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COVID-19: Information from NGA

Dear NGA Members and Customers,

Our thoughts are with you and your families during these difficult and uncertain times. Now more than ever, we understand how connected we are on this planet. 

As of March 16, the entire NGA staff is working remotely; all staff will stay connected to each other and to you and are available to answer your questions via email and phone. NGA closed its headquarters office in Vienna, Virginia, on Friday and will remain closed until Tuesday, March 31. 

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, our plans may too; until then, we continue our work to serve you and our industry. We will continue reaching out through our digital channels. 

Last week you likely saw reports and maybe listened online to Italian citizens singing from their balconies while quarantined. For me, it was a hopeful expression of how people in dire, fearful conditions still manage to help one another, if even just through a song or a smile.

We hope that you, your families, friends and co-workers stay healthy as we all do the best we can to support one another with compassion.

Sincerely,

 


Nicole Harris
National Glass Association
President & CEO

In responding to the needs of the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NGA is asking the industry to share how companies are dealing with the current situation, what questions you have, and what resources you need. Your responses will not be shared with attribution unless you give us permission; they will be used by NGA staff to potentially create resources for the industry at large.

Please help us better target our resources by completing the survey.

Centers for Disease Control coronavirus resource guide

 
NAM: Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 on Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers conducted a survey of its member companies on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to manufacturers. The 558 respondents were asked about effects to their supply chain and operations, their financial expectations and their emergency response plans.
 

AGC: OSHA Guidelines, Advice for Employers, and More

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is providing guidance on recording workplace exposures to COVID-19 for OSHA, as well as advice on how to employers should respond to the pandemic.


SBA: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

The Small Business Administration is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.