Interim Guidance for Child Care Programs and K-12 Schools | CDC

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Updated April 10, 2020

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Revisions were made on 3/12/2020 to reflect the following:

  • Clarification of appropriate mitigation strategies based on level of community transmission of COVID-19 and presence of COVID-19 cases within the school.
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The Department will now permit outside visitation, and limited indoor visitation and activities, if the NHs meet specific benchmarks and develop a reopening plan via the NY Forward Safety Plan.


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The full list of conditions for nursing homes and adult care facilities are spelled out in detail in the respective guidance, found here and here.

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Many thanks to Jim Calloway for his kind words about our pre-Pandemic predictions.

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To chart your future course, I encourage you not to just focus on the current crisis for planning, but also consider the many challenges small firm lawyers serving mostly individual clients and small businesses face. Your tip today is to read my pre-pandemic blog post The Legal Profession in Transition- Solo Practitioners and Their Future. The post also links to a pair of papers written for the New York State Bar Association by Stephen P. Gallagher and Leonard E. Sienko, a pair of deep thinkers about the profession's future. Their great analysis may make some lawyers uncomfortable. But today this can serve to remind us that change impacting solo and small firm lawyers is happening at a rapid pace and it was happening before 2020.

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In two decisions issued on Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot access US President Donald Trump's financial records, but the Manhattan District Attorney (DA) can pursue the records.
In Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, the Supreme Court stated that the subpoenas issued by Congress for Trump's financial records posed separation of powers concerns,

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In Trump v. Vance, the case between Trump and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, the Supreme Court stated that the court established two hundred years ago that "no citizen, not even the President, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding." 

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On July 2, 2020, the New York Department of Health (DOH) published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the travel restrictions imposed by Executive Order 205 (EO 205)and Guidance issued by DOH on June 24, 2020, both effective on June 25, 2020. 

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Federal immigration officials' decision to revoke the visas of international students whose colleges offer only online courses this fall sparked outrage in the world of higher education -- and devastated students like Alexandra Panzarelli, who may be forced to uproot her life and return to Venezuela if the rule holds.

"When I heard the news ... I couldn't even listen to it," said Panzarelli, a 39-year-old politics PhD student at The New School in Greenwich Village, which because of the coronavirus pandemic canceled in-person classes this fall -- a decision she supported.


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Fujitsu had announced that they would not update the ScanSnap Manager software that drives their older scanners to make them compatible to macOS Catalina; only the newer ScanSnap Home was to be available for current and future versions of the Mac operating system.Sep 10, 2019

However, effective June 20, 2020, Fujitsu has quietly offered an update for its S1500M... ScanSnap Manager V7.0L20 for Mac. The download installs easily and the familiar ScanSnap Manager once again works, turning your faithful S1500M from a "brick" back into your favorite scanner.

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The IRS announced Monday that it would not be further extending the July 15 deadlines for individuals to file and pay their 2019 taxes. The agency said that people who need extra time to file can request an extension to Oct. 15, and that people who cannot pay their taxes in full by July 15 can take advantage of a number of payment options.

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As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into the pandemic, some states are easing those restrictions. We're rounding up the changes as they occur.

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Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman in a ruling issued Wednesday modified the TRO against Mary Trump to include "any agent" of hers. While Robert Trump has alleged Simon & Schuster is Mary Trump's agent, Scheinkman found there was insufficient evidence to determine whether Robert Trump will be successful in that argument, and lifted the block for the publisher.

By Jane Wester 


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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Association of American Publishers and PEN American Center submitted an amicus brief in Dutchess County Supreme Court opposing Robert Trump's motion for a preliminary injunction.

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By: Theresa E. Rusnak and Jessica C. Moller

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On June 24, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 205 (EO 205), which sets forth restricted travel areas within the U.S. for New Yorkers and those traveling to New York. If an individual arrives in New York after having spent more than 24 hours in a restricted area, the individual could be subject to a 14-day quarantine. This quarantine must be carried out in accordance with New York Department of Health (DOH) regulations for self-quarantining, and violators are subject to penalties of up to $10,000. The DOH reports that it will update the list of restricted states weekly. For more information on EO 205 and the DOH guidance, please see our earlier client alert.

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BY DAVID A. LOWE

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The judge appeared for the practice run with a nifty Zoom virtual background that replicated his courtroom, along with the court reporter and clerk, in their respective remote locations. Opposing counsel dialed in from their conference room in Irvine, California, and my trial team assembled with appropriate distancing at our San Francisco office.

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The US government must release migrant children held in government family detentioncenters by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Michael Flynn case: Appeals court orders dismissal - CNNPolitics

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By Katelyn Polantz and Marshall Cohen, CNN

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, a surprise conclusion in a long-running political fight.

Despite Flynn twice pleading guilty for lying to the FBI about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition, the Justice Department moved last month to dismiss the case against him. Sullivan did not immediately act, instead asking for a review of the decision.


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READ: Judge's order denying DOJ request to block Bolton book | TheHill

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Bolton decision by M Mali on Scribd

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A federal judge on Saturday denied the Trump administration's request to block publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's book.


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Amid the coronavirus, calls have grown to ban the diverse US markets that stock and slaughter live animals. But is that wise? 

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Bills currently before the New York assembly and senate have requested an immediate moratorium on all live animal markets in the city. If passed, they would see the markets closed until a proposed new taskforce investigates concerns about public health and animal welfare in the sector.


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What Will Happen to Your Digital Life When You Die? --Ride The Lightning

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Sharon D. Nelson, Esq.

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From Instagram to LinkedIn (and soon, Twitter), there are ways your heirs can request access to your accounts once you've died, but why stress them out with those complicated procedures? Several online services allow you to designate legacy contacts or grant access after a period of inactivity. The post teaches you how to manage your digital accounts.

You can create a password manager emergency kit with the keys to all your digital accounts and pass them on to a loved one.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Trump administration's decision to phase out a program that deferred deportation for some immigrants.

The decision to rescind the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was arbitrary and capricious, the Supreme Court said in a majority opinion Thursday by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

The program, established during the Obama administration, defers deportation and grants work permits for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security decided to phase out the program in 2017.


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