On March 30, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 55, which incrementally increases the restrictions previously placed on Virginia businesses and residents in response to the current COVID-19 crisis.
The CARES Act creates a half-dozen new programs to help distressed businesses and workers deal with COVID-19 and related shutdowns. These programs include forgivable loans, tax credits, and expanded unemployment insurance.
On March 27, 2020, the government of the Netherlands announced that the Temporary Benefit for Self-Employed Professionals ("Tozo") will be made available this week, as should the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment ("NOW").
Under Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order effective March 24, 2020, only essential businesses or operations that employ critical infrastructure workers are allowed to continue in-person operations.
Employers of all sizes are facing unforeseen challenges because of the ongoing public health pandemic resulting from the spread of COVID-19. This Insight discusses how the governments in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are responding.