APRIL

[icon_timeline timeline_line_style=”solid” timeline_line_color=”#000000″ time_block_bg_color=”#000000″ tl_animation=”tl-animation-slide-up” timeline_margin=”margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]There are more than 216,000 cases in the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. More than 5,100 people have died nationwide.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week ending March 28.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department announced that Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]While the president has said nationwide stay-at-home order is “pretty unlikely,” nearly 90% of Americans live in areas under a stay-at-home order issued by their state’s governors.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]According to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reconsidering guidance on who should wear face masks from insights about asymptomatic spread of the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump acknowledged that the federal stockpile of personal protective equipment is nearly depleted.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Wyoming is the only state that has not had any reported coronavirus deaths.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Globally, the number of cases has surpassed 941,000 with more than 47,000 deaths, Hopkins reports.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as businesses continue to lay off and furlough workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A record 6.6 million workers filed for their first week of unemployment benefits in the week ending March 28. Economists polled by Refinitiv had expected 3.5 million claims.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Coronavirus deaths across the U.S. have topped 5,000 and all but 11 states have issued sweeping orders for residents to stay home — affecting nearly 90% of the country’s population.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]11 states that have not issued statewide stay at home orders include: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]New York Governor Cuomo cited a model that showed as many as 16,000 New Yorkers could die from the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]New York, now the epicenter of the outbreak, has reported at least 84,025 cases and 2,219 deaths. (At least 45,707 of those infections and 1,374 of the deaths are in New York City.)[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Deborah Birx said that a coronavirus antibody test could be available “within this month” — which could help medical care workers identify who may have immunity to the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 2, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Trump says national stockpile of personal protective equipment is near depletion because government “sending it directly to hospitals.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 2, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Residents from at least 38 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico are under orders to stay home as Trump resists nationwide call.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 2, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA eases restrictions on gay and bisexual men to donate blood.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 2, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FEMA asks the Department of Defense for 100,000 body bags.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump says CDC now advising Americans wear non-medical masks.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump says national stockpile of personal protective equipment is near depletion because government ”sending it directly to hospitals.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Residents from nearly 40 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico are under orders to stay home as Trump resists nationwide call.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]New White House procedure: Anyone close to President Trump will get rapid COVID-19 test.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The President secured legislation to allow states to temporarily increase unemployment benefits for workers who have lost their jobs. This legislation provides an additional 13 weeks of benefits and creates a new program to help the self-employed and independent contractors who become unemployed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Individuals earning up to $75,000 will receive checks of up to $1,200, plus an additional $500 for each child.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]resident Trump signed historic legislation to launch the Paycheck Protection Program, providing nearly $350 billion in loans to small businesses to help cover payroll and other costs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Administration is offering enhanced disaster assistance loans and other forms of assistance for small businesses that have lost revenue as a result of the coronavirus. This support is critical to help businesses stay operational and keep workers employed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA is working with the private sector to make sure children have access to quality meals during school closures.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Education has set interest rates on all federally-held student loans to 0% for at least 60 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FEMA and HHS continue to monitor the data on an hourly basis where provided by the states in order to most effectively target the distribution of supplies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FEMA and HHS have ordered 180 million … N-95 masks. And we’re working now with 3M to see whether or not that all works out, but we want them to help our country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The supply chain logistics task force led by Adm. John Polowczyk – who’s doing a fantastic job – will ensure they’re distributed to the healthcare and critical infrastructure workers in the areas with the most pressing requirements.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA established the Coronavirus Treatment Accelerator program, which is expediting the development of new antiviral and other therapies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]1,000 military personnel are deploying to New York City to assist where they’re needed the most.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS continues to speed the development of therapies derived from human blood that have the potential to lessen the severity or shorten the length of the illness.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Gilead Sciences initiated a phase three – that’s down the line, meaning – clinical studies of the drug Remdesivir.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FDA is prioritizing the drug [hydroxychloroquine] to come in for clinical trials and for general use for physicians.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FDA stood up a formal convalescent plasma program, which some reports noted that this is of benefit to patients in other countries who have had the COVID-19 virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Yesterday, the Small Business Administration launched the Paycheck Protection Program to help employers keep paying their workers. In 24 hours, the Small Business Administration and over 1,200 lending partners processed over 28,000 loans – it’s so far ahead of schedule – and billions of billions of dollars. It’s worked out incredibly well.