To address the concerns of our clients and resource partners during and long after the Coronavirus pandemic, PilieroMazza created the “COVID-19 Client Response Team.”  The Team’s purpose is to offer government contractors and commercial businesses practical guidance with information and resources necessary to protect you, your business, and your personnel against the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. In that regard, the “COVID-19 Client Resource Center” was also launched to offer links to presentations, blogs, client alerts, and other additional resources. Please see below.

Led by Cy Alba, Nichole Atallah, Abby Baker, and Matt Feinberg, the COVID-19 Client Response Team comprises partners from PilieroMazza’s core practice groups, including Government Contracts, Business & Transactions, Labor & Employment, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Please contact us at [email protected] should you need immediate assistance. Since every situation is different, a Team member will need to discuss your specific situation with you.

Related Attorneys

Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV

Government Contracts

Nichole D. Atallah

Labor & Employment

Abigail “Abby” L. Baker

Business & Transactions

Matthew E. Feinberg

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Presentations and Articles


  1. Construction Webinar Series: Preparing for and Managing Claims in the COVID-19 Project Environment
  2. Recent Trends in COVID Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Employers
  3. Return to Work: Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccination Policies and Accommodating Employee Disabilities and Religious Beliefs
  4. COVID-19 Relief in 2021: What Small Businesses Need to Know
  5. When Sick Leave Runs Out—Managing Employee Absences and Balancing Legal Obligations
  6. False Claims Act Implications for PPP and Disaster Relief Loans: What Small Businesses Should Be Ready For
  7. COVID-19 Guidance for Government Contractors
  8. Long-Term Remote Work Strategies
  9. Return to Work Plan: Not Business as Usual
  10. COVID-19 Legislation: How Is It Impacting Federal Contractors?
  11. SCA Compliance Challenges in a COVID-19 Environment
  12. Tips for Keeping and Engaging Essential Employees in a Crisis 
  13. CARES Act, PPP & Startups: Important Updates For Founders 
  14. COVID-19 Survival: The $2 Trillion CARES Act and Your Business 
  15. Teleworking in a COVID-19 Environment: Your Questions Answered
  16. COVID-19: PilieroMazza Addresses Client Concerns on the Impact to Their Business

Client Alerts

  1. Court Enjoins Vaccine Mandate Nationwide: The Practical Implications for Federal Contractors
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing: Critical Implications of OSHA’s ETS for Federal Government Contractors
  3. New Developments in President Biden’s COVID-19 Requirements for Government Contractors
  4. President Biden Issues Unprecedented COVID-19 Requirements for Private Employers and Government Contractors on National Scale
  5. DOL/OSHA Implements COVID-Related Employee Safety Standards for Healthcare Employers
  6. SBA Takes Steps to Address PPP Validation Error Problems 
  7. Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act: How It May Impact Maryland Employers
  8. SBA Provides Direction for PPP Round Deux Loans and Second Draw Loans
  9. PPP Round Deux: Who Qualifies, For How Much, and Forgiveness Changes
  10. Second Wave of Relief Is Here: 3 Key Provisions Employers Need to Know
  11. SBA Releases Loan Necessity Questionnaire for PPP Borrowers
  12. SBA Issues Guidance for PPP Lenders on Required Consents for Change in Ownership of PPP Borrowers
  13. Virginia First State to Adopt Workplace Safety Standards Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
  14. Certain SBA Loan Review Decisions Under Paycheck Protection Program Appealable
  15. SBA Issues More New Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness
  16. Senate Passes PPP Loan Application Deadline Extension, More Than $130 Billion Still Unclaimed
  17. SBA and Treasury Release New PPP Application Forms
  18. Treasury and SBA to Make Changes Regarding Enactment of PPP Flexibility Act
  19. Congress Approves Significant Changes to SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program
  20. The Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application: Cracking the Code and Deciphering the Confusion
  21. House Passes Legislation Modifying Existing PPP Regulations
  22. SBA Issues Long-Awaited PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
  23. Social Engineering Fraud: 4 Steps Every Company Needs to Take Right Now
  24. SBA, Treasury Issue New Guidance Concerning Good-Faith Certification on the Necessity of Their Loan Request
  25. House Introduces New Legislation Allowing Startups To Access PPP Funding
  26. House Introduces Legislation To Modify Existing PPP Regulations 
  27. New Senate Bill Could Make PPP Expenses Tax Deductible
  28. CARES Act and PPP: Important Updates Regarding Loan Forgiveness Calculations and Returns
  29. $484 Billion Relief Bill Signed Into Law, $310 Billion Allocated to Paycheck Protection Program 
  30. DOL Issues Temporary Regulations the Day the FFCRA Became Law 
  31. FFCRA Leave Effective April 1: DOL Issues Additional Guidance 
  32. Contracting Officers Can Pay You Even If the Contract Is Shut Down! 
  33. The CARES Act and Leave Guide for Employers: Deciding Which Option is Best for You and Your Employees 
  34. Senate Passes Historic COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Billions Set Aside for Small Businesses 
  35. Coronavirus in the Workplace—What Employers Need to Know
  36. COVID-19 Emergency Sick and Family Leave: What Employers Need to Know
  37. Breaking Down SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan


