COVID-19 Response Team

The COVID-19 Response Team is available to help address business, regulatory and legal issues companies may face related to COVID-19.

In addition to legal memos and analysis of the CARES Act and nearly 700 timely publications, this centralized COVID-19 hub offers curated topics of interest and upcoming webinars that may be valuable to your business.

Returning to Business

Understanding and keeping track of reopening requirements is important to all businesses. Many states have or can be expected to impose significant obligations on employers to ensure that their workplaces remain safe and that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is minimized. Holland & Knight has created a series of publications focused on these issues.

Resources for your Business 

Holland & Knight is committed to assisting businesses address the variety of questions and legal issues they may be facing during the pandemic. For  assistance regarding a matter not specifically identified in our COVID-19 topics listed below, please contact your Holland & Knight representative.

Workforce & Employment and Immigration  |  Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry  |  Transportation & Infrastructure  |  Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights  |  Contracts  |  Public Companies  |  Government Contracting    |  Hospitality  |  Financial Services and Finance  |  Real Estate  |  Privacy & Cybersecurity  |  Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental  |  Federal Government Funding Opportunities  |  State and Local COVID-19 Activities  |  Insurance/Risk Guidance  |  Charitable Giving and Disaster Relief  |  Latin America Resources |  Remote Online Notarizations & Digital Signatures  |  Enforcement |  Israel

American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion package in COVID-19 relief for both state and local governments and hard-hit industries and communities. Provisions offer aid in areas including agriculture, nutritional assistance, education, childcare, healthcare, housing and rental assistance, public transportation, restaurants and unemployment. The package also includes tax changes for individuals and businesses as well as provisions pertaining to tribal governments. Read Holland & Knight's summary of the American Rescue Plan.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is a $2 trillion package that includes significant expansions in small business lending, unemployment insurance, tax relief to individuals and employers, health care measures, $500 billion in economic stabilization funds, $274 billion in emergency appropriations, and other measures aimed at combating the COVID-19 health care and economic crisis. Read Holland & Knight's summary of the CARES Act.

Updates: On April 4, the Department of Labor released guidance to state workforce agencies regarding Sec. 2104 of the CARES Act, which created the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program. The guidance details FPUC Program operating, financial and reporting instructions. Read the full Unemployment Insurance Program Letter NO. 15-20.  On April 5, the Department of Labor released guidance regarding Sec. 2102 of the CARES Act, which created the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program. Read Unemployment Insurance Program Letter NO. 16-20

Publications and Legal Analysis

Holland & Knight lawyers have prepared nearly 700 COVID-19 Publications, covering employment matters, contracting issues, tax updates, legislative changes, reopening issues and more. On our Insights page, you can filter the publications using Advanced Search.