COVID 19 Update 16.1

Council of Industry COVID 19 Resource Page 

We have compiled many of the resources and information from the blog the in one spot for your convenience.  It will be updated regularly.

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SHRM Provides a 5 page Summary of the CARES Act

A very useful summary focusing on the employer provisions of the act.

SHRM Analysis CARES Act – Employer Provisions


Manufacturers Want to Help – Its Not That Easy

Empire State Development is overwhelmed by companies offering to help make needed medical supplies and equipment.  This is a 3 phase effort:

  1. Getting all companies to donate or reassign needed PPE to Health workers and first responders.
  2. Getting existing manufacturers to ramp up production.
  3. Encouraging existing manufacturers to retool or repurpose their factories to make needed supplies and equipment.

For phase 3 – companies that are FDA approved suppliers are a priority, however, both ESD and the federal government are building an inventory of manufacturers who can be part of the supply chain for needed supplies and equipment.

If your company can help produce vital supplies and component parts send an email to:

He will email you the ESD spreadsheet to complete.

At the Federal Level

The NAM continues to work with the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate private-sector assistance to produce personal protective equipment and other products critical to our country’s response to this crisis. They have received an outpouring of support so far, and are working with federal leaders to coordinate with manufacturers as quickly as possible.

If your company can help produce vital supplies and component parts, fill out the Creators Respond form here.


Ford, Fiat Chrysler Plan to Reopen in April

Ford could restart production at some North American plants as early as April 6, CNBC reports. Fiat Chrysler later said it planned to reopen on April 14.

“Ford’s schedule includes reopening a plant in Mexico that produces the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans on April 6, followed by four truck, SUV and van plants on April 14 in Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio.”


Senator Gillibrand Provides Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

The CARES Act has passed Congress and we expect it to be signed by the President. Please see attached the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act  that was prepared by the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. This is a helpful guide to the latest stimulus bill to address COVID-19 that you can send to your constituents and networks.   

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act final