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Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19

For months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken on the challenges presented by COVID-19. Thanks to our workforce’s efforts across its components DHS has facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

National Interest Exemption From Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996 Regarding Novel Coronavirus for Certain Professional Athletes and Their Essential Staff and Dependents

To address the threat to the nation posed by the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the President issued Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996, suspending the entry of all aliens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. Each of the above proclamations includes an exception for “any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.”

Acting Secretary Wolf Traveling to Texas

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Dallas, TX to meet with industry and local leaders as we enter into the reopening of the economy.

Acting Secretary Wolf’s Statement on the Extension of Title 42

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended Title 42 public health restrictions at the borders until he determines the serious danger from COVID-19 has ceased. This order has been one of the most critical tools used to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Financial Caregiving

Those who serve as financial caregivers for older adults or people with disabilities have unique worries and challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. During times like these, financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled may be even more common than usual.

Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues its mission to protect the homeland during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS is committed to making sure our critical infrastructure and supply chains remain strong, while also monitoring ongoing threats.

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