A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN BARR

As concerns continue to rise over the March 13 declaration of a national emergency in the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus , also known as COVID-19, I wanted to share some resources for public information.

The federal government has a comprehensive website for information on COVID-19, which includes the President's Coronaivirus Guidelines for America. I encourage you to visit this website frequently for the most up-to-date resources and guidance.

The latest guidance from The White House can be found here

Additionally, the following websites are updated frequently, and contain important information for individuals and businesses: 

  • Kentucky-specifc information and resources on COVID-19 can be found here
  • The Internal Revenue Service has updated information on Economic Impact Payments: the IRS is transitioning to the 2021 tax season and as a result any EIP or portion of the EIP not received will need to be recovered via the Recovery Rebate Credit in 2021. More information on this can be found here.
  • Information on the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses can be found here

The CDC recommends taking basic hygiene precautions similar to those used to prevent the spread of other diseases.

They include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

As always, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts, concerns and questions with the staff in my Lexington District Office by calling (859) 219-1366 or my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-4706.