Will there be a second stimulus check and if so, when? What we know today

Who would make the cut for a second stimulus check?


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As June draws to a close, it’s clear that work on a second stimulus check, if it happens at all, will begin in July. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been saying it for weeks, but there’s more to the story than a timeline — a not-so-simple timeline at that. There’s still the question of when next month a decision will be made. And the date you can expect to see your check is up in the air. Consider for a moment that the IRS began sending out the first stimulus checks in mid-April and still has tens of millions more to go

On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell are scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives about the US economy and are expected to talk about a possible second stimulus package. But none of that will matter if the Senate doesn’t pick up the conversation soon — there’s more about that schedule below.

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COVID-19: Workplace app gets an update to help get you back to the office

Two companies came together to create a better app for helping organizations get employees back to work after the coronavirus.

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Jonathan Erwin, CEO of Redeapp, and Stacy Griggs, CEO of El Toro, two companies based in Louisville, KY, about their workplace contact tracing app. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. 

Karen Roby: You guys have partnered here to launch a return-to-work app that goes beyond contact tracing. This is something we’ve been talking and hearing a lot about, and there’s obviously lots of security and privacy concerns. Jonathan, let me start here with you. Just tell us how this app works and really what audience you’re serving.

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Jonathan Erwin: Redeapp is essentially a mobile workforce performance platform. We’ve been around since 2011, researching, developing tools for large organizations in industrial, healthcare, construction, mining, hospitality, and retail. Really what Redeapp is, is a way to engage employees on their mobile devices, and HealthePassport is a way to create both a health safety… . Not just, “Hey, here is your self health declaration for a day,” but “Hey, here is a view of all of your employees

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