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The SBA also clarified that faith-based organizations, including houses of worship, are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program – that’s great – as well as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The State Department has successfully coordinated the safe return of more than 40,000 Americans stuck abroad on over 400 flights from 75 countries.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump said that in the days ahead, “America will endure the peak of this terrible pandemic, our warriors in this life-and-death battle are the incredible doctors and nurses and health care workers on the front line of the fight. We pledge to them our eternal gratitude and everlasting support. They make all of us very proud.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]50 states and territories have now been approved for major disaster declarations.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Over 3,000 military and public health professionals have been deployed to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other parts of our country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FEMA has sent 600 [ventilators] to Illinois, we have 100 to Massachusetts, we have 300 to Michigan, we have 200 to Louisiana, we have 500 ventilators, 500, going to New Jersey.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]To help D.C. they will be establishing a federal medical station in the Washington, D.C.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]In New York, the first time where the deaths were less from the previous day.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump: “Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, New York City’s Javits Center is now one of the largest hospitals in the United States. It’s designated for treatment of the virus, patients, and staff by hundreds of federal medical personnel deployed from two Army hospital units.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]On April 6, 2020, they will deliver an additional 600,000 N95 masks to New York City to take care of the needs of the public hospital system, and 200,000 N95 masks to Suffolk County, where they need it very badly.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Secretary Wilkie ordered veterans hospitals to begin preparing more than 1500 beds to make them available both at the ICU and the acute-care level to the states and localities across the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Secretary Wilkie will be informing the Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, tomorrow that we will give him access to our V.A. Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana to come to the aid of the people of the Pelican State.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Secretary Wilkie was given instructions to initiate the fourth mission in Michigan. We will be providing the people of Michigan access to hospital beds in both in Ann Arbor and in Detroit.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The administration is rapidly implementing the largest emergency economic relief package in American history. Billions of dollars in small business loans have already been processed through paycheck protection programs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Since last Sunday, cargo planes have delivered almost – listen to this – 300 million gloves, almost 8 million masks, and 3 million gowns.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Governor Inslee announced that they were sending 400 ventilators back to the strategic national stockpile, and those will be deployed at the point of need.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump said that the United States has now tested and given results, gotten results of 1.67 million people, more than any other country’s been able to do.
[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Governor Whitmer spoke with VP Pence about a new program in Detroit that will make hydrochloroquine available for 3,000 patients through the Henry Ford Hospital.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Trump Administration is actively working with drug manufacturers to monitor any potential drug supply chain issues.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Administration is expanding research and consulting with experts to better understand the transmission of coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The National Institutes of Health has announced the beginning of a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine candidate.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Surgeon General announced that this week will be like a “Pearl Harbor” and “9/11” moment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Birx “This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Fauci said that he “will not say we have it under control… We are struggling to get it under control.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings or non-medical masks in public.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced an agreement with 3M to produce and import 55.5 million N95 masks each month for the next three months.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump held a call with CEOs from pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies to discuss potential coronavirus therapeutics.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump had a “very friendly” phone call with former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 1.79 million coronavirus tests have been completed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved Governor Murphy’s request to allow New Jersey patients aboard the USNS Comfort.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved Governor Cuomo’s request to allow the treatment of coronavirus patients on the USNS Comfort.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that CVS will open two new drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in Georgia and Rhode Island. Both will use Abbott’s rapid coronavirus test.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that the FDA authorized Inovio’s potential coronavirus vaccine for a clinical trial, wile 10 potential coronavirus therapeutic agents are in “active trials” with another 15 potential therapeutics in plans for clinical trials.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump praised the work of the private sector, including Apple and Salesforce, who have agreed to donate personal protective equipment to help defeat the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that The Army Corps of Engineers is building 22 field hospitals and alternative care sites in 18 states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 8,450 hospital beds and 8,000 ventilators have been deployed across the country from federal stockpiles.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that to date $4.1 billion has been allocated to states under federal disaster declarations.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that 21,000 National Guard Servicemen have been activated across the country to assist in the fight against coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]VP Pence announced that thanks to California’s donation of 500 ventilators, the federal government will send: 200 ventilators to MD, 100 ventilators to DE, 100 ventilators to NV, 50 ventilators to DC, and 50 ventilators to Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC began publishing a new, data-centered coronavirus surveillance report on coronavirus.gov.