The Bellevue Bulletin

COVID-19 Update 03/31/2020

COVID-19 Update 03/31/2020

Federal  Special Series: All this week, Bellevue Strategies will be going into depth on certain sections of the CARES and Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that were passed at the federal level. Today, we will focus on changes to unemployment compensation.  FFCRA allowed states greater access to emergency funds to provide unemployment compensation to ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 03/30/2020

COVID-19 Update 03/30/2020

Federal Special Series: All this week, Bellevue Strategies will be going into depth on certain sections of the CARES Act that was signed into law on Friday. Today, we will be focusing on the Paycheck Protection Program and updates to the Paid Family Leave Act.  Please reach out if you want additional information or would ... Read More
 
Starbucks offers free coffee to COVID-19 front-line responders

Starbucks offers free coffee to COVID-19 front-line responders

Starting Wednesday, March 25, through May 3, any customer who identifies as a front-line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge. The Starbucks Foundation has also pledged to donate $500,000 to support U.S. front-line responders with equal donations to Direct Relief, to support the delivery of personal protective equipment and ... Read More
 
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This attached guide will ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 03/27/2020

COVID-19 Update 03/27/2020

Federal  President Trump signs the $2 trillion CARES Act  Today President Trump signed the $2 trillion Coronavirus rescue package into law. The bipartisan legislation, referred to as the CARES Act, is the third aid package that Congress passed this month. The CARES Act is the largest rescue package in American history. This vote comes after ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 03/26/2020

COVID-19 Update 03/26/2020

Federal  Happy 80th Birthday Nancy Pelosi!  Here is a more detailed look at the Federal Stimulus Package that passed in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th:  $150 billion relief package for States – PA receives  $4,964,000 million.  $1.5 billion to Economic Development Administration for economic adjustment assistance to revitalize local communities after the pandemic. $30 ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update (03/25/2020)

COVID-19 Update (03/25/2020)

Federal  Stimulus Bill:  The Senate passed the $2 trillion rescue package last night. The bill will not be voted in the House until Thursday.  The bill includes:  $130 billion for hospitals  Extensive oversight of a $500 billion fund for corporations including a provision that the Trump family business and any senior government official can not ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update, 03/24/2020

COVID-19 Update, 03/24/2020

Federal Stimulus Bill:  Throughout the day, leadership from both parties in Washington have said they are extremely close to finalizing a bill.  Democrats were able to ensure that there will be oversight of a $500 billion fund for affected corporations. There would be an inspector general and a five-person congressional panel to oversee the pot ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates, 03/22/2020

COVID-19 Updates, 03/22/2020

Federal Stimulus Plan in Doubt  Senate Democrats blocked action on the stabilization plan because it did not have strong protections for workers and favored big business. Democrats have concerns that the bill does not prevent industries from laying off their workforce even when they receive federal funds.  President Trump’s Press Conference today gave the following ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update, 03/19/2020

COVID-19 Update, 03/19/2020

Federal  Here is a more in-depth version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act would provide: *If you would like to have a more in-depth look at this legislation, please reach out to a Bellevue Strategies associate* Free coronavirus testing. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): FMLA has been extended to cover the inability to ... Read More