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News is changing daily and we want you to know that we are monitoring issues and events related to COVID-19, and sharing resources with you.

Please note that information and answers to questions about COVID-19 published herein are provided by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association for voluntary, informational use in the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus crisis. This information does not constitute medical or legal advice, and is not a statement of the standard of care....read more.  

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NAMs Manufacturing Leadership Council Shared Operational Practices 
May 21, 2020

AIHA Releases Back to Work Safely™ Guidelines
May 2020

President Trump temporarily pauses immigration
April 22, 2020

Guidelines for opening up America again
April 16, 2020

Enforcement guidance for recording cases of COVID
April 10, 2020

CDC releases guidance for critical infrastructure workers with potential exposure
April 8, 2020

OSHA releases new poster listing for workplaces to reduce risk 
April 6, 2020

Treasury Issues Guidance on Small Business Loan Program.
March 31, 2020

Paperwork for Essential Critical Workforce
March 28, 2020

President Trump signed the CARES Act into law. 
March 27, 2020

Senate approved an unprecedented $2 trillion dollar aid package.
March 25, 2020

Global forum releases statement on essential businesses.
March 25, 2020

Labor Dept. explains more about relief offered by the Families First relief act 
March 24, 2020

Pallet industry designated essential critical infrastructure
March 23, 2020

 

Guidelines for Opening Up America - Safely

Resources for reopening up America, based on recommendations from public health experts. Some are industry-specific guidance for both businesses and consumers to safely re-open and re-engage as they emerge from the COVID-19 quarantines. 

CARES ACT 

On Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote. The President then signed the bill into law. The bill builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and is intended to be a third round of federal government support in the wake of the coronavirus public health crisis and associated economic fallout, succeeding the $8.3 billion in public health support passed two weeks ago and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE, TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

On Thursday, March 19, pallets were considered "Essential Critical Infrastructure" according to the Department of Homeland Security.

In response to COVID-19, Governors around the country require nonessential businesses to close. Pallets are essential not only to the solid wood producers in each state, but they are also critical for moving the essential goods our Nation needs today.

While many states have adopted federal guidance, some states have issued slightly different guidance. We are hearing many of our members are printing out the entire government document and then providing their employees with their own letter on company letterhead (including company contact information) that confirms their business and their employees are considered an essential business and workforce that moves the life-supporting goods our nation needs.

STATE ACTIVITY

NWPCA is closely monitoring activity at the state-level. These are our top four websites for more comprehensive and frequently updated information:

OSHA GUIDANCE ON PREPARING WORKPLACES

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published guidelines (in English and Spanish) to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. 


WORKPLACE Posters, Fact Sheets

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help businesses communicate to their workforce. Review the CDC Webpage for updates.

SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RELIEF

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit SBA webpage.


OTHER RESOURCES

     

Information and answers to questions about COVID-19 published herein are provided by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (“NWPCA”) for voluntary, informational use in the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus crisis. This information does not constitute medical or legal advice, and is not a statement of the standard of care. The information is not comprehensive or continually updated. This information is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of health care providers, or legal or tax advisors. When reviewing government guidance and policy to develop company policy, companies should evaluate their specific situation based on their own facts.

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