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  • Critical Manufacturing or Essential Businesses– Guidance from the Department of Homeland Security

    March 31, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued federal guidance on March 19, 2020 categorizing a variety of manufacturers as among “essential” infrastructure. This guidance was updated on March 23, 2020 with an important addition to the “critical manufacturing” section. Read here for more information.
  • UPDATE: CISA Guidance on Essential Businesses

    March 31, 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) updated its list of “Critical Essential Infrastructure” to expand upon its guidance for states and municipalities to use in defining what business operations should be considered “essential.” Read here for more details.
  • Status of States Listing Print as an Essential Business

    March 30, 2020

    Throughout the country, each state is at a different stage in their COVID-19 response. Find what category your state is currently in here. SGIA is working to keep this page as updated as possible.
  • Can You Get COVID-19 From Your Mail?

    March 27, 2020

    A common question that is being asked is “Can I become infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by touching my mail or a package?” Read here for answers.
  • Hang Up Your Mandatory Family First Response Act Posters

    March 26, 2020

    The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued posters explaining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the impacts it will have on employees that must be hung in the workplace. Read here for details.
  • New York and COVID-19 Sick Leave

    March 25, 2020

    In addition to the federal emergency sick leave requirements, employers with employees in New York also are subject to the NY Paid Sick Time Plan, which requires employers with more than 10 employees or $1 million in revenue to provide COVID-19-related paid leave. Read here for more details.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What It Means to Your Business

    March 25, 2020

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will expire on December 30, 2020. The bill has two separate provisions that impact private entities and individuals that employ fewer than 500 employees. Read here for more information.
  • Printing Being Declared an Essential Business

    March 24, 2020

    Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many states and localities are now issuing strict orders to citizens to “shelter in place” or “stay at home” and for all “non-essential businesses” to close. This has caused confusion around which businesses beyond the obvious (i.e., pharmacies, hospitals, grocery stores) ones are considered essential and allowed to remain open. SGIA is working feverously to ensure vital printing operations are included in the "essential" business list.
  • Bipartisan Uniform Product Chemical Ingredient Labeling Legislation Introduced

    March 9, 2020

    Since 2017, there has been 62 proposals in 17 states that would require warning labels or ingredient listings. In order to provide a uniform and consistent approach to product ingredient labeling, SGIA has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels (CAPL), which has successfully been able to get legislation introduced that will address this issue.
  • SGIA Requests Washington State to Change Certain Fall Protection Rule Requirements

    March 9, 2020

    As a result of changes made by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to the fall protection requirements, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), has continued its rulemaking process to revise its state regulations.