butler and more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, people across the U.S. are losing loved ones to the illness. The victims include Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold, veterinarian Dr. Julie Butler, immigrant and small business owner Johng Kuk Pyun, trauma surgeon Dr. Ronald Verrier, nurse Krist Angielen Castro Guzman, and police officer Charles "Rob" Roberts. Anthony Mason profiles them in our series Lives to Remember. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Rules Designed To Help Boston Restaurants Offer Outdoor Dining
BOSTON (CBS) – The City of Boston announced plans Thursday to help restaurants as they begin to reopen with coronavirus precautions under the state’s phased plan. Read: Here’s What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday As part of the state’s phased reopening restaurants, which can currently only offer curbside and takeout options, fall in Phase 2. There is no date associated with the phase yet, but it will come no earlier than June 8. Boston’s Licensing Board voted on Thursday to streamline the process to make it easier for restaurants to open in different fashions such as with outdoor dining....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Anaridis Rodriguez Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Coronavirus Source Type: news

Minority business owners struggle to obtain federal aid amid pandemic
A new survey found the majority of minority-owned small businesses were denied or have yet to receive stimulus loans. African American and Latino owners are struggling to survive without federal assistance. Ed O'Keefe reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

City handing out free PPE to small businesses, nonprofits in San Antonio
Editor ’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations can receive free supplies provided by the City of San Antonio as they prepare to reopen. City officials announced the “Greater. SAfer. Togethe r. Supply Pickup Day," which will take place on May 27 at the Alamodome. On that day, the city will provide a safety kit that would include one contact-free thermometer, two gallons of hand sanitizer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: KSAT Source Type: news

City handing out free PPE to small businesses, nonprofits in San Antonio
Editor ’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations can receive free supplies provided by the City of San Antonio as they prepare to reopen. City officials announced the “Greater. SAfer. Togethe r. Supply Pickup Day," which will take place on May 27 at the Alamodome. On that day, the city will provide a safety kit that would include one contact-free thermometer, two gallons of hand sanitizer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: KSAT Source Type: news

‘ We Have To Get It Right ’ : Walsh Asks For Patience Reopening Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Marty Walsh said that while coronavirus data is moving in the right direction for the city, he added that Boston will work cautiously to reopen because it has different circumstances than much of the state. “Overall the data tells us that we’re moving in the right direction on new cases, on positive tests, and on hospitalizations for about three weeks here now,” said Walsh, who added “We have to get it right because we can’t afford a second shutdown” Walsh made the remarks a day after Gov. Charlie Baker laid out plans for the state’s phased reopening. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Coronavirus Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Loan Increases
The Small Business Administration has published an additional interim final rule, supplementing the previous rules for the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new rule is effective May 19, 2020 and increases certain PPP loan amounts. Comments on the change are due by June 18, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 19, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey
The Census Bureau is seeking comment on a new information collection to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of small businesses. Comments are due by July 20, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 19, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Migrant Neighbours Team Up to Make Masks to Survive
[New Frame] Migrants are particularly vulnerable to the lockdown's economic pinch, but two Joburg neighbours have pooled their resources to start a small business and feed themselves and their families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small business, big mission: Mezcal keeps its fighting spirit alive through two economic disasters
Mezcal, located in downtown San Jose, opened amid the recession of 2008. More than 10 years later, it's enduring another economic disaster. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jody Meacham Source Type: news

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey says almost 75% of small businesses applied for help from a federal loan program designed to keep workers employed during the coronavirus pandemic, but only 38% of small businesses received any money (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Survey: Oil, manufacturing had best luck with pandemic loans
Almost 75% of small businesses in a survey applied for help from a federal loan program designed to keep workers employed during the pandemic, but only 38% of small businesses received any money (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Advanced Thermal Imaging May Help Get More People Back to Work
Not all companies are rushing to bring back employees as the country reopens for physically distanced business. Coca-Cola, headquartered in Atlanta, will keep workers home, despite loosened restrictions in Georgia. Most of Morgan Stanley’s employees, spread across the United States, will continue working remotely. What will it take for people to return to work on a grander scale? Generally, state governments want to see flattened and decreasing infection rates, an increase in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and adequate hospital beds and PPE. As states move closer to their testing, tracing, and PPE ...
Source: MDDI - May 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Software Source Type: news

