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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup September 18, 2020

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup September 18, 2020 | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The FDA reissued the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Abbott ID Now COVID-19 test. The revisions to the previous EUA letter of authorization include a revised intended use to:
      • Indicate that testing is for specimens collected “from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider within the first seven days of the onset of symptoms.”
      • Clarify that testing is authorized for laboratories certified under CLIA and meet the requirements to perform high, moderate, or waived complexity tests.
      • Clarify that testing facilities within the United States and its territories
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  • FDIC Proposes to Update Policy Statement on Minority Depository Institutions

    FDIC Proposes to Update Policy Statement on Minority Depository Institutions

    FDIC Proposes to Update Policy Statement on Minority Depository Institutions | site |




    (August 21, 2020) - - Today. August 21, 2020, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a new proposed Statement of Policy to enhance the agency’s efforts to encourage and preserve Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs). The proposed revisions would update, strengthen, and clarify the FDIC’s policies and procedures related to the agency’s existing MDI framework. The FDIC seeks public comment on the proposal over a 60-day period.

    Specifically, the proposed revisions describe the initiatives the FDIC has taken and will take to promote the preservation of MDIs and enhance communication between the FDIC and these minority-owned and managed institutions. The proposed Statement of Policy would also define
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup May 28, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup May 28, 2020| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - Today (May 28, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Stryker Sustainability Solutions (SSS) VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System (RDS). This product uses vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators that are, or potentially are, contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 or other pathogenic microorganisms for multiple-user reuse by healthcare personnel to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates when there are insufficient supplies of face-filtering respirators (FFRs) resulting from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. N95 respirators containing cellulose-based materials
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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments | site |




    (March 19, 2020) - - Today (March 19, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to play a critical role in the multifaceted all-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes, among other things, facilitating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent the disease, and surveilling the medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate such impacts, as necessary. As part of those efforts, President Trump has directed the FDA to continue its work with the public and private sector to ensure the availability of potentially safe and effective life-saving drugs to patients who are in desperate need, including those infected with COVID-19. The FDA has been working closely with other gove...
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  • Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security

    Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information:


    SOCIAL SECURITY

    Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security



    “I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.

    To protect you and help stop the spread of this coronavirus, we cannot accept visitors in our offices at this time. There are several other ways you can get help. Many services are available online at www.socialsecurity.gov . If you have a critical need that you cannot
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  • Home Depot publishes COVID-19 Update - - How Home Depot is Preparing and Responding

    Home Depot publishes COVID-19 Update: How Home Depot is Preparing and Responding| site |



    (March 14, 2020) - - On March 12, 2020 Home Depot published the following information:

    As the situation around the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our paramount concern has been for the health and safety of our customers and associates.

    Several weeks ago, The Home Depot established a task force led by our Medical Health Management team to plan for the potential impacts of COVID-19. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are some of the precautions we’re taking across our business.

    Stores & Non-Store Facilities: As part of our normal practice, our stores and other facilities are cleaned and sanitized daily. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we’re increasing the frequency of cleaning and general hygiene maintenance in stores and other locations. We’re also steppi
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 9, 2020 Media Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 9, 2020 Media Telebriefing Update: COVID-19| site |



    (March 9, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following audio version of CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19:






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    Press HERE
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  • Amtrak Statement - - Coronavirus Update, 2:00 p.m. CT, Mar. 8

    Amtrak Statement - - Coronavirus Update, 2:00 p.m. CT, Mar. 8

    Amtrak Statement: Coronavirus Update, 2:00 p.m. CT, Mar. 8.| site |



    (March 9, 2020) - - On March 8, 2020 Amtrak published the following information:

    Amtrak Statement: Coronavirus Update, 2:00 p.m. CT, Mar. 8.


    At Amtrak, safety is our top priority. We have received notification from St. Louis County, Mo. that an individual who traveled on Amtrak train 303 (Chicago – St. Louis) on March 4, 2020, has tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus. We are working in close contact with public health and emergency management teams to have the best available information to be able to share with our customers and employees who might be affected. Amtrak is notifying passengers and employees who may have been on the same train, and as a precaution, we have taken the train out of service for comprehensive cleaning and disinfection, and are also working to do a thorough disinfection of the Chicago and St. Louis stations. For more in...
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  • Coronavirus update - - World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight

    Coronavirus update: World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight? | site |




    (March 6, 2020) - - On March 6, 2020 the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    In his daily briefing to the press on Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that supplies of medicine are at risk of disruption due to the epidemic, given that China - the worst hit nation so far - is a major producer of pharmaceutical ingredients. So far, no imminent specific shortages have been identified, and manufacturing has resumed in most parts of China, but the private sector needs to be involved, to ensure that countries can access life-saving products, said Tedros. “You’ve heard me talk about the market failure for personal protective equipment. We look forward to businesses stepping up to play their part. We need you”. The WHO chief anno
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  • United Nations Coronavirus update - - 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home

    United Nations Coronavirus update - - 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home

    United Nations Coronavirus update: 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home| site |





    (March 5, 2020) - - Today (Thursday, March 5, 2020) the United Nations (UN) published the following information:





    School closures in 13 countries linked to the COVID-19 virus epidemic have disrupted the education of more than 290 million students, a record number, the UN education agency UNESCO said on Thursday.




