Legislation Surrounding COVID-19
- First bill: HR 6074 focused on getting funding to help the health care field address the crisis
- Coronavirus supplemental making emergency appropriations. The legislation provides $8.3 billion in all new funding for a robust response to the coronavirus, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses to lessen the economic blow of this public health emergency.
- Became Public Law No: 116-123 on 03/06/2020
- Second bill: HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- The $104B bill guarantees free coronavirus testing, provides paid leave, and strengthens food security initiatives through additional investments in WIC, food banks, and seniors nutrition. The bill also makes sure that children who depend on free and reduced-price meals have access to food during school and child care closures.
- Signed into law on 03/18/20202
- Third Stimulus Package: S. 3548 Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act
COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES
- CCD Recommendations for COVID-19 Legislation
- The Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act COVID19 Letter
- Disability & Aging Coalition Letter on COVID-19 Recommendations
- Medications Access Must be Included in Third COVID-19 package Letter to Congressional Letters
- Department of Education Guidance
- Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary School While Serving Children with Disabilities (March 21, 2020)
- Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students (March 16, 2020)
- How can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19?
- Medicaid State Flexibility Waiver Information
- Urge Congress to Include Needs of People with Autism in COVID Support Bill
- Thank your Members of Congress for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Sample letter for Affiliates to use to advocate on the local, state, and federal letter for COVID response