MARCH

[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:20px;margin-bottom:20px;”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]At the direction of the White House, CDC lifts restrictions for virus testing. The FDA issued emergency approval for new commercial coronavirus tests to significantly expand testing across the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 White House announced President Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to fight the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Trump Administration announced the purchase of approximately 500 million N95 respirators over the next 18 months to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary Azar announced that HHS was transferring $35 million to the CDC to help state and local communities that have been impacted most by the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]HHS starts awarding grants to research facilities to rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Trump signs legislation securing $8.3 billion for coronavirus response. (The bill provides $7.76 billion to federal, state, & local agencies to combat the coronavirus and authorizes an additional $500 million in waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions.)[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 called on Congress to pass a payroll tax cut over coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 and VP Pence met with top health insurance companies and secured a commitment to waive co-pays for coronavirus testing.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced travel restrictions on foreigners who had visited Europe in the last 14 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 directed the Small Business Administration to issue low-interest loans to affected small businesses and called on congress to increase this fund by $50 billion.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 directed the Treasury Department to defer tax payments for affected individuals, businesses, and provide $200 billion in “additional liquidity.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 met with American bankers at the White House to discuss coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 11, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]WHO declares that Coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 president announces further travel restrictions on global hotspots, including Europe.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Small Business Administration announces disaster loans up to $2 million to provide help to impacted businesses.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 declares a national emergency, inviting States, territories, and tribes to access over $42 billion in existing funding.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announces partnerships with state and local governments and private sector to create drive-through testing sites.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announces partnership with Google to create website where Americans can go for information regarding whether their symptoms require coronavirus testing and, if so, where to obtain test.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Admiral Brett Giroir – the Assistant Secretary for Health and head of the Public Health Service –is appointed to coordinate coronavirus testing efforts.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 directs the Energy Department to purchase large quantities of crude oil for the strategic reserve.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced a pause on interest payments on federal student loans.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 FDA granted Roche AG an emergency approval for automated coronavirus testing kits.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 FDA issued an emergency approval to Thermo Fisher for a coronavirus test within 24 hours of receiving the request.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]HHS announced funding for the development of two new rapid diagnostic tests, which would be able to detect coronavirus in approximately 1 hour.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 14, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Coronavirus Relief Bill passed the House of Representatives.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced the European travel ban will extend to the UK and Ireland.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 held a phone call with over two dozen grocery store executives to discuss on-going demand for food and other supplies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced it is projected to have 1.9 million COVID-19 tests available in 2,000 labs this week.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]All 50 states were contacted through FEMA to coordinate “federally-supported, state-led efforts” to end coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 15, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CDC warns against large gatherings (over 50 people).[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 participated in a call with G7 leaders who committed to increasing coordination in response to the coronavirus and restoring global economic confidence.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 held a tele-conference with governors to discuss coronavirus preparedness and response.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 16, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced “15 days to slow the spread” coronavirus guidance.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 16, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced that the first potential vaccine for coronavirus has entered a phase one trial in a record amount of time.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]The FDA empowers states to authorize tests developed and used by laboratories in their states.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Asst. Secretary for Health confirmed the availability of 1 million coronavirus tests, and projected 2 million tests available the next week and 5 million the following.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump announced that CMS will expand telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump announced that Relevant Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act penalties will not be enforced.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump announced that the Army Corps of Engineers is on ”standby” to assist federal & state governments.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Defense sets up fifteen coronavirus testing sites worldwide.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]HHS lifted HIPAA penalties to enable healthcare providers to expand telehealth access for patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump spoke to fast food executives from Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King to discuss drive-thru services recommended by CDC.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump met with tourism industry representatives along with industrial supply, retail, and wholesale representatives.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with lawmakers to discuss stimulus measures to relieve the economic burden of coronavirus on certain industries, businesses, and American workers.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a partnership between USDA, Baylor University, McLane Global, and Pepsi Co. to provide one million meals per weak to rural children in response to widespread school closures.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Treasury Department contributed $10bil through the economic stabilization fund to the Federal Reserve’s commercial paper funding facility.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Defense announced it will make available to HHS up to five million respirator masks and 2,000 ventilators.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Treasury Department deferred $300 billion in tax payments for 90 days without penalty, up to $1mil for individuals & $10mil for business.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, ensuring that American families and businesses impacted by the virus, providing for free testing and paid leave.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 signs legislation requiring more reporting from state and private labs to ensure our public health officials have the data they need to respond to this outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]DoD and HHS airlift hundreds of thousands of swabs and sample test kits from Italy to the United States.