2 . New York adds Washington, DC and Illinois to quarantine list
USA Today | July 28, 2020 | by Jon Campbell

ALBANY, N.Y. –  Travelers  from 34 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico will now have to  self-quarantine  upon entering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after more states were added to the list Tuesday.

Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota were included on the quarantine list after surpassing 10 average daily positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over the last week,  the threshold for being included , reports the  New York State Team , which is a part of the USA TODAY Network.

Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were also added as New York expanded the list beyond states for the first time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

3 . Travel industry CEOs call for broader COVID-19 testing
Business Travel News | July 28, 2020 | by Donna Airoldi

More than a dozen U.S. travel industry supplier and association leaders in a letter sent Monday urged federal government officials to incorporate increased Covid-19 testing in the next coronavirus legislative package to help ignite an economic revival, according to the U.S. Travel Association. 

"The events of recent weeks have made very clear one indispensable component of efforts to spur a national recovery from the health and economic crisis: broadening the availability of efficient, effective, 24-to-28-hour Covid-19 testing," read the letter. "As a start, we urge the swift consideration and passage of the TEST Act, bipartisan legislation that would enhance the resources and collaboration tools the federal government devotes to Covid-19 testing."

The TEST Act, introduced in the Senate earlier this month, would expand federal testing capability, among other actions.

4 . UMA Member CIT Signature Transportation remembers importance of employee recognition
Social media is a great way to show appreciation for your employees and it doesn't cost a cent. John and Kim Grzywacz know that in addition to being a very public way to recognize key team members, it also shows prospective employees that your company appreciates its people. #TeammemberTuesday

5 . UMA AssurCLEAN: 63 companies offer their passengers opportunity to 'travel with confidence'
The following UMA Member companies offer their passengers the opportunity to travel with confidence, thanks to AssurCLEAN. Operators in this program acknowledge the UMA AssurClean statements in order to qualify to display UMA AssurCLEAN decals on their vehicles and receive a certificate documenting their participation.
  • Agape Travel and Tours, Chesapeake, VA
  • Alaska Coach Tours, Juneau, AK
  • American Explorer Motorcoach, Phoenix, AZ
  • Anchor Transportation, White Creek, TN
  • AT&T Charter Service/ A & B Tours, Louisburg, NC
  • Ayr Coach, Waterloo, ON
  • Bedore Tours, North Tonawanda, NY
  • Best Tours & Travel, Fresno, CA
  • Blue Ridge Coach Lines, Inc., Culpeper, VA
  • Blue Ridge Tours, McGaheysville, VA
  • Buckhead Coach, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Budget Charters Inc., Adah, PA
  • C London Travel, Clinton, MD
  • Cali Charter Bus, Oakland, CA
  • Camelot Limousine & Bus Charters, Pell City, AL
  • Champion Coach , Greenville, SC
  • Chesapeake Charter, Inc., Annapolis, MD
  • CIT Signature Transportation, Ames, IA
  • Coachlight Tours LLC, Hardeeville, SC
  • Corporate Coach Charter & tours, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Dynamic Tours & Transportation, Inc., Orlando, FL
  • Eagle One Coach, Holbrook, MA
  • Elkhorn Bus Service/Jones Travel, Elkhorn, WI
  • Epic Tours, Emmaus, PA
  • Executive Charter, Newport, KY
  • Executive Coach Inc., Lancaster, PA
  • Five Star Tours, San Diego, CA
  • FloridaTours.com, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Freedom Excursion by Scully, Altoona, PA
  • Fun Tours, LLC, Ruffin, SC
  • Georgia Coach Lines, Inc., Fayetteville, GA
  • Hammond Transportation Ltd., Bracebridge, ON
  • Hermes WorldWide, Inc., Denver, CO
  • Huskey Trailways, Festus, MO
  • Lewis Coach , New Orleans, LA
  • Little Rock Coaches, Little Rock, AR
  • Louisiana Motor Coach, Inc., Marrero, LA
  • Mattingly Tours & Travel, LLC, Bardstown, KY
  • MCA Transportation, Orlando, FL
  • McCullough Coach Lines Ltd., Victoria, BC
  • MLB Travel LLC, Tucker, GA
  • Northeast Charter, Lewiston, ME
  • Northfield Lines Inc., Eagan, MN
  • Olander Coach, Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Panorama Tours, Inc., Wallington, NJ
  • Pro-American Tours LLC, Ruckersville, VA
  • Quick-Livick, Inc dba Quick's Bus Company, Staunton, VA
  • Red River Trailways , Moorhead, MN
  • Richards Bus Lines, Inc., Luray, VA
  • Riley Tours, Murdock, MN
  • Ruskstela Charter Service, Eastford, CT
  • Southeastern Motor Coach, Inc, Birmingham, AL
  • Southern Express Inc., Apex, NC
  • Stout's Transportation, Ewing, NJ
  • Sunway Charters, Charlotte, NC
  • Thielen Bus Lines, Inc./Thielen Coaches, Redwood Falls, MN
  • Timi's Tours, Moweaqua, IL
  • USA Tours, Rolla, MO
  • Vandalia Bus Lines, Caseyville, IL
  • West Tennessee Motor Coach , Paris, TN
  • Wilson Bus, E Templeton, MA
  • Windstar Lines, Inc., Carroll, IA
  • Young Transportation & Tours, Asheville, NC
UMA Membership is FREE through 12/31/2020
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6 . From $600 extra in unemployment to eviction stays, here's when key benefits of the CARES Act expire
Forbes | July 28, 2020 | by Sarah Hansen
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Lawmakers are unlikely to put together another federal stimulus package before certain key parts of the CARES Act—most notably the expanded unemployment insurance—expire.

Here’s what you need to know. 

  • A moratorium on evictions for renters living in homes with federally backed mortgages (about one-third of American renters, according to the Washington Post) expires Saturday, July 25; landlords are still required to give 30 days notice before beginning eviction proceedings. 
  • A moratorium on foreclosures for buildings with federally backed mortgages won't expire until August 31.
  • Expanded federal unemployment benefits—that extra $600 per week—expire on July 31, but the last payments will go out on July 25 or July 26, depending on the state. 

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