NVTC's COVID-19 Resource Center

At NVTC, the health and safety of our members and everyone in our community is of the utmost importance. During these unprecedented times, NVTC remains committed to providing our members with the most relevant and timely content regarding COVID-19.  We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic and update this web page as necessary. If you have information that you would like to see include here, please send an email to Kara Mauceri, NVTC's Communications & Marketing Manager. (kmauceri@nvtc.org)



Legislative Information

Update on the CARES Act (H.R. 748)
President Trump signed off on the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) on Friday, March 27, 2020.
 
Meeting our critical national security needs requires us to maintain a skilled and highly trained workforce.  The CARES Act within the Stimulus Package offers relief to our employees who are unable to work due to government facility closures during this national emergency.    We thank our Virginia Congressional delegation, led on this issue by Senator Warner, and national  congressional and executive branch leadership for their recognition of this critical component of our economy during this unprecedented period.
 
SEC. 3610. FEDERAL CONTRACTOR AUTHORITY. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and subject to the availability of appropriations, funds made available to an agency by this Act or any other Act may be used by such agency to modify the terms and conditions of a contract, or other agreement, without consideration, to reimburse at the minimum applicable contract billing rates not to exceed an average of 40 hours per week any paid leave, including sick leave, a contractor provides to keep its employees or subcontractors in a ready state, including to protect the life and safety of Government and contractor personnel, but in no event beyond September 6 30, 2020. Such authority shall apply only to a contractor whose employees or subcontractors cannot perform work on a site that has been approved by the Federal Government, including a federally-owned or leased facility or site, due to facility closures or other restrictions, and who cannot telework because their job duties cannot be performed remotely during the public health emergency declared on January 31, 2020 for COVID–19: Provided, That the maximum reimbursement authorized by this section shall be reduced by the amount of credit a contractor is allowed pursuant to division G of Public Law 116–127 and any applicable credits a contractor is allowed under this Act.
 
Read the complete  H.R. 748 text.
Read Baker Botts' Alert: CARES Act (including information on the Paycheck Protection Plan and SBA loans)
Read Baker Botts' Alert: Federal Reserve Actions (including information on the Main Street Lending Program)
Read PNC's Summary of Recent Government Actions Supporting U.S. Businesses
Read Pillsbury's CARES Act Analysis
Read Pillsbury's Understanding SBA Loan Opportunities Under the CARES Act 
Read U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship--The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
Read Venable's CARES Act Summary


NVTC and Others Response to CARES Act for Startups/Small Tech Firms
Read the letter that NVTC co-signed regarding immediate action to ensure startups/small tech firms can access emergency relief under the newly enacted CARES Act. In less than 48 hours (on a weekend), a total of 126 pro-startup local, state, regional and national groups representing 39 states signed on to the letter. NVTC was proud to be part of this action on behalf of our members. 

March 20, 2020 Under Secretary of Defense and the DHS Director of the Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency--Memorandum regarding COVID-19: DoD/DHS Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

March 20, 2020 OMB Memo on Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 


COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition

This coalition is a private sector response to coordinate collection, aggregation, and analysis of COVID-19 data and best practices. Mayo Clinic, Leavitt Partners and several MIT faculty leaders were among the first to form this effort and asked MITRE to help coordinate the real-time data analytics effort. For more information, visit: https://c19hcc.org.

Medical Donations

Large donations (6 figures + of N95s for example) should be coordinated through the Virginia Emergency Operations Center (VEOC) and the Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST). Visit their website for more information. You can also email VEST.logistics@vdem.virginia.gov and jason.eaton@vdem.virginia.gov

Inova is currently experiencing a shortage of blood supply and inventory is expected to continue to drop with the shortage of donors due to COVID-19.  Inova Blood Donor Services has implemented extra precautions to protect donors - it is safe to give blood, and your donation will save a life.  Make an appointment at www.inovablood.org or 800-BLOOD-SAVES.

