Tom provides some compelling justification for why CIP-013 compliance should be extended by 3 months, from July 1 to October 1. He cites COVID-19 and insufficient guidance as two good reasons for the change. I tend to agree with Tom's rationale for this change, but I also wonder if the United States may be at even greater risk from COVID-19 due to a lack of universal healthcare, which the other Countries suffering with COVID-19 have in place. Tom cites South Korea's ability to test 10000 cases per day, where the US is operating at about half of that number. One point that that Tom makes gives me great reason for concern; some people without health insurance may not be seeking help, because of financial constraints, and this may provide sustainability to the virus.
If my concerns are valid then even October 1 may not provide the time needed to comply with FERC ORder 850. I hope I'm wrong.