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CISA Releases Guidance During COVID-19

March 23, 2020



U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released official guidance from the President regarding the Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19. This guidance states that:

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” 

As we shared yesterday, the U.S. Chamber had sent a letter to President Trump recommending that the administration offer additional guidance on recent quarantine orders and mandatory business closures to clarify “essential infrastructure” and “essential businesses and services.” 

For more information on the Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19, please click here. For additional updates from the U.S. Chamber, please keep reading below.




Additional Coronavirus Legislation

As you might have seen, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing a new bill to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Chamber is currently working on an analysis of the legislation and will share it with you once it's available.