Understanding the Outbreak Period:
The ‘Outbreak Period’ is essentially a blackout period beginning March 1
2020, and ending 60 days after the official end date of the federally-declared COVID-19 National Emergency. During the ‘Outbreak Period’ certain Plan deadlines related to the activities and events listed in our Summary above will be disregarded. Once the Outbreak Period concludes, normal deadline enforcement and application of standard rules and guidelines will resume.
Without knowing an official end date to the COVID-19 National Emergency, we can say at this time that the new extension Rule is now in effect with an end date to be determined. We will continue to monitor federal announcements related to this new extension Rule and share any updates with you as they become available.