Our Blog

COVID 19 Update 29

Post: Apr. 9, 2020

CDC Issues New Guidance for Essential Workers Exposed to Coronavirus

The new guidance is intended to allow health care workers, food supply workers, and others in critical industries to go back to work sooner, as long as they do not have symptoms. 

The new guidelines will allow critical workers who have been exposed go back to work as long as they are asymptomatic and follow conditions like taking their temperature before going to work, wearing a face mask at all times and practicing social distancing at work as much as possible. 

Read More at the Hill  

NAM Global Economic Report: Manufacturers Struggle to Maintain Operations Worldwide due to COVID-19

Just two of the top 10 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods experienced growth in activity in March: China and the Netherlands. More importantly, aside from the rebound seen in China, each of the other nine economies had weaker PMI data in March than in February, highlighting the abrupt halt in activity seen globally as nations struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

The improvements seen in China in March reflect the attempts of businesses coming back online to some extent. New data on industrial production will likely also show this rebound when released on April 17. In February, Chinese industrial production fell 13.5% year-over-year, its steepest drop in output since 1990.

Elsewhere, the data continue to reflect the struggle to maintain operations worldwide, with new orders and production dropping sharply. Many firms are also dealing with supply chain and employment disruptions.

Read the Full Report NAM Global Economic Report 2020-0409

Unemployment Claims Reach 6.6 Million Last Week

Applications for unemployment benefits logged in at 6.6 million in the week ended April 4 after reaching a record 6.9 million revised figure from a week earlier. Claims were hovering at just over 200,000 per week before the coronavirus-related shutdowns put millions of people out of work in mid-March.

Read More in the WSJ

Council of Industry Will Host a Series of County Based Manufacturing CEO Online Discussions – Ulster is Today at 1:00

As this crisis continues to unfold the Council of Industry is using all its resources to keep its members up to date with the latest information and resources to keep their employees safe and their businesses operating.

Beginning today we will host small online discussions manufacturing CEO’s.  Harold King will share the latest updates from ESD, NAM, The Manufacturing Alliance and our other regional partners and facilitate a conversation with participants. We hope these discussions will also provide our members an opportunity to share common experiences and establish best practices. We would love to hear from you.

If you are an Manufacturing Leader and want to participate contact jhansen@councilofindustry.org to reserve your spot and receive login credentials.

This small group discussion is part of our effort to gather insight into your experiences and provide better assistance.      

  • Ulster County Today 4/9 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Dutchess/Columbia  Tues 4/14 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm       
  • Orange/Rockland Wed 4/15 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm       
  • Westchester/Putnam Thurs 4/16 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm    

Jackson Lewis Webinar: Join attorneys at Jackson Lewis P.C. for a daily briefing on legal developments and practical guidance related to COVID-19.

April 13 – April 17, 2020
4:00 — 4:20 p.m. ET

Please register for our Daily Briefings via the Register Now link. You can also access all of our prior Daily Briefing sessions by clicking on the View Recordings link below.

Register Here

Recorded Past Session Are Here