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced an additional $186 million in CDC funding for state and local jurisdictions combatting the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced it will be purchasing 15 minute coronavirus tests from Abbott for state, territorial, and tribal labs and for the Strategic National Stockpile.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Education announced a streamlined process making it easier for states to use federal education funding for distance learning during the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump participated in a conference call with banking executives to discuss how to best deliver financial aid and technical assistance to small businesses.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced the SBA has processed “more than $70 billion” in loans to help small businesses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Minnesota related to the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that in addition to the 8,675 ventilators in the strategic national stockpile, the federal government will be acquiring 110,000 ventilators in the next three months to be distributed to states in need.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 1.87 million coronavirus tests have been completed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced his intent to ask Congress for an additional $250 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program to loan to small businesses.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence participated in a conference call with over 500 business owners to discuss their needs amid the coronavirus response effort.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS Administrator Verma announced that CMS will make available an additional $30 billion in grants this week for health care organizations with increased operating costs due to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The State Department announced an additional $225 million in health, humanitarian, and economic assistance to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus around the world.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]As part of Project Airbridge, UPS and FEMA began shipments of 25 flights with more than three million pounds of medical supplies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Transportation finalized a requirement that airlines who receive assistance under the CARES Act continue flights to destinations they were serving before the outbreak, ensuring commercial flights are available.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The EPA distributed over 1,100 N95 masks to the California Office of Emergency Services.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Fauci was questioned about why the government is not doing more to help black Americans especially hard hit by COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]An intelligence report warned White House of contagion in China as early as November.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Democrats seek to double the Trump administration’s newest request for $250B in emergency funding.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump notes Americans are celebrating Passover and Easter amid the crisis. “We’re going to have many Easters together in churches in the future.” – President Trump[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC issues new guidance that would allow some people to return to work.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump notes Americans are celebrating Passover and Easter amid the crisis. “We’re going to have many Easters together in churches in the future.” – President Trump[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump spoke to over 10,000 faith leaders & more than 3,000 state, local, and tribal officials to discuss the coronavirus response effort.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Secretary Pompeo announced that since January, over 50,000 Americans have been repatriated by 90 countries in over 480 flights.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Under the DPA, HHS announced a $646.7M contract with Philips to produce 2,500 ventilators for the Strategic National Stockpile by the end of May, and a total of 43,000 by December.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Vermont related to the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that a Project Airbridge shipment of protective gowns landed in Dallas, Texas.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 10 drugs to potentially be used against the coronavirus are currently in clinical trial.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump thanked Indian PM Modi for allowing a shipment of the life-saving drug hydroxychloroquine to be released to the U.S.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced $98B in forgivable loans were disbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program and 27,000 National Guard service members were activated across the country to assist in the coronavirus response[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC issued new guidance for how essential and critical workers who have been exposed to the coronavirus can return to work, with precautions.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Four additional flights as part of Project Airbridge landed across the country, delivering PPE and other medical supplies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Customs and Borders Protection announced with FEMA that it will detain shipments of PPE in order to keep critical medical supplies within the U.S. for domestic use.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced an agreement with DuPont and FedEx to rapidly manufacture and deliver 2.25M new Tyvek Protective Suits to the Strategic National Stockpile over the next five weeks.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS expanded telehealth services for Native Americans through The Indian Health Service.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS authorized pharmacists to order and administer coronavirus tests, further expanding the availability of testing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS awarded $1.3B from the CARES Act to 1,387 health centers in all 50 states, 8 territories, and the District of Columbia to fight coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS issued updated guidance based on CDC guidelines to protect patients and health care workers in hospitals from the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA announced its approval of Arizona’s & California’s request for food stamp recipients to purchase food online, allowing these recipients to purchase groceries for delivery.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA announced its approval of Arizona’s & California’s request for food stamp recipients to purchase food online, allowing these recipients to purchase groceries for delivery.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The VA announced that it has begun using funding from the CARES Act to pay overtime, hire new staff, and purchase supplies including PPE, beds, and pharmaceuticals.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump spoke with mental health advocates from across the country to discuss their work amid the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for Alaska and Idaho.