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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/30/2020

April 30, 2020

Today’s updates discusses a cleaning service being acquired by the state to help decontaminate essential workers’ N95 masks. Additionally, the update discusses the state’s plan to centralize contact tracing efforts and the launch of additional free drive-thru testing sites. RESOURCES Indiana has acquired a cleaning service for medical workers, dentists, and other essential workers using […]

Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/30/2020

April 30, 2020

Today’s updates discusses two counties within the state taking a different direction than the statewide reopening of the economy. Additionally, it discusses the plan to keep casinos in the state closed until they can open statewide. EMERGENCY POWERS Moniteau County health officials stated on Wednesday that this central Missouri county is working to adopt a […]

Illinois Government Responses to COVID-19 – Updated 4/30/2020

April 30, 2020

Today’s updates discusses The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection’s webinars aimed at helping guide Illinois businesses through the new Executive Order. Additionally, a nonprofit will donate hundreds of thousands of free masks to Chicago residents, and another state representative filed a lawsuit Wednesday regarding Governor Pritzker’s new Executive Order. RESOURCES The Department of Business […]

Buyer Beware: Unsubstantiated Covid-19 Related Advertising Claims

April 30, 2020

Recent FTC Actions To Stem Virulent Schemes The COVID-19 pandemic has yielded no shortage of fraudulent schemes to fool consumers into wasting their money.  Charlatans have unleashed a flurry of unsubstantiated coronavirus treatment and prevention claims to promote dubious products and services, preying on consumers’ hopes and fears.  Last week alone, the FTC staff sent […]

Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/29/2020

April 29, 2020

Today’s update includes Governor Holcomb’s plans for reopening the state on Friday, May 1. It also discusses Indiana’s COVID-19 research study and its partnership with a health services innovation company for more testing. ECONOMY Governor Holcomb has announced that he is working around the clock on a plan to reopen the state this Friday. More guidance, […]

Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/29/2020

April 29, 2020

Today’s updates discusses data in support of Governor Parson’s recovery plan. Additionally, this update discusses the decrease in COVID-19 cases across the state, except for the St. Louis region. ECONOMY Governor Parson released data supporting his plan to reopen the state next week. The plan, called the “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan,” rests on four […]

Illinois Government Responses to COVID-19 – Updated 4/29/2020

April 29, 2020

Today’s updates discusses a record high of COVID-19-related deaths in Illinois along with several more confirmed cases. In addition, this update discusses a second GOP state representative filing suit against Pritzker for his directive, and information released regarding a decrease in jobs across the state as a result of COVID-19 impacts. HEALTH While other states […]

Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/28/2020

April 28, 2020

Today’s updates discusses the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s creation of a mental health resource website. Additionally, this update discusses Cass County declaring a local public health emergency and the state requiring long-term care facilities to communicate with residents about daily COVID-19 updates. RESOURCES Governor Holcomb announced that the Indiana Family and Social Services […]

Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 4/28/2020

April 28, 2020

Today’s updates discusses Governor Parson’s plan for reopening the economy next week, including recommended safety guidelines for residents and businesses. ECONOMY Governor Parson has announced phases in which the state of Missouri will reopen, which he hopes will mitigate the possibility of causing another spike in COVID-19 cases. For example, in Phase One the Governor’s […]

Illinois Government Responses to COVID-19 – Updated 4/28/2020

April 28, 2020

Today’s update discusses further this week’s judicial ruling on Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. Additionally, the update discusses the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission creating a COVID-19 task force and the Governor’s addressing downstate residents in his briefing. EMERGENCY POWERS Yesterday, a Southern Illinois Judge entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) in a lawsuit filed against Governor […]

COVID-19 Updates

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff will be working remotely until March 31. This is an unprecedented and dynamic situation, and HeplerBroom is committed to observing governmental suggestions and requirements concerning public health while continuing to provide legal service second to none.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.