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This special Popular Reads list features some of the most well-read COVID-related publications from among thousands on the topic published and read on JD Supra from March to October, 2020.

These popular posts (and many others in our entire COVID-19 channel) read like a map of the disorder, confusion, and concern generated by the pandemic since its emergence earlier this year. They also stand as evidence of the essential role lawyers, law firms, and others in the professional services arena have played making sense of the chaos for everyone.

From early questions of Force Majeure to more recent challenges of returning to the workplace, here is the good work of our contributors making sense of the COVID-19 landscape for everyone:

  1. Hazard Pay During COVID-19 – Who May Be Entitled And What To Do Next - by Andrew Parkhurst at McManis Faulkner
  2. ADA Implications: I Don’t Want To Wear A Mask…. - by Michael Wong at SmithAmundsen
  3. Congratulations, You Got Your PPP Funds! Now What? - by Howard Berkower, William Brown, Jr., and Hugh Murray, III at McCarter & English
  4. CDC Recommends Face Masks: What Employers Need To Know - by Peter Gillespie at Laner Muchin
  5. US COVID-19: Workplace Temperature Screening: How To Develop and Implement A Screening Protocol - by Patrick DePoy, Mary Margaret Moore, and Christy Phanthavong at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  6. PPP Loan Forgiveness: Further Guidance on the Math - by Benjamin Ford and Gregory Fryer at Verrill
  7. Waivers of Liability in the COVID-19 Era: Proactive Steps Businesses Should Consider to Protect Against Possible Future Liability - by Sarah Smyth O'Brien and Jorge Solis at Butler Snow
  8. U.S. House Passes HEROES Act — 12 Provisions for Healthcare Providers - by Erin Elizabeth Dine, Timothy Fry and Stephanie Kennan at McGuireWoods
  9. SBA Issues New PPP Loan Guidance For Self-Employed Individuals and Others - by Erik Doerring at Burr & Forman
  10. PPP Loan Forgiveness: Some Answers, Many Questions - by Melissa Ostrower and Robert Perry at Jackson Lewis
  11. What If Employees On Unemployment Don’t Want To Return To Work? - by Peter Goetschel at Vinson & Elkins
  12. OSHA Issues FAQs Regarding Face Coverings, Surgical Masks, and Respirators in the Workplace - by Thomas Metzger at Littler
  13. Newly Unveiled HEROES Act Includes Grant Program for Employers to Provide Premium Pay to Essential Workers - by Emily Carapella, Michael Lotito and James Paretti, Jr. at Littler
  14. The $600 Question: Which Furloughed or Laid Off Employees Are Eligible for Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act? - by Zachary Zeid at Pullman & Comley
  15. SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program And Other SBA Relief For Small Businesses Provided In CARES Act - by Howard Berkower, Inez Markovich, R. Andrew Richards at McCarter & English
  16. COVID-19: How to Notarize Documents During a Pandemic - by Jeannine Bishop and Kathy Keyser at Morgan Lewis
  17. COVID-19: Government of Canada Announces Newly Proposed Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program - by Jeffrey Patterson at Miller Canfield
  18. Preparing For Re-Entry: Key Considerations For Returning Employees To The Workplace Amid The COVID-19 Crisis - by Sophie Duffy, Jennifer Fay, Caroline Galiatsos and Robert Hale at Goodwin
  19. CARES Act Greatly Expands Unemployment Insurance Benefits (Updated #2) - by Arthur Simpson at Davis Wright Tremaine
  20. National Quarantine in El Salvador to contain the spread of the COVID-19 - by Benjamín Rodríguez at Dentons
  21. Consent Issues During A Pandemic: What To Do If A Patient Refuses COVID-19 Testing - by Margaret Kawarski and Edna McLain at SmithAmundsen
  22. Congress Approves New Funding for PPP Loans and EIDLs; SBA Issues Updated FAQ Regarding “Necessity” - by Sean Apfelbaum, Joe Bailey, David Fletcher, Teri Lindquist, Andrew (Andy) Smetana, Pam Wang at Perkins Coie
  23. Gov. Newsom Extends California Moratoriums on Residential Tenant Evictions - by Jonathan Marvisi, Joshua Rabinowitz, Jonathan Sandler at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek