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 24 Project Airbridge flights have been completed to date, with an additional 49 flights scheduled.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that there are currently 19 potential coronavirus therapies being tested and another 26 potential therapies in active planning for clinical trials.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that, to date, over 2 million coronavirus tests have been completed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that $125B in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans has been approved to date.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that a total of 29,000 National Guard service members have been activated across the country to assist in the coronavirus response.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that to date 4,100 military medical personnel have been deployed to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department announced that it extended over 300 tax filing, payment, and administrative deadlines to give relief to taxpayers.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Working with the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve announced new lending programs providing up to $2.3T in loans to businesses and state & local governments.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced it would relax enforcement of HIPPAA for pharmacies and other organizations that are working at coronavirus testing sites, helping these groups focus on testing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Secretary of Education DeVos announced that $6.3B in CARES Act funding will be immediately distributed to colleges and universities to provide cash grants to students affected by the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The EPA announced that more than 11,500 pieces of PPE have been transferred to FEMA, which will be later transferred to state and local agencies across New England combating the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA launched the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Program in Michigan, which will help feed children eligible for USDA school lunch programs who are now home during the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA announced relief for farmers across the country by giving borrowers 12 months to repay marketing assistance loans (MAL), helping protect farmers from being forced to sell crops to make loan payments.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CMS temporarily suspended a number of regulations so that hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers can book the number of staff to confront the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 60 mask sterilization systems, with the ability to clean over 80,000 masks approximately 20 times, will be sent to 10 cities.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the global coronavirus response and the global energy market.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that a field hospital in Seattle will be leaving, as Washington State’s coronavirus outbreak becomes more manageable.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that his administration is working to bring blood-based serology tests to market “as quickly as possible” so Americans can determine if they have had the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that he will be establishing an “Opening Our Country Council” with more details coming early next week.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to facilitate the supply of medical equipment and other humanitarian relief to Italy.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Fauci spoke to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon to discuss coronavirus mitigation in those states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence, CDC Director Redfield, & Surgeon General Adams spoke to over 400 leaders of the African American community, including Jesse Jackson, NAACP representatives, & the National Black Nurses Association to discuss the impact of the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence spoke to Colorado Governor Jared Polis about the specific needs of his state’s battle against the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that more than 2.1M coronavirus tests have been completed to date.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that 29,600 National Guard Troops have been activated and 4,700 active duty medical personnel have been deployed to nine states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that to date, 26 Project Airbridge flights have landed in the U.S. with PPE, with four flights scheduled to land today with 250,000 gowns and 25M pairs of gloves.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS began delivering $30B in relief funding to health care providers, part of the $100B allocated to health care providers by the CARES Act.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA approved an emergency authorization for a blood purification device to treat coronavirus patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced $1B for Amtrak to continue rail service and respond to the spread of the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department launched a web portal to help Americans who did not file tax returns receive their coronavirus relief payments under the CARES Act.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department announced it will launch a new “get my payment” app where Americans can enter their direct deposit information to get coronavirus relief payments quicker.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The VA deployed medical staffers to New Orleans to help “surge” personnel in the area, which is currently being heavily impacted by the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Wyoming related to the coronavirus outbreak, marking the first time in U.S. history a President has declared that a major disaster exists in all 50 states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The DoD announced it is using The Defense Production Act to get the private sector to produce 39 million N95 masks within 90 days, a $133M investment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Three Project Airbridge flights landed in Chicago, Illinois, delivering over 62 million gloves.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Justice announced it is monitoring state and local social distancing regulations to ensure religious organizations are not unfairly targeted.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA added Florida & Idaho to the food stamp online pilot program, allowing food stamp recipients to purchase food online.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS expanded the requirements that private health insurers provide free coronavirus testing, saying that this includes anti-body testing and costs related to coronavirus testing, like emergency room or urgent care visits.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 12, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A deal brokered by President Trump was announced between The OPEC countries, Russia, and the U.S. to cut production and stabilize the oil market amid dual disruptions from coronavirus and the price war between Saudi Arabia & Russia.