April 2020

Massachusetts Act Regarding a Moratorium on Commercial and Residential Evictions During COVID-19

The Massachusetts House and Senate have reconciled differences between two separate bills proposed regarding a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19, and on Wednesday April 15th, the House passed House B…

State Legislatures Considering Bills to Extend Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses

Four More States Introduce Bills to Extend Coverage Under Business Interruption Insurance Policies, Bringing the Total Number of States Considering Such Action to  at Least Eight   Legislators in New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and South Carolina have …

CDC Publishes New Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) published interim guidance on safety practices for critical infrastructure workers who may have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The CDC advised that criti…

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program: Key Takeaways for Your Loan Application

This article was originally published on April 3, 2020 and has been updated based on the April 8, 2020 updates to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”), found here.On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Adminis…

CARES Act Relief for Mid-Sized and Large Businesses

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law. $454 billion (plus any amounts not used for Industry-Specific Relief) has been set aside to make loans and loan guarantees to, and other inves…

Massachusetts Takes Action to Ease Permitting Process for Municipalities and State Authorities During COVID-19 State of Emergency

On April 3, 2020, Governor Baker signed legislation titled “An Act To Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19” (the “Act”).  The Act, among other things, makes a number of changes to the local permi…