Denise M. Gustavson

Denise M. Gustavson

Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

Dunleavy Issues Extension of State’s COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Response

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration effective 12:00am, January 15, 2021, until 12:00am February 14, 2021, due to the continuation of the COVID-19 virus in the State of Alaska. The Disaster Declaration enables the state’s ongoing response to the increased outbreak of COVID-19 and is necessary to manage the efficient…

Governor Announces Ready for Life Initiative To Enhance Workforce, Improve Link With Employers

Ready for Life, an initiative for those who want to improve their skills or change careers as well as gather career and employment data from business and industry, will strengthen the state’s workforce and offer business leaders better information about the state’s talent pool, Governor Asa Hutchinson said at a press conference. Governor Hutchinson has…

Governor Carney Updates COVID-19 Restrictions

Governor John Carney signed the fifth revision (PDF) to the omnibus emergency order, continuing the restrictions, including the Stay-at-Home advisory and universal indoor mask mandate, to combat the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Delaware. Beginning today, the 10 p.m. curfew at Delaware restaurants and bars will be lifted, but establishments still must have signage prominently displayed on the table stating that…

What Did We Learn in 2020?

2020 was a year of unprecedented events that will impact and shape our lives, businesses, and the industry for decades to come.

Governor Carney Announces Additional Relief Funding for Small Businesses, Arts Organizations

Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Small Business announced a new round of relief funding – $26 million to support small businesses most affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The DE Relief Grant program – funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – has supported roughly 3,000 Delaware businesses throughout the COVID-19 crisis…

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

The province has released new restrictions that are to remain in place until Jan. 8, 2021, midnight that apply to all businesses operating in British Columbia.  Under this order, all employers are required to review and update their COVID-19 Safety Plans.  All employers in the province are required to develop and implement a safety plan. …

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

The province of Québec has established a tier-based system and will place regions into separate tiers.  Regardless of the tier designation, all establishments are to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings and practice “alternative greeting practices” that do not involve touching.

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

The province has introduced a new five tier system detailing COVID-19 closures and restrictions. Under this new protocol, all employers are required to: Conduct pre-entry COVID-19 symptom screenings of all employees and visitors Wherever possible, maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres or more, even if face masks are used Require face coverings in…

Oregon OSHA Releases Compliance Materials for COVID-19 Safety Standard

Oregon OSHA’s rule addressing COVD-19 Workplace Risks, which went into effect November 16, 2020, contains specific employee training requirements that must be met by December 21, 2020.  To help Oregon employers comply, the Agency has provided sample training materials that can be used to address the following topics: Characteristics and methods of transmission of the…

Mayor Bowser Issues Mayor’s Order on Phase Two Adjustments to Constitutionally Protected, Recreational, and Commercial Activity

Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-126 modifying Phase Two limits on large gatherings and confirming 25% occupancy caps for constitutionally protected, recreational, and commercial activity. The Order will take effect at 12:01 am on Thursday, December 17, 2020. The full Order is available at coronavirus.dc.gov/phasetwo. Mayor's Order 2020-126 (PDF)

Dunleavy Extends State’s COVID-19 Public Health Disaster Response

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today issued a Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration effective 12:00am, December 16, 2020, until January 15, 2021, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the State of Alaska. The Disaster Declaration enables the state’s ongoing response to the increased outbreak of COVID-19 and is necessary to facilitate and coordinate…

Governor Kate Brown Announces Updates to County Risk Levels

Governor Kate Brown announced updates to county risk levels under the state's new public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk—and assigns health and safety measures for each level. Effective Dec.…

Governor Phil Scott Extends State of Emergency to January 15

Governor Phil Scott announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency has been extended to January 15, 2021. All previous addendums to the State of Emergency remain in place, including a temporary suspension of social gatherings and the cross-state travel map. The announcement comes as the first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Vermont. Initial doses will go to priority populations,…

Governor Polis Takes Action on COVID-19

Governor Polis took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Polis amended an Executive Order requiring individuals to wear a mask. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify a common question that individuals in a Public Indoor Space must wear masks, even if standing or sitting still. It also clarifies that individuals who…

Governor Noem Announces Additional Small Business & Healthcare Grants

Governor Kristi Noem announced up to $345 million in additional grants for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations may apply for up to $195 million in grants to compensate for reductions in cash flow from September through November. Eligibility for…