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 12, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA issued an emergency authorization to devices from Advanced Sterilization Products, which can decontaminate approximately 4 million N95 respirators each day.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 12, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FBI uncovered an international fraud scheme related to the attempted purchase of 39 million N95 masks by a Service Employees International Union Affiliate.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Business leaders and the CDC warn that the economy will recover slowly.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Governors team up to discuss reopening their states. President Trump asserts “total” authority to overrule them.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The SBA has guaranteed 1,035,086 loans under the Paycheck Protection Program. For more information on loan activity, click here.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The White House and federal agencies have briefed more than 65,000 State, Local, and Tribal leaders in every state and territory in the nation.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The White House and federal agencies have briefed more than 65,000 State, Local, and Tribal leaders in every state and territory in the nation.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Since the beginning of the outbreak, the White House and federal agencies have held more than 140 briefings with state and local leaders.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump has approved disaster declarations in all 50 states, four territories, and the District of Columbia, opening up federal resources to aid state and local leaders.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 13, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FEMA is delivering critical supplies and helping build emergency medical sites in hard hit states across the country. Thanks to the President’s quick action, some states like California and Washington had even more supplies than needed and ventilators were redeployed to New York. CDC has released coronavirus mitigation strategies which have helped inform state and local efforts. The Administration is covering costs for states deploying National Guard units to assist with response efforts, while ensuring governors remain in command.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that he will be speaking to all 50 governors and will be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a re-opening “and a very powerful re-opening plan of their state at a time and in a manner, as most appropriate.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Major League Baseball confirmed Tuesday that 27 teams will participate in a study looking for COVID-19 antibodies among club employees and their relatives.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that his administration will halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess their role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Trump administration is partnering with hospitals across the country to create an innovative new system called the Dynamic Ventilator Reserve.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Ventilators provided or shipped so far from the Strategic National Stockpile and the Department of Defense: More than 10,800 nationwide, 4,400 to New York, 1,558 to New Jersey, 700 to Michigan, 600 to Illinois, 470 to Maryland, and 400 to Louisiana.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) deliveries coordinated or currently being shipped by FEMA and HHS: 2 million N95 respirators, 6 million surgical masks, 5 million face shields, 7 million surgical gowns, 3 million gloves, 212,000 coveralls, and 8,600 medical station beds.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA has now authorized the first test developed by researchers from Rutgers University that can be self-administered by patients (by using their saliva) in healthcare settings, which will reduce exposure for medical workers and save personal protective equipment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]28 million tablets of Hydroxychloroquine have been shipped across the country from the Strategic National Stockpile.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced many of the esteemed executives, economists, scholars, and industry leaders who together will form various Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups. These bipartisan groups of American leaders will work together with the White House to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The SBA and Treasury posted new documents to their respective PPP websites: The Interim Final Rule announcing Additional Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Certain Pledges of Loans for the Paycheck Protection Program. This information is being posted in advance of publication in the Federal Register.  The official version will appear in the Federal Register. And Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Frequently Asked Questions(Updated)[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump met with former Coronavirus patients who have fully recuperated from the illness. He invited them to the White House to share their recovery stories with the American people.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Transportation Department announced $10 billion in relief for America’s airports from the Trump Administration’s newly created CARES Act airport grant program.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Energy announced it is negotiating crude oil storage contracts totaling 23 million barrels to help US energy producers affected by lower demand.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The EPA announced that it has temporarily waived certain approvals for manufacturers producing disinfectants for use against the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Education Announced $3 billion in education block grants for states to help schools, students, and educators at all levels.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The VA announced it has made a total of 1,500 hospital beds around the country available to FEMA.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]GM began mass production on an order of 30,000 Ventec ventilators, 600 ventilators are expected to be shipped this month and the full order will be completed by August.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump and VP Pence held a teleconference with governors on “economic revival,” and will announce new reopening guidelines for states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Many Americans are encountering problems as relief checks hit bank accounts.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump said that the U.S. has “passed the peak for new cases” nationwide, while doctors have cautioned different areas will have varied peaks.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Fauci said that widespread testing and contact tracing will be necessary for reopening.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that new guidelines for re-opening the country will be announced tomorrow, in consultation with governors and lawmakers.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that more than 3.3 million coronavirus tests have been completed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 44 Project Airbridge flights have delivered supplies to date.