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CARES Act Section 3610 Relief Extended Until September 30, 2021

Crowell & Moring – The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the Act), signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extends Section 3610 of the CARES Act through September 30, 2021. The extension allows federal agencies to reimburse contractors for six additional months of paid-leave costs if employees are unable to access worksites […]
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A Coronavirus Contractor’s Guide to the Defense Production Act

As a followup to our recent post on the implications of the PREP Act for government contractors working to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, this post...

Prepare, Communicate, Document, and Segregate—A Government Contractor’s Guide to Addressing Performance Disruptions and Delays...

Contractors must prepare for and mitigate the impacts of performance delays and business disruptions due to workforce illness, facility closures, travel restrictions, and domestic...

The Contractor’s Coronavirus Checklist

By Lee-Ann C. Brown, J. Jackson Hill IV, and J. Christopher Selman of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to dominate global headlines...

Stafford Act Assistance for COVID-19 Pandemic

Steptoe & Johnson – As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump declared two different types of emergencies. The first, under the National Emergencies Act, allows the president to waive various federal regulatory requirements and activate a variety of emergency authorities already embedded in federal statutes. The second, under the […]
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Is Coronavirus an Excusable Delay?

Husch Blackwell - The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains unclear, but its impacts are already being felt. Supply chains are being disrupted and companies...

The Show Must Go On: Mission-Essential Services During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the COVID-19 virus extends its global reach, defense contractors may be called upon to begin implementing their contracts’ mission-essential services plans. These plans,...

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Issues Initial Guidance on Essential Workers, Sectors

As many industries transition to alternate working arrangements in response to COVID-19, certain sectors and functions essential to the nation’s public health, safety and community well-being must continue to operate. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security recently released an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help […]
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State COVID-19 Lockdowns: What Contractors Operating in “Lockdown” Areas Need to Know

Wiley Rein – As the federal government continues taking steps to mitigate the unfolding COVID-19 public health emergency, state and local governments have started issuing “lockdown” or “stay at home” orders. These orders, among other things, place significant restrictions on or mandate the closure of non-essential businesses. Government contractors with operations in these jurisdictions must […]
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Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment has released a memo providing guidance for implementation of section 3610 of CARES...