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April 8, 2020
Business Tools & Resources COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Resources for Utah Businesses

The Utah state government has compiled a web page of resources for businesses in Utah in the wake of the pandemic. The page includes state and federal resources for loans, programs, responses, directives, and more. See the link below to learn more.   Resources

April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Updates Federal News
National Institutes of Health Accepts Late Grant Applications Given COVID-19 Emergency

On March 26, NIH announced that grant applications submitted late would continue to be accepted recognizing that the emergency declaration related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) would “adversely affect many NIH applicants’ ability to submit applications in a timely manner.”   Specifically, all grant applications submitted late for due dates between March 9, 2020, and May […]

April 3, 2020
Business Tools & Resources COVID-19 Updates State News
UTAH LEADS TOGETHER – STATE COVID-19 BRIDGE LOANS GO LIVE

On Tuesday, March 31, the Utah Leads Together Bridge Loan Program led by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) went live, accepting applications for its first $4 million round of loans. The loans are targeted for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Loan amounts […]

April 3, 2020
Business Tools & Resources COVID-19 Updates HHS/FDA & Other Regulatory
IRS: Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19. Click below for answers to […]

April 3, 2020
Federal News
Paycheck Protection Program Loans Move Forward SBA/Treasury Department Issue Guidance

On March 31, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) released initial guidance and a sample application form for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP was enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), which was signed by President Trump on March 27. Yesterday, the Treasury Department issued […]

April 2, 2020
Federal News
CARES Act Includes Rep. Curtis’ small business Advance Payment for Paid Leave

On March 20, after passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCR), Representative John Curtis (R-UT), sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling for advance payments to small businesses so they can pay for required COIVD-19 paid leave while awaiting their federal tax credits provided under the FFCR. The FFCR requires paid […]

April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Updates State News
Davis County Public Health Order

Davis County issued a Public Health Order on April 1, 2020 to run until May 1, 2020.  This order prohibits certain businesses and imposes conditions on those that are allowed to operate.  Essentially, if you are not a prohibited business you may operate under the proscribed conditions in the order.  The order addresses primarily businesses […]

April 2, 2020
Business Tools & Resources COVID-19 Updates
Treasury and SBA Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Emergency Funds

WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they […]

April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Updates
Tooele County Health Department Order

On March 31, 2020, Tooele County Health Department issued a Stay Home order for residents and businesses of Tooele County.  Like other counties, some businesses have been closed while others are allowed to operate with conditions.  Some are considered Essential Businesses.  Reference is made in the Tooele County documents to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]

April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Updates
BD, BioMedomics Announce Launch of Rapid Serology Test to Detect Exposure to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 Point-of-care blood test detects evidence of present or past exposure in 15 minutes FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and BioMedomics, a privately held, North Carolina-based clinical diagnostics company, today announced the release of […]

April 2, 2020
Call to Action COVID-19 Updates HHS/FDA & Other Regulatory
WASATCH COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM COVID-19

Wasatch County has issued a Stay At Home Order effective through April 14, 2020.  Here are the key elements. Health Care and Public Health Operations are designated as Essential Businesses and include the following in the definition:  “pharmaceutical, pharmacy, medical device and equipment, and biotechnology companies (including operations, research and development, manufacture, and supply chain” […]

March 31, 2020
Public Policy
March 30 Update: New Information on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2

Thank you for your interest in development of diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2.  On March 30, 2020, the FDA updated the frequently asked questions on diagnostic testing to include new and updated information on:  When FDA authorizes a SARS-CoV-2 test for use at the point of care, does that mean it is CLIA waived? I am developing a […]