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    As COVID-19 Cases Surge in Second Wave, Court Dismisses Lawsuits Challenging Governor’s Restrictions on Businesses and Activities

    Earlier this month as COVID-19 cases spiked in Illinois and around the United States, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow dismissed a group of lawsuits challenging Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 related executive orders. Those orders include restrictions such as the cessation of indoor dining and bar service and limits on gatherings of more than 25 people.

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    CMS Announces New Flexibility for Nurse Staffing of Acute Hospital Care at Home and Ambulatory Surgery Centers Enrolled as Hospitals


    Nine months into the Public Health Emergency (“PHE”), with COVID-19 cases surging across the country, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has announced two new strategies to enhance hospital capacity that focus on nurse staffing.  First, CMS is expanding its Hospitals Without Walls program to add a new ‘Acute Hospital Care at Home’ initiative that allows for more flexible nurse staffing. Second, CMS is allowing flexibility for nurse staffing for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (“ASCs”) that are enrolled as hospitals during the PHE.   

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    CDC Order: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

    Summary and Applicability of CDC Order to Halt Residential Evictions

    Summary

    On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[1] published an order titled, Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (the “CDC Order”).[2] The CDC Order will remain in effect at least until December 31, 2020.  The CDC Order provides eviction protection for tenants who are suffering financial hardship, meet certain income thresholds and complete the necessary requirements for protection.  A Tenant’s hardship need not be directly related to COVID-19 in order to be eligible.  The CDC Order applies in any state or area where similar eviction protections of equal or greater force are not in place.  Only residential properties are affected. Motels, Hotels and short-term rentals are unaffected.

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    SBA Releases Questionnaire for Larger Borrowers

    On October 28, 2020, the SBA announced two loan necessity questionnaires for borrowers that, together with their affiliates, received over $2 million in PPP loans. The questionnaires are meant to provide the SBA with additional information regarding a borrower’s good-faith certification of economic necessity at the time of the PPP application. 

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