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, I wanted to share some resources for public information.

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

What we know about coronavirus is that it is constantly changing. Below you will find links to the most up-to-date resources on COVID-19. I encourage you visit these sites for the best and most current information available.

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.

RESOURCES

FEDERAL AGENCIES:

  • For a list of agency resources for COVID-19 response, click here.

CDC:

  • For general information and guidelines regarding COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control, click here.

STATE DEPARTMENT / TRAVEL

  • For information on travel recommendations and restrictions, visit the State Department by clicking here

KENTUCKY CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE

CARES ACT

  • For a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, click here.
  • For additional information on the CARES Act, click here ane here.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANCE

  • For information on SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance program, click here.
  • For more information on the Paycheck Protection Act, click here.
  • For information on the IRS extension of payroll tax credits to eligible  businesses, click here.
  • Treasury Department guidance on small business loans can be found here.
  • Small business information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can be found here.
  • Paycheck Protection Program infomration from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship can be found here

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • For information on Kentucky Unemployment Benefits, visit https://kcc.ky.gov  or call 1-502-875-0442
  • For information on the new federal paid leave requirements, click here.

FEDERAL TAXES, REBATE CHECKS

  • For information on the IRS delay of Tax Day until July 15, click here.
  • For information on individual rebate checks, click here.
  • For frequently asked questions regarding individual rebates, click here.

VETERANS

  • For veterans seeking information on VA care during this time, click here.

 FEDERAL GRANTS

  • For information on updated federal grant deadlines, click here.

COMPANIES LOOKING TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE 

  • Kentucky Emergency Management is seeking companies to sell or produce personal protective equipment (PPE). You can assist by visiting here.
  • If you would like to donate, sell, or produce medical supplies and other goods for the federal government visit FEMA here.

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Find additional resources from House Republican Conference here.
  • Find additional resources from the Ways & Means Committee here.
  • Find additional employer-paid leave information from the Department of Labor here.