COVID-19 State and Local Updates
The mayors of Fargo and West Fargo issued a limited “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order with no apparent impact on manufacturers. The order reinforces Gov. Burgum’s directives, urges retail businesses to limit occupancy and encourages other businesses that continue operating to practice social distancing, sanitization and telework.
Pennsylvania: Gov. Wolf signed a new executive order authorizing state agencies to “commandeer and utilize all PPE, pharmaceuticals, and other medical resources required” within the state to respond to COVID-19, seizing these items “from all private, public, and quasi-public health care providers and facilities, as well as manufacturers and suppliers of PPE, pharmaceuticals, and other medical resources located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” Companies “are required to submit current inventory quantities of PPE, pharmaceuticals, and other medical resources” to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency by April 13. Finally, the order pledges to compensate those entities from whom the state commandeers PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources “under terms and conditions agreed upon.” The compensation price of those items “shall be the average price at which the same or similar consumer goods or services were obtainable in the affected areas during the last seven days immediately prior to March 6, 2020.
Utah: On March 28, Gov. Herbert issued recommendations that Utahns stay at home, but the order specifies that it is not a “stay in place” order. Utah is one of the few states yet to issue a statewide order. None of the locale specific orders explicitly close broad categories of businesses beyond retail establishments like hairdressers or in-person restaurant services, Salt Lake County, Weber-Morgan Counties, and Wasatch County all incorporate by reference the federal CISA guidance as examples of essential businesses at which persons are permitted to leave their home for work. Davis and Tooele Counties encourage businesses to minimize in-person operations, while Summit County simply extends a state of emergency in response to COVID19.
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.