After a series of tense negotiations that spanned the weekend and early this week, the Senate appears to be close to advancing the third COVID-19 relief package, called the CARES Act. At the time of writing, the Senate is working through final steps and remaining concerns. The political situation is fluid, however, the bill is still expected to clear the Senate and then the House. President Trump has already indicated he will sign the legislation.
While the bill is not yet final, we can expect it to provide direct support to individuals and families, expand the unemployment safety net and include support for those who are self-employed, and provide loans for small businesses to maintain their workforce and operations with an opportunity for substantial loan forgiveness, as previously reported.
As of right now, there are several other provisions of interest to veterinarians and veterinary small business owners, such as: