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COVID 19 Update 1

Post: Mar. 12, 2020

Council Members:

Over the next few days and weeks we will be using this Blog Page to keep you updated on the impacts of COVID 19 including policy changes, cancellations, best practices and resources. We will let you know when we have updated the page via email, but check back regularly for news related to the virus and Hudson Valley Manufacturers.


NAM Survey on the Impact of the Virus on Manufacturers

Here are the results of a survey of NAM of members that detailed the impact of the outbreak on manufacturers. You can access details here: nam.org/coronasurvey and you can view this of NAM President Jay Timmons on CNBC here.

Urgent Clarification on the President’s 3/11 Oval Office Comments

Following last night’s Oval Office remarks by President Trump to the nation, the White House released this proclamation announcing restrictions on travel to the United States from countries in the EU Schengen Area.* Specifically, the administration will ban entry into the United States by immigrants and non-immigrants who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 13 and will remain in effect until terminated by the President.

 Please note that these restrictions do not apply to U.S. goods imports from the European Union. The NAM’s policy experts have been working with Administration officials since late last night to get more detailed guidance to our members. According to the proclamation, “the free flow of commerce between the United States and the Schengen Area countries remains an economic priority for the United States, and I remain committed to facilitating trade between our nations.”

* EU Schengen area countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland

COVID 19 Information and Resources for Manufacturers

Please see the CDC’s website for more information regarding the Coronavirus, as well as the resources below:

Prevention and Treatment
Information for Travel
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Frequently Asked Questions

View the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) latest updates for workers and employers.


Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Pandemic Planning resources page.


Jackson Lewis has just a very useful page as well with resources for employers.

NAM’s COVID-19 Policy Action Plan


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Please continue to share any practices or resources your company is developing that might help other members in the region.