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Georgia COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 22, 2020

Libryo is using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates will provide highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


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Last Updated: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Executive Order 04.20.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of Georgia has published an executive order that:

-permits certain businesses like gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, beauty/hair/nail salons and professionally registered massage therapists to begin in-person Minimum Basic Operations on 24 April 2020, with strict measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus
-Minimum Basic Operations are limited to those necessary to maintain the business, facilitate work-from-home and outdoor work without regular contact with others
-reiterates that no business should allow no more than 10 people to gather in a location unless they can maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another
-expands the definition of Critical Infrastructure set out in Executive Order 04.02.20.01 to include those set out in version 3 of the Guidance on Critical Essential Infrastructure released by the US Department of Homeland Security on 17 April 2020
-encourages medical practices that elected to stop operations because of COVID-19 to begin treating patients again according to prescribed guidelines

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Notice Number: 04.20.20.01

Publication Date: 20 April 2020

Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 04.03.20.02 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-defines essential services as all activities that preserve the welfare of persons in Georgia
-includes care of family members, elderly people, children and people who are unwell in the definition of essential services and
-permits officials authorised by the Governor or the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to close down businesses not performing essential services.

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Notice Number: 04.03.20.02

Publication Date: 3 April 2020

Effective Date: 3 April 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

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Executive Order 04.03.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-authorises sheriffs of the State of Georgia to order businesses or establishments to close down if they do not comply with emergency lockdown measures and
-requires that sheriffs give establishments a reasonable period of time to comply with their directions.

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Notice Number: 04.03.20.01

Publication Date: 3 April 2020

Effective Date: 3 April 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 04.02.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-requires all persons in Georgia to comply with sanitation and social distancing guidelines
-prohibits social gatherings of more than 10 people within 6 feet of each other except for co-habitants
-requires all persons in Georgia to remain at home except to receive essential services or perform essential services or support critical infrastructure or necessary travel
-requires businesses to perform only minimum basic operations including payment of employees unless they are part of critical infrastructure
-requires employers in critical infrastructure to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among their workers
-orders the closure of all bars and entertainment venues
-prohibits receiving visitors except if someone is dying or the visitor or providing an essential service or procuring necessities and
-allows the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to order the closure of establishments not complying with the order.

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Notice Number: 04.02.20.01

Publication Date: 2 April 2020

Effective Date: 3 April 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 03.31.20.04 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-allows the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy to suspend regulations so that pharmacists can process prescriptions by computer from locations other than a pharmacy and
-orders that all regulations on secondary remote entry pharmacies, storage of drugs, dispensing practices and record-keeping must remain in force.

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Notice Number: 03.31.20.04

Publication Date: 31 March 2020

Effective Date: 31 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 03.30.20.02 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that allows private professional providers to conduct a review or inspection for building projects.

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Notice Number: 03.30.20.02

Publication Date: 30 March 2020

Effective Date: 30 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 03.26.20.02 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-extends the closure of all public elementary and secondary schools until 24 April 2020 except for distance learning and distribution of school meals
-orders the closure of post-secondary schools for in-person instruction for the rest of the semester and
-orders that the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Department of Education implement measures for the, health, safety, nutrition and education of the students during the closure.

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Notice Number: 03.26.20.02

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

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Executive Order 03.26.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that directs the Commissioner of Labor to:

-suspend regulations to increase deductible earnings thresholds on unemployment insurance claims
-suspend the maximum limits unemployment benefits payable to workers and
-make emergency rules to provide unemployment benefits to workers who cannot work due to the pandemic.

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Notice Number: 03.26.20.01

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

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Executive Order 03.25.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-extends any Georgia driver’s licenses and identification cards due to expire between 25 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 for 120 days
-suspends the requirement for drivers having moved from another state to obtain a Georgia driver’s licence until the end of the public health state of emergency
-suspends the requirement to submit ignition interlock devices for monitoring every 30 days
-allowing temporary driving permits issued to be valid for 135 days and
-allows persons disqualified from driving to apply within 120 days to have the disqualification removed during the state of emergency.

