COVID-19 Resources For Manufacturers
COVID-19 Critical Supply Survey:
- Is your company able to assist in the production of critical supplies? The government needs to know, click here.
- View the List of Supplies Needed
OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Catalyst Connection is committed to exercising extreme caution in response to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with CDC guidelines. To ensure the safety of our staff we will be following CDC guidelines, with a plan to continue operations as best as we can so that we can continue to support our clients. We are also implementing the following:
- We are offering hybrid options (virtual and/or in-person) for a majority of our trainings and events.
- Our staff is available for free consultations to help your company address operational, supply chain, financial issues that may be arising as a result of the crisis.
COVID-19 Recovery Assessment
Powering the Potential of Manufacturing During and After COVID-19 Determine business strengths and weaknesses and prepare for your COVID recovery. Prioritize opportunities and gain the actionable insights you need to move forward.
Assessing & Managing Your Business
- Protecting Your Business from COVID-19 (CIRAS)
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts (IMEC)
- 11 Practical Resources for Manufacturers During Coronavirus (MAGNET)
- Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal
- Paycheck Protection Program (US Treasury)
- COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application (SBA)
- PA List of Essential Businesses (Updated 3/24/20)
- Life-Sustaining Business FAQs
- Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave (DOL)
- Shared-Work Fact Sheet (PA DOL)
- COVID-19 OSHA Standards
- COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA)
- COVID-19 and the American Workplace: Resources and Information (DOL)
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (CDC)
- Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (DHS)
- Coronavirus Resources (Dept. of Labor)
- Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (OSHA)
- Small Business Disaster Loans
- Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (SBA)
- The Three-Step Process: Disaster Loans (SBA)
- Information for Pennsylvania Employees Impacted by COVID-19
- COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation FAQs
Do you have questions about the various loan programs available or do you need additional information? If so, please contact Art Tintori, Managing Director of Financial Services, Catalyst Connection email@example.com or 412-918-4221.
Other Business Resources
- De-risking Your Supply Chain
- Back-to-Work Playbook
- COVID-19 Recovery Assistance
- Rhabit– Take the Pulse of Your Employees
- COVID-19 Health Care Needs and Additive Manufacturing (AM) Capabilities Repository (America Makes)
- List of Supplies Needed
- Catalyst Connection’s Manufacturing Technology Loan Fund
- Business Continuity Planning (FEMA)
- Press Releases Regarding Coronavirus
- Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis (McKinsey & Company)
- Responding to COVID-19 (K&L Gates)
- Ways to Keep Your Manufacturing Employees Virus-Free at Work
Supply Chain Resources
Online Learning Opportunities
- Catalyst Connection DDI Web-Based Training Courses
- Catalyst Connection DDI Microcourses
- DDI Leadership
- Tooling-U SME Virtual Training
- Organizational Development Course Catalog
- Lean Course Catalog
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). SARS-CoV-2 is a new coronavirus (responsible for COVID-19) that was not identified in humans before December 2019.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYEES
The CDC has issued interim guidance to help employers figure out what to do in this crisis. Some of the CDC recommendations are:
- Encouraging sick employees to stay home or to be sent home if already at the office. Employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms upon arrival to work or become sick during the day should be separated from other employees and be sent home immediately. Employees who have symptoms should stay home and not return to