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Fastest 5 Minutes: Updates on Government Contracts COVID-19 Issues (March 30)

This special edition of the Fastest Five Minutes focuses on further COVID-19 issues facing our clients. We discuss questions related to stay-at-home orders and...

Is Your Construction Project “Essential”?

By Ryan P. Robichaux & J. Christopher Selman Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP As the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impacts continue to evolve, governments at all...

COVID-19: State and Local Shut-Down Orders and Exemptions for Critical Infrastructure

Since the onset of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States, public officials have issued numerous emergency directives closing non-essential businesses...

The Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force

Virginia law enforcement agencies have created a new joint federal and state task force to identify, investigate, and prosecute fraud related to the ongoing...

California Employers Who Shut Down or Conducted a Mass Layoff on or After March...

As discussed in our prior Advisory, on March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-31-20, which suspended portions of the California WARN Act during the COVID-19 emergency. On March 23, 2020, the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Employment Development Department issued guidance that has important ramifications for California […]
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COVID-19 Response — Locked In Paradise — Hawai`i Issues Robust Stay-at-Home and Mandatory Quarantine...

This week, the State of Hawai`i instituted some of the most sweeping emergency orders in the country in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For tourists, tourism, federal employees, federal contractors, and the millions of island residents, this means a very different kind of stay while in paradise. Read the full post at McCarter & […]
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NAVIGATING COVID-19 SHUTDOWN ORDERS — GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR VERSION

The Coronavirus pandemic is straining the defense industrial base and other federal contractors. Curfews and shelter-in-place orders have slowed or halted production on several programs, including Italian and Japanese facilities for final assembly of the F-35 joint strike fighter. California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico, and numerous counties […]
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Virginia Orders Statewide Closure of Recreational and Entertainment Businesses to the Public, Non-Essential Retail...

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Northam issued Executive Order 53 (“EO53”) ordering the statewide closure of recreational and educational businesses to the public, non-essential retail businesses, all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year, banning all gatherings of more than 10 people, and restricting Essential Retail Businesses and Professional Service Businesses to […]
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Pennsylvania Issues Guidance for Businesses Concerning COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf increased Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response with an unprecedented Executive Order requiring all “non-life sustaining businesses” in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations by 8:00 p.m.  Click here to view the Governor’s Order.  “Non-life sustaining businesses” are listed here and include businesses in the following industries, among others: construction; manufacturing; retail; and […]
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New California Order and DHS Critical Infrastructure Guidance

Morrison & Foerster - As we noted in an earlier post, various states and localities are issuing rapidly evolving directives on the extent to...