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New York, NY Much is still unknown about the novel Coronavirus and its potential impact on humanity, let alone the effects it will have on specific countries and industries. What is known is that it is significantly disrupting the global economy, especially the energy and travel sectors; it is causing entire countries to shut down movement within their borders; and causing schools and businesses to shut down, at least temporarily. Although there are no reports that courts are adjourning hearings or halting jury duty obligations, the federal judiciary's pandemic plan involves “'key mitigation tactics' such as more telework, substituting teleconferencing for face-to-face meetings, promoting three-foot separation between individuals and requiring personnel to stay at home at the first sign of symptoms." Similarly, IRS and other state treasury departments are advising that things are running as normal and do not expect any disruptions.