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On September 30, 2020, the last day of the government’s fiscal year, the Senate voted to avert a government shutdown and extend a provision shielding contractors from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress extended Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which authorizes (but does not require) agencies to reimburse contractors for the cost of paid leave incurred to keep contractor or subcontractor personnel in a “ready state,” through December 11, 2020, as part of a continuing resolution  to extend funding for the government.

Learn more here.