ABSTRACT

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123): First Coronavirus Supplemental [March 25, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "By late February and early March 2020, the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a viral respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, had entered a new phase, with community spread occurring in many countries and several U.S. states. Concerns grew over the potential for the disease to spread widely, leading to increased hospitalizations and deaths. On March 6, 2020, Congress and the President enacted the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123), to provide emergency supplemental appropriations to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus outbreak. This report provides an overview of appropriations in Division A and relevant policies and requirements pursuant to the supplemental. Funding in Division A is designated as being provided as an emergency requirement. For the purposes of the supplemental, the term 'coronavirus' refers to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-2019, or another coronavirus with pandemic potential."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46285
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2020-03-25
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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