Employers must try to accommodate workers vulnerable to coronavirus, agency says
Reuters: The U.S. agency that enforces laws prohibiting disability discrimination said today that employers must try to accommodate workers with medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the novel coronavirus before sending them home. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released legal guidance saying employers have a duty under the Americans with Disabilities Act to find ways to curb risks for workers with underlying conditions.

SBA cuts disaster-loan limit from $2M to $150,000, shuts out nearly all new applicants
Washington Post: An emergency disaster lending program for small businesses has been so overwhelmed by demand that it has significantly limited the size of loans it issues, while blocking nearly all new applications from small businesses, according to people familiar with the situation. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is a long-standing Small Business Administration program that’s separate from the new Paycheck Protection Program, which has challenges of its own. After initially telling businesses that individual disaster loans could be as high as $2 million, the SBA has now imposed a $150,000 limit without publicly announcing the change.

– Iowa surpasses 11,000 COVID-19 cases; death toll now at 231 (Des Moines Register)