COVID-19 Resources

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In light of the current and severe situation with COVID-19, we have compiled the resources below to help you and those in your organization as we face this situation head-on. We should all be proud of the fact that collectively, our companies represent the very backbone of the supply chain, the industry that provides the means to deliver goods and products to the world and in times like these when they are needed most. #MHEDASTRONG

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The U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud by contacting the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) at 866-720-5721 or Read press release.

Are Equipment Distributors Essential?
Presented by Michael Airdo, Kopon Airdo LLC

Assessing Company Viability during Coronavirus
Presented by Bob Currie, Currie Management Consultants

Is Your Business “Essential”?

States are now issuing mandatory shutdown or “stay-at-home” orders with exemptions for various industries and companies deemed “essential”. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued non-binding guidance on who it believes is “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.” For state specific information, visit state stay at home orders summary page, National Governors Association State Actions or  State and Local Policy Tracker.

MHEDA is providing a essential business template to self-certify employees. It is recommended to have a hard copy of the document with them at all times when working. This letter is self-certifying and not an official government document, and you should review this with your own counsel to make sure it complies with any local regulations.

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) submitted a workers support letter to request material handling workers to be classified as “essential”. To submit your comments, include detailed examples of why all manufacturing and supply chain is critical, life-sustaining infrastructure in a message to

After hearing reports that the Federal Government has begun bypassing established distribution channels in their attempt to secure needed supplies, the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW) sent a letter to Vice President Pence, who is leading the White House COVID-19 Task Force, encouraging the use of established supply chains.

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