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Notice Number: 03.25.20.01

Publication Date: 25 March 2020

Effective Date: 25 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

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Executive Order 03.23.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-orders the closure of bars
-restricts all businesses and organizations from allowing more than 10 people to gather in a space that requires them to stand or be seated within 6 feet of anyone else
-allows tor the closure of businesses or establishments not complying with the order
-orders vulnerable persons to isolate themselves in their place of residence

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Notice Number: 03.23.20.01

Publication Date: 23 March 2020

Effective Date: 24 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

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Executive Order 03.20.20.02 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-permits applicants seeking building plan review or inspections to make use of private professional providers
-allows shareholder meetings to be conducted by remote communication
-relaxes the requirement that physicians and healthcare facilities using assistants must give notice of that fact in a prominent place
-allows pharmacists to dispense early refills and 90-day supply for certain prescriptions
-allows the grant of temporary licences to pharmacists licensed elsewhere
-allows for the suspension of various healthcare regulations to allow enhanced healthcare capacity

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Notice Number: 03.20.20.02

Publication Date: 20 March 2020

Effective Date: 20 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 03.16.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that orders the closure of all public elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools in Georgia from 18 March 2020 until 31 March 2020 unless it is ordered otherwise.

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Notice Number: 03.16.20.01

Publication Date: 16 March 2020

Effective Date: 18 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 03.14.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that:

-declares a public health state of emergency in Georgia
-authorizes the grant of temporary licenses to doctors and nurses licensed in other states
-allows commercial drivers to exceed the ordinary limits on hours spent driving
-prohibits price gouging
-creating a permit issuing system for large vehicles circulating for disaster relief and
-allows the government to implement information campaigns, quarantine and monitoring for COVID-19 infection.

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Notice Number: 03.14.20.01

Publication Date: 14 March 2020

Effective Date: 14 March 2020

Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
US Executive Order 13916: National Emergency Authority To Temporarily Extend Deadlines for Certain Estimated Payments

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The President of the United States has published an executive order directing the Secretary of the Treasury to consider taking action to extend deadlines for various estimated payments for importers who are suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID–19.

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Notice Number: 2020-08846

Publication Date: 23 April 2020

Effective Date: 18 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-23/pdf/2020-08846.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
US Temporary Final Rule (19 CFR Part 24): Temporary Postponement of the Time to Deposit Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

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The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the designee of the Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) has issued a temporary final rule amending the Customs and Border Protection regulations. 

The amendment temporarily postpones the deadline for importers of record with a significant financial hardship to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes, and fees that they would ordinarily be obligated to pay as of the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption.

The postponement relates to merchandise entered in March or April 2020, for a period of 90 days from the date that the deposit would otherwise have been due but for this emergency action. 

To qualify for this temporary postponement, an importer must demonstrate a significant financial hardship. An eligible importer's operation must be fully or partially suspended during March or April 2020 due to government orders limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings because of COVID-19. As a result of the suspension of its operations, the gross receipts of such importer for March 13-31, 2020, or April 2020 must be less than 60 percent of the gross receipts for the comparable period in 2019. 

An eligible importer need not file additional documentation with CBP to be eligible for this relief but must maintain documentation as part of its books and records establishing that it meets the requirements for relief.

This temporary postponement does not permit the return of any deposits of estimated duties, taxes, and/or fees that have been paid. It also does not apply to entries or withdrawals from warehouse, subject to certain specified trade remedies, and any entry summary that includes merchandise subject to those trade remedies is not eligible under this rule.

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Notice Number: 2020-08618

Publication Date: 22 April 2020
Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-22/pdf/2020-08618.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 04.23.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has renewed the Executive Order that declared a State of Emergency until 7 May 2020.

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Notice Number: 04.23.20.01

Publication Date: 23 April 2020

Effective Date: 23 April 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/04.23.20.01%20(1).pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 04.23.20.02 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has published an executive order that provides permits various businesses to resume in-person operation as long as various measures are in place to mitigate the exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Notice Number: 04.23.20.02

Publication Date: 23 April 2020

Effective Date: 23 April 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/04.23.20.02%20(2).pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 04.27.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that, amongst other provisions, extends the timeline for certain routine food service establishment inspections, and also defines hand sanitizer.

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Notice Number: 04.27.20.01

Publication Date: 28 April 2020

Effective Date: 27 April 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/04.27.20.01.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

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The President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act into law to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

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Notice Number: 116-136

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 27 April 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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The President has signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act into law to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers, and COVID-19 testing.

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Notice Number: 116-139

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 24 April 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr266/BILLS-116hr266enr.pdf

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Proclamation 10014 (US)

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The President of the United States has signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants. The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, 23 April 2020 and expires in 60 days, unless continued by the President. 

