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See March 18 Note from Libraries Dean Professor Beth McNeil on access to Purdue Libraries resources & services during the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak .

Featured Sites and Documents: State (of Minnesota) vs.  Derek Chauvin is a Hennepin County, MN District Court website featuring documents on George Floyd's murder and subsequent legal proceedings.

Federal Reserve Semi-annual  Monetary Policy Report (June 12, 2020).  This report for congressional banking/finance committees describes  current  economic conditions and  predicts future economic developments.

June 16, 2020 Executive Order from President Trump on Safe Policing for Safe Communities

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

Aligning Federal  Agency Operations With the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

 (Office of Management &  Budget-April  20, 2020

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

 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

President Trump letter to World Health Organization (May 18, 2020)

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

Proclamation 10014 Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a  Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.  (April 22/27 2020)

Executive Order 13912 National Emergency Authority to Order the Selected to Order the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Members of the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty (March 27/April 1, 2020)

EO13911 Delegating Additional Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect to Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19 (March 27/April 1, 2020)

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

International  Monetary Fund  Coronavirus Resources

Special Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery (April 13, 2020 Congressional Research Service report)

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

U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute Coronavirus Information Resources

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Coronavirus Information Resources

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)  Commerce Dept. organization tracking  economic  developments in  areas such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), state and local economic performance, personal income, foreign trade and investment, and industry data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  Labor Dept. organization tracking workforce developments including  employment and unemployment along with consumer and purchasing price data and wages. Includes state and regional breakdowns.  Lafayette/West Lafayette is in the Midwest/Chicago region.

Census Bureau COVID-19 Demographic & Economic Resources

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due  to COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control guidance on using face coverings

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Coronavirus Resources

CMS Coronavirus  Nursing Home Data

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.

Commerce Dept. Educational Resources for at Home Learning

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Coronavirus Resources

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Coronavirus Resources:  This congressional support agency does reports on the federal budget, budgetary implications of federal programs,  and cost estimates on legislation reported by congressional committees.

The Budgetary Effects of Laws Enacted in Response to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, March and April 2020 June 16, 2020 CBO report


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

Congressional Research Service Reports (Library of Congress entity preparing unbiased reports on public policy issues. CLICK Search button at right side of screen to produce the most recently loaded reports)

COVID-19 and China: A Chronology of Events (December 2019-January 2020) May 12, 2020 CRS report

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):  Emergency Technical Standards (ETS) and COVID-19 (April 27, 2020 CRS 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)

30 Days to Slow the Spread

Consult CSPAN for daily briefings from the Trump Administration's Coronavirus task force

COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium (U.S. Govt. and private sector consortium established March 23, 2020 to facilitate computational understanding and collaboration on COVID-19 research)

Defense Production Act 50 USC 4501 et. seq

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

Defense Dept. Coronavirus resources

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

Education Dept. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center (Coronavirus)

Energy Dept. Coronavirus Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coronavirus Resources

EPA Coronavirus Drinking Water & Wastewater Information

EPA List N:   Disinfectants for Use Against Coronavirus

Federal Aviation  Administration Coronavirus Resources

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Coronavirus Resources

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Coronavirus Information  for Banks & Consumers

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Coronavirus Resources  

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

Federal Reserve Board Policy Announcements

Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General Coronavirus Reports

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

Strategic National Stockpile

Dept. of Health & Human Services and Justice Dept. Press Release  announcing Distribution of Confiscated Medical Supplies  from  Price  Gougers (April 2, 2020)

Dept. of Health & Human Services Community Based Testing Sites

Office of the Surgeon General

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Coronavirus Resources

Dept. of Homeland Security(DHS) Coronavirus Resources

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)

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Coronavirus Resources

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.  

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Pandemic Resources: This congressional support agency evaluates the management performance of government programs for Congress.  Reports must be requested by the Chair or ranking members of congressional committees & subcommittees)

Science & Tech  Modeling:  COVID-19 Spotlight  is  a June 2020 GAO analysis.

Homeland Security Dept. Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

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

Judiciary Preparedness for Coronavirus  (Covers federal court system)

Justice Dept. Coronavirus Resources including steps for  reporting coronavirus fraud

Justice Dept. Takes First Enforcement Action Against Coronavirus Fraud (March 22, 2020) Austin, Western District of Texas

Labor Dept. Coronavirus Resources

April 2020 Monthly Labor Review article on workers impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, where they work,  and what they earn.

29 CFR 1910.1030 is the OSHA regulation for handling bloodborne pathogens

29 CFR 1910.1200 is the OSHA regulation for cleaning workplace chemicals

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Coronavirus Resources This agency regulates broadcast and telecommunications activities.

March 15 Federal Reserve Open Market Committee statement on reducing interest rates

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Coronavirus Resources

FDA N95 Surgical Respirator & Mask Information

Upcoming House of Representatives Committee hearings on coronavirus and other topics

Upcoming Senate Committee hearings on coronavirus and other topics

Indiana Dept. for Workforce Development Coronavirus Resources

Indiana Election  Commission Order on Emergency Provisions for June 2 Primary Election

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 Courts Coronavirus Guidance

Indiana State Dept. of Education Coronavirus Resources

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

Indiana State Dept. of Revenue Coronavirus Resources

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases Coronavirus Resources

National Park Service Coronavirus Resources

National Science Foundation Coronavirus Information & Guidance

 Office of Management & Budget Memo M20-21 Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19April 10, 2020

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Coronavirus Resources

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

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)  Federal inspectors general offices conducing oversight of pandemic response funds and program performance (NEW)

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Coronavirus Resources

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus

Smithsonian Institution Coronavirus Resource Hub

State Dept. Coronavirus Resources

Stateline:  Pew Trust resource providing information about state government  trends and  developments including coronavirus.

Transportation Dept. Coronavirus Resources

Federal Transit Administration Coronavirus Resources

Treasury Dept. Coronavirus Resources

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Resources

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coronavirus Resources

U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)

U.S. Naval Ship Comfort (Arrived in New York Harbor March 30, 2020)

U.S.  Public Health Commissioned Service Organization focusing on protecting, advancing, and promoting public health and safety. This national uniformed service of public health professionals achieves  its  mission through rapid and effective response to public health needs, excellence and leadership in public health practices,  and advancing public health science.

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Coronavirus Resources


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