TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: April 21
As TIA continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and it’s impact on the 3PL and transportation industries, here is your Daily Update for April 21. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATE:
The latest COVID-19 relief package (replenishing the SBA’s PPP loan with more than $400 billion in additional funding) is headed to the Senate floor this afternoon and expected to pass by unanimous consent, since an agreement between Republicans and Democrats has been reached. The House is expected to take up the measure on Thursday.
LUNCH & LEARN UPDATE:
Thanks to everyone who joined TIA and Noël Perry this afternoon for the Virtual Lunch & Learn, which reviewed COVID-19 data and the examined the effects of sequestration on the economy and trucking. As a reminder, all Virtual Lunch & Learn webinars are also available on-demand!
NOËL PERRY UPDATE:
The U.S. showed a typical weekday increase yesterday, but not up to the level of last week’s increase. Tomorrow will tell us more about that.
Europe had a very good day – excepting Belgium. Having a decrease despite the weekday surge is a good sign for Europe. Apparently, Singapore had a metrics update, given their untypical surge.
The world numbers are now down from their peaks, 13% on new cases and 33% on deaths. The downward slope is not as steep as we would like, but it is definitely trending downward.
We’ll be back tomorrow with COVID-19 updates and information that came through overnight.
On a blustery Tuesday across the Nation’s Capital, please enjoy The Pied Pipers and “Dream.”