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Notice Number: 2020-09068

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 23 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-27/pdf/2020-09068.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 04.30.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that renews the Public Health State of Emergency that was declared on March 14 and renewed on April 8 until June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM unless further extended. Various orders, including one to Shelter in Place are extended until that date.

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Notice Number: 04.30.20.01

Publication Date: 30 April 2020

Effective Date: 30 April 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/04.30.20.01.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
13 CFR Part 120: Small Business Administration Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Additional Criterion for Seasonal Employers

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the U.S. Department of the Treasury to issue regulations for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), including regulations that allow additional lenders to originate loans and establish terms and conditions.

In this interim final rule, Treasury authorizes all lenders eligible to originate loans under the PPP to use an alternative criterion for calculating the maximum loan amount for PPP loans issued to seasonal employers.

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Notice Number: 2020-09239

Publication Date: 30 April 2020

Effective Date: 30 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-30/pdf/2020-09239.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Corporate Groups and Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders (Small Business Administration)

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The Small Business Administration has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by limiting the amount of Paycheck Protection Program loans that any single corporate group may receive, and provides additional guidance on the criteria for non-bank lender participation in the PPP.

This interim final rule applies to applications submitted under the Paycheck Protection Program through June 30, 2020, or until funds made available for this purpose are exhausted.

Comments must be received on or before June 3, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-09576

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09576.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants, and Beneficiaries Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak (IRS)

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The Employee Benefits Security Administration and Internal Revenue Services have published a document announcing the extension of certain timeframes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code for group health plans, disability and other welfare plans, pension plans, and participants and beneficiaries of these plans during the COVID-19 National Emergency.

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Notice Number: 2020-09399

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09399.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 13920: Securing the United States Bulk-Power System (US)

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The President of the United States of America has declared a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk-power system, and has prohibited certain actions relating to bulk-power system electric equipment.

These include acquisition, importation, transfer, or installation of any bulk-power system electric equipment where the transaction involves any property in which any foreign country or one of its nationals has any interest, where the transaction was initiated after the date of this order, and where certain officials have determined that:

- the transaction involves bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary; and

- the transaction:

- poses an undue risk of sabotage to or subversion of the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, distribution, installation, operation, or maintenance of the bulk-power system in the United States;
- poses an undue risk of catastrophic effects on the security or resiliency of United States critical infrastructure or the economy of the United States; or
- otherwise poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons.

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Notice Number: 2020-09695

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 1 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09695.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 13917: Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19

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The President of the United States of America has signed an executive order relating to beef, pork and poultry processors.

The order provides that it is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry in the food supply chain continue operating and fulfilling orders to ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans. However, outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at some processing facilities have led to a reduction in some of those facilities' production capacity. In addition, recent actions in some States have led to the complete closure of some large processing facilities. Such actions may differ from or be inconsistent with interim guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor entitled “Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers” providing for the safe operation of such facilities.

Closures threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure during the national emergency. Given the high volume of meat and poultry processed by many facilities, any unnecessary closures can quickly have a large effect on the food supply chain.

The executive order delegates authority to the Secretary of Agriculture to take action to ensure that meat and poultry processors continue operations consistent with the guidance for their operations jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.

Under the delegation of authority provided in the order, the Secretary of Agriculture may identify additional specific food supply chain resources that require the same treatment.

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Notice Number: 2020-09536

Publication Date: 1 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-01/pdf/2020-09536.pdf

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17 CFR Parts 227 and 239: Temporary Amendments to Regulation Crowdfunding (SEC)

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is adopting temporary final rules to facilitate capital formation for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The temporary final rules are intended to expedite the offering process for smaller, previously established companies directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19 that are seeking to meet their funding needs through the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding.

The temporary final rules are designed to facilitate this offering process by providing tailored, conditional relief from certain requirements of Regulation Crowdfunding relating to the timing of the offering and the availability of financial statements required to be included in issuers' offering materials while retaining appropriate investor protections.

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Notice Number: 2020-09806

Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-07/pdf/2020-09806.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Federal Delay in Opening of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a delay in the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The EEOC expects to begin collecting the 2020 EEO-3 and the 2020 EEO-5 in January 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the surveys will open as soon as it is available.

