Since the Coronavirus has arrived, Congress has been passing bills to help keep the economy afloat during the extended shutdowns. Those written by Republicans tend to bail out industries and corporations. Those penned by Democrats tend to help out individuals. The result of one of those bills (the CARES act) was to provide a stimulus "check" of $1200 per person. Those who filed their taxes electronically got a direct deposit; those who mailed them in got a paper check.
Those paper checks were delayed because DICKtator tRump wanted to ensure his signature appeared on them (even though the checks were coming from the U.S. Treasury). Those who got a direct deposit were fortunate enough to not have to see that grotty signature on anything they received... at least - that's what we thought.