COVID-19 Information & Resources For Virginia Manufacturers

GENEDGE Response on COVID-19

Message from Bill Donohue, President, Executive Director

GENEDGE is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients, while taking appropriate and necessary measures to protect the safety and health of our customers and employees, and will continue to exercise extreme caution in response to the latest updates of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with CDC guidelines.

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, here are some actions that you can take now to mitigate risks to your organizations:
• Educate employees on best practices for prevention of virus spread
• Review and revise cleaning schedules for facilities and common areas
• Determine service disruption risks (ie supply chain, local outbreak, shelter-in-place order, etc)
• Maintain Situational Awareness in the local area
• Communicate accurate information promptly

GENEDGE employees will work creatively utilizing different modes of technology to continue to meet your needs for service through remote access. GENEDGE will continue to monitor information and will modify plans as needed. GENEDGE will communicate updates through our site. Be sure to check your local area for additional resources. GENEDGE will continue to provide information as we obtain it to assist your business as the situation evolves.

Note: If you have any questions regarding medical, health or legal issues, please contact an appropriate professional.


Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Your Business

Please help us to help you by anonymously participating in our survey through the link below. Feedback will be used to collect information on the impacts that COVID-19 has had and is anticipated to have on Virginia’s manufacturing and technology companies. The final results will be reported only in aggregate to protect all participants’ privacy. We hope to find ways in which we can tailor our organization to better serve you during this challenging time. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your experiences.

> Take our survey now.

About Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type caused an outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China in December 2019, before spreading rapidly around the globe.

Protecting Your Employees

People are the strategic advantage of any organization. The CDC has issued interim guidance to assist employers in determining appropriate responses and actions to protect the safety and health of their organizations. Some recommended actions are:
• Encourage individuals who are sick to stay home
• Separate employees who are sick
• Educate employees about the importance of personal hygiene such as handwashing
• Perform routine environmental cleaning
• Practice social distancing

Additional Resources

Virginia:

Daily COVID-19 Report by Virginia Department of Health:
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
The Office of the Governor of Virginia Press Releases:
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/

Governor Northam Executive Order (EO53) FAQs:
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Regarding-EO-53.pdf

Support for Impacted Virginia Businesses:

  • The Commonwealth of Virginia’s website offers additional information regarding the support available for impacted employers:
    https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/
  • The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission utilizes several grant funds and a loan program to develop a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia. Information can be found at the site listed below:
    https://www.revitalizeva.org/grant-loan-program/
  • Updated tax filing information can be found here:
    https://www.tax.virginia.gov/news/coronavirus-updates
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration offers those businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronovirus pandemic low-interest disaster loans. Updated information on eligibility and how to apply for this assistance this program can be found here:
    https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19#section-header-1
  • On March 18th, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Virginia. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the Commonwealth affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million from the SBA to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses. To submit a loan application through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, please visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
  • The Governor has requested that the Department of Taxation to extend the due date of payment of Virginia individuals and corporate income taxes. While filing deadlines remain the same, the due date for individual and corporate income tax will now be June 1, 2020. Please note that interest will still accrue, so taxpayers who are able to pay by the original deadlines should do so.
National:

URGENT: Manufacturers Needed:
On behalf of the White House, the National Association of Manufacturers is seeking manufacturers that can produce critically needed supplies for the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey will help identify those that can contribute to the federal government’s fight against COVID-19. Let’s show the federal government what Virginia manufacturers can do! If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the National Association of Manufacturers’ COVID-19 response team at ResponseTeam@nam.org:

https://namissvr.nam.org/namissvr/survey/index.aspx

The Center for Disease Control Interim Guidelines for Employers:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
CDC Print Resources:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
Guidelines from the Office of the President of the United States:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber of Commerce for your area is often a valuable resource. Be sure to visit your local Chamber’s webpage for additional resources that may be available to you. Some of the Chamber of Commerce websites for the larger and/or more high-risk areas in Virginia can be found below.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Comprehensive Resource Kit:
https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus
Virginia Chamber of Commerce:
https://www.vachamber.com/covid-19/
Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce:
https://www.regionalchamber.biz/CMSPages/GetPage?pageTitle=Coronavirus%20(COVID-19)&pageName=coronavirus-covid-19&menuId=498&navigationId=157375&parentNavigationId=29218#
Chamber RVA (Richmond):
https://www.chamberrva.com/news/covid-19/
Hampton Roads Chamber:
https://www.hrchamber.com/page/-covid_19-business-resource-guide/

Note: If you have any questions regarding medical, health or legal issues, please contact an appropriate professional.

Interested in more information?

Contact: Jeanne M. Grubbs, PHR Human Resources Manager at Cell: (804) 840-1265; Office: (276) 666-8890 ext. 227 or jgrubbs@genedge.org.

URGENT! Feedback Needed

SURVEY: Manufacturing Capabilities & Critical Supplies

If you are a manufacturer who currently provides or has the capabilities to quickly develop and produce products, services, and equipment to the medical supply chain or other essential items – GENEDGE needs to hear from you today!

We are identifying companies now that can make critical supplies, in particular Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Your participation and input is very important. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your experience by completing our survey through the link below.

Follow > here to start the survey.

Webinars

Understanding Medical Devices During the Pandemic

**ATTENTION Centers of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network™**

Join GENEDGE and DP Distribution & Consulting, LLC as we provide an overview of regulatory requirements for production of medical products. This webinar is aimed to help centers of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Network to understand how to help manufacturers/clients wanting to begin producing products to fill critical shortages in the healthcare supply chain caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Topic: Webinar: Understanding Medical Devices During the Pandemic
Time: Mar 27, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/888209339

Meeting ID: 888 209 339

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