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COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Center

Lerch Early is monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on our clients and communities.

As part of this effort, we're working on content to both inform and to meet your needs. Please check back to this page often as we will continue to produce articles and live content.

We believe that our employees and clients are our most valuable assets and we take these recent events very seriously. Together, we will make the best of this situation and carry forward.

Articles & Webinars

Employment Law

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Requires Employers to Provide Expanded Paid Leave: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-requires-employers-to-provide-expanded-paid-leave

WEBINAR The Law and COVID-19: Guidance for Employers (slides and video recording available): https://www.lerchearly.com/events/the-law-and-covid-19-guidance-for-employers

What Employers Should Be Considering to Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/what-employers-should-be-considering-to-prepare-for-coronavirus-covid-19-in-the-workplace 

The Intersection of Maryland and Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Laws and COVID-19: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/the-intersection-of-maryland-and-montgomery-countys-earned-sick-and-safe-leave-laws-and-covid-19

How to Handle Protective Gear in the Workplace During COVID-19: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/how-to-handle-protective-gear-in-the-workplace-during-covid-19

What You Need to Know About the New DC Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-dc-emergency-coronavirus-relief-act-

Remote Work Considerations in Light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.lerchearly.com/news/remote-work-considerations-in-light-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19

Litigation

Amid the Pandemic, Beware COVID-19 Scammers: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/amid-the-pandemic-beware-the-covid-19-scammers

How the Coronavirus has Affected Maryland Courts and What That Means for Litigation During and After the Crisis: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/how-the-coronavirus-has-affected-maryland-courts-and-what-that-means-for-litigation-during-and-after-the-crisis

Community Associations

How Community Associations Should Respond to Coronavirus: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/how-community-associations-should-respond-to-coronavirus

The Essential Business/Employees of Condos and HOAs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/the-essential-businessemployees-of-condos-and-hoas-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-

What You Need to Know: Community Associations Operations and COVID-19: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/what-you-need-to-know-community-associations-operations-and-covid-19

Divorce/Family Law

Custody Issues and Coronavirus: Tips for Co-parenting and Avoiding Conflict During the Pandemic: https://www.lerchearly.com/news/custody-issues-and-coronavirus-tips-for-co-parenting-and-avoiding-conflict-during-the-pandemic

Legislative Updates

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's guidance on prohibiting large gatherings and events and closing senior centers, and additionally closing all non-essential businesses and other establishments: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-05.pdf?sfns=mo

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Order Closing Non-Essential Businesses: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-orders-closure-non-essential-businesses

Department of Labor summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave and tax credits: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-irs-and-labor-announce-plan-to-implement-coronavirus-related-paid-leave-for-workers-and-tax-credits-for-small-and-midsize-businesses-to-swiftly-recover-the-cost-of-providing-coronavirus

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Programs for Businesses: https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-fund-programs

Court Closures

Maryland: https://www.courts.state.md.us/coronaviruslocationupdates

District of Columbia: https://www.dccourts.gov/coronavirus

Virginia: http://www.courts.state.va.us/news/items/covid_19.pdf

Additional Resources

CDC's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Best Practices: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Maryland Department of Health: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

District of Columbia Public Health: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

Virginia Department of Health: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

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