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    Blog Launch: COVID-19: What your Business Needs To Know

    Reopening the Economy and Getting Back to Business: Privacy Concerns with Health Data Collection and Contact Tracing

    As we continue our series on steps business owners should take to mitigate the risk of reopening, it is clear from the guidance that has been issued by several states that effective screening and contact tracing are issues that need to be addressed. Businesses embarking on the collection of personal information through screening and contact tracing, need to consider privacy considerations that might be raised and determine how to use, store, and protect that information.

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    COVID-19 and Portfolio Companies: Seven Gaps in the Stimulus

    COVID-19 Washington Update – 5/12/2020

    This afternoon, Democrats in the House of Representatives released the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.  The $3 trillion stimulus package includes nearly $1 trillion in relief funds for state and local governments, $200 billion for hazard pay for essential workers, and $175 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. 


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    Illinois Rolls Out a 5-Phase Reopening Plan as Health Care Facilities Prepare to Resume Elective Surgeries

    COVID-19 Will Reshape the 2020 Presidential Campaign

    The 2020 presidential election is less than six months away. Election predictions before Memorial Day are always risky. With that caveat, we examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the November presidential race.

    The pandemic has reshaped the November presidential race in three fundamental ways: by changing who is leading the race; by potentially shifting  key issues and messages that resonate with voters; and by affecting the voting process.

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    SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

    Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order is Unenforceable: What Does This Mean for Wisconsin Businesses?

    This week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with the Wisconsin legislature in ruling that Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order, issued by the Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee, Andrea Palm, is unenforceable.  In doing so, the grounds it cited were that the order is an administrative “rule” that was not promulgated in accordance with Wisconsin’s Administrative Procedure Act; and it determined the order exceeds DHS’ statutory authority. The court declined to define the precise scope of DHS authority, instead determining that the Safer at Home Order was beyond the bounds of that authority.

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