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COVID-19 News Round-up for April 24

Credit: AZ Big Media

Policy & Stimulus News 

PPP May Get Another $310B 

The U.S. Senate this week approved another $310B infusion into the Paycheck Protection Program. Even with the additional funding, some experts and advocates warn the amount may not be sufficient to meet need or demand. (Source: Phoenix Business Journal) 

Ariz. Following Feds Lead on Reopening 

The Governor’s Office told Arizona mayors Monday the state will essentially mirror President Trump’s plan to reopen the economy in phases, but that it’s not yet ready to take the first step. (Source: Arizona Capitol Times) 

Economic News 

Theaters Will be Among 1st to Reopen 

Under recently issued federal guidelines, movie theaters would be among the first businesses to reopen as pandemic isolation measures are gradually phased out. (Source: AZCentral) 

How CRE Lending is Shifting 

The pandemic crisis has affected demand for and access to and lending and financing in different ways, depending on the sectors in question. (Source: AZ Big Media) 

Builders Responding in a Variety of Ways 

In a recent NAHB survey, the vast majority of builders said they were allowing non-construction employees to work from home, but they were also implementing several measures to allow them to continue selling homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The most common of these is private showings of model homes, but online and drive-through closings are also being offered. (Source: National Association of Home Builders) 


Cushman & Wakefield Releases Reopening Guide 

Cushman & Wakefield the release of Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace, a comprehensive guide for real estate tenants and landlords on reopening workplaces as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. (Source: Cushman & Wakefield) 

Valley Partnership Resource Updates, Including PPP Advice 

Valley Partnership recently issued an update to members offering details on the federal Paycheck Protection ProgramThe page also includes Valley Partnership’s regular updates on municipal planning and other resources to help businesses during the ongoing crisis. (Source: Valley Partnership) 

Snell & Wilmer Reopening Roadmap 

Snell & Wilmer has produced a guide entitled, “A Roadmap to Reopening or Resuming Business in the Midst of a Pandemic.” (Source: Snell & Wilmer 

CoreNet Global Resource Guide 

CoreNet Global has produced an extensive and regularly updated resources list to help businesses weather the pandemic crisis. (Source: CoreNet Global 


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