Mnuchin says $600 COVID payments started going out Tuesday night

“@USTreasury has delivered a payment file to the @FederalReserve for Americans’ Economic Impact Payments. These payments may begin to arrive in some accounts by direct deposit as early as tonight and will continue into next week,” Mnuchin announced in a pair of tweets. “Paper checks will begin to be mailed tomorrow,” he added.

He said that beginning later this week, people expecting to receive payments can check their statuses at its Get My Payment page.

Mnuchin said the Treasury Department and the IRS were “working with unprecedented speed” to get the checks out. “These payments are an integral part of our commitment to providing vital additional economic relief to the American people during this unprecedented time,” he said in a statement.