  24. Tax Effects of PPP Loan Forgiveness – IRS Notice 2020-32 - by Kimberly Gilreath, Meg Manchester, Jeffrey Markowitz at Miles & Stockbridge
  25. How Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Your Lease Obligations? - by attorneys at Farrell Fritz, P.C.
  26. Extensions Of Non Immigration Visa Status And Tax Residency Due To COVID-19 - by Maria Casablanca and Mauricio Rivero at Akerman
  27. Implications of the CARES Act for Landlords and Residential Tenants - by Grace Gregson and Wayne Maiorano at Smith Anderson
  28. Return-to-Work Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic - by Brittany Barrientos, Elizabeth Chatham, Alisa Nickel Ehrlich, Jennifer Ives, Molly Walsh Keppler, Patricia Konopka and Johnny Wang at Stinson
  29. Navigating ADA Issues in the Time of COVID-19: Four Situations Employers Should Be Prepared For - by Caroline Livett, Amy Joseph Pedersen, SPHR at Stoel Rives
  30. Hazard Pay During COVID-19: New Laws For Essential Workers - by Andrew Parkhurst at McManis Faulkner
  31. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania Issue COVID-19 Travel Restrictions - by Gillian Cooper and Ruth A. Rauls at Saul Ewing
  32. Quarantine Extended and New Stricter Regulations on Essential Businesses in California - by Shelby Cummings, Lynn Fiorentino, Marwa Hassoun at Arent Fox
  33. The Expanded Disaster Relief Program Under The CARES Act: Expedited Disaster Loans And Grants From The SBA - by Janet Linn at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  34. COVID-19: How the CARES Act Will Impact Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcies - by Stacey Gorman, Emily Mather, Ryan Tosi, Phoebe Winder at K&L Gates
  35. Is the Coronavirus a Force Majeure that Excuses Performance of A Lease? - by David Marmins at Arnall Golden Gregory
  36. Independent Contractors Eligible for Unemployment Assistance Under Federal CARES Act Stimulus Bill - by Richard Reibstein at Locke Lord
  37. U.S. Department of Education Clarifies That Video Recording Virtual Lessons and Making Them Available to Students Does Not Violate FERPA and Provides Other Advice on FERPA Compliance in the Age of Virtual Learning - by Melinda Kaufmann at Pullman & Comley
  38. CARES Act - Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings - by Eugene Paul Caiola at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  39. UPDATED: Summary COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - by David Avitabile, Timothy Carter, Ling Kong, David Lewis, Pamela MacKenzie at Goulston & Storrs
  40. Michigan and Ohio Have Issued New Unemployment Rules Relating to COVID-19 - by David Deromedi, Sara Jodka, Christina McDonald at Dickinson Wright
  41. Masking the Problem? When Workers Want To Wear Masks Due To Coronavirus Or Flu - by Nicholas Hulse and Travis Vance at Fisher Phillips
  42. Taking Employees’ Temperatures and other Employer Health and Privacy Quandaries - by Charles Russman at Clark Hill
  43. Employers need to consider whether they must compensate employees for mandatory COVID-19 testing - by Maria Benvenuto, Michael DeLarco, Tao Leung at Hogan Lovells
  44. ADA Title III Considerations For Businesses During The COVID-19 Pandemic - by Jason Jendrewski at Fox Rothschild
  45. COVID-19 CARES Act: Beware the Risk of Fraud in Small Business Loans - by Ken Jones, Maureen Kiedaisch and David King at FTI Consulting
  46. Reopening Businesses Face Thorny Customer-Facing ADA Issues - by John Egan and Minh Vu at Seyfarth Shaw
  47. COVID-19: Unemployment Benefits for Temporary Foreign Workers - by attorneys at Dickinson Wright
  48. SBA Issues Promised Guidance On PPP Loan Forgiveness And On SBA's Loan Review Procedures - by Christopher Peterson, Kirstin Salzman, Jessica Zeratsky at Husch Blackwell
  49. Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus: Maximizing Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation Losses - by Joseph Englert, Shelby Guilbert, Meghan Magruder, Melanie Papadopoulos, Anthony Tatum at King & Spalding
  50. Force Majeure: Is COVID 19 an Act of God? - by David Robinson at Nexsen Pruet

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