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS awarded $90 million to Ryan White HIV/AID Program recipients to combat coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department launched the “Get My Payment” web app, allowing taxpayers to submit their direct deposit information online for their Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department announced that supplemental security income recipients will receive their coronavirus relief payments as they would their SSI benefits, directly into their bank accounts or by debit cards or by check.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS announced Medicare will nearly double payments for “high-throughput” coronavirus tests, incentivizing health care providers to increase the supply and speed of testing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 15, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Labor awarded more than $131 million in dislocated worker grants to help workers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 16, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]More than 145,000 people have died worldwide of COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest confirmed death toll, with more than 33,000 fatalities.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 16, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump releases guidelines to states on reopening the economy.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 16, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]5.2 million more jobless claims push the ranks of America’s unemployed to 22 million.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 16, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Nearly all COVID-19-positive pregnant women monitored for a study were asymptomatic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 17, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CMS is finalizing new guidelines for doctors and patients to resume elective surgeries.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 17, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]4.18 million Americans have been tested for COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 17, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The United States has now conducted more total tests than all of the following nations combined: France, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Austria, Australia, Sweden, and Canada.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 17, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CMS announced that they are requiring nursing homes to report to patients and their families if there are cases of the COVID-19 virus inside the nursing home.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that over 4 million coronavirus tests have been completed to date, double the number of tests done by any other country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 1.6 million small businesses have participated in the paycheck protection program and reiterated his request that Congress replenish funding for the program.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump offered to send ventilators to Iran, if the Iranian government accepted the assistance.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump consulted with FEMA and military officials about the coronavirus response.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump spoke to the leaders of Poland, South Korea, and Bahrain about the global response to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA added West Virginia to the SNAP online pilot program, allowing food stamp recipients to purchase food online and for delivery.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 4.18 million coronavirus tests have been completed to date – more tests than France, The U.K., South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Austria, Australia, Sweden, and Canada combined.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced his administration is working on using the DPA to increase the production of testing swabs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump participated in a call with Republican senators on opening up America again.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]64 Project Airbridge flights have been completed to date carrying over 600 million pieces of gloves, gowns, and other PPE, with 50 additional flights scheduled in the future.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS Administrator Verma announced new requirements for nursing homes to report outbreaks of coronavirus to patients, patients’ families, and the CDC.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump held calls with the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church Archbishop Bartholomew I, Turkish President Erdogan, and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte about the response to the coronavirus pandemic​​​​​​​.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The global coronavirus death toll stands at more than 165,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers, however, are believed to be much higher.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Many cities and states have begun counting probable deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The U.S. has more cases than any other country in the world, with at least 755,000.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 19, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump said that he’ll invoke the Defense Production Act to increase the manufacturing of swabs used to test for coronavirus, according to the Associated Press.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Governors of some states have started detailing plans to reopen, while other states have extended existing stay-at-home orders.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that HHS has distributed the $30 billion in relief funding to health care providers under the CARES act.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that there are currently 72 active trials for coronavirus therapies, with 211 additional therapies in the planning stages for active trials.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force spoke to all 50 state governors and provided each with a list of labs with additional testing capacity in their respective states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers Gen. Todd Semonite announced that USACE has, to date, executed the construction of 32 facilities across the country, creating approximately 16,000 more beds.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Trump Administration announced its helping increase testing swab production by 30M per month – assisting an Ohio manufacturer to convert production lines to produce 10M swabs a month & using the DPA to help Puritan Medical Products produce 20M testing swabs a month.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS Deputy Administrator and CMMI Director Brad Smith announced that 650,000 infrared thermometers have been secured by the federal government in anticipation of future demand for these devices as states re-open.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence and Dr. Birx visited FEMA HQ and thanked FEMA staff for their hard work.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that all DoD and federal labs will be made available for states to use in order to increase testing capacity.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence and Adm. Giroir announced that current testing capacity means that all 50 states are “ready right now to enter phase one” if they meet other criteria of the President’s opening up America guidelines.