Important Coronavirus Information and Resources
As of late, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to spread and caused the widespread cancellation of schools and events. It is important that we remain calm, while also taking necessary precautions to prevent spreading germs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the below guidelines to prevent illness. For further information, visit their website by clicking here. You can also visit the CDC's Facebook here, Twitter here, or view their Frequently Asked Questions page here for more information.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people, especially if you fall within the high-risk population for COVID-19. To see if you are in the high-risk population, click here.
- Stay home when you are sick unless you need medical care
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces often;
- Wear a facemask if you are sick.
President Trump recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency relief for Americans affected by the coronavirus. This legislation takes numerous steps to help struggling workers, small businesses, students, retirees, and healthcare providers. It provides significant financial relief for Americans and small businesses, funding to continue to combat the pandemic, and access to care for Americans. While not perfect, this bill is a necessary step forward to safeguard our economy and the well-being of our citizens.
To read Congressman Comer's latest column summarizing the CARES Act, and other legislative activity related to COVID-19, click here. To see his comments on the House floor in support of the measure, click here. See the below links for answers to specific questions regarding provisions of the bill.
In order to provide financial relief for student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 emergency, the U.S. Department of Education has temporarily suspended monthly student loan payments until September 30, 2020. However, you are permitted to continue making payments if you choose to do so. For more information or answers to questions, click here.
- You can find more information and latest updates from the CDC by clicking here.
- For Kentucky-specific updates visit kycovid19.ky.gov.
- You can also call the Kentucky state hotline for more information at 1-800-722-5725.
- See the CDC’s advisories on travel by clicking here.