[Flash Report]  
Updated Economic and Print Outlook: Profiling the Recession and Recovery 
 
 
By Dr. Ronnie H. Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
David Wilaj, MA, Economist
Center for Print Economics and Management
 
We are in unprecedented economic territory. The coronavirus recession will go down in history as the first self-imposed national economic shutdown. At this stage (mid-April), there are still more questions than answers. When will the number of infections subside? Will they return in the fall? How steep and deep is the economic decline? How long will the recession last? How will print be impacted? Perhaps most importantly, when will the recovery begin and how strong will it be? In this Flash, we provide some answers to these questions including a profile of the recession that has already started and possible patterns of the coming recovery. Of course, in this uncharted environment, economic forecasting is even more difficult than usual. However, it is still helpful to have some sense of future developments for planning purposes.
 
 
 
   
 
Q:
What documentation do I need to get from employees taking the Emergency expanded FMLA (child care)?
 
A:
An employee requesting to take paid sick leave under ยง 826.20(a)(1)(v) or expanded family and medical leave to care for his or her child must provide the following information: (1) The name of the child being care for; (2) the name of the school, place of care, or child care provider that closed or became unavailable due to COVID-19 reasons; and (3) a statement representing that no other suitable person is available to care for the child during the period of requested leave.
 
For more Human Resource questions and answers during the COVID-19 pandemic, click the link below. 
 
 
 
 
   
4 Ways You Can Give Your Remote Workforce a Sense of Togetherness
 
 
It's easy for employees to feel isolated when suddenly working remotely. This in turn could affect company culture. Here are some helpful tips to keep up collaboration, morale, and belonging while working from home.  
 
 
 
 
   
Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Facility
 
Protecting the health and safety of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak is essential to ensure the spread of the virus is stopped and it does not spread within the workplace. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has created a situation where every printing operation needs to institute a cleaning and disinfection program that will minimize the possibility of an employee becoming infected. The information presented below is based on the guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control for businesses.  Click here for Sanitation Guidelines 
 
 
 
 
   
Stuck in Shelter-At-Home?
 
 
With the Shelter-in-Place Orders, now is the time to have your team make the most of the situation by taking some online enrichment courses. PIASD Members have access to iLearning Center, an online educational portal for the graphics arts industry.