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced a partnership with Oracle and their donation of a therapeutic learning system, an online platform designed for collecting crowd-sourced data on potential coronavirus therapies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence announced that the CDC is deploying teams of 10-12 experts to all states and territories to assist in contact tracing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS’ substance abuse and mental health services administration (SAMHSA) announced $110 million in emergency grants for those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse amid the coronavirus pandemic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Defense Department announced the hospital ship the USNS Comfort has started admitting patients from New Jersey.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Defense Department announced the US will be providing humanitarian support and relief to Italy, including transportation, supplies, and telemedicine.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The EPA announced expanded research efforts into the coronavirus’ impact on the environment and human health.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The VA announced it acquired a 470,000 sq. ft. facility in Texas to help provide overflow bed capacity to treat coronavirus cases, which will eventually serve as an outpatients and specialty care clinic for veterans.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Acting DHS Secretary Wolf announced that US, Canada, and Mexico had extended non-essential travel restrictions for an additional 30 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Justice Department announced it cleared antitrust barriers which could have blocked the drug distribution company AmerisourceBergen from distributing medicine and supplies as part of the coronavirus response, including hydroxychloroquine.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA approved Arizona and Illinois to join the pandemic EBT program, which will help feed children eligible for USDA school lunch programs in these states who are now at home during the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CMS announced it is incentivizing Medicare health care providers to report more coronavirus data to help treat and fight the spread of the disease.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]After negotiations with the Trump Administration, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which includes an additional $382B for the PPP, $75B for hospitals, and $25B for coronavirus testing efforts.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that 20 states announced plans to enter phase one of the reopening up America again guidelines.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump officially announced plans to suspend immigration, with certain exceptions, for 60 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump met with Governor Cuomo at the White House to discuss coronavirus testing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that the FDA has now authorized more than 50 coronavirus diagnostic tests and four antibody tests.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced $995 million in CARES Act grants for older adults and the disabled.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA issued an emergency approval for the first coronavirus test where a sample can be collected at home.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FEMA approved nearly $5 million for BiPAP breathing machines for Pennsylvania.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The State Department announced it is coordinating international humanitarian assistance with pacific nations including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA announced that states of Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas have been added to the SNAP online program, allowing food stamp recipients to purchase food online.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Education Secretary DeVos announced an additional $6.2 billion in grants is available for universities to continue providing educational services during the outbreak, such as distance and remote learning programs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 21, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]During a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt Attorney General William Barr discussed the state’s “stay-at-home” restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump is suspending new immigrant visas to put American communities and workers first as we move toward safely reopening the economy. The pause will be in effect for 60 days, and the Administration will continue to monitor the labor market to amend or extend the proclamation if needed.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump’s efforts will ensure we continue to put American workers first as we begin to reopen our economy. American workers have been hurt through no fault of their own due to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials say.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]During remarks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, President Donald Trump said they his administration will “begin to reopen our national parks and public lands for the American people to enjoy.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio said that the July 4th fireworks will go on, in “different way.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Italy tops 25,000 coronavirus-related deaths.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced Wednesday morning that emergency benefit increases have reached $2 billion per month for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households across the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Health officials say two people died with the coronavirus in California weeks before the first reported US death.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 22, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he has enlisted former Mayor Mike Bloomberg to help create a “tracing army” that will find infected people and get them into isolation.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The U.S. House sends President Trump a nearly $500 billion package for small business and hospitals.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The oldest brother of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Donald Reed Herring, has died from the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]One in six Americans have been are unemployed due to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Secretary of State Pompeo said that China is using the coronavirus to push territory claims.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Africa has registered a 43% jump in reported COVID-19 cases just in the last week.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The UN Secretary-General says that the pandemic is becoming a human rights crisis.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 23, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Japan says that14 more crew members on Italian cruise ship test positive for COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump said that he was being sarcastic when he floated disinfectant as virus treatment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]U.S. Navy leaders recommend reinstating the Roosevelt captain fired over a virus warning.