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Small Business Administration

Coronavirus Relief Information
Information on the Economic Disaster Injury Loans (EIDL)
Information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Letter from House Members to SBA Administrator Carranza 
SBA and Treasury begin unprecedented public-private mobilization effort to distribute funds
SBA Administrator implements automatic deferment on existing SBA disaster loans through the end of 2020
SBA updates criteria on states for requesting disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
SBA to provide disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Food and Drug Administration

FDA Resource Home 
Temporary Guidance on Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption 
Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 
FDA takes action to protect public health; increase supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Best Practiced for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Reporting a Temporary Closure or Significantly Reduced Production by a Human Food Establishment during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 
FDA and USDA Release Recommendations for those in the Food and Agriculture Sector Experiencing Shortages of PPE, Cloth Face Coverings, Disinfectants, and Sanitation Supplies
FDA Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Information for Consumers
FDA Industry Guidance on Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Production
FDA factsheet on use of PPE within food and agriculture sector
Best Practices for Re-opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidance on Reporting and Mitigating Animal Drug Shortages during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 
Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
FDA Food and COVID-19 PSA with Frank Yiannas
FDA Temporary Policy Regarding Packaging and Labeling of Shell Eggs Sold by Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
FDA Letter to Stakeholders: Do Not Use Ivermectin Intended for Animals as Treatment for COVID-19 in Humans, April 10, 2020
FDA Issues Best Practices on Safe Food Handling and Employee Health in Retail Food Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic, April 9, 2020
FDA Issues Guidance on Conduct and Review of Studies to Support New Animal Drug Development, April 3, 2020
FDA Briefing for Foods Stakeholders on Coronavirus Disease 2019, March 18, 2020


Other Agencies

CDC Resource Home
EPA Resource Home 
Protecting Seafood Processing Workers from COVID-19
CDC and OSHA guidance for worker safety in the meat and poultry packing industry
CDC Reopening Guidance for Restaurants and Bars 
Congressional Research Services Resource Home
CFTC extends no-action relief to market participants in response to COVID-19 
CFTC Interim Final Rule to Grant Extension of the Compliance Schedule for Initial Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis – COVID-19 resources for Indian Country
Treasury Information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
EPA Releases Temporary Guidance on Respiratory Protection for Agricultural Pesticide Handlers During COVID-19
EPA guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes
White House Executive Order on Delegating Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19 
White House and CDC 30 Days to Slow the Spread Resources, March 16, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (Small Business Administration)
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (OSHA)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak resources (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)
Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control for Farms (Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development)
National Academy of Medicine Resource Page
Department of Treasury Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions 
Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Covid Resource for Agriculture and Food Safety
CFTC Extends Certain Comment Periods in Response to COVID-19, April 10, 2020
FCC GRANTS WIRELESS ISPs TEMPORARY ACCESS TOSPECTRUM IN 5.9 GHz BAND TO MEET INCREASE IN RURAL BROADBAND DEMAND DURING PANDEMIC, March 27, 2020
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2020-002, March 19, 2020
Production of Hand Sanitizer to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 18, 2020


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