COVID-19 State and Local Updates
Updated April 24 @ 12:40 PM
We continue to see states extend their shelter in place orders, and more states are providing information on their strategies to open up for business. As always, any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Extensions of orders:
- Illinois: Extended order through May 30th
- North Carolina: Extended order through May 8th
- New Mexico: Extended order through May 15th
Alaska: Gov. Dunleavy issued a health order allowing the limited reopening of nonessential businesses and in-person retail establishments as soon as April 24. The order preempts any local restrictions and requires reopening businesses to practice social distancing, sanitization and other operational limitations as part of this phase.
Idaho: Idaho issued its “Idaho Rebounds” plan with a staged reopening protocol that would allow some non-essential businesses to resume service during the first half of May and charge non-essential businesses with developing plans toward reopening in the back half of May if certain public health criterial are met.
Illinois: In addition to announcing an extension of the state’s stay in place order, Gov. Pritzker introduced new restrictions on manufacturers, including requirements to provide face coverings to employees who cannot practice social distancing, and limiting operations to "essential" lines of production. Language regarding manufacturing includes:
- ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize the well-being of employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.
Montana: Gov. Bullock issued a health directive extending the stay at home order just a few days longer, until April 27, with a plan to reopen some non-essential retail businesses thereafter. Employers are asked to keep common areas closed during this phase of reopening and minimize non-essential travel. The order permits bars and restaurants to begin operating again on May 4th under strict social distancing standards.
Marcia Kinter is the Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs at PRINTING United Alliance. Ms. Kinter oversees the development of resources for the Association addressing environmental, safety & health, and sustainability issues. She represents the printing industry, as well as their associated supplier base, before federal and state regulatory agencies on environmental, safety and other government issues directly impacting the printing industry.
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 PRINTING United Alliance, 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.