Yesterday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced the creation of four new liquidity facilities and the expansion of three previously announced liquidity facilities to provide credit to borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas the previously announced programs primarily targeted certain financial markets and their participants (such as the markets for commercial paper and U.S. Treasury securities), the new programs announced today will be used to support loans to U.S. businesses, as well as certain U.S. states and municipalities.

Click here to read Covington’s client alert regarding the Federal Reserve’s announcements.