  1. PPP Loan Fall-Out: Expect More Audits and Investigations
  2. Sovereign Acts Doctrine: New Government Defense Tactic Against COVID-Related Claims and REAs
  3. Rescue Plan Update: The State of FFCRA and Other State COVID-19 Paid Leave
  4. COVID-Related Construction Claims: 4 Key Strategies for Recovery
  5. Top Bases for REAs and Claims Arising Under COVID-19
  6. Unsure Whether You’ll Lose Tax Deductions for a Forgiven PPP Loan? Wait Until 2021 to File for Forgiveness
  7. False Claims Act Considerations for PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications
  8. 5 Tips for Employers Managing a Remote Workforce During COVID-19
  9. Stockholders and Board Directors: Overview of COVID-Related Changes to Title 8 of Delaware General Corporation Law
  10. New Judicial Order Offers Clarity on Maryland Statutes of Limitations Impacted by COVID-19 
  11. CARES Act Section 3610 – Part 1: Confusion and Shifting Sands
  12. CARES Act Section 3610 – Part 2: A Rock and A Hard Place
  13. Creating a New Normal: 5 Steps for Employers Preparing a Returning Workforce in a COVID-19 Environment
  14. For Contractors, an REA for Keeping Your People Safe and on the Job
  15. HHS Provides Guidance on the CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund 
  16. Do You Meet the Unique Eligibility Requirements for a PPP Loan? 
  17. Delaware Allows Public Companies to Hold Remote Shareholder Meetings 
  18. Defense Production Act Orders for COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment 
  19. HUBZone Program Flexibility During the COVID-19 Outbreak
  20. COVID-19 and Its Effects on Credit Facilities 
  21. 8(a) Contractors: To Suspend or Not Suspend In Light of COVID-19 
  22. Employers: A Briefing on Federal Agencies’ Responses to COVID-19 
  23. COVID-19 and Material Adverse Effect Provisions in Acquisition Agreements


  1. Doing Business with the Government and the Impact of COVID-19
  2. Affiliation in the Context of SBA Loans, Guidance for Venture Capital Investors

News from PilieroMazza

  1. COVID-Related Claim Successfully Negotiated by PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Team
  2. PilieroMazza Donates Funds to Gates Foundation Fight Against COVID-19
  3. Jonathan Pomerance Comments on Defense Production Act and Meat Plant Production During COVID-19
  4. CARES Act Small Business Workshop Spotlights Cy Alba
  5. Nichole Atallah Comments on Small Business Benefits in CARES Act, FFCRA, and EFMLA
  6. Jon Williams Featured in “Force Majeure? Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Government Contractor Impacted by COVID-19”
  7. CARES Act Stimulus Loans: “Founders & Friends” Podcast Features Kathryn Hickey
  8. Jon Williams Comments on How Will COVID-19 Change How You Conduct Business?
  9. PilieroMazza’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Additional Resources

