COVID-19 Resources

CARES ACT PPP Updates: What A PPP Borrower Needs to Know

CARES ACT PPP Updates: What A PPP Borrower Needs to Know

On May 13th, 2020 the SBA released the updated PPP FAQ 46 guidance, as well as a new FAQ 47 guidance. The SBA originally provided a safe harbor deadline of May 7, 2020 for PPP applicants who lacked an adequate basis for the certification to return their loans. This deadline was extended to May 18th, 2020 by FAQ 47, and additional guidance on how SBA will review the certification was just released in FAQ 46. On May 15th, the U.S. Treasury Department finally issued the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions. You can access this form HERE. Read the full post here.


New D.C. Emergency COVID-19 Omnibus Bill Passed in May, 2020: What You Need to Know

New D.C. Emergency COVID-19 Omnibus Bill Passed in May, 2020: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, May, 5, 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia passed the Coronavirus Omnibus Emergency Amendment Act of 2020. The Omnibus Bill is retroactive to March 11, 2020. As emergency legislation, the Omnibus Bill will go into effect upon the Mayor’s signature or, if she does not sign it sooner, May 19, 2020. The bill will amend and supplement the three prior COVID-19 emergency legislative measures enacted in DC. Read the full post here.


Legislative Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and (UPDATED 4/11/2020) SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and (UPDATED 4/11/2020) SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The Federal Government has passed two (2) federal loan programs available to businesses and non-profits seeking relief from the economic impact of COVID-19.  These programs are independent, and applicants may obtain relief under one or both of these programs. More guidance from lenders and from the SBA will be forthcoming, but the general framework of each loan program can be [read here].


Reference for D.C. Agency Schedule’s and Processes During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

Reference for D.C. Agency Schedule’s and Processes During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

We have compiled below relevant information pertaining to D.C. Government Agencies in-person closures and changes for important deadlines or online filing information. We are constantly updating this list as new information becomes available. (Click here to read more)



Quick Reference: Washington Post lists what is considered essential business in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Quick Reference: Washington Post lists what is considered essential business in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

March 25, 2020

Confused about what is considered “Essential work” from state to state? Check out the link below:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/what-is-an-essential-business/2020/03/23/83fadd6a-6d53-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html

For more information and resources as the COVID19 response evolves click here to read more.


What You Need to Know About SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Available to DMV Area Businesses

March 20, 2020

On March 6th, 2020, the President signed H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act into law. The bill provided an $8.3 billion package to different levels of government and for direct assistance for affected small businesses to respond to the coronavirus. Critically, the bill provided $1 billion in loan subsidies to be made available to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture producers, and non-profit organizations which have been impacted by financial losses as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. (click here to read more)


D.C. Emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Legislation: Critical Information for District CBEs, Small Businesses and Non-Profits

March 18, 2020

On March 17th , the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed a consensus
emergency bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting the nation. The
“COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020”
 is emergency legislation, and thus
will immediately become law with the Mayor’s signature. It will remain in effect for 90 days,
though a Temporary bill, which will require a second Council vote, will ensure it remains in
effect for 270 days. (click here to read more)


HB6201 and You: Employer Obligations and Information Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 17, 2020

On March 14, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Families First
Coronavirus Response Act,” (“FFCRA”)
, which if signed into law, would impose significant
obligations on private employers with fewer than 500 employees and public agencies of all
sizes. Such employers would be required to provide additional emergency paid sick leave,
as well as provide additional leave through an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave
Act (FMLA) to cover Public Health Emergency Leave.
 The United States Senate is expected
to take up the legislation this week, and President Trump has indicated an intent to sign the
legislation if it comes before him. (click here to read more)


COURTS, ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES, AND AGENCY OFFICES.

March 16, 2020

O’Riordan Bethel is continuously monitoring changes to the schedules of the courts and administrative
bodies where we represent our clients.  While many courts have announced changes in hours, access,
etc., other adjudicative bodies continue business as usual. (click here to read more)


O’Riordan Bethel’s Response to COVID-19 and Our Commitment to You

March 10, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the U.S. and across the globe, we want to take a moment to let you know what O’Riordan Bethel is doing to respond to this public health emergency.

First and foremost, O’Riordan Bethel’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our people, clients, families, and the communities in which we live and work.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 public health emergency and have put measures in place that help ensure both safety for our people and business continuity for our clients. (click here to read more)