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Coronavirus Government Response Update—Trump Signs Executive Order Limiting Immigration

April 23, 2020 Coronavirus Government Response Update—Trump Signs Executive Order Limiting Immigration

Welcome to the Coronavirus Government Response Update. This information is intended to keep ISSA members up to date on fast-moving government affairs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other public policy issues important to the cleaning industry. Today’s update touches on Trump signing an executive order limiting immigration, disinfectants possibly retaining fewer obstacles after COVID-19, and more.

Trump Signs Executive Order Limiting Immigration
President Trump signed an executive order that temporarily suspends the issuance of new green cards, a limit on immigration he says will protect American jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. “In order to protect our great American workers, I have just signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States,” Trump said at a White House briefing yesterday.

Disinfectants May Retain Fewer ‘Hoops’ after COVID-19, EPA Says
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide after the coronavirus crisis subsides whether some of the administrative obstacles it dropped to quickly get disinfectants in the hands of hospitals, factories, and homes are needed, a top agency official said. The EPA has used a variety of tools to quickly increase the number of disinfectants available to fight the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, said during prerecorded remarks.

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