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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
The emergence of COVID-19 in the United States is impacting almost everyone both personally and professionally. Please use ACIL as a resource for information from federal agencies, as well as relevant developments related to Congress' response. We will keep you informed as news develops, as well as our actions to help support you and your teams.

 


ACIL Advocacy Correspondence

On April 20, 2020 the ACIL sent a congressional leadership letter regarding the inclusion of cannabis laboratories in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs being offered during the pending and upcoming COVID-19 stimulus relief packages.

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, we learned that Reps. Blumenauer (D-OR) and Perlmutter (D-CO) just introduced the Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act in the House of Representatives. This legislation would allow legal cannabis businesses to access disaster relief loans and other programs available during the COVID-19 crisis, which mirrors our recently sent congressional leadership letter on the issue. 

ACIL's CWG unanimously voted to support the legislation with the possible caveat to include testing in it, which ACIL has requested on your behalf with both congressional offices.


Member Resources

8/14 - COVID-19 Employer Playbook - California Dept. of Health

7/27 -COVID-19 IV Stimulus Funding Bill

7/21 - U.S. Department Of Labor Additional Guidance on Wage And Hour Rules, Family and Medical Leave 

7/14 - OSHA Issues New FAQs on COVID-19 and the Workplace - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released answers to nearly 40 frequently asked questions (FAQs) on protecting workers during the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic. OSHA’s FAQ’s now speak to key issue areas including employee testing, employer requirements, use of personal protective equipment, return to work protocols, and cleaning guidelines in the workplace. The FAQ guidance is part of a series of OSHA publications on workplace safety during COVID-19. Click here to review the FAQ guidance.

7/2 - CDC Guidelines on when someone can safely return to work.  

7/2 - Role of Employers in Effective Contact Tracing = handbook.

6/8 -The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to provide guidance to assist employees and employers with maintaining safe and healthy working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance will be particularly useful as states continue to re-open. We have collected below a list of existing documents, both general and industry-specific, for your use.

 CDC Guidelines: When is it Safe to Return to Work?