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Supporting Elderly Loved Ones During COVID-19

COVID-19 has added additional stress as older adults have been urged to limit contact with others as much as possible. It can be hard to stay away from your older loved ones, but it's essential for everyone’s safety.

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on Non-Essential Travel

“In close collaboration, the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days. As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country.” 

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on the President’s Executive Order on Duties and Fees Deferment for Certain Importers

“I applaud the President for signing this Executive Order, which gives the Administration the ability to help the trade community and U.S. businesses who keep critical supply chains for U.S. manufacturers moving during this unprecedented time. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic response has created serious economic issues for many American businesses. This President and this Department have, and always will, put the American worker first.

Homeschooling Resources

With more than 124,000 schools closing to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may find yourself working as a teacher for your children. If you're new to homeschooling, here are some tips to help your kids learn.

DHS and USDA Move to Protect American Farmers and Ensure Continued Flow of America’s Food Supply

The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced a temporary final rule to change certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers avoid disruptions in lawful agricultural-related employment, protect the nation’s food supply chain, and lessen impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. These temporary flexibilities will not weaken or eliminate protections for U.S. workers.

COVID-19 Update 11 (Finding Your Inner Strength)

Here’s the interesting thing about inner strength—we all have it. We are all born with a desire to learn, to grow, to evolve into a more meaningful representation of ourselves. Even when the world seems like it is upside down and you lay awake at night questioning how you will make it through the next day, ultimately what you find is that the answer is within you. 

Domestic Abuse Awareness and Resources

While social distancing can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, staying home may not be the safest option for many domestic abuse survivors. Outside factors that add stress and financial strain can create circumstances where a victim’s safety is further compromised. Domestic violence or abuse, also called intimate partner violence, is not the same as an occasional argument between partners. It is a pattern of abuse used by one person to control another.

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