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United States: Dan Schwartz Tapped To Serve On CBA's Newly Formed 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) announced the formation on March 18 of a 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force to respond to the growing legal issues in Connecticut arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: News, United States, Connecticut, Dan Schwartz, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, Connecticut Bar Association CBA


United States: Dan Schwartz Weighs In On COVID-19's Impact On Local Businesses In WNPR Interview - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

As part of this "Where We Live" segment on WNPR, Dan Schwartz addresses how coronavirus is impacting our local businesses and their employees.
Tags: News, United States, Dan Schwartz, Goodwin LLP, WNPR Interview Shipman


United States: COVID-19 Update: Connecticut's "Stay Safe – Stay At Home Order" - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

We are providing an interim update on Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 7H regarding new severe restrictions on workplaces for "non-essential businesses" issued last evening and effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00p.m.
Tags: News, United States, Connecticut, Lamont, Goodwin LLP


United States: Executive Order 7H: We Have A Union – Does This Change Anything? - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

In addition to the above considerations, unionized employers will have to consider the impact of the Executive Order on their union contract.
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United States: COVID-19: Stimulus And Relief Packages For Property Owners And Businesses - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

On Friday, the president signed the COVID-19 aid, relief and economic stimulus package known as the CARES Act providing a $2 trillion stimulus package which includes $349 billion allocated to small businesses, ...
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United States: COVID-19: Lease Modification Considerations For Landlords - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

As discussed in our prior alert on General Leasing/Rent Concerns, due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis we anticipate that commercial real estate tenants will increasingly request or demand that their landlords ...
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United States: COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks And PPE: Guidelines For Use And Importation - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

We know that right now most providers are in great need of N95 masks and other personal protective equipment ("PPE").
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United States: USDOL Issues Guidance On COVID-19 Paid Leave Provisions - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Late on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released its first guidance for employers attempting to navigate the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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United States: COVID-19: CMS Issues Telemedicine Toolkit - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

As previously reported, CMS has expanded Medicare coverage for telemedicine services provided in the office, hospital, and other visits furnished via telehealth including in patients' places of residence starting March 6, 2020.
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United States: Executive Order 7H: We Are An Essential Business – What Do We Do Next For Our Employees - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

For now, the order allows you to continue business operations as normal, subject to the other Executive Orders already in place.
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United States: CMS FAQs And Guidance For COVID-19 Response - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

In response to COVID-19, CMS has published updated FAQs in order to provide flexibility to states and providers in how they administer and utilize Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program ("CHIP").
Tags: News, Cms, United States, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, COVID


United States: COVID-19: Commissioner Of Education Relaxes Portion Of Student Data Privacy Law During School Closure - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

As we previously reported, on March 21, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7I, Protection of Public Health and Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic and Response - Municipal Operations and Availability of Assistance and Healthcare...
Tags: News, United States, Lamont, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, COVID


United States: Governor Expands Access To Telehealth Services Executive Order No. (7G) - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Section 19a-906 of the Connecticut General Statutes sets forth the rules and requirements that health care providers must abide by to provide telehealth services to Connecticut residents.
Tags: News, United States, Connecticut, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, Connecticut General Statutes


United States: COVID-19 Update: Governor Lamont Authorizes Virtual Shareholders' Meetings - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

We are providing this guidance to our clients and friends with respect to Section 11 of Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 7I ("Order 7I") that was issued on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Tags: News, United States, Lamont, Shipman, Goodwin LLP


United States: Bureau Of Special Education Issues Guidance On Continued Educational Opportunities And Special Education During COVID-19 Pandemic - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

The BSE Guidance reiterates that public schools must focus on providing continued educational opportunities for all students.
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United States: Prompt Examination Of COVID-19 Impact On School Business Operations Advisable - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the operation of schools and school districts in Connecticut.
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United States: COVID-19: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Discretion For Telehealth - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Following CMS' announcement of expanded Medicare and Medicaid coverage for telehealth, HHS' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") announced on March 17 that it will exercise its enforcement discretion...
Tags: News, Cms, United States, Medicare, OCR HIPAA, HHS Office for Civil Rights OCR, Goodwin LLP, Telehealth Shipman


United States: Take Two: House Knocks Out Several Paid Leave Provisions In FFCRA Revision - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed "corrections" to House Bill No. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA").
Tags: News, United States, U S House of Representatives, Goodwin LLP, FFCRA, Revision Shipman


United States: Secure Teleworking At Scale During Coronavirus - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

With the increase in remote work during this COVID-19 outbreak, many organizations are vulnerable to new data privacy and cybersecurity risks.
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United States: Update: President Trump Signs Emergency Leave Law: What This Means For Your Business - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed House Bill 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") into law.
Tags: News, United States, House, Trump, Shipman, Goodwin LLP


United States: Governor Lamont's Order Regarding Public Agency Meetings - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Governor Lamont has issued Executive Order 7B that allows agency meetings to be conducted by video conference or conference call, without public attendance.
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United States: COVID-19: New HHS Waivers - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Following President Trump's national emergency declaration on Friday, March 13, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar exercised his authority under the Social Security Act to waive or modify portions of that Act.
Tags: News, United States, Trump, Health And Human Services, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, Alex Azar


United States: COVID-19: Executive Order No. 7H And General Leasing/Rent Concerns - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, both landlords and tenants are struggling to deal with the myriad of issues arising under their leases. Effective at 8 p.m. today, Governor Lamont has ordered....
Tags: News, United States, Lamont, Shipman, Goodwin LLP


United States: Gov. Lamont's Executive Order 7I, Modifying Procedures And Deadlines For Municipal Land Use - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Governor Lamont has now issued (on March 21) Executive Order 7I, which modifies procedures and deadlines for municipal land use applications and decisions during the public health emergency.
Tags: News, United States, Lamont, Goodwin LLP, Municipal Land Use Shipman


United States: DEA's Expansion Of Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

In response to the ongoing developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (the "DEA") has temporarily permitted providers to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine.
Tags: News, United States, DEA, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, U S Drug Enforcement Administration the DEA


United States: Employers Contemplating Layoffs Have No Good Choices Except Perhaps WARN To Follow - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Over the weekend, some 8,000 unemployment claims were filed just in Connecticut (the average is 1,000).
Tags: News, United States, Connecticut, Shipman, Goodwin LLP


United States: Vertical Mergers Guidelines Updated To Include Safe Harbor From Enforcement Based On Market Shares - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

On January 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced proposed draft Vertical Merger Guidelines ("Draft Guidelines") for public comment.
Tags: News, United States, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Department of Justice DOJ, Shipman, Goodwin LLP


United States: Coronavirus Causing Disruptions Along Global Supply Chains - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Since first making headlines in late 2019, the coronavirus (causing COVID-19) has expanded beyond its origin in Wuhan, China to over 167,000 confirmed cases
Tags: News, United States, Wuhan China, Shipman, Goodwin LLP


United States: Current "Essential Services and Goods" Under Executive Order 7H - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Here is a current list of "essential services and goods" under Executive Order 7H. We will update as more guidance becomes available:
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United States: Determining Work Restrictions For Healthcare Personnel Exposed To COVID-19: CDC Recommendations - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") has updated its guidance on how to assess risk, monitor, and set work restrictions for Healthcare Personnel ("HCP")
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