In order to keep our members updated with the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMSA recommends members refer to the following resources:


National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)—

COVID-19 Resources

Tools on Essential Manufacturing Operations

Overview of the Defense Production Act

COVID-19 State Resource Center

COVID-19 Policy Action Plan Recommendations

“Phase Three” COVID-19 Relief Bill: Key Provisions

Phase 3 COVID-19 Relief Bill: Q & A

Letter to National Governors Association

Letter to Attorney Generals

Letter to Treasury Department and IRS

Essential Employee Sample Documentation


State Restriction Snapshot Tracker 3/27/20

State Restriction Snapshot Tracker 4/23/20

Letter to Congress Tool to Fund PPP

Fund the Paycheck Protection Program Videos

NAM Recommendations for the Federal Reserve’s Liquidity

Main Street Business Lending Program and Additional Federal Reserve Lending Facilities

American Renewal Action Plan

Pandemic Liability Policy Recommendations

New Coronavirus Ad

Letter to President Trump

Letter to Congress

American Renewal Action Plan


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) –

Coronavirus Website

March 25th Daily Briefing

Ways for the Private Sector to Help Fight COVID-19

Prioritization and Allocation of Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources for Domestic Use

April 13th Daily Briefing

April 13th ESF15 Report

FEMA Administrator April 15, 2020, letter to Emergency Managers

April 16th Daily Briefing

April 16th ESF15 Report

April 20th Daily Briefing

April 20th ESF15 Report

April 23rd Daily Briefing

April 23rd ESF15 Report

FEMA Implementation of Allocation Order on Exports of Scarce PPE and Notice of Exemptions

Prioritization and Allocation of Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources for Domestic Use; Exemptions

April 24th Daily Briefing

April 24th ESF15 Report

April 25th Daily Briefing

April 25th ESF15 Report

April 26th Daily Briefing

April 26th ESF15 Report

April 27th Daily Briefing

April 27th ESF15 Report

April 28th Daily Briefing

April 28th ESF15 Report

Coronavirus Pandemic: Additional $100 million available to Firefighters

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant Information

June 23rd By The Numbers

June 23rd Weekly Update

Documents Available for National Engagement

Exercise Starter Kit for Preparedness in a Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

FEMA Emergency Non-Congregate Sheltering during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Interim)

DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Awards

Coronavirus Pandemic Response: FEMA Clarifies Federal Cost Share for Public Assistance Program

June 30th Daily Briefing

July 6 Weekly Bulletin

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)


The White House—

“15 Days to Slow the Spread” Article

15 Days to Slow the Spread

President Trump’s 30-Day Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Connecting Americans to Coronavirus Information Online

Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups

National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for Businesses and Employers

Domestic Travel Advisory 3/28/20

Letter to NAM

Guidance For Manufacturers to Operate Safely

Cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the U.S.

Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers – Interim Guidance from CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Internal Revenue Service –

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

IRS provides guidance under the CARES Act to taxpayers with net operating losses

IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates corporations and others

Update to Notice 2020-18, Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Temporary procedures to fax certain Forms 1139 and 1045 due to COVID-19

Frequently asked questions about carrybacks of NOLs for taxpayers who have had Section 965 inclusions

COVID-19-Related Employee Retention Credits: Determining When an Employer’s Trade or Business Operations are Considered to be Fully or Partially Suspended Due to a Governmental Order FAQs

COVID-19-Related Employee Retention Credits: Determining What Types of Governmental Orders May be Taken into Account for Purposes of the Employee Retention Credit FAQs


Department of Homeland Security –

CISA Guidance on The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

US-Canada Joint Initiative

Notice of Temporary Travel Restrictions between US and Canada

Guidance from DHS for Employers Form I Compliance


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) –

Approved Imported Masks



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Test for Patient At-Home Sample Collection


Export-Import Bank Board of Directors –

3/25 Board Resolution

Export-Import Bank COVID-19 Actions

EXIM Extends Assistance to U.S. Customers and Lenders Amid COVID-19 Outbreak


Harvard Business Review—

“Communicating Through the Coronavirus”

Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief


McKinsey & Company—

COVID-19 Implications for Business

Leadership in a Crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges


Occupational Safety and Health Administration –

Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic


Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation –

PBGC Provides Relief to Mitigate Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic


US Customs and Border Protection –

Updated Guidance and Exemptions for PPE Exports


Wall Street Journal –

Johnson & Johnson to Begin Human Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine by September

50,000 Jobs, 900,000 Resumes: Coronavirus Is Redeploying Workers at Record Pace


The Hill –

FDA approves mask sterilization technology promoted by Trump


Mexico’s President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador –

Presentation on Health Security Measures(Spanish), for a translation click here


Scott Gottlieb, MD former FDA commissioner –

National Coronavirus Response A ROAD MAP TO REOPENING


UC Davis Fire Department –

Responding to a Patient with Signs or Symptoms of Respiratory Infection


Mitch McConnell –

Statement on Additional Funding for Paycheck Protection Program


The Washington Examiner –

Ivanka Trump lassos $1.6B for virus-slammed small companies


Fire and Emergency Services –

Letter to Vice President Pence


World Health Organization (WHO)—

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic


Global Pandemic Map—

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science


Harvard Medical Health –

“COVID-19 Basics: Symptoms, spread and other essential information about the new coronavirus and COVID-19”


Small Business Association –

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

How To Calculate Maximum Loan Amounts – By Business Type Overview

Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs

Interim Final Rule


Environmental Protection Agency –

Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2


US Chemical –

Recommended Disinfectant Products


United States Department of Health and Human Services –



Simon Sinek –

These Are Not Unprecedented Times – Video


Fire Department Safety Officers Association –

You are Thinking about the Community, Who is Thinking about Your Family?


Bloomberg News – 

SBA Sets Cap on Amount of Relief Loans Banks Can Process


Illinois Manufacturers’ Association – 

Workers’ Compensation Committee Plans to Withdraw Emergency Rule


US Fire Administration – 

Introduction to Strategic Community Risk Reduction (CRR)

USFA WUI Toolkit


US Department of the Treasury – 

SBA and Treasury Announce Enhanced Transparency Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program


Des Moines Register – 

Economic recovery requires protections for Iowa manufacturers


United States Department of Labor – 


COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions



3M –

Coronavirus Outbreak

2019 Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Technical Bulletin


Congressional Fire Services Institute –

COVID-19 Resources


Darley –

Inside Darley Special Edition – Coronavirus


DuPont –

DuPont™ Tyvek® Activates Operation Airbridge to Speed Up PPE Supply for COVID-19 Response


Fire-Dex –

First Responder Resources


Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) –

Implementations for ISOs and HSOs During COVID-194

Guidelines for COVID-19 Fire Station Exposure Reduction


International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)—

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Fire Chiefs

IAFC COVID-19 Fire & EMS Personnel Impact Dashboard

IAFC COVID-19 Economic Impact Dashboard


Lexipol/ –

First Responder Resources


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation –

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) –

NFPA Coronavirus Response


National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) –

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Survey

Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund

Reset & Recharge: How to Manage Stress in Uncertain Times




Clarion –

Clarion Fire & Rescue Webcast Portal

COVID-19 from Clarion Webinar featuring Katherine West

“High-Consequence Infectious Disease Workshop”


Darley –

COVID 19 and the Fire Service: A Roundtable with Business and Industry Leaders


Groves, Inc –

COVID-19 Webinar


University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)-

COVID-19 Facebook Forum


McNeil and Company –

Upcoming Webinars


National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) —

COVID-19 Impact and Cash Flow Practices Webinar

Improving Employee Morale During COVID-19 Webinar




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