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Notice Number: 2020-09876

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-08/pdf/2020-09876.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Nondiscrimination and Additional Eligibility Criteria

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted an interim final rule that supplements previously posted rules relating to the Paycheck Protection Program by providing guidance on nondiscrimination obligations and additional eligibility requirements, and requests public comment.

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program. The program is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA posted additional interim final rules on April 3, 2020, April 14, 2020, April 24, 2020, April 28, 2020, and April 30, 2020 and the Department of the Treasury posted an additional interim final rule on April 28, 2020. This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules.

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Notice Number: 2020-09963

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Effective Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-08/pdf/2020-09963.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Executive Order 05.08.20.01 (Georgia): Temporarily Extending the Thirty-Day Renewal Requirement for Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order temporarily extending the thirty-day renewal requirement for Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses.

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Notice Number: 05.08.20.01

Publication Date: 8th May 2020

Effective Date: 8th May 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/05.08.20.01.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Guidance Documents Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Availability (Food and Drug Administration)

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The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of guidance documents related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The guidance documents have been implemented without prior comment, but they remain subject to comment at any time. Some examples of the documents include temporary policies regarding:

- Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (March 2020)
- Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Chain Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (April 2020)
- Packaging and Labeling of Shell Eggs Sold by Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (April 2020)

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Notice Number: 2020-10146

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-12/pdf/2020-10146.pdf

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Executive Order 05.12.20.01 (Georgia)

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order terminating Executive order 04.23.20.01 titled "Drivers Services" at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 11, 2020.

The Department of Drivers Services must implement a process for those who received a driver's license without completing an on-the-road test to complete the test no later than 30 September, 2020.

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Notice Number: 05.12.20.01

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Effective Date: 12 May 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/05.12.20.01.pdf

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Executive Order 05.12.20.02 (Georgia): Reviving a Healthy Georgia

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that provides that:

- all residents and visitors of the State of Georgia are encouraged to wear face coverings outside their homes or place of residence
- no business may allow gatherings of people
- vulnerable persons must shelter in place until June 12

Detailed orders are also set out for restaurants and dining services, businesses, the healthcare sector, education and children, and government.

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Notice Number: 05.12.20.02

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Effective Date: 12 May 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/05.12.20.02.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Temporary Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2B Nonimmigrants Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency (Department of Homeland Security)

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The Department of Homeland Security has published a temporary final rule that, as a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. economy and international travel caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, amends the regulations regarding certain temporary nonagricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2B nonimmigrant classification.

The Department is temporarily removing certain limitations on employers or U.S. agents seeking to hire certain H-2B workers already in the United States to provide temporary labor or services essential to the U.S. food supply chain, and certain H-2B workers, who are essential to the U.S. food supply chain, seeking to extend their stay.

This final rule is effective from May 14, 2020, through May 15, 2023. Employers may request the flexibilities under this rule by filing an H-2B petition, including the new attestation and all required evidence, on or after the effective date of this rule and until 120 days thereafter. 

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Notice Number: 2020-10486

Publication Date: 14th May 2020

Effective Date: 14th May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-14/pdf/2020-10486.pdf

© Georgia.gov. All rights reserved


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan Request

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On April 24, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule relating to promissory notes, authorizations, affiliation, and eligibility in connection with the implementation of a temporary new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program.” The Paycheck Protection Program was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). The SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements its implementation of the Act and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10649

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10649.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Loan Increases

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on the ability to increase certain PPP loans, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10658

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10658.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Eligibility of Certain Electric Cooperatives

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on additional eligibility requirements for certain electric cooperatives, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10674

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10674.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Treatment of Entities With Foreign Affiliates

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This interim final rule supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on additional eligibility requirements related to entities with foreign affiliates, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10967

Publication Date: 21 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-21/pdf/2020-10967.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Second Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan and Lender Reporting

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On May 8, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule relating to the extension of a safe harbor with respect to a certification required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) in connection with the implementation of a temporary new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program.” This interim final rule revises the interim final rule posted on May 8, 2020, and published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2020, by extending the date by which certain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may repay their loans from May 14, 2020 to May 18, 2020, in order to avail themselves of a safe harbor with respect to the certification required by the Act, and by extending the timeframe for submission of the initial SBA Form 1502 report for PPP loans. This interim final rule supplements SBA's implementation of the Act and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-11292

Publication Date: 26 May 2020

Effective Date: 26 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-26/pdf/2020-11292.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

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The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. The restrictions will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-11145

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/pdf/2020-11145.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico

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The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. The restrictions will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020. 

