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COVID-19 Update 10 July, 2020

COVID-19 Update 10 July, 2020

Federal  Pediatricians split with Trump on school reopening threats The American Academy of Pediatrics is joining teacher’s unions and school superintendents in blasting the Trump administration as they threaten to withhold federal funds from schools that do not fully reopen in the fall. The support of the children’s doctors with unions and superintendents is significant, ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 08 July, 2020

COVID-19 Update 08 July, 2020

Federal  Congress wary on future aid as well-connected businesses rake in millions The revelation that well-heeled businesses and nonprofits benefited from emergency small business loans is making it more likely that Congress will impose new limits on aid in its next rescue plan for employers and workers. Lawmakers found out this week that recipients of ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates 06 July, 2020

COVID-19 Updates 06 July, 2020

 Employers Find Testing Employees More Trouble Than It’s Worth Many employers are not going to mass test their employees when they reopen citing cost and that tests only measure one point in time.  Although tests are supposed to be covered by insurance, many insurers do not cover multiple tests, which has also caused issues for ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update July 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update July 1, 2020

Federal  CDC CAUTIONS COLLEGES AGAINST ‘ENTRY TESTING’ FOR COVID-19: The CDC is cautioning colleges and universities against testing all of their students and faculty for the novel coronavirus before allowing them onto campus.  The CDC suggested broader testing for people who have been in contact with infected patients in settings where the disease can quickly ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance

COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance

Please reach out to Julie Platt MPH/MSW, (julie@bellevuestrategies.com) if you have questions about how to apply for this fund. Bellevue Strategies can walk you through the process.  What can the grants be used for?  Payroll  Medical leave  Healthcare  Rent  Utilities  Marketing related to COVID-19  Technology to run business as a result of COVID-19  Eligibility:  Be ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 24 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 24 June, 2020

Important update on COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance :   The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. This is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows.  The first ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Updates 22 June, 2020

COVID-19 Updates 22 June, 2020

Federal  ‘We are filling the stockpile in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall’: Government preparing for coronavirus second wave Safe is always better than sorry, and so, the United States is “Filling a stockpile in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall,” said White House trade adviser Peter Navarro.  Dr. Anthony Fauci ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 19 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 19 June, 2020

Federal Debate rages over new lifeline for small business as loan program ends The Paycheck Protection Program is going to be ending soon. That’s spurring a debate in Washington over how to provide a new lifeline to the beleaguered businesses. There is still $130 billion left unspent in the so-called Paycheck Protection Program, lobbyists say ... Read More
 
My statement on restoration of $350,000 in funding to the African American Museum of Philadelphia: Black arts and culture matter

My statement on restoration of $350,000 in funding to the African American Museum of Philadelphia: Black arts and culture matter

From Mustafa Rashed, President and CEO of Bellevue Strategies “Thank you to Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia City Council for restoring $350,000 in funding for the African American Museum in Philadelphia. On behalf of all the board, the community, and all the allies who worked tirelessly on this effort we want you to know we ... Read More
 
COVID-19 Update 17 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update 17 June, 2020

Federal  Nursing homes go unchecked as fatalities mount Thousands of nursing homes across the country have not been checked to see if staff are following proper procedures to prevent coronavirus transmission.  Medicare and Medicaid chief Seema Verma said that states that fail to complete inspections by July 31 risk losing federal recovery funds.  Many states ... Read More