Broad Measures (Updated: 3/29)
- Free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of insurance status.
- The tax-filing deadline has been moved from April 15 to July 15 for both Federal and Georgia.
- Send stimulus checks directly to American households. Use this calculator to estimate how much your family will receive.
- Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Ally Bank have all said that if customers are having trouble making payments on loans (mortgages, credit cards, personal loans, auto loans, etc.) to call them to find out what options are available.
- Foreclosures and evictions will be suspended for 60 days on all HUD-owned properties and mortgages backed by the FHA, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac. Additionally, homeowners are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months. Borrowers should contact their loan servicer to ask about this.
- Suspend Federal student loan payments through September 30 with no accrual of interest on these loans. Borrowers should contact their loan servicer to ask about this.
- Individuals that apply for unemployment insurance will receive an additional $600/week for up to four months on top of what they would normally receive from unemployment benefits. Self-employed workers and independent contractors are eligible for this program.
Other Measures (Updated: 3/29)
- Emergency paid leave for up to three months if you are sick, quarantined, or taking care of a sick family member. It would be 2/3 of your normal salary and doesn’t apply if you receive unemployment compensation (employers with fewer than 500 employees).
- Paid sick leave for two weeks (employers with fewer than 500 employees).
- $350 billion small business loan program to provide companies with 500 or fewer employees access to funds to continue paying employees.
- For funds taken out of retirement accounts like 401(k)s or IRAs, the 10 percent tax penalty is waived for people who are experiencing economic hardships.