It is important to note that the USF commitments contained in these guidelines – and your commitments as a researcher – remain fully effective. This includes all data usage, computer security or physical security requirements for your contract, including any restrictions related to data security or the use of servers based on remote or cloud servers. Please note that the processing of contracts for the use of new or renewal data or contracts with data security requirements may be delayed during this period. We must continue to meet the obligations of our agreements, but the challenges of working remotely can make it more difficult for our teams to evaluate the data security protocols currently in place. If we are able to meet the obligations of an agreement, the agreement will for the time being go through normal approval and signature procedures. However, if we are unable to meet the obligations of an agreement, the USF will hold the agreement for approval and final signature until USF can meet the obligations of the agreement. USF has strict policies on people who can collect online payments for products and services. USF Information Technology uses payment transaction software that meets all government and banking requirements to comply (including compliance with payment card data security standards and payment card security and Graham, Leach, Bliley Act). The Data Security Industry Payment Card (PCI DSS) is a global information security standard set by the Payment Card Security Standards Board. The standard was designed to help payment card organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud by tightening data controls and putting them at risk. Currently, USF IT Security is working with suppliers to develop alternative technologies. We hope to receive additional guidelines in the coming days from funding agencies that are announcing alternative methods of accessing authorized data or the temporary easing of relevant policies in response to appropriate workplaces related to the growing concern for COVID-19.