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Notice Number: 2020-11154

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/pdf/2020-11154.pdf

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Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the Federative Republic of Brazil

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The Secretary of Homeland Security has announced a decision to implement enhanced protocols for persons entering the US from Brazil by directing all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present in Brazil to arrive at one of the airports where the Government is focusing public health resources. This is in addition to protocols implemented in the past for flights from other countries.

The document also adds two airports (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH)) to the list of airports where such flights may land.

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Notice Number: 2020-11576

Publication Date: 28 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-28/pdf/2020-11576.pdf

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Amendment to Proclamation of May 24, 2020, Suspending Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

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The President has issued a Proclamation that amends the Proclamation 10041 of May 24, 2020, titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus” to make the effective date of that Proclamation 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, 2020. Proclamation 10041 does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-11670

Publication Date: 28 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-28/pdf/2020-11670.pdf

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Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

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The Executive Office of the President has released a proclamation that suspends and limits entry into the United States of all aliens who were physically present within the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. The effective date is indicated in the Proclamation as 28 May 2020, although this date was later amended in Proclamation 10042 to 26 May 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-11616

Publication Date: 28 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-28/pdf/2020-11616.pdf

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Executive Order 05.28.20.01 (Georgia): Renewing Public Health State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that renews the Public Health State of Emergency that was set to expire on June, 12, 2020, so that it shall now terminate on July 12, 2020 at 11.59pm unless renewed by the Governor. 

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Notice Number: 05.28.20.01

Publication Date: 28 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 May 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/05.28.20.01_0.pdf

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Executive Order 05.28.20.02 (Georgia): Reviving a Healthy Georgia

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that provides ongoing direction for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19, including detailed orders for retailers, restaurant and dining services, general industry, and education facilities.

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Notice Number: 05.28.20.02

Publication Date: 28 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 May 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/05.28.20.02.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Loan Forgiveness

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA posted various additional interim final rules, and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) posted an additional interim final rule on April 27, 2020.

This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules in order to help PPP borrowers prepare and submit loan forgiveness applications as provided for in the CARES Act, help PPP lenders who will be making the loan forgiveness decisions, inform borrowers and lenders of SBA's process for reviewing PPP loan applications and loan forgiveness applications, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-11536

Publication Date: 1 June 2020

Effective Date: 28 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-01/pdf/2020-11536.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA posted additional interim final rules on various dates and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) posted an additional interim final rule on April 27, 2020. SBA and Treasury posted an interim final rule on Loan Forgiveness contemporaneously with this interim final rule on May 22, 2020.

This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules in order to inform borrowers and lenders of SBA's process for reviewing PPP loan applications and loan forgiveness applications, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-11533

Publication Date: 1 June 2020

Effective Date: 28 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-01/pdf/2020-11533.pdf

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

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The President has signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act that modifies provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program implemented in response to COVID-19 (i.e. coronavirus disease 2019).

Specifically, the law:

- establishes a minimum maturity of five years for a paycheck protection loan with a remaining balance after forgiveness
- extends the covered period during which a loan recipient may use such funds for certain expenses while remaining eligible for forgiveness
- raises the non-payroll portion of a forgivable covered loan amount from the current 25% up to 40%
- extends the period in which an employer may rehire or eliminate a reduction in employment, salary, or wages that would otherwise reduce the forgivable amount of a paycheck protection loan. (However, the forgivable amount must be determined without regard to a reduction in the number of employees if the recipient is (1) unable to rehire former employees and is unable to hire similarly qualified employees, or (2) unable to return to the same level of business activity due to compliance with federal requirements or guidance related to COVID-19.)
- revises the deferral period for paycheck protection loans, allowing recipients to defer payments until they receive compensation for forgiven amounts (Recipients who do not apply for forgiveness shall have 10 months from the program's expiration to begin making payments.)
- eliminates a provision that makes a paycheck protection loan recipient who has such indebtedness forgiven ineligible to defer payroll tax payments
- is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO) and the Senate PAYGO rule

[Adapted from a summary by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.]

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Notice Number: H.R.7010

Publication Date: 5 June 2020

Effective Date: 5 June 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr7010/BILLS-116hr7010enr.pdf

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Executive Order 06.11.20.01 (Georgia): Reviving a Healthy Georgia

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that addresses ongoing emergency response efforts in response to COVID-19. Provisions include the following, and unless otherwise noted are effective between June 16 and 30:

- Those sixty-five years of age or older are no longer required to shelter in place unless they meet a number of criteria relating to health risks.
- Gatherings of more than fifty people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person. This rule does not apply to critical infrastructure entities, incidental or transitory groupings, or cohabitating individuals.
- In restaurants and dining rooms, there is no longer a party maximum for the number of people who can sit together. There is no longer a limit on the number of patrons allowed per square foot. Workers at restaurants, dining rooms, banquet facilities, private event facilities, and private reception venues are only required to wear face coverings when they are interacting with patrons. In a bar, now you can have fifty people – up from twenty-five – or thirty-five percent of total listed fire capacity, whichever is greater. For salad bars and buffets, a worker can use cafeteria-style service to serve patrons or the establishment can provide hand sanitizer, install a sneeze guard, enforce social distancing, and regularly replace shared utensils to allow patron self-service.
- Effective July 1, a “convention” may occur if it meets twenty-one specific requirements in addition to the requirements for non-critical infrastructure entities.
- Effective July 1, a “live performance venue” may reopen for business if it complies with specific criteria based on whether it is designated Tier I, II, or III.
- At indoor movie theaters and cinemas, there is no longer a limit on the number of people who may sit together in a party. Walk-ins are now allowed at body art studios, barber shops, hair salons, their respective schools, massage therapy establishments, and tanning facilities subject to specific requirements.
- Mandatory requirements for operating non-critical infrastructure businesses, for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and organizations are extended through the end of the month. Specific requirements for previously closed businesses remain in effect.

Adapted from the Press Release at https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2020-06-11/gov-kemp-signs-new-covid-19-executive-order

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Notice Number: 06.11.20.01

Publication Date: 11 June 2020

Effective Date: 11 June 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/06.11.20.01.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Revisions to First Interim Final Rule

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted on its website an interim final rule relating to the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). Section 1102 of the Act temporarily adds a new product, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 7(a) Loan Program. Subsequently, SBA issued a number of interim final rules implementing the Paycheck Protection Program. On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act) was signed into law, amending the CARES Act.

This interim final rule revises SBA's interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2020, by changing key provisions, such as the loan maturity, deferral of loan payments, and forgiveness provisions, to conform to the Flexibility Act. SBA also is making conforming amendments to the use of PPP loan proceeds for consistency with amendments made in the Flexibility Act. Several of these amendments are retroactive to the date of enactment of the CARES Act, as required by section 3(d) of the Flexibility Act.

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Notice Number: 2020-12909

Publication Date: 16 June 2020

Effective Date: 27 June 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-16/pdf/2020-12909.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Revisions to the Third and Sixth Interim Final Rules

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted on its website an interim final rule relating to the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) (published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2020). Section 1102 of the Act temporarily adds a new product, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. Subsequently, SBA and Treasury issued additional interim final rules implementing the Paycheck Protection Program. On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act) was signed into law, amending the CARES Act.

This interim final rule revises interim final rules posted on SBA's website on April 14, 2020 (published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2020) and April 28, 2020 (published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2020), by changing provisions to conform to the Flexibility Act. Several of these amendments are retroactive to the date of enactment of the CARES Act, as required by section 3(d) of the Flexibility Act.

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Notice Number: 2020-13293

Publication Date: 19 June 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-19/pdf/2020-13293.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

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The Secretary of Homeland Security has announced the continuation of the temporarily limit on travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document.

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Notice Number: 2020-13676

Publication Date: 24 June 2020

Effective Date: 23 March 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-24/pdf/2020-13676.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico

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The Secretary of Homeland Security has announced the continuation of the temporarily limit on travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document.

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Notice Number: 2020-13677

Publication Date: 24 June 2020

Effective Date: 23 March 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-24/pdf/2020-13677.pdf

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Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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The President has released a proclamation extending Proclamation 10014 with regards to the suspension of entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the United States labor market during the economic recovery following the 2019 novel Coronavirus outbreak.

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Notice Number: 2020-13888

Publication Date: 25 June 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-25/pdf/2020-13888.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Revisions to Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures Interim Final Rules

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration posted on its website an interim final rule relating to the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) (published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2020). Section 1102 of the Act temporarily adds a new product, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program.

Subsequently, SBA and Treasury issued additional interim final rules implementing the Paycheck Protection Program. On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act) was signed into law, amending the CARES Act. This interim final rule revises interim final rules posted on SBA's and the Department of the Treasury's websites on May 22, 2020 (published on June 1, 2020, in the Federal Register), by changing key provisions to conform to the Flexibility Act. Several of these amendments are retroactive to the date of enactment of the CARES Act, as required by section 3(d) of the Flexibility Act.

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Notice Number: 2020-13782

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

Effective date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-26/pdf/2020-13782.pdf

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Executive Order 06.29.20.01 (Georgia): Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that renews the public health state of emergency last renewed on May 28, 2020, in response to COVID-19.

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Notice Number: 06.29.20.01

Publication Date: 29 June 2020

Effective Date: 29 June 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/06.29.20.01.pdf

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Executive Order 06.29.20.02 (Georgia): Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that provides additional guidance for empowering a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19.

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Notice Number: 06.29.20.02

Publication Date: 29 June 2020

Effective Date: 29 June 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/06.29.20.02.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Certain Eligible Payroll Costs

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted on its website an interim final rule relating to the implementation of Sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) (published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2020). Section 1102 of the Act temporarily adds a new product, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 7(a) Loan Program. Subsequently, SBA issued a number of interim final rules implementing the Paycheck Protection Program.

This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules by providing additional guidance on certain eligible payroll costs.

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Notice Number: 2020-14128

Publication Date: 30 June 2020

Effective date: 26 March 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-30/pdf/2020-14128.pdf

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Amendment to Proclamation 10052

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The President of the United States of America amended proclamation 10052 dealing with "Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak" by noting that the limit to entry applies to anyone who does not have a valid nonimmigrant visa in the same category in which he or she is seeking entry.

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Notice Number: 2020-14510

Publication Date: 2 July  2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-02/pdf/2020-14510.pdf

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Executive Order 07.15.20.01 (Georgia): Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that extends and revises numerous directives relating to the COVID-19 response, such as:

- prohibiting the gathering of more than 50 people in a single location, with exceptions
- encouraging the use of face coverings outside places of residence
- detailing directives for all businesses and institutions, and specific requirements for restaurants and dining services, food establishments, education facilities, and personal care services.

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Notice Number: 07.15.20.01

Publication Date: 15 July 2020

Effective Date: 15 July 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/07.15.20.01.pdf

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Community Advantage Pilot Program Temporary Changes-Community Advantage Recovery Loans

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The Community Advantage (CA) Pilot Program is a pilot program to increase SBA-guaranteed loans to small businesses in underserved areas. In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, SBA has developed a new, temporary CA loan product titled “Community Advantage Recovery Loans” (CA Recovery Loans) for eligible CA Lenders to provide technical and financial assistance to assist small businesses located in underserved areas with retooling their business models for the COVID-19 environment and building financial resiliency against potential future disruptions. SBA is issuing this document to provide the specific requirements for CA Recovery Loans.

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Notice Number: 2020-14852

Publication Date: 15th July 2020

Effective Date: 15th July 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-15/pdf/2020-14852.

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico

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The Secretary of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue temporarily limiting the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document.

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Notice Number: 2020-15954

Publication Date: 22 July 2020

Effective Date: 22 July 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-22/pdf/2020-15954.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable To Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

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The Secretary of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue temporarily limiting the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document.

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Notice Number: 2020-15955

Publication Date: 22 July 2020

Effective Date: 22 July 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-22/pdf/2020-15955.pdf

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Executive Order 07.31.20.01 (Georgia): Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order that renews the Public Health State of Emergency in response to COVID-19, and extends it until September 10, 2020 at 11h59pm.

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Notice Number: 07.31.20.01

Publication Date: 31 July 2020

Effective Date: 31 July 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/07.31.20.01%20(1).pdf

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Executive Order 07.31.20.02 (Georgia): Empowering a Healthy Georgia

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The Governor of the State of Georgia has signed an Executive Order providing guidance for empowering a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19, including social distancing, restrictions on gatherings, and specific requirements for businesses.

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Notice Number: 07.31.20.02

Publication Date: 31 July 2020

Effective Date: 31 July 2020

Source: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/07.31.20.02%20(1).pdf

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