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Governor Northam Executive Orders Related to COVID-19

Order of Public Emergency Two - Order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner Declaration of Public Health Emergency  ~ March 25, 2020
Executive Order 53: Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-essential Retail Businesses, and Closure of K-12 Schools Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 23, 2020
Order of Public Emergency One - AMENDED ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR AND STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER DECLARATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.  ~ March 20, 2020
EO-52 Increases in Hospital Bed Capacity in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 20, 2020
EO-51 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 12, 2020


U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the Department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue will inform compliance assistance guidance, resources, and tools, as well as outreach approaches, that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. We need your input by March 29, 2020. Anybody who is interested can participate online here from March 23 through March 29, 2020 or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.

April 1, 2020 Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act -- U.S. Department of Labor announces new paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave covered underthe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
 
March 27, 2020 U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes More Guidance for Workers and Employers Explaining Paid Sick Leave, Expanded Family and Medical Leave Benefit

March 26, 2020 U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.    



Business Continuity Resources

Accenture’s latest point of view article:  “Human resilience: What your people need now”
Appian's HIPAA-compliant COVID-19 Response Management application
KPMG COVID-19 Resources: Resetting, Recovery, New Reality--Working together to meet the unprecedented challenges of a rapidly changing landscape to establish clarity, emerge with strength, and inspire the future of business.
       KPMG Insights:
  1. A Bridge Past COVID-19: The path for the economy
  2. Understanding the people impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  3. COVID-19: Insights on tax impacts
  4. Technology takes on greater prominence
  5. Adaptive, fact-based and humane
LiveSafe's Free COVID-19 Safety Resources App
MITRE White Paper: "Stopping COVID-19: Short-Term Actions for Long-Term Impact"
PwC’s COVID-19 Navigator--Assess the potential impact to your business and gauge your readiness to respond
Russell Reynolds Associates:  Board Leadership and Performance in a Crisis 
Safety4Data complimentary service for three months 

 


Legal Resources

Baker Botts Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Response Group 
Baker Donelson: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know 
Cohn Reznick Coronavirus Resource Center
Erickson Immigration Group COVID-19 Resources
Hunton Andrews Kurth Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Morrison Foerster Coronavirus Resource Center    
Miles & Stockbridge Coronavirus Task Force
Perkins Coie: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Businesses      
Pillsbury COVID-19 Resources
Venable LLP Resources
Williams Mullen COVID-19 Legal Resources


Virginia Small Business Resources

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT):  Resource guide on emergency financing programs available to Virginia's small businesses

WIOA Rapid Response Funding
In March 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the release of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response funding to support Northern Virginia employers to remain open during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. These funds are intended to assist local employers to avert layoffs and support other operational needs, and prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Employers with fewer than 250 employees are able to submit an application and budget to the SkillSource Group, Inc.; grant requests must not exceed $25,000. Decisions for funding approval will be made within two business days. More information can be found online at https://vcwnorthern.com/covid19-rapid-response/. 
 
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Small Business Guide--complete coronavirus coverage, updated daily with new resources to assist you and your business. 
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans--Small Business Guide and Checklist
Virginia SBDC Disaster Loan Application Virginia SBDC Network Resources for Small Businesses The Virginia SBDC is regularly hosting webinars to review the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) application process. You can watch a recording of a recent webinar here



Virginia COVID-19 Information

INOVA --The most up to date information on Inova’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) COVID-19 Emergency Student Relief Fund
Virginia.gov--The official site of the Commonwealth of Virginia 
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Loudoun County Economic Development
Prince William Country Department of Economic Development
Virginia SBDC 

Tax Resources

Virginia Tax Information
IRS Tax Information --The federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days. Visit the IRS website for the most up-to-date information.

News Articles of Interest

March 25, 2020 ExecutiveGov "House Supplemental Funding Bill to Allot $3B for Tech Modernization Fund"
March 24, 2020 Federal Times "Federal contractors face great uncertainty as coronavirus spreads"
March 23, 2020 Government Executive "White House Releases Coronavirus Guidance for Federal Contractors"


Other Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Johns Hopkins University Global Cases Map
Virginia Department of Health website 
World Health Organization (WHO)