Walz will let stay-at-home order expire; shops can open May 18, bars, restaurants, salons June 1
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday night that Minnesota's stay-at-home order, which has long been the cornerstone of the state's Covid-19 response, will finally expire on May 18. A replacement order called "Stay Safe MN" will go into effect May 18. That order will allow for social gatherings of less than 10 people and the reopening of stores, malls and other non-essential small businesses if those businesses can follow social distancing guidelines. Walz said he expects to have a similar set of guidelines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Walz will let stay-at-home order expire; shops can open May 18, bars, restaurants, salons June 1
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday night that Minnesota's stay-at-home order, which has long been the cornerstone of the state's Covid-19 response, will finally expire on May 18. A replacement order called "Stay Safe MN" will go into effect May 18. That order will allow for social gatherings of less than 10 people and the reopening of stores, malls and other non-essential small businesses if those businesses can follow social distancing guidelines. Walz said he expects to have a similar set of guidelines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Perspective helps this father and Seattle small business co-owner cope
The co-owners of the young physical therapy practice are trying to stay present and have faith that this will end eventually. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Stiles Source Type: news

Perspective helps this father and Seattle small business co-owner cope
The co-owners of the young physical therapy practice are trying to stay present and have faith that this will end eventually. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Marc Stiles Source Type: news

Boston Considers Expanding Sidewalks, More Outdoor Dining As Coronavirus Precautions
BOSTON (CBS) – With Massachusetts announcing its plan to begin a phased reopening of the economy, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city is working on coronavirus precautions that could include expanded sidewalks and more outdoor dining options. Walsh spoke about potential changes for businesses during his daily press briefing on Monday. “As summer approaches, and as the weather brings more people outdoors, and as we prepare for a phased reopening, we want to make sure that we have enough space for safe distancing,” said Walsh. The mayor said potential options include more sidewalk room in business distri...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Coronavirus Source Type: news

Women Taking Charge during COVID-19
A Rohingya woman crosses the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh near the village of Anzuman Para in Palong Khali. Credit: UNHCR/Roger ArnoldBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, May 11 2020 (IPS) As the COVID-19 mayhem carries on in most countries, the role of mothers, daughters, and female caregivers have been affected the most. Besides looking after the household and home schooling children, they are also working on the front lines, actively or passively caring for their respective communities. Globally, women make up the majority of workers in the health and social welfare sectors. Nearly one in three women work in agriculture and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Millions of Americans who may qualify for unemployment struggle to file
Millions of people who are out of work right now are self-employed or run small businesses and normally wouldn't qualify for unemployment. But in many states, they're now eligible for help under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's "zombie economy" scheme that pays workers to stay home and NOT work while small businesses get crushed is the dumbest economic experiment ever attempted
(Natural News) The Trump administration is paying huge numbers of people more money to not work than they used to make at their jobs, so even as economies attempt to reopen, small businesses can’t find anyone who wants to work. Why should they work, after all, when they’re collecting more money to not work? How... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Nondiscrimination and Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to supplement the previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on nondiscrimination obligations and additional eligibility requirements. Comments on the changes are due by June 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NRHA and the U.S. Small Business Administration Present "Rural Providers and the Paycheck Protection Program"
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) partnered to present a series of regional webinars highlighting funding available to rural healthcare providers through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A total of six webinars will be presented on May 11 and May 12, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Overlooked small businesses are finally getting federal loans. Challenges remain
Many can now meet payroll for a few weeks – but then what? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Russ Mitchell Source Type: news