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 18, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The administration launched a website – coronavirus.gov – to keep the public informed about the outbreak.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 president launched a partnership with the Ad Council, media networks, and digital platforms to communicate public services announcements about the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 president announced guidelines for Americans to follow and do their part to stem the spread of the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Task Force is holding nearly daily press conferences to provide the American people with the latest information.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Task Force has recommended mitigation strategies to heavily impacted communities, like those in New York, Washington, and California.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]CMS announced guidance to protect vulnerable elderly Americans and limit medically unnecessary visits to nursing homes.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Trump signed legislation providing funding and flexibility for emergency nutritional aid for senior citizens, women, children, and low-income families.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]USDA announced new flexibilities to allow meal service during school closures.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]USDA announced a new collaboration with the private sector to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in rural schools closed due to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Labor announced up to $100 million in dislocated worker grants in response to the coronavirus national health emergency.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 White House worked with the private sector to launch a central website where families, students, and educators can access online education technologies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 18, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]In January, the administration declared the coronavirus to be a public health emergency.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 president took action to give HHS authority to waive rules and regulations so that healthcare providers have maximum flexibility to respond to this outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]CMS is giving flexibility to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to waive cost-sharing for coronavirus tests and treatment.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]CMS created new billing codes for coronavirus tests to promote better tracking of the public health response.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 VA established 19 emergency operations centers across the country and put in place visitation restrictions to limit patients’ exposure.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]CMS and the VA are working to limit nonessential, elective medical procedures to free up healthcare resources.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration announced that health plans with health savings accounts will be able to cover coronavirus testing and treatment without co-payments.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]CMS dramatically expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, ensuring more patients can access their doctors remotely while avoiding exposure.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 president signed a memorandum directing his Administration to make general-use face masks available to healthcare workers.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]HHS announced it will be purchasing 500 million N95 respirators for the Strategic National Stockpile.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Defense announced it will be providing 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to assist.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration is expanding research and consulting with experts to better understand the transmission of coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 18, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”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_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration is working to help accelerate the development of therapeutics and a vaccine to combat the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration is actively working with drug manufacturers to monitor any potential drug supply chain issues.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinated with the NIH, the tech industry, and nonprofits to release a machine readable collection of 29,000 coronavirus-related research articles, which will help scientists discover insights to virus’ genetics, incubation, treatment, symptoms, and prevention.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 the temporary closure of the U.S.-Canada border to non-essential traffic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 18, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced plans to invoke the Defense Production Act in order to increase the number of necessary supplies needed to combat coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 FEMA has been activated in every region at its highest level of response.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 the U.S. Navy will deploy USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy hospital ships.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 all foreclosures and evictions will be suspended for a period of time.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed that 1 million masks are now immediately available.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed that the Army Corps of Engineers is in NY consulting on how to best assist state officials.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]HHS temporarily suspended a regulation that prevents doctors from practicing across state lines.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 doctors, physicians, and nurses on the front lines containing the spread of coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 130 CEOs of the Business Roundtable to discuss on-going public-private partnerships in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 19, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump announced very encouraging progress shown by anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine for fighting coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Carnival Cruise Lines will make ships available for use as hospitals in impacted areas to use for non-coronavirus patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced tens of thousands of ventilators have been identified that can be converted to treat patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 State Department issued a global level 4 health advisory, telling Americans to avoid all international travel due to coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 directed FEMA to take the lead on the Federal Government’s coronavirus response & visited FEMA HQ with Vice President Pence for a video call with Governors.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 FDA is evaluating existing drugs that could serve as potential therapeutics for coronavirus patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration negotiated legislation which will provide tax credits for eligible businesses that give paid leave to Americans affected by the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration took action to provide more flexibility in unemployment insurance programs for workers impacted by the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration is halting foreclosures and evictions for families with FHA-insured mortgages.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 19, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The State Department issues a global level 4 travel advisory, urging Americans to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Treasury Department establishes the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility to provide liquidity to the financial system.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 president signed legislation removing restrictions that prevented manufacturers from selling industrial masks – which can readily protect healthcare workers – directly to hospitals.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 19, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The president announced Carnival Cruise Lines will be making ships available for hospitals to use for non-coronavirus patients.