Latest COVID-19 News from CMA Bill introduced to protect physicians from unfair lawsuits during COVID-19 pandemic Congress will be considering a bill  that would provide health care professionals, and the facilities in which they work, protections from COVID-19-related lawsuits.  Fri, 29 May 2020 11:38:00 Z kboroski@cmadocs.org_53 2020-05-29 11:38 +00:00 2020-05-29 04:38 -07:00 House passes bill to provide flexibility for PPP loans The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the “ Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act ” (HR 6886) to give small businesses more time and flexibility  to use their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Fri, 29 May 2020 08:50:00 Z kboroski@cmadocs.org_53 2020-05-29 08:50 +00:00 2020-05-29 01:50 -07:00 HHS awards nearly $500 million to expand testing capacity in California HHS recently awarded to California $499,203,180 in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. This funding will provide critical support to develop, purchase, administer, process and analyze COVID-19 tests, as well as to conduct surveillance, trace contacts and related activities. Tue, 26 May 2020 13:13:00 Z kboroski@cmadocs.org_53 2020-05-26 13:13 +00:00 2020-05-26 06:13 -07:00