President Instructs Agencies to Consider Suspending Regulations In Response to Pandemic

On May 19, 2020, the president signed an executive order instructing agencies to address the economic emergency caused by the COVID-19 crisis "by rescinding, modifying, waiving, or providing exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery." The order further directs agencies "to consider exercising appropriate temporary enforcement discretion or appropriate temporary extensions of time," and to determine whether any regulations that have been temporarily suspended in response to the pandemic should be permanently rescinded.