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced tens of thousands of ventilators have been identified that can be converted to treat patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 20, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump declares New York a major disaster area, freeing funds to flow to state.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 United States announces mutual agreements with Mexico and Canada to restrict non-essential travel across our northern and southern borders.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 administration announces it will expeditiously return aliens who cross between ports of entry or are otherwise not allowed to enter the country, as the facilities in which these aliens would be held cannot support quarantine for the time needed to assess potential cases.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 20, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Treasury Department moved tax day from April 15 to July 15.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary Azar announced that FEMA is coordinating and assisting coronavirus testing at labs across the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary Azar sent a letter to all 50 Governors that the federal government is buying and making available 200,000 testing swabs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Education set interest rates on all federally-held student loans to 0% for at least 60 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Education has given broad approval to colleges and universities to allow them to more easily move their classes online.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Education announced borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments on federally-held student loans for at least two months.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Department of Education is providing waivers for federal testing requirements to states that have had to close schools.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Trump signed legislation to provide continuity in educational benefits for veterans and their families who attend schools that have had to switch from in-person to online learning due to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced to date over 195,000 Americans tested for coronavirus and have received their results.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Trump Administration announced HHS placed an order for hundreds of millions of N95 masks through FEMA.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced it had given emergency approval to a new coronavirus test that delivers results in hours, with an intended rollout of March 30.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Adm. Giroir confirmed 10 million testing kits had been put into the commercial market from March 2 through March 14.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announce that governors will remain in command of National Guard forces & the federal govt will fund 100% of operations cost.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 confirmed his administration was working with Peru & Honduras to return Americans stranded in both countries as a result of travel restrictions.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced that the testing backlog will be resolved by midweek.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced that the USNS Mercy will be deployed to Los Angeles.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]FEMA issued guidance for tribal governments to seek federal assistance under the President’s emergency declaration.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced that to date, over 254,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their results.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced that he directed the federal govt to provide 4 large federal medical stations with 2,000 beds for CA & 1,000 beds for NY & WA.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 declares Washington state a major disaster area.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 20, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump declares California a major disaster area.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]VP Pence announced that 313,000 Americans were tested for the coronavirus & received results.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]VP Pence announced that FEMA established a supply chain stabilization task force so Americans get supplies they need.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]VP Pence announced that HHS will have commercial labs prioritize testing for hospitalized patients.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 White House Office of Science & Technology Police announced a public-private consortium to advance coronavirus research and provide access to computing technology and resources for researchers.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Attorney General Barr announced that DOJ held a National Task Force meeting on hoarding and price gouging.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Attorney General Barr announced that each of the 93 U.S. Attorney General offices is designating a lead prosecutor to prevent hoarding.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump announced that HHS is working to designate essential medical supplies as “scarce” to prohibit hoarding these items.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 Treasury Department announced that it is working with the Federal Reserve to lend up to $300 billion to businesses and local governments.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed an executive order invoking section 4512 of the Defense Production Act to prohibit the hoarding of vital medical supplies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 24, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the state of Iowa related to the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]VP Pence confirmed that FEMA sent New York 2,000 ventilators.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]VP Pence Announced individuals who have recently been in New York should self-quarantine for 14 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 24, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Deborah Birx announced the U.S. has conducted more coronavirus tests in the last week than South Korea has over the prior eight weeks.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 U.S. Army issued orders for three army hospitals to deploy their health care professionals to New York and Washington state, at the direction of Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the #coronavirus outbreak for: Texas, Florida and North Carolina.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump & Vice President Pence held a conference call with 140 non-profit organization leaders, including The Salvation Army & The Red Cross, to discuss coronavirus response efforts.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed a bill reauthorizing The Older Americans Act, which supports senior citizens by providing meals, transportation, and other crucial services.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence held a conference call with equipment manufacturers to discuss on-going coronavirus response efforts.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced 432,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received results.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence confirmed 4,000 ventilators were delivered to New York.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence held discussions with multiple governors, including the Governor of Indiana & the Governor of Michigan.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”March 26, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A $2.2 trillion economic relief package passed the Senate and currently awaits a vote in the House. “I encourage the House to pass this vital legislation and send the bill to my desk for signature without delay,” President Trump said yesterday. “I will sign it immediately.” The legislation provides:

$300 billion in direct cash payments available for every American citizen earning less than $99,000 per year.

$250 billion in expanded unemployment benefits. The average worker who has lost his or her job will receive 100% of their salary for up to four full months. Unlike normal unemployment benefits, independent contractors and self-employed workers will be eligible.

$350 billion in job retention loans for small businesses, with loan forgiveness available for businesses that continue paying their workers.

