COVID-19 State and Local Updates
The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring states to take unprecedented actions that impact printing industry operations. In this section, we will track actions taken by state governments and legislatures as they move forward with implementation. SGIA is consistently updating this page as we receive news. For questions or more information, reach out to the Government Affairs Department at email@example.com.
Updated April 3 @ 10:45 AM
The following updates on State actions are provided, and as always, you are encouraged to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any state specific questions you might have! These updates cover any new information on “stay in place” orders as well as travel restrictions that states have imposed.
Georgia: Gov. Kemp issued an executive order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more people and ordering Georgians to stay in place, with exemptions for “essential” businesses as defined by the federal CISA guidance, along with “suppliers which provide essential goods and services to the critical infrastructure workforce.” Companies that continue in-person operations are required to implement mitigation efforts, including telework, sanitization, and optional health screenings including temperature checks for employees. The order empowers the Georgia Department of Economic Development to issue clarity as needed. Significantly, the order also supersedes orders issued by cities or counties in Georgia, including a problematic order as written by the city of Atlanta. The order is effective until April 13.
Kansas: On March 31, the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment instituted new rules mandating travelers from certain states and jurisdictions, including New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana, California, Washington, and Colorado. Travelers from these states are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state. The order exempts travelers for essential purposes as established by the federal CISA guidelines.
Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine extended the state’s stay in place order through May 1 and adopted a mandatory self-quarantine for out-of-state visitors. The order provides exemptions from both requirements for “essential” businesses, which the updated order defines as those industries identified by the federal CISA guidance as well as added language for manufacturing:
Marci Kinter is the Vice President for Government & Business Information for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International. Kinter oversees the development of management resources for the Association and represents the screen printing and digital imaging industries, as well as their associated supplier base, before federal and state regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress on environmental, safety and other government issues directly impacting the screen printing and graphic imaging industries. She is responsible for directing the activities of not only the government affairs portion of the Association’s activities, but the development and implementation of business resources for the membership.
In 2008, Kinter, in conjunction with colleagues from other printing trade associations, was instrumental in launching the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership program. The SGP Program is a registry system for printing facilities that includes third party verification. The program successfully launched as an independent organization in August 2008.
Kinter is a member of and serves as Secretary for the Academy of Screen Printing Technology. In 2001, Kinter received the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award for significant advancement of environmental awareness in the graphic arts industry.
Before joining SGIA International, Kinter worked for The American Waterways Operators, Inc., the national association for the barge and towing industry.
She holds bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.