The Bellevue Bulletin

COVID-19 Update 15 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 15 June, 2020

Federal Treasury’s Mnuchin seeks an additional $250 billion to replenish small-business coronavirus program On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asked Congress to commit an additional $250 billion to replenish the new $349 billion coronavirus program for small businesses, which is being overwhelmed by surging demand.  The President has said that banks have processed nearly $70 billion ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 10 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 10 June, 2020

Federal  Pace of Layoffs Eased in April After Initial Coronavirus Shutdowns According to the Labor Department, the pace of job losses due to COVID-19 shutdowns began to ease in April.  Layoffs declined from 11.5 million in March to 7.7 million in April, and the data shows that the economy has begun to restore some jobs ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates 12 June, 2020

COVID-19 Updates 12 June, 2020

Federal CDC warns U.S. may reimplement strict coronavirus measures if cases go up ‘dramatically’ The CDC and other public health officials are warning states not to reopen prematurely.  The “pandemic is not over”, said the CDC’s deputy director Jay Butler, but added that decisions regarding the reimplementation of social distancing measures will have to be ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 08 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 08 June, 2020

Federal  Civil rights groups receive a flood of corporate donations Since the killing of George Floyd, U.S. companies have pledged more than $450 million to groups focused on social and racial justice which normally depends more on individual donations. The Advancement Project said celebrities’ tweets had helped it raise $520,000 from 50,000 online donors — ... Read More
 
Gov. Wolf Announces $225 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Wolf Announces $225 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Today Gov. Wolf announced a $225 million statewide grant program to support small businesses that were impacted by COVID-19. The funding comes from federal stimulus funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  How will the funds be distributed? The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will distribute the funds to ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates 05 June, 2020

COVID-19 Updates 05 June, 2020

Federal  Mounting unemployment crisis fuels racial wealth gap The economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already staggering racial wealth gap. Black workers are more likely to be out of a job, to have lost income or to have left the labor market altogether, economic data and surveys show — and less than ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 03 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 03 June, 2020

Federal  Can a coronavirus vaccine be developed at ‘warp speed?’ Army says yes Army officials taking part in the federal government’s efforts to accelerate a potential vaccine development day that while the prospect of developing a vaccine for COVID-19 and releasing it before the year is over is ambitious, it is not impossible.  COVID-19 vaccine ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 01 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 01 June, 2020

Important announcement:  Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Extending Mail Ballot Deadline in Six Counties to June 9 Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order extending the deadline for county election offices in Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties to receive absentee or mail-in ballots by mail to 5 p.m. June 9, 2020. ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 29 May, 2020

COVID-19 Update 29 May, 2020

Federal House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules On Thursday the House passed legislation that relaxes the initial restrictions on loans from the Paycheck Protection Program. The new rules give businesses seeking full loan forgiveness more time to spend the money that they receive – 24 weeks instead of the original eight. ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates 27 May, 2020

COVID-19 Updates 27 May, 2020

Moving forward Bellevue Strategies will be sending our newsletter Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Federal  As residents perish, nursing homes fight for protection from lawsuits The nursing home industry is working to secure protections from liability in lawsuits. This comes after over 28,000 people have died of COVID-19 in care facilities. 20 states have taken action ... Read More