Deadlines have been extended for two federal programs created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that providers and practices can use for financial support. HHS has extended from 30 to 45 days the deadline for providers to attest to receiving payments from the Provider Relief Fund and accept that program’s terms and conditions. In addition, the US Small Business Administration yesterday extended the safe-harbor period for returning Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds (due to an inability to certify in good faith that a PPP loan was necessary) by one week, to May 14.
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.