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Below are helpful links 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 Act. This package provides financial assistance to workers, families and businesses. It will assist with one-time checks to most Americans, expand unemployment insurance, help small businesses keep payroll and stay open, help families and businesses with loans, 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.

My office is taking appropriate precautions but is planning on continuing operations to assist constituents.

Helpful links related to COVID-19



First round of implementation guidance 
to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

 U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) :
Fact Sheet for Employees
Fact Sheet for Employers
Questions and Answers


General COVID-19 information

Coronavirus.gov: LINK
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: LINK
Information on COVID-19 testing and a self-checking quiz: LINK
World Health Organization: LINK


For the latest on COVID-19 in Wyoming

State of Wyoming’s COVID-19 page: LINK
Number of COVID-19 cases in Wyoming: LINK
Wyoming residents with general questions about COVID-19 may send an email to wdh.covid19@wyo.gov.



Information for small businesses

Small business guidance and loan resources (Small Business Administration): LINK
COVID-19 resources (Wyoming Small Business Development Center): LINK
Response tips (Wyoming Business Council): LINK
Department of Labor: LINK



Workforce services and unemployment

File unemployment claims in Wyoming: LINK
Wyoming FAQ on COVID-19 and unemployment: LINK
Department of Workforce Services: LINK
Additional Wyoming state services, health insurance eligibility and hunger initiatives: LINK



Tax filing and tax updates

Internal Revenue Service: LINK
New Tax Filing Day is Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

 

Health care

Wyoming Department of Health: LINK
Medicare recipients: LINK
Medicaid recipients: LINK
Veterans Affairs: LINK
Indian Health Service: LINK
If you are sick, please contact your health care provider.

 

Schools and education

State of Wyoming’s education updates: LINK
Superintendent Balow approved all school closures occurring on school calendar days from March 16 to April 3, 2020.
Federal Student Aid: LINK

 


Information about paid leave

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses (Treasury, IRS and Labor Department): LINK 

 

Information for older adults

Administration for Community Living: LINK
 


Wyoming residents abroad

U.S. Department of State: LINK
 


Avoiding COVID-19 scams

Federal Trade Commission: LINK

 

How you can help

How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak (Washington Post): LINK

 

Mythbusting COVID-19

World Health Organization advice for the public: LINK