COVID-19 Update
Mississippi Legislature Will Not Reconvene April 1

When the Mississippi Legislature suspended the 2020 session on March 18, they stated that they would reconvene on April 1st or at a date agreed upon by the Lt. Governor and Speaker. As April 1 approaches, leadership in both chambers agree that now is not the time to call legislators back to Jackson. Mississippi could still be in the early stages of this pandemic, so to ensure the safety of all legislators, staff, press and others, Lt. Governor Hosemann and Speaker Gunn will be assessing the situation and taking it week by week.
President Signs Historic CARES Act into Law

On Friday morning, March 27, the US House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a massive stimulus package that was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. The $2 Trillion piece of legislation, that will deliver much needed relief to Americans during this uncertain time, was signed by President Trump later Friday afternoon.

To see a summary of the CARES Act provisions click here and for an FAQ document on the bill click here.
 
Business Interruption Insurance Coverage and the Coronavirus

As instances of documented COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) cases rise across the country, many businesses are unable to continue operations, as their workforce stays home in light of the recommended practices of social distancing. Other businesses are forced to close by governmental mandates aimed at limiting the spread of the virus. As entire industries are interrupted by the proliferation of Coronavirus, many business owners are left asking the question: does my insurance coverage protect me?
EPA Issues Unprecedented Civil Enforcement Relaxation Policy Due to COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, U.S. EPA (EPA) announced a sweeping policy for relaxation of EPA
enforcement of environmental noncompliance resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic (“COVID Enforcement Policy” or “Policy”). The Policy applies retroactively beginning on March 13, 2020

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