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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force

Arent Fox's multi-disciplinary legal team is counseling clients on legal issues stemming from the evolving spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.

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Our Focus

The group is composed of leading lawyers from a number of the firm’s signature practice areas, including Automotive, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, Construction, Corporate & Securities, Fashion & Retail, Government Relations, Health Care, Hospitality, Insurance & Reinsurance, Labor & Employment, Logistics & Transportation, Senior Living, and Sports. Our working group is sharing information and establishing best practices for clients, businesses, and governments who are responding to coronavirus issues. Links are available here to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' guidance to Home Health and Hospice Agencies and Hospitals and Nursing Facilities.

The team’s focus includes addressing questions that involve labor and employment, workplace safety, business interruption, contract disputes, insurance liabilities, and logistics and trade surrounding the disease. In particular, our team is available to help clients:

  • Develop legal and operational plans and protocols
  • Draft documents and agreements
  • Address supply chain problems
  • Check existing insurance policies and options
  • Engage in planning for scenarios that could arise with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Work with local, state, and federal regulators

Our Team

Members of our team can help in the following areas:

Coronavirus Resources

Below is a compilation of federal and state resources for updates and current information on COVID-19. 

Federal

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Joint Commission

Medicaid.gov

US Department of Justice Diversion Control Division

Library of Congress

National Governors Association

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

National News Publications

Above the Law

Bloomberg Law

Consumer Reports

Law 360

Law.com

California

Department of Public Health

Department of Public Health Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge During Emergencies

City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Los Angeles Curbed

San Francisco Curbed

SF.gov

District of Columbia

Government of the District of Columbia

NBC Washington

Massachusetts

Mass.gov

MassLive

Boston Curbed

Maryland

Maryland.gov

New Jersey

NJ Department of Health

New York

NYC Health

NY State Department of Health

NBC New York

New York Curbed

Virginia

Virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Health

National Trade Associations

American Hospital Association

Federation of American Hospitals

American Health Care Association 

Key Contacts