Corona Virus Webinar and Resources Available

Print & Graphic Communications Association has scheduled the Webinar “Responding to the Coronavirus: An Employer’s Guide” again Tuesday, March 17 at 10 am Eastern Daylight Savings Time and Thursday, March 19 at 2 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.  Register online at  The webinars will be available for viewing starting at the scheduled time and you can click on the link and start the webinar for up to an hour and a half after that time.  Click here to download the slides for the webinar.

Print & Graphic Communications Association staff remains available to members via email or phone during this uncertain time and will continue to communicate to members as more information becomes available.  The following are some helpful links.  Stay safe!

What you should know:
· Workplace, School, and Home Guidance
· How COVID-19 Spreads
· Symptoms
· Prevention & Treatment
· Testing
· Frequently Asked Questions
· What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19
· Stigma Related to COVID-19
· What You Need to Know
· Facts about COVID-19
· Information for People at Higher Risk and Special Populations
· Communication Resources

Situation Updates:
· Situation Summary
· Cases in the U.S.
· Global Locations with COVID-19
· Risk Assessment
· CDC in Action: Preparing Communities

Information for Businesses:
· Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
· Information for Communities, Schools, and Businesses
· Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community Facilities
· DOL: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
· DOL: OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19
· WHO: Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
· CISA: Risk Management for COVID-19
· EPA: Disinfectants for Use against COVID-19

Template message to communicate to employees about COVID-19

Information Regarding the Post Office:

How should you handle inbound mail during the Covid-19 outbreak?
• First, it’s important to remain calm and concerned during crises like these. Just as important is to only take information from trusted government websites – CDC, OSHA, and the USPS.
• There has been little published about the viability of this virus on surfaces like paper or packages, a greater concern would be work surfaces contaminated by employees infected with the virus. Here’s the link from the CDC:
• If you are going to require people to use personal protection equipment – masks and gloves – you’re required to provide training per OSHA guidelines:
• Here’s the USPS statement on the coronavirus:
• In the meanwhile, mail center employees should remain vigilant, and continue to wash their hands after handling mail. Even without the virus, mail is not clean.

Information for Travel and Transportation:
· Information for Travel
· Guidance for Ships
· Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew
· State: Travel Advisories
· State: Traveler’s Checklist
· State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
· DOT: FAQs from FTA Grantees Regarding COVID-19

Information for Healthcare Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities:
· Information for Healthcare Professionals
· Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments
· Resources for Healthcare Facilities
· Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with COVID-19 or Persons under Investigation in Healthcare Settings
· Information for Laboratories
· Resources for First Responders
· Guidance for Nursing Homes
· Guidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People with COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other Animals
· FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge
· What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know
· Guidance for Homeless Shelters
· Guidance for Hemodialysis Facilities
· CMS: Information on COVID-19 and Current Emergencies
· CMS: Guidance for Hospice Agencies
· CMS: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19
· CMS: FAQs for State Survey Agency and Accrediting Organizations
· EPA: Disinfectants for Use against COVID-19

Information for Families and Households:
· Information on COVID-19 for Pregnant Women and Children
· Interim Guidance for Household Readiness
· Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for U.S. Households
· Guidance for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Homes and Residential Communities
· FAQ: COVID-19 and Children

Information for Schools and Childcare Providers:
· Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools
· Resources for Institutes of Higher Education
· Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community Facilities
· USDA: USDA Makes It Easier, Safer to Feed Children in California amid Coronavirus Outbreak
· DOEd: Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Information for Community Events and Gatherings:
· Interim Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events
· Interim Guidance for Community- and Faith-Based Organizations

Information for Military Response:
· DOD: Department of Defense Coronavirus Response

Tim Freeman, President
Print & Graphic Communications Association
(716) 691-3211


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