Congressional leaders indicated that a COVID-19 relief package was “close, but not yet final” yesterday as they worked on reaching compromise language on a few outstanding issues. The situation however is very fluid with a host of issues potentially addressed – or created – by the legislation. That said, there is no actual legislative language being circulated at this time, so it is difficult to detail what is and what is not contained in a final version. What is apparently clear however, is that the two most contentious items – for republicans, state and local bailout funding; and for democrats, pandemic liability protections for businesses – have been stripped out in order to remove the “deal-breakers” and pave the way for a final compromise version that can pass both the House and Senate and secure the signature of President Trump as well.