How Small Physician Practices are Struggling to Survive During Coronavirus Pandemic
As visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Telemedicine Doctors Small Business Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare United States Politics and Government Elections, House of Representatives your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Argentina Responds Boldly to Coronavirus Crisis
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 2020 (IPS) Like much of the West, Argentina did not take many early precautionary actions after the Covid-19 epidemic was confirmed in January, but became the first Latin American country to act decisively with a 12 March public health emergency declaration. The presidential decree came a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic, just over a week after the first case was detected in the republic on 3 March. Anis ChowdhuryLockdown to ‘flatten the curve’ With neither vaccine nor cure available, Argentina dec...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

High Demand Caused by COVID-19 Helps Baxter Beat 1Q20 Expectations
Baxter International is experiencing significant revenue growth because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of the virus’s impact, the Deerfield, IL-based company beat Wall Street expectations for its 1Q20 earnings. Baxter reported results of $2.8 billion, a 6% increase from the $2.6 billion reported in 1Q19. The results beat out consensus, which came in at about $2.7 billion. Higher demand for Baxter’s continuous renal placement therapy line, generic injectables and parenteral nutrition therapies, and intravenous solutions contributed to sales growth. Executives estimated that ...
Source: MDDI - May 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 Business Source Type: news

PPP loans put some workers and business owners in tough positions
The new Payroll Protection Program has processed more than $500 billion in loans to help small businesses survive the coronavirus lockdown, but critics say the PPP isn't doing what it was meant to. The loans will be forgiven only if businesses spend 75% of the money on their employees in just eight weeks. But, Ed O'Keefe reports that some workers have concerns about going back to work. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big government fail: Publicly traded companies snagged $1 billion in coronavirus relief funds meant for small businesses
(Natural News) If you ever needed another example of why it’s foolish to rely on big government to ‘solve our problems,’ this should do the trick. As most readers know, in late March Congress passed a “coronavirus stimulus package” worth some $2.2 trillion, and part of that money was supposed to be spent keeping small... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Corporate Groups and Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders
The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule to supercede all earlier versions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) interim final rule. Changes to the rule are effective May 4, 2020 and concern limitations on the amount of PPP loans that any single corporate group may receive and provide guidance on the criteria for non-bank lender participation in the program. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Disbursements
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to supplement the previously posted interim final rules with additional guidance to provide clarity on program requirements. This interim final rule supplements SBA's implementation of the Act and requests public comment by June 3, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa - When Closed Borders Become a Problem
[DW] Many African states have closed their borders due to COVID-19. The movement of goods continues, albeit slowly. For people, transiting countries is difficult and the consequences for workers and small businesses are dire. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Newsom teases announcement in 'days, not weeks' on reopening California
The governor has described the next phase of his stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of coronavirus as allowing some lower-risk businesses to reopen in communities across California, including retail locations, manufacturing sites and small businesses. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Taryn Luna, Phil Willon, John Myers Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Rolls Out U.S.$51,9 Million Cash Handouts to Combat COVID-19 Impact
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government on Thursday officially launched an emergency cash transfer programme targeting about 1 million people and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which President Arthur Peter Mutharika announced on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lipo-ImmunoTech receives grant to develop a novel cancer immunotherapy technology
(Medical University of South Carolina) Lipo-ImmunoTech, LLC, a startup based in Charleston, South Carolina, recently received a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant of just over $224,000 to continue to develop its novel adoptive cell therapy technology for cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Famous D.C. restaurant fights to stay open during coronavirus outbreak
Washington D.C.'s iconic eatery Ben's Chili Bowl is one of the capital's most famous destinations. It has served its unique menu to generations of the city's biggest stars. But now, like many other small businesses, Ben's is facing the fight of its life. Nikole Killion reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump and Fauci at odds on reopening economy
President Trump claimed the U.S. will soon be conducting 5 million coronavirus tests per day, but the current number sits around 200,000 per day. At a White House event for small businesses, Mr. Trump said the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Dr. Anthony Fauci, however, warned that rushing to reopen the country could lead to a rebound. Ben Tracy breaks down the mixed messages coming from the White House. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSF provides more support for drug discovery platform for hard-to-treat cancers
(Purdue University) Akanocure Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation to develop chemical tools and platforms to produce valuable chemical building blocks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump touts relief program as businesses struggle to get aid
President Trump claims the Paycheck Protection Program is doing its job but small business owners are still struggling to receive any help as the federal website continues to have technical glitches. Weijia Jiang reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Louis public company gets $2.375M SBA loan
A St. Louis public company has entered into a loan agreement for $2.375 million through the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Allied Healthcare Products (Nasdaq: AHPI), based on The Hill, received the loan April 22 from Jefferson Bank and Trust Co. with administration by the SBA, according to a regulatory filing. The company said it will use the money for payroll costs and other permitted uses. The loan is expected to m ature April 13, 2022… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Business owner says PPP loan program created "unfair situation"
The second round of federal small business loans designed to help them survive during the coronavirus pandemic got off to an uneven start. Banks claimed they had problems getting their loan applications into the government's overwhelmed computer system, while the L.A. Lakers basketball team was able to receive over $4 million, which they are returning. Ed O'Keefe hears from Americans who applied to the program, including a brewery owner who said the program is creating an "unfair situation." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBA: List of Rules to be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Notice from the Small Business Administration (SBA) publishing a list of rules to be reviewed pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. SBA is seeking comment on whether the rules should be continued without change, amended, or rescinded to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules upon a substantial number of small entities. Comments are due by July 27, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 28, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program: Requirements: Promissory Notes, Authorizations, Affiliation, and Eligibility
Notice of interim final rule and comment request from the Small Business Administration related to applications submitted under the Paycheck Protection Program through June 30, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. Provides clarification on loan eligibility for hospitals owned by governmental entities, among other things. The interim final rule is effective on April 28, 2020. Comments are due by May 28, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 28, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Small-business loan program resumes with new funding as the Lakers return money received in first tranche
Despite early glitches and overwhelming demand, the Small Business Administration processed more than 100,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans by more than 4,000 lenders. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Haberkorn Source Type: news

