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Preparing you for a post-pandemic reality


COVID-19 Resource CenterA new reality awaits us, and what this looks like is difficult to predict. What we do know is that the COVID-19 pandemic will create challenges and opportunities for companies. Organizations that plan for their recovery and are rebuilding for the future will be better positioned for a post-pandemic world. Locke Lord has the resources to help navigate these and other important legal considerations in the post-pandemic reality.

We encourage you to regularly visit this page for the most up-to-date information.

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Rebuild for the Future

Emergency Paid Leave in Massachusetts: Round Two

Relief for State and Local Governments Impacted by COVID-19

New Legislation Delivers Relief to Massachusetts Employers and ‎Proposes Emergency COVID-‎‎19 Paid Sick Leave Program‎

Various States Seek to Mandate Insurers Cover COVID-19 Related Business Interruption Claims

State Legislatures Seek to Protect Insureds from COVID-19 Business Interruption

New York State's Legislature Looks to Introduce Covid-19 Related Changes in the Insurance Industry

Saving Our Small Businesses – Considerations for Lenders upon the Default or Bankruptcy ‎of a Paycheck Protection Program Borrower

Saving Our Small Businesses: Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Changes of Ownership

Help for Main Street: Federal Reserve Announces Expansion of Main Street Lending Program to Provide Greater Access to Credit for Nonprofits through Two New Credit Facilities

IRS Issues Helpful Guidance for Coronavirus-Related Distributions and Loans from Retirement Plans Under The Cares Act 

Main Street Lending Program – Federal Reserve Announces Expanded Access for Some Businesses While Affiliation Rules Restrict Access for Others

Help for Main Street: Borrower Certifications and Covenants for the Main Street Lending Program

Help for Main Street: Lender Certifications and Covenants for the Main Street Lending Program

Saving Our Small Businesses – Law Extends PPP Forgiveness Period and Loosens Other Restrictions

Help for Main Street: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Provides Updated Information on Main Street Lending Program

CARES Act Guide: Overview of Key Reorganization Provisions and Bankruptcy Code Amendments


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Return to Work

The Guidance for Mandatory ‎Vaccination of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Has ‎‎Arrived

EEOC Releases Updated Vaccination Guidance for Employers

Key Questions for Employers Facing COVID-19 (FAQ)

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Thoughts for Employers

Vaccinations: ‎Thoughts for Employers Update

Vaccinations: Thoughts for Employers 

Updates From the Agencies: COVID, COVID, COVID and Then Some

COVID-19 Testing and Informed Consent

Best Practices for Preventing and Responding to Flu/Coronavirus Outbreaks in the Workplace

Return to Work Considerations


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Manage Risks, Investigations and Disputes

New Jersey Considering Legislation That Would Authorize Insurers to Provide Policy Riders Covering Global Virus Transmission or Pandemic

New Jersey Passes Legislation Requiring Insurers to Apprise Insureds of Particular Aspects of Their Business Interruption Coverage

Beyond MAE: COVID-19 Impacts on M&A

UK High Court Rules on Business Interruption Insurance Test Case

Centers for Disease Control Order: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Updated Restrictions on Florida Foreclosure Proceedings due to COVID-19 (September 1, 2020)

Updated Restrictions on Florida Foreclosure Proceedings due to COVID-19 (July 1, 2020)

Restrictions on Residential Foreclosure Activities and Court Proceedings Due to COVID-19

Health Providers Fighting COVID-19 Should Beware Tort Risk

Can an Arbitrator Require Arbitration by Videoconference?

COVID-19 Orders and Commercial Tenants’ Potential Arguments for Terminating ‎Leases

Conversion of Litigation to Arbitration: An Answer to Judicial Delay in the Time of COVID-19

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Resource Centers
Visit our other Resource Centers for more information on these topics:

Helping Clients Leverage the Benefits of AI While Managing Business and Legal Risks

Helping U.S. and Non-U.S. Companies Recognize and React to Evolving U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls

Tracking Significant Environmental Legal Developments in 2024

Helping Clients Identify Opportunities and Navigate Eligibility Requirements Under the IRA
Monitoring the Overall Impact of COVID-19
Helping Clients Navigate a Sea Change in Renewable Energy
Tracking Global Legal Developments in the Quickly Evolving World of Privacy & Cybersecurity