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Purdue Libraries  Fall  2020 Reopening Plans

Featured Sites and Documents: Indiana Voting Registration Information and Forms from Tippecanoe County Board of Elections  October 5, 2020 is Voter Registration Deadline!

Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption:  The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns is a Sept. 23, 2020 report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Finance Committee Majority staff.

September 23, 2020 Remarks by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Grand Jury Proceedings Investigating Breonna Taylor's death.

Sept. 22, 2020 Executive Order by President Trump on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

President Trump September 17, 2020 speech at White House Conference on American History

Sept. 18, 2020 Commerce Dept. announcement prohibiting downloads of TikTok and WeChat effective Sept. 20 for national security reasons.

County of Butler v. Wolf is a September 14, 2020 decision by Judge William Stickman of Pennsylania's Western District Court striking down some  Pennsylvania State coronavirus restrictions as unconstitutional.  This decision is being appealed.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's Sept. 3, 2020 speech at the Nixon Presidential Library on the EPA's 50th anniversary and Trump Administration  environmental policymaking activities.

August 31, 2020  letter from Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to Portland, OR Mayor Ted Wheeler on violence in that city.

Evaluating  the Effects of the  Economic  Response to COVID-19  (Aug. 2020 report by President's Council of Economic Advisors)

Trump Administration  School Reopening Recommendations (Aug. 2020)

CDC Considerations for Election Polling Locations & Voters

A Comparative Analysis of Policy Approaches to COVID-19 Around the World, With Recommendations for U.S. Lawmakers (Non-governmental.  July 2020 Heritage Foundation analysis)

The U.S. Blood Supply and the COVID-19 Response in Brief (August 26, 2020 CRS report)

White House Guidelines for Opening  America Again (April 16, 2020)

Back on Track IndianaThe Indiana State Coronavirus recovery plan. (May 1, 2020)

Centers for Disease Control July 24, 2020 Guidance on Returning to School

 Federal  Register-Published Monday-Friday, this periodical contains the text of Presidential executive orders and proclamations, along with proposed  and newly adopted federal agency regulations on coronaries and other topics. Examples of executive orders (EO) include:

May 19 Executive Order from President Trump on regulatory relief to support economic recovery

April 28 Executive Order from President Trump designating meat packing plants as critical infrastructure under the 1950 Defense Production Act

EO13910 Preventing the Hoarding of Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19 (March 23/26, 2020)

President Trump's March 13, 2020 Coronavirus National  Emergency Declaration (House Document 116-108)

Public Law 116-139 Paycheck Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act. Signed April 24, 2020

Public Law 116-136 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic  Security (CARES) Act.  Signed March 27, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO). See the coronavirus mythbusters section on this United Nations affiliated organization's homepage. Use extreme caution in interpreting this agency's reporting on China and the coronavirus.

Public  Law 116-127 The Families First Coronavirus Response ActPassed March 18, 2020 and signed the same day by President Trump.

Public Law 109-417 Pandemic & All Hazards Preparedness Act.  Enacted in 2006 and subsequently amended, this law governs Dept. of Health & Human  Services pandemic responses.

Public Law 94-583 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  1976 law establishing limits on how much foreign countries can be sued  in  U.S. courts.  codified at 28 USC 1330, 1332, 1391(f), 1441(d), and 1602-1611.  Congressional legislation  to give  U.S. entities  more freedom to sue China for Wuhan coronavirus damages and costs  has been introduced

Centers for Disease Control guidance on using face coverings

Clinical Trials (National Library of Medicine website featuring  links to information on coronavirus trials being  conducted in the U.S. and internationally.  Listing a trial DOES NOT NECESSARILY mean the U.S. has evaluated trial contents

Interim Economic Projections for 2020 and 2021 is a May 2020 CBO report.

Coronavirus is a Centers for Disease Control resource on this respiratory illness emerging in China.

CDC Coronavirus Guidance Documents

Coronavirus Task Force (White House)

Defense Dept.  Operation  Warp Speed

Defense Production Act 50 USC 4501 et. seq

 Public Law 116-123 CoronaVirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

Disaster Labs:  How American States Use Partnerships to Manage the Unthinkable is a 2020 Marine Corps University Press publication

U.S. Education Dept. Coronavirus Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coronavirus Resources

EPA List N:   Disinfectants for Use Against Coronavirus

Federal Reserve Bank Chicago:  Conducts analysis  of regional economic conditions  in some  Midwestern states including  Indiana's northern 68 counties including  Tippecanoe County.

Federal Reserve Bank St Louis Coronavirus Timeline and Accompanying Federal Reserve Actions

Dept. of Health & Human Services HIPAA, Civil Rights, & COVID-19

Strategic National Stockpile

Dept. of Health & Human Services Community Based Testing Sites

Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Pandemic Planning Considerations For State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and Non-Government Organizational Planners, Providers and Support Agencies (June 2020 DHS report)

Google Community Mobility Maps Chart community mobility trends over time by geography, retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacy, parks, transportation, work, and residential.  May not include rural counties.  

House Foreign Affairs Committee Minority Report on COVID-19, China, and the World Health Organization (June 12,  2020)

House Select Subcommittee on the  Coronavirus Crisis

Justice Dept. Coronavirus Resources including steps for  reporting coronavirus fraud

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Coronavirus Resources

Indiana Dept. for Workforce Development Coronavirus Resources

Indiana Family & Social Services Administration Coronavirus Resources

Be Well Indiana (Mental health resources from Indiana Family &  Social Services Administration)

Indiana Small Business Development Center Coronavirus Resources

Indiana State Dept. of Education Coronavirus Resources

Indiana State Dept. of Health Coronavirus Cases (includes maps showing case spread by county)

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases Coronavirus Resources

National Science Foundation Coronavirus Information & Guidance

 Pandemic & All Hazards  Preparedness Act.  Enacted in 2006 and with subsequent amendments, this law governs federal pandemic responses. Codified at 42 USC 300HH-10

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