    Disadvantaged children are the worst-hit by the emergency measures, declared UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: “While temporary school closures as a result of health and other crises are not new, unfortunately, the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled and, if prolonged, could threaten the right to education.” A further nine countries have implemented localized school closures: UNESCO estimates that, if these countries close schools nat...
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  • Transcript for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 3, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Transcript for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 3, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19 | site |




    (March 3, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19:



    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.




    Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time all participants will be in the listen only mode until the question and answer session of today’s conference. Please press star 1 on your phone and record your name when prompted. This call is being recorded. If you have any objections, please disconnect at this time. I will now turn the call over to your host Paul Fulton. You may begin. Hello and thank you all for joining us today for this briefing to update you on CDC’s COVID-19 response. We’re joined by Dr. Nancy Messonnier who will give o...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 3, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 3, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19| site |



    (March 3, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following audio version of CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19:









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    Press HERE











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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - FDA and CDC take Action to Increase Access to Respirators, including N95s, for Health Care Personnel

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA and CDC take Action to Increase Access to Respirators, including N95s, for Health Care Personnel| site |



    (March 2, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    Today, in a joint effort, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took action to make more respirators, including certain N95s, available to health care personnel. Currently, the majority of respirators on the market are indicated for use in industrial settings. Today’s action allows certain National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved respirators not currently regulated by the FDA to be used in a health care setting by health care personnel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, thereby maximizing the number of respirators available to meet the needs of the U.S. health care system.

    “President Trump has made
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention February 29, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention February 29, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19 | site |





    (February 29, 2020) - - On Saturday, February 29, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published following audio version of its Saturday, February 29, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19:








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    Press HERE










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  • Transcript for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention February 28, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Transcript for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention February 28, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19:




    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.





    Benjamin Haynes: Thank you all joining us for this briefing. We’re joined today by the director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Dr. Nancy Messonnier. At this time Ii will turn the call over.

    Dr. Nancy Messonnier: Good afternoon, thank you for joining us today. Since I last briefed you, there has been one new case of COVID-19 detected through the U.S. public health system. As has been widely reported, at this time we don’t know how or where this person became infected. This brings the
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup September 18, 2020
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup September 18, 2020 | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The FDA reissued the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Abbott ID Now COVID-19 test. The revisions to the previous EUA letter of authorization include a revised intended use to:
      • Indicate that testing is for specimens collected “from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider within the first seven days of the onset of symptoms.”
      • Clarify that testing is authorized for laboratories certified under CLIA and meet the requirements to perform high, moderate, or waived complexity tests.
      • Clarify that testing facilities within the United States and its territories
    ...
    09-21-2020, 10:14 PM
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    FDIC Proposes to Update Policy Statement on Minority Depository Institutions
    by Staff Reporter 1
    FDIC Proposes to Update Policy Statement on Minority Depository Institutions | site |




    (August 21, 2020) - - Today. August 21, 2020, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a new proposed Statement of Policy to enhance the agency’s efforts to encourage and preserve Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs). The proposed revisions would update, strengthen, and clarify the FDIC’s policies and procedures related to the agency’s existing MDI framework. The FDIC seeks public comment on the proposal over a 60-day period.

    Specifically, the proposed revisions describe the initiatives the FDIC has taken and will take to promote the preservation of MDIs and enhance communication between the FDIC and these minority-owned and managed institutions. The proposed Statement of Policy would also define
    ...
    08-31-2020, 02:47 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup May 28, 2020
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup May 28, 2020| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - Today (May 28, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Stryker Sustainability Solutions (SSS) VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System (RDS). This product uses vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators that are, or potentially are, contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 or other pathogenic microorganisms for multiple-user reuse by healthcare personnel to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates when there are insufficient supplies of face-filtering respirators (FFRs) resulting from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. N95 respirators containing cellulose-based materials
    ...
    05-29-2020, 07:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments | site |




    (March 19, 2020) - - Today (March 19, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to play a critical role in the multifaceted all-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes, among other things, facilitating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent the disease, and surveilling the medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate such impacts, as necessary. As part of those efforts, President Trump has directed the FDA to continue its work with the public and private sector to ensure the availability of potentially safe and effective life-saving drugs to patients who are in desperate need, including those infected with COVID-19. The FDA has been working closely with other gove...
    03-24-2020, 12:36 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information:


    SOCIAL SECURITY

    Update on Services During COVID – 19 Pandemic From Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security



    “I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.

    To protect you and help stop the spread of this coronavirus, we cannot accept visitors in our offices at this time. There are several other ways you can get help. Many services are available online at www.socialsecurity.gov . If you have a critical need that you cannot
    ...
    03-19-2020, 12:14 PM

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