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Georgia moves ahead with some their planned re-openings despite criticism.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump signed the $484 billion relief bill into law, which replenishes the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses strapped by the lockdowns across the country and provides money for hospitals and increased testing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA issued a warning against using anti-malaria drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, that the administration touted.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]According to DHS, sunlight could potentially have a “powerful” effect on killing COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Michigan’s governor has extended the state’s stay-at-home order.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump says that social distancing guidelines “may” be extended into summer or later.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 25, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]With many countries reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand is proving a model of recovery and is lifting part of its strict lockdown.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 25, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The World Health Organization has pushed back against the theory that individuals can only catch the coronavirus once, as well as proposals for reopening society that are based on this supposed immunity.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 26, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]New York City says its poison control center received a higher-than-normal number of calls in the day after President Trump speculated that injecting household disinfectants could be a coronavirus treatment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 26, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Children across Spain were able to leave their homes for the first time in six weeks as the government eased restrictions that have kept anyone under the age of 14 from venturing in public.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 26, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]For the first time this month, New York’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has dropped below 400, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 26, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that his country will soon begin the process of re-opening its economy after undergoing the longest novel coronavirus lockdown anywhere to date.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 27, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added several new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 27, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson returns to work with a hopeful message.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 27, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]About 20 states set to reopen some businesses in the next coming days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 27, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Almost 3 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed globally.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 27, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]About 20 states are set to reopen some businesses in the next coming days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump uses the Defense Production Act to ensure that Americans have a reliable supply of products like beef, pork, and poultry.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Paycheck Protection Program, which is part of the CARES Act that was recently into law is providing small businesses with the resources they need to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced updated guidelines to continue slowing the spread of Coronavirus in America. This 30-day window will be crucial: If every American does his or her part, the latest model suggests we could save 1 million or more U.S. lives.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began the distribution of an additional $20 billion of the $50 billion general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19, augmenting the $30 billion that was allocated earlier this month.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]U.S. cases of COVID-19 rose 2.5% from the day before to surpass 1 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The U.S. government’s top infectious disease specialist is “cautiously optimistic” scientists will develop a Covid-19 vaccine that can protect against future outbreaks of a virus he said is unlikely to disappear.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]New York City reported a decline in the number of people admitted to hospitals for the new coronavirus, to 112 from 122 as of April 25.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 28, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]“There are some good preliminary data to suggest that it is a benefit, this is a therapy that we’ve been scaling up over the last two months,” FDA Chief Stephen Hahn told Fox Business. On Gilead and its drug remdesivir, he said: “We’ve been in very close contact with the company and are working closely with them to look at what those data show”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Fauci said that mortality rates have tended to be “better” with the drug remdesivir than in placebo groups, calling it “good news” for treatment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump says virus “is going away” and that he sees a “new normal being what it was three months ago.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]In a reversal, House lawmakers will not return to Washington next Monday, (April 5) citing health concerns amid the pandemic; Senate set to return.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A second round of coronavirus is “inevitable,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 30, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The White House social distancing guidelines, initially enacted for 15 days and extended for another 30, expired.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 30, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Fauci says a vaccine could come as early as January, one day after saying the drug remdesivir shows promise in treatment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 30, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump signs a proclamation to declare month of May “Older Americans Month,” and outlines steps to protect seniors from coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 30, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that new cases of the coronavirus are a certainty and advised states to follow the guidelines for phased reopening laid out by the federal government.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 30, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said meat packing plants could be prepared to reopen in days after the president’s executive order.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”April 30, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a rare statement saying that they are continuing to look at whether the novel coronavirus outbreak began at a Chinese government lab in Wuhan.[/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline]