Below are helpful resources related to COVID-19
While Wyoming often prides itself on being isolated from the mainstream, it is certainly not immune to all the world health crises. As the number of COVID-19, or coronavirus, cases rise in the United States, it is important that we take precautions to keep ourselves and our communities safe.
So far, Congress has passed three coronavirus relief packages. The first, which the Senate passed on March 5, was an emergency funding package that focused on vaccines and research and development. The second, which the Senate passed on March 18, was the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It provides for free testing for those who need it, paid sick leave and unemployment benefits.
The third, which passed the Senate on March 25, was the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This package provides financial assistance to workers, families and businesses. The CARES Act helps small businesses keep payroll and stay open with programs like the Paycheck Protection Program. Wyoming businesses were provided more than $800 million and Congress has recently added more money for the program. It will also assist with one-time checks to most Americans, expand unemployment insurance, provide support to rural hospitals, broaden telehealth networks and more. Wyoming’s state and local governments are slated to receive at least $1.25 billion in federal aid from the third package.
America has not had a semi-quarantine like this in my lifetime. We must take it upon ourselves, following cautionary steps, to slow the spread of this virus within our communities. I’m glad to be a member of the White House task force to reopen the economy and look forward to working with President Trump.
My office is taking appropriate precautions but is planning on continuing operations to assist constituents.
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
Helpful resources related to COVID-19
General COVID-19 information
Number of COVID-19 cases in Wyoming
Wyoming’s COVID-19 Transition Plan
Wyoming residents with questions about COVID-19 can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee Retention Credit
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
Paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses
Guidance and loan resources (Small Business Administration)
Financial advisor resources (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)
Response tips (Wyoming Business Council)
For more resources, visit the Wyoming Department of Labor
Wyoming FAQ on COVID-19 and unemployment
For more resources, visit Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Retirement account provisions
Wyoming Department of Health
Indian Health Service
Older adults and people with disabilities
Donate COVID-19 Plasma
If you are sick, please contact your health care provider.
Schools and education
For more reopening updates and resources, visit the Department of EducationLoan payments will stop from March 13 through September 30, 2020.
Federal Student Aid forbearance