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(UPDATED): Kentucky releases new business reopening requirements

UPDATE: On May 10, Kentucky released revised minimum requirements for businesses to follow, starting on May 11.  Kentucky has released new requirements for businesses reopenings throughout the Commonwealth. The requirements include minimum requirements that are applicable to all businesses as well as new minimum requirements for specific industries. The requirements…

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Resources for Back on Track Indiana

Indiana will be following a five-stage process to reopen its economy, according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Initiative. The plan includes a timeline for reopening businesses; guidance for employers to ensure the health and safety of employees, vendors, partners, and customers; and steps the state will take…

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Guest Post: PLAN NOW FOR PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS

The Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) has provided some $660 billion in loans to businesses to fund payroll and other expenses. We have reviewed aspects of the PPP in several prior articles including HERE and HERE. One of the most enticing elements of the PPP is that while the funds are disbursed as…

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GLI urges reevaluation of certain business reopening requirements in Kentucky

In a letter to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and senior members of his administration, GLI urged a reevaluation of certain business reopening requirements. Specifically, GLI highlighted the challenges of mandated masking and temperature taking for employers and requested increased flexibility for businesses. Read the full letter below.

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GLI urges Kentucky to prioritize reopening child care centers

In a letter to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, GLI stressed the need for reopening child care centers in the Commonwealth. “At a time when we badly need to be bringing employees back to work, we fear that many will be unable to return to their places of business without wide…

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefs GLI members on Congress’ response to COVID-19

This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefed GLI members on how Congress is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kentucky announces business reopenings in May

This week, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced a timeline for business reopenings in Kentucky as well as important guidelines for businesses to follow.

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Next steps from Congress on COVID-19

What can we expect next from Congress as the country continues grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic?

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More funds for small businesses in CARES Act 2.0

Updated on April 24, 2020, at 1:19pm The President has signed into law federal legislation to appropriate more COVID-19 funding for small businesses and to support health care systems and public health. The new law includes more money for programs like the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans…

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(UPDATED) Kentucky announces new process for business reopenings

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced a new process to help guide business reopening efforts in the Commonwealth. Under the “Healthy at Work” initiative, industry groups, trade associations, and individuals businesses “that are closed due to COVID-19” may submit reopening proposals and strategies to the Office of the Governor and the…

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