March 20, 2020
Mandated closures to nonessential businesses, curfews, and shelter in place orders have begun to proliferate in multiple jurisdictions in response to COVID-19. In the days to come, more aggressive mitigation actions are anticipated.
It is essential that specialty chemical manufacturing sites are able to maintain operations throughout this challenging time, and that federal, state and local governments work together to classify the chemical sector as “critical infrastructure”. Doing so makes clear that your businesses are considered essential and can continue to operate and provide vital life-saving materials during this crisis.
We have compiled the following summary to keep you informed of the most recent government actions affecting business continuity, and to help you petition government officials to exempt your manufacturing sites from any operating restrictions.
Please contact me if SOCMA can provide any case support in preparing exemption requests to your state and local officials. We stand ready to assist you in these difficult times.
President & CEO