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Section 3610 of the CARES Act Extended Until March 31, 2021

Dec.30.2020

On Sunday, President Trump signed a combined COVID-Relief and Omnibus Spending Bill, The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which funds the Federal Government for FY 2021 and includes a variety of COVID-19-related relief measures.  Among those measures, Section 1002 of the Act extends the reimbursement period for Section 3610 of the CARES Act, which allows federal agencies to use their funds to reimburse contractors for paid leave made to employees who are unable to access the worksites and unable to telework during the pandemic. The initial reimbursement cutoff of September 30, 2020 was previously extended until December 11, 2020, and the Act further extends the period until March 31, 2021, allowing agencies the discretion to continue to provide contractors with relief under Section 3610 of the CARES Act in 2021.

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