New Legislation

  1. U.S. District Court for Southern District of Georgia – Preliminary Nationwide Injunction – EO14042
  2. Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
  3. Stimulus Phase III: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)
  4. Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act, Section-by-Section
  5. Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
  6. Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
  7. Stimulus Phase II: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  8. Poster: Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  9. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Fact Sheet for Employers
  10. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
  11. Providing Expanded Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19 Online Dialogue
  12. Stimulus Phase I: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

Business Relief Programs and Resources

  1. Larger Businesses and COVID-19: Financial Relief and Assistance Resources
  2. COVID-19 Stimulus Assistance to Small Businesses: Issues and Policy Options
  3. List of COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs by State. Please visit the linked text for a list of federal, state, and lender-specific support, which will be updated to include programs as they’re released and refined. Return to Forbes’ web page regularly for updates on this list.
  4. Coronavirus Acquisition-Related Information and Resources
  5. OMB Issues Guidance on Contract Issues Associated with COVID-19

Department of the Treasury

  1. Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs
  2. For Small Businesses Seeking Direct Relief from COVID-19

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  1. Form 3509: Paycheck Protection Program: Loan Necessity Questionnaire (For-Profit Borrowers)
  2. Form 3510: Paycheck Protection Program: Loan Necessity Questionnaire (Nonprofit Borrowers)
  3. SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness In Brief
  4. Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Changes of Ownership
  5. Small Business Administration and Job Creation
  6. Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
  7. Small Business Administration: A Primer on Programs and Funding
  8. SBA Disaster Loan Program FAQs
  9. Finding an Eligible SBA Lender
  10. SBA Disaster Assistance
  11. SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
  12. SBA Disaster Loan Application
  13. SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Check local sites as well since many loans will be given out locally.
Check with local banks to see if they are offering loans specific to COVID-19.
Check your insurance policies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  1. COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Department of Defense (DOD)

  1. DOD Issues New CARES Act, Section 3610 Guidance
  2. U.S. Army Implementing Guidance on CARES Act
  3. Intelligence Community (IC) Guiding Principles for IC Acquisition & Procurement Community on Implementation of the CARES Act
  4. CARES Act Invoice: Contractor Certification
  5. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Bulletin
  6. FAQs: DIA General Contracting
  7. Invoicing Information for Contractors Under the CARES Act
  8. Class Deviation 2020-O0013 – CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
  9. Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the CARES Act
  10. FAQs: Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the CARES Act
  11. COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force
  12. DOD Guidance on Commercial Item Determinations During the COVID-19 Emergency
  13. DOD Memo on Purchase Card Use During the COVID-19 Emergency
  14. Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus
  15. Class Deviation—Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts

Veterans Affairs (VA)

  1. Memorandum on Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85-804. The President has issued an order that gives the Secretary of the VA leeway to make changes to federal contracts for national security reasons.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  1. DHS – CPO Memo to Contractors on Nationwide Injunction EO 14042 
  2. DHS Chief Procurement Officer Message for the DHS Contractor Workforce for Implementing CARES Act Section 3610

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  1. IRS Guidance Says No Deduction is Allowed for Business Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Loans
  2. Form 7200: Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19
  3. Instructions for Form 7200: Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

  1. OMB Preserving the Resilience of the Federal Contracting Base in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Disease
  2. OMB Issues Guidance on Contract Issues Associated with COVID-19

General Services Administration (GSA)

  1. GSA – COVID-19 FAQ Site – Updated with EO14042 Injunction
  2. Return to Workplace Strategy Book
  3. GSA COVID-19 Related FAQs for Contractors
  4. GSA FAQ for Global Supply Contractors
  5. GSA Policy Letter Offering Guidance Regarding Acquisitions and Contracts for GSA Essential Critical Infrastructure Activities and Novel Coronavirus
  6. GSA FAR & GSAR Class Deviation Regarding Debarring Official Notification to Contractors
  7. Disaster Response Registry

Department of Labor (DOL)

  1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Fact Sheet for Employers
  3. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
  4. Providing Expanded Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19 Online Dialogue
  5. DOL Coronavirus Resources
  6. COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers
  7. COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Main COVID-19 Site
  2. OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (SFWTF)

  1. Updated Guidance for Federal Contractors – Injunctions