COVID-19 Updates

Daily Updates

Arizona Governor Ducey’s updated announcement and Executive Order

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-announces-latest-covid-19-actions

Other information:

https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

If you have a restaurant in your operation, this of course, so far, can operate for take out or delivery as able. Read the executive order to review other exemptions for alcohol saws with food purchases.

Please comply as directed by your city leaders as good corporate citizens.

Department of Arizona leaders are cautiously optimistic that we will be over the emergency in a matter of weeks, but it is possible that the cities, county, state, or Federal authorities will further prohibit groups and events from gathering, and of course in accordance with our Nationally issued Charters we should comply.

Remember, administration of and by the post must still occur, or direct your members to renew online. Check on the vulnerable members of your post.

Stand ready as might be able to help as a location for emergency services responders. See more at https://www.azdhs.gov

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

While there still are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Legion Family members, we should continue to take this situation seriously. Updates will continue to be posted via Www.azlegion.org

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be out of the office with possible limited access to email due to assisting with the closures. My direct line is 602-264-7706 x103. I will respond to you as soon as I am able with information as it becomes available.

Remember more information can be found at;

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Thanks,

Angel

Angel Juarez

State Adjutant

Arizona American Legion

(602) 264-7706 Fax (602) 264-0029

“Ora et labora et lege; Deus adest sine mora”. (Pray and work and read, God is there without delay)

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Update: Small Business Guide & Checklist – CARES Act



CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS: SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE & CHECKLIST

The US Chamber of Commerce has created an incredibly helpful guide and checklist to help small businesses navigate available loans and financial assistance made available through the CARES Act.

VIEW THE GUIDE
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Buddy Checks During Pandemic

This is a link to a new document from legion.org:

https://www.legion.org/publications/248650/buddy-check-coronavirus-pandemic-assistance

Please share with your posts, districts and departments.

Have a good weekend, as best you can. Take care.

Michele

Veterans Strengthening America,

Michele Steinmetz

Member Engagement Coordinator

Internal Affairs & Membership Division

The American Legion National Headquarters

Post Squadron and ALR Nominations and Elections

Guidance for Post, Squadron and ALR Chapters
Thanks again Comrade Judge Advocate Moffitt for helping bring this together.

See below from our Department Judge Advocates and apply within your unique ByLaws.
Remember, when your ByLaws are silent, the membership body has the business.
Thanks again Counselors!

From: Rodney Glassman <rodney@rodneyglassman.com>

Date: March 27, 2020 at 11:15:59 AM MST
To: Angel Juarez <ajuarez@azlegion.org>
Cc: "JohnMoffitt@prescottbikers.com" <JohnMoffitt@prescottbikers.com>
Subject: FW: ALR Nominations and Elections

Great analysis by John Moffitt (my Area C JA). Please distribute accordingly and thank John for his hard work!
Rodney

Rodney Glassman, JD, PhD

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Email: rglassman

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From: John Moffitt [mailto:JohnMoffitt]
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 10:40 AM
Subject: ALR Nominations and Elections

Riders – I have had a number of inquiries about what to do for those Chapters which have scheduled nominations and/or elections coming up, since most ALR meetings have been canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic and most posts are closed.

If possible, you should try to comply with nomination and election schedules as set forth in your by-laws if possible. Following are some suggestions and different alternatives.

VIA E-MAIL:

> For those ALR Chapters which are not too large, and if you have an e-mail address for ALL of your members, you can solicit nominations for your various offices via e-mail. This can be done by your Chapter President/Director or by your Chapter Secretary (if you have one). Be sure to include a list of offices open for nomination and a deadline for submitting nominations.

> Once the deadline for submitting nominations has passed, then send out another E-mail with the list of nominations and ask your members to vote via E-mail. Again, include a date by which the vote should be submitted.

> If there are members who do not have e-mail, you should contact them by US Mail.

> After the deadline has passed, send an e-mail (or US mail) to everyone with the results of who has been elected.

HOLD A MEETING:

> This is viable only for those Chapters which have a smaller membership. In keeping with CDC guidelines, I would suggest this only be done by Chapters with 10 or less members.

> If you hold a meeting, again keep in mind CDC recommendations regarding “social distancing” and keep everyone at least 6 feet apart.

> Posts with bars are only closed for “access to the public”. This would not prohibit your Post allowing the ALR to meet in the Post – open only to the ALR members – if your Post Commander allows it. Again, keep in mind the 10-person rule and 6-foot rule.

> You can hold a special meeting for nominations and elections at someone’s house – again, keeping in mind the 10-person rule and 6-foot rule.

> Please be sure to notify EVERY ALR member in your Chapter of any special meeting you have for nominations and/or elections – date, time and place.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER VIABLE ALTERNATIVES –

> Your current officers will remain in office until such time that the pandemic has subsided and life goes back to normal and Posts are open and meetings can again be held and elections can be held.

> Once we get back to normal, suggest special meetings be scheduled fairly short apart (again, keeping in mind the nomination and election dates in your individual by-laws) for nominations and then elections. Be sure that all of your ALR members are advised of the date, time and place of these special meetings.

John Moffitt
Chairman, American Legion Riders, Department of Arizona (AZALR)
Assistant State Captain, PGR (Patriot Guard Riders)

Assistant Department Judge Advocate, Area C, Dep’t of Arizona

Judge Advocate, District 8, American Legion, Dep’t of Arizona

ASBA News Alert: CARES Act & More

review herein please for a genera update for small businesses.
From: Emma Lenihan <elenihan@asba.com>

Date: March 27, 2020 at 12:15:59 PM MST
To: Angel Juarez <ajuarez@azlegion.org>
Subject: ASBA News Alert: CARES Act & More



24 HOURS OF NEWS & INFO

1. CARES Act Awaiting Approval

Today, the House has voted and the POTUS is expected to sign the CARES Act, which will provide relief to US residents and businesses. One of the most encouraging sections of the CARES Act is the nearly $350B available for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. These funds will be made quickly available for eligible small businesses through approved banks and lenders. Find out if your business is eligible and more CARES Acts facts and information here.

Read this insight to find out more about the expanded eligibility for the Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and small business debt relief.

2. Arizona@Work Job Portal

The Arizona Department of Econoic Security (DES), Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), and Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) have partnered together to create the Arizona@Work free job portal for job seekers and employers. At Arizona@Work, employers will also find resources specific to employee training programs, recruitment resources and workforce reduction support. Unemployed individuals will have access to job fairs, resume assistance, training and education, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Read more on the Arizona@Work FAQ.

3. Gov. Ducey’s Launch of ArizonaTogether.org
Governor Ducey launched Arizona Together as a resource designed to support AZ individuals and businesses. At ArizonaTogether.org, you can also find volunteer and donation opportunities to support non-profits and local organizations working to provide relief during the COVID-19 outbreak. #AZTogether

4. Local Activity

ASBA has updated our COVID-19 Resource Page to include 24 chambers and visitor bureau’s resources in your local community. Find our what your city is doing to support small businesses and how can get involved here.

HEADS UP
Need help applying for the Economic Industry Disaster Loan (EIDL)? Have questions about employee sick leave? ASBA will be bringing on the experts to mentor you one-on-one. More information coming soon.
You spoke and we listened! We appreciate your participation on our COVID-19 Impact Survey. ASBA is excited to share the results with you! You can expect them early next week.
ASBA has gathered the most up-to-date, and relevant materials on our website to keep you informed. Our resources are updated daily so continue to check in and find out what’s happening today.
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