Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Prohibition on Large Gatherings During Public Health Emergency for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mayor’s Order 2020-053 Click on Link:  https://bit.ly/3bEHKpl Disclaimer: “This announcement and the materials and notices provided, referenced, and/or made available on this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal, underwriting, or other advice. You should contact your attorney or underwriter to obtain advice with respect to any

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NNA Develops Health Disclosures for Signers, Borrowers

Keeping everyone safe during the closing process is vital amid growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the developments is a new recommended best practice from the National Notary Association (NNA) that both Notaries and signers/borrowers complete a disclosure prior to each individual signing. The disclosures, which will have questions about recent travel and if

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Title, Settlement Companies Develop Safe Closing Protocols

Recent concerns relating to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has generated significant public attention and changes in guidelines prescribed by health officials such as the CDC and the WHO. Title and settlement companies across the country have developed protocols to ensure healthy and safe closings in the wake of this uncertainty. Among the measures include hand sanitizer

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Common Issues Your Businesses May Encounter

The U.S. Small Business Administration says companies may have to contend with these issues during any crisis: Capital Access – Incidents can strain a small business’s financial capacity to make payroll, maintain inventory and respond to market fluctuations (both sudden drops and surges in demand). Businesses should prepare by exploring and testing their capital access options

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Help for Businesses

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said U.S. officials are committed to ensuring that financial firms and businesses facing disruptions related to the coronavirus have access to liquidity. The Fed has said it would make vast sums of short-term loans available. In addition, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it will offer disaster assistance loans

Protect Email by Disabling Auto-forward

There are legitimate reasons why a company may allow auto-forwarding of business email. However, most of the time the best course of action is to simply disable this functionality. Through phishing attacks, hackers can gain access to a user’s mailbox and can forward email to an outside address and steal information. Turning off the auto-forward

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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease and Prevention is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now been detected in 37 locations internationally, including cases in the United States. ALTA continues to monitor the updates from national and local public

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‘2020’ advice

Why You Shouldn’t Abbreviate 2020 USA Today | January 5, 2020 The new year is giving scammers an easy way to forge documents, but you can protect yourself with an easy New Year’s resolution: Stop abbreviating the year. Why? This year’s abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you. The concern is that