Small business loan website crashes minutes after launch as many are still without stimulus checks
The government website handling applications for the second round of small business funding crashed minutes after it went online. It's the latest frustration for people trying to survive during the pandemic. Janet Shamlian reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congress Passes Fourth Coronavirus Stimulus
A fourth coronavirus stimulus package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, was passed by Congress on April 23, 2020, and signed by the President on April 24. The $484 billion relief package replenishes a small-business loan program and provides aid to hospitals and health-care providers and funds for coronavirus testing. The measure provides $310 billion in new funding to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the CARES Act and ran out of funding last week. The measure also includes $60 billion for small business emergency loans and grants; $75 billion to reimburse ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 27, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program: Requirements: Promissory Notes, Authorizations, Affiliation, and Eligibility
Pre-publication notice of interim final rule and comment request from the Small Business Administration related to applications submitted under the Paycheck Protection Program through June 30, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. Provides clarification on loan eligibility for hospitals owned by governmental entities, among other things. The interim final rule is effective upon publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for April 28, 2020. Comments are due within 30 days of publication. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 27, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SBA: List of Rules to be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Pre-publication notice from the Small Business Administration (SBA) publishing a list of rules to be reviewed pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. SBA is seeking comment on whether the rules should be continued without change, amended, or rescinded to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules upon a substantial number of small entities. Comments are due 90 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for April 28, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 27, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘This Is Really Life or Death.’ For People With Disabilities, Coronavirus Is Making It Harder Than Ever to Receive Care
Jeiri Flores is normally a busy, upbeat 29-year-old. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, her go-to thought has been dark. “If I get this,” she thinks, “I’m gonna die.” This is not an unfounded fear. Flores has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and needs assistance with everyday tasks, including making food and getting dressed. Her disability means it’s tougher for her immune system to kick illnesses; she’s still recovering from a bout of pneumonia she had in January. So beating COVID-19 could easily mean a protracted battle and months in a hospital—a prospect that comes with a c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Trump signs fourth coronavirus relief bill into law, pushes back against USPS aid
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a nearly $500 billon coronavirus relief bill into law to expand loans for small businesses reeling from the outbreak, as his Treasury secretary promised surveillance to stop bigger companies from accessing the funds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news