Information on Supply Chain and Business Continuity During COVID-19 Response

According to the National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC), acute stock-outs in stores and online continue across the United States as prolonged, heightened consumer demand has caused distribution backlogs slowing resupply efforts.

Private sector supply chains are running at high freight volume but overall capacity remains normal; there are no current shortages reported on the production side. However, deliveries are expected to be impacted by state and local restrictions, inhibiting the ability of businesses and supply chains to continue service to affected communities.

There is significant interest from the private sector on what constitutes an “essential service provider” for exemptions. For this reason, MHI has put together the following resources to help keep essential manufacturing, material handling and supply chain operations running during this crisis.

Business Continuity and Workplace Resources

–COVID-19 State/Local Policy TrackerThis page contains resources on the state and local government response to COVID-19/coronavirus included ordered business shutdowns and response information.
–U.S. State Government Contacts
–U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance on “essential employees:” 
–CISA Guide to Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19
–The NBEOC Operations Dashboard:
–State and Local Policy Tracker:
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
–CDC Interim Guidance for Business and Employees:
–WHO Guidance on Workplaces:
–Small Business Association Economic Injury loan information

Other COVID-19 Resources 

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus 2019 Map: 
Healthcare Ready:
Healthcare Ready – Business Continuity Resources for the Supply Chain Resources for Manufacturers:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin: 

Other Industry Resources


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