$500 billion in support for the hardest hit industries, with a ban on corporate stock buybacks.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed legislation that provides paid sick and family leave for workers experiencing coronavirus-related employment interruptions.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]The Trump Administration directed federal student loan lenders to allow borrowers to waive interest and payments without penalty for 60 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]The Trump Administration directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump directed the Small Business Administration to issue low-interest loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed legislation providing funding and flexibility for emergency nutritional aid for senior citizens, women, children, and low-income families.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]The Department of Labor announced up to $100 million in dislocated worker grants in response to the coronavirus national health emergency.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 House quickly passed a $2 trillion stimulus package in a voice vote, and President Trump signed it into law.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Donald Trump invoked the sparsely used Defense Production Act to order the Department of Health and Human Services.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed a Defense Production Act memorandum ordering General Motors (GM) “to accept, perform, and prioritize federal contractors for ventilators.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump signed an executive order allowing the military to activate members of the Selected Reserve and Ready Reserve to active duty to assist with the Federal response to the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for South Carolina and Puerto Rico.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump appointed Office of Trade and Manufacturing policy director Peter Navarro to serve as the Defense Production Act Policy Coordinator.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump announced that 100,000 ventilators are projected to be manufactured in the next 100 days, three times the amount typically manufactured in one year.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump announced that Boeing offered the use of three “Dreamlifter” cargo air crafts to transport medical supplies across the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Partnering with FEMA, the CDC, and the Coronavirus Task Force, Apple released a coronavirus app which allows users to screen for their symptoms.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]President Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the global coronavirus response and committed to helping provide ventilators to the U.K. where possible.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Vice President Pence announced that 685,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their test results.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Emory University began enrolling participants for a phase one clinical trial, sponsored by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), of a new, potential coronavirus vaccine.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor spoke to the director of each of the state’s emergency operations about the state-led, federally-supported coronavirus response effort.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 USNS Mercy arrived in the port of Los Angeles to help relieve the strain on hospital facilities in Southern California.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 visited Norfolk, VA to send off the USNS Comfort to New York City where it will help relieve the strain on local hospitals.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for Guam, Michigan, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Colorado.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 spoke with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis regarding the coronavirus response effort.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 CDC issued new guidance for residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to avoid non-essential domestic travel for 14 days to #StopTheSpread of the coronavirus within the U.S.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 extends the national social-distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic to April 30.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 said the FDA approved a new test that can deliver coronavirus test results in five minutes.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Trump said vaccines are moving along rapidly and that he would like to see something therapeutically for people who are already sick.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 warns that “We will lose more people.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says that it will take three weeks for relief checks to hit Americans’ pockets.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 says that car-maker Ford committed to making 50,000 ventilators.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 FDA issues a limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs to treat those infected with COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 U.S. counted more than 142,000 cases of coronavirus by Sunday evening, (March 29, 2020) the world’s highest total, and there were 2,506 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Secretary Azar announced that the FDA has approved Battelle’s N95 mask sanitization process for use to decontaminate tens of thousands of masks per day.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced further private sector commitments to manufacture personal protective equipment  by MyPillow, Honeywell, Jockey, Procter & Gamble, and United Technologies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced “more than 14,000” National Guard service members have been activated to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 spoke with the nation’s governors about their need for medical supplies.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 announced that in the coming days the Federal Government will be delivering: 400 ventilators to Michigan, 300 ventilators to New Jersey, 150 ventilators to Louisiana, 150 ventilators to Illinois, and 50 ventilators to Connecticut.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 spoke to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy and pledged to send $100 million of medical supplies to aid Italy’s battle against coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]Answering President Trump’s call for the private sector to join the fight against the #coronavirus, Ford Motor Company committed to producing 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]On coronavirus testing, Secretary Azar announced that the U.S. is currently testing nearly 100,000 samples per day.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]HHS took steps to accelerate a clinical trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Janssen Research & Development.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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”]CMS announced new regulatory changes to cut red tape and give flexibility to America’s health care workers by relaxing hospital workforce regulations, expanding child care, meal, and laundry services for health care workers, expanding tele-health reimbursement, and more.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor, providing more than 1,000 more hospital beds for patients without coronavirus, to relieve pressure on local hospitals.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 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 USNS Mercy began treating patients in Los Angeles.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 31, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop: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 Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency approval for a testing kit produced by Bodysphere Inc. that can detect a positive or negative result for COVID-19 in two minutes.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 31, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop: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 warns Americans of “very painful” two weeks ahead.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 31, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop: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 that Americans should be prepared for 100,000 deaths.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 31, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop: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 reveals details on death-estimate models that go up to 240,000 deaths, driving President Trump’s decision to extend the guidelines until April 30.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”March 31, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop: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 stood up a new program to expedite the development of potentially safe and effective life-saving treatments. The program, known as the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP).[/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline]