Attorneys General Urge Congress to Pass Extension for CARES Act Funding as Pandemic Impacts Economy

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. COVID-19 has negatively impacted nearly every facet of American society. In anticipation of unprecedented costs and economic disruption stemming from the pandemic, Congress passed…

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NAAG Urges Congress to Extend CARES Act Spending Deadline

With COVID-19 cases rising daily in much of the country and many states still under a health emergency declaration, we urge Congress to amend the CRF program to allow state and local governments to spend the funding at least until December 31, 2021.

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Coronavirus: Preparing an Effective State Response

This course involves a discussion on: what the coronavirus is; the current state of affairs; how it is spread, prevention, and symptoms; what states should anticipate and how to respond without immediate panic; what assistance is available; and which first steps are necessary.

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Governmental Authority to Respond to COVID-19

This course examines the legal issues surrounding governmental authority –both state and federal—to order quarantines, social distancing, and sheltering in place.

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Continuity of Operations: COVID-19

This course provides an overview of items attorney general offices should consider when developing, updating, and enacting a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Court Operations and COVID-19

This course provides a situational and operational update as to how state courts are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis.

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U.S. Coin Shortage: What Consumers Need to Know

What is the coin shortage and why is it happening? June 2020 marked the onset of yet another COVID-19-induced shortage: a deficit of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters in the cash registers of American businesses was imminent.1 On June 11, the Federal Reserve announced a temporary cap on distribution of coins to banks.2 By July,…

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The Swift Policy Response to Mortgage Delinquencies During COVID-19

Virtually overnight, large segments of the United States economy shut down in order to deal with COVID-19. Very early on it was recognized that many borrowers would have difficulty making their mortgage payment due to this unprecedented and sudden economic disruption.

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Attorneys General Ask Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose

NAAG sent a letter to the chief executive officers of Google and Apple asking them to ensure all contact tracing and exposure notification apps related to COVID-19 adequately protect consumers’ personal information.

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NAAG Urges Congress to Pass Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

Washington, D.C. — NAAG sent a letter to Congress calling for the passage of S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders (SAFR) Act. The SAFR Act would permit the families of first responders who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19 to receive the same federal benefits extended to first responders, or their…

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