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Updates on Financial Relief Efforts Affecting Members

The CARES Act that passed Friday, March 27, provides many potential methods of assistance for our members. There are small business loans and payroll assistance loans, modifications to tax filing deadlines, and an expansion of unemployment benefits to include a longer duration, access to benefits by self-employed individuals and independent contractors, and an additional $600 per week from the federal government.

CARES Act Information and Analysis for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

At 11:30 a.m. MT, it was announced that Congress completed its approval of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a $2 trillion deal to provide economic relief to those most affected by COVID-19. The President has committed to signing the bill. Congress had been working feverishly for more than a week to develop the eventual 880-page bill.

Information for ABMP Members on State Updates Regarding COVID-19

ABMP Member Featured in Voyage Denver

ABMP member Charmaine Stattman was recently featured in the "Local Stories" section of Voyage Denver online. Stattman, a Reiki Master, registered massage therapist and yoga teacher, and foot reflexologist, spoke with Voyage Denver about her bodywork path and the obstacles she's overcome along the way.

Read the article at www.voyagedenver.com/interview/meet-receive-englewood-littleton.

ACTION ALERT FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS – CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPERSON

We’ve been carefully watching the wave of coronavirus sweeping the United States. As of today, we’re contacting our legislators in Colorado to strongly encourage them to create a national financial package that would assist you—independent businesspeople and contractors—through this pandemic. We cannot email each of the 535 Senators and Congresspeople directly, so we encourage you to contact them.

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