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Rob Simon
State Affairs: Rudy Underwood
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Tara Henriksen
Supply Chain: Rob Whedon

ACC is working on behalf of the U.S. chemical industry and its more than 500,000 employees to ensure that together we all embrace public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and multiple governmental authorities to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This guidance for individuals is in the best interest of public health. It remains essential however, that key industries and sectors, including the chemical manufacturing sector, are able to maintain operations throughout this challenging time, continuing to provide the countless products needed for life-saving medical care, disinfectants, pharmaceuticals, biocides, personal protective gear, and the chlorine chemistry to protect our nation’s drinking water.

This page is designed to highlight activities underway by the chemical industry and to help provide resources to address and fight the impacts of COVID-19.

Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Poster

Clean surfaces that are touched a lot. Disinfecting products must be EPA-registered. Always read and follow manufacturer’s directions.


Industry Specific Resources:

ACC has consolidated a list of industry specific resources to help navigate through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Multi Industry Letter Supporting DHS CISA Critical Infrastructure
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Employer Response to COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Homeland Security Pandemic Guidance
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Expanded Emergency Declaration
Small Business Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

DHS Identifies Chemical Industry as Essential Critical Infrastructure

MicroscopeAs part of the federal government response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 19, 2020 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued via memo its list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. Under memo guidance the U.S. chemical industry is identified as Essential Critical Infrastructure, an industry sector critical to public health and safety, economic and national security and should continue normal operations, while following CDC workforce and customer protection guidance.

FMCSA Expanded Emergency Declaration

FMCSAThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just expanded its Emergency Declaration to make it easier to transport certain raw materials by truck that are used to produce critical products for dealing with the Coronavirus. FMSA widened its exemption on hours of service requirements to include drivers carrying not only medical supplies, but also precursor raw materials such as paper, plastic, or alcohol.

NEWS: Governments Identify Businesses that Should Remain in Operation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Securities’ recent identification of the U.S. chemical industry as Essential Critical Infrastructure, many regions, state and local governments are following suit to deem those businesses and sectors that should remain operating during the on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to follow the latest developments around the country.

FEMA Regional Private Sector Liaison Map and State EOC Resource Guide


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Web Page
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: COVID-19 Updates and Announcements
COVID-19 Implications for EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program ( pdf | website)
FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) Dashboard
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Washington Post - Mapping the Spread
Travel Advisories


COVID-19 State Responses – Updated March 26, 2020

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