To help support the Entertainment Industry’s professional workers, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are urging congress to prioritize certain items in subsequent COVID-19 relief packages. One of the first priorities on the IATSE’s list is to require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect those performing essential work in news and media- such as converting facilities into field hospitals – from occupation exposure to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
H.R. 748, the $2.2 T “CARES Act” was signed March 27, 2020. The document is 880 pages and moved through the House and Senate with bipartisan effort. Below are summaries of the relief provisions for individuals and small businesses of the Senate’s $2.2T trillion coronavirus aid. Some of the conditions in the CARES Act and the Family’s First Act are now being challenged. I will update as new relevant information becomes available.
Today is April 1st, Census Day, and an opportunity to complete your census survey! Self-responding to the Census is the easiest way to make sure you are counted amid the COVID-19 situation. Self-response is quick, easy, and can be done online, by phone, or by mail.