Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

Washington, DC…The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time. The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world. Our nation’s first priority is to care for those afflicted and to limit the […]

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test.  “The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC…Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order for 40 Million Californians

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order for 40 Million Californians

Sacramento, CA…Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in […]

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

Washington, DC…Thank you very much, everyone. Thank you. Progress being made. And I appreciate you all joining us. Last night, the FDA announced groundbreaking new policies to further increase testing very substantially so. All states can now authorize tests developed and used within their borders, in addition to the FDA. So the states are very […]

Tom Brady Thanks Patriots & Makes Plans to Play Elsewhere this Year

Tom Brady Thanks Patriots & Makes Plans to Play Elsewhere this Year

Foxboro, MA…Tom Brady tweeted the following…”To all my teammates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization. I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am […]

NIH Clinical Trial of Potential Vaccine for COVID-19 Begins. Study Enrolling Seattle-Based Volunteers

NIH Clinical Trial of Potential Vaccine for COVID-19 Begins.  Study Enrolling Seattle-Based Volunteers

Seattle, WA…A Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an investigational vaccine designed to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in Seattle. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is funding the trial. KPWHRI is part of NIAID’s Infectious Diseases […]

CDC Recommends Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events of 50 or More Be Canceled

CDC Recommends Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events of 50 or More Be Canceled

Atlanta, GA…Guidance as of 3/15/2020, Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These […]

All Vail Resorts Will Close from March 15 – March 22 Says CEO Rob Katz

All Vail Resorts Will Close from March 15 – March 22 Says CEO Rob Katz

Broomfield, CO…This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. With 37 resorts spread across 15 states and three countries, we – like the rest of the world – have been closely tracking every new development related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with local health officials for guidance. Without question, our […]