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U.S. EPA’s Temporary COVID-19 Enforcement Discretion Policy

On Thursday, March 26, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced and issued a Memo establishing an agency-wide temporary enforcement policy suspending or staying a broad array of enforcement efforts for certain environmental regulations and requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Memo states that EPA recognizes that “the pandemic may affect facility … Continue Reading

The CARES ACT – Tax Relief

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the “CARES Act” to provide nearly 2 trillion dollars in aid and relief to individuals, businesses, and other entities in the wake of the spread of COVID-19.  Included in the CARES Act are tax and loan provisions … Continue Reading

Dallas County Stay at Home Order March 22, 2020 (updated)

This post has been updated as of March 26, 2020. On Sunday, March 22, 2020, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a county-wide Amended Order effective 11:59 P.M., Monday, March 23, 2020, directing all individuals living in Dallas County to stay-at-home, except for certain essential activities, as further discussed below. The Amended Order issued by … Continue Reading

Total Vacancy: Hotels Searching for Answers in Wake of COVID-19

Every business in the United States has been forced to confront the halting effect of COVID-19. No sector of the economy has felt the impact more than the hospitality industry. Hotels saw a drop in occupancy when travel advisories began to trickle in, but subsequent governmental shutdowns and mandatory closures have pushed occupancy rates into … Continue Reading

California Statewide Stay at Home Order March 19, 2020

The Statewide Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom this evening is set forth here: The Order includes the following directives: All State residents directed to heed current State public health directives, found here: All individuals living in State of California directed to stay at home or at their place of residence EXCEPT AS … Continue Reading

California Governor Gavin Newsom Suspends Provisions of Public Meeting Laws to Aid Social Distancing Efforts

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, on March 12, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20 (“EO N-25-20”).  Among other things, EO N-25-20 suspends provisions of the Brown Act (Govt. Code §§ 54950 et seq.) and Bagley-Keene Act (Govt. Code §§ 11120 et seq.), which otherwise require special noticing and public access to teleconference locations … Continue Reading

Dealing With An Unwelcome Guest – Coronavirus and Operating, Contract and Loan Issues for Hotel Owners and Operators

The Hospitality industry stands on the front lines of the growing concern over the spread of Coronavirus Disease 19 (“Covid-19” or “Coronavirus”).  As an industry focused on serving the needs of travelers from varied and often distant locales, in facilities that see significant daily guest turnover, and as hosts to guests for conferences and events, … Continue Reading

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