COVID relief and spending bill addresses veterinary priorities
Congress has passed a COVID-19 relief stimulus bill and a comprehensive spending package to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2021.…
PPP forgiveness application simplified for smaller loans
Borrowers who took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less can now use a simplified application to request loan forgiveness.
COVID-19 loans are supporting veterinary teams and patients
SBA data show that stimulus loans provided through the federal Paycheck Protection Program have played a key role in supporting veterinary care and…
Paycheck Protection Program eases rules for loan forgiveness
New legislation allows Paycheck Protection Program borrowers more time to use their forgivable stimulus loans and more flexibility in spending the…
PPP application deadline extended to August 8
Congress has unanimously approved to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to August 8, 2020.
Key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals
Read an in-depth summary of key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals.
Help small businesses hurt by COVID-19
We can support our business-owning colleagues by asking Congress to eliminate an unexpected tax on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers.
Webinar details new rules for forgivable PPP loans
"COVID-19: 7 key updates to PPP forgiveness" outlines the changes signed into law in the PPP Flexibility Act.
PPP Flexibility Act relaxes rules for borrowers
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers will have more time and flexibility in spending their forgivable stimulus loans.
Veterinary practices find relief in Paycheck Protection Program
In early May, the Trump administration announced that more than 2 million loans totaling $175 billion had been made to small businesses during the…
COVID-19 impact on veterinary practices
Veterinary practices have pivoted quickly under COVID-19 to ensure patients continue receiving essential veterinary care while enacting new safety…
In-depth SARS-CoV-2 animal infection report
Read an in-depth summary of reports of naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections in domestic animals and farmed or captive wildlife.
HEROES stimulus legislation introduced in House
On May 12, the House Majority released a COVID-19 stimulus package called the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act,” or the…
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
Guidelines updated for Paycheck Protection Program
Several important updates have been announced to the new small-business loan program, including notices addressing income tax requirements and…
Coronavirus stimulus packages to aid workers, small businesses
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—signed into law March 27—are intended to strengthen the…
Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2
The AVMA does not recommend routine testing of animals for COVID-19. Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may…
Coronavirus emergency law gives paid leave
A new federal law expands the existing paid family medical and leave program from its current form and gives paid sick leave to workers who did not…
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Triage: Determining when cases are urgent or non-urgent
These questions can help you determine whether an appointment can be postponed or if an in-person examination or treatment is necessary during the…
Interactive maps: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession
The following maps present different lenses to view the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on veterinary medicine and veterinary professionals. They’re…
COVID-19 stimulus package: What it means for veterinary professionals
Two recently enacted packages of legislation include many provisions that may be helpful to veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AVMA has…
AVMA is committed to helping the veterinary community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Get actionable information on PPE, implementing social distancing…
COVID-19 resources: Economic relief, small business tools, and more
Federal agencies are moving quickly to implement the COVID-19 stimulus measures. These resources will help you understand the relief programs and…