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  • On Friday, March 20, 2020, the IRS extended the tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

  • President Trump Signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

  • On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the Senate passed the Families First CoronavirusResponse Act (FFCRA), after which the bill was signed into law by the President.

  • CDC Interim Guide for Businesses and Employers

  • On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Medicare expanded coverage for Telemedicine nationwide to help seniors with health problems stay home to avoid COVID-19 coronavirus. Telemedicine allows patients to make virtual visits to their doctors using technology such as Skype and FaceTime from the comfort of their own home.

  • Over the past week, Congress has passed and continues to work on stimulus packages to help alleviate economic pressurecaused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.These packages include provisions for:

    • The expansion of emergency family and medical leave and sick pay

    • The implementation of payroll tax credits for qualifying employers

    • Potential stimulus payments for qualifying individuals

    • Potential loan guarantees for certain industries affected by the current pandemic as well as small businesses

  • On March 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Alabama suspended all in-person courtroom proceedings through April 16, 2020.However, certain in-person proceedings may still be available for proceedings related to (i) protection from abuse matters; (ii) emergency child custody and protection orders; (iii) emergency mental health orders; (iv) emergency protection of elderly or vulnerable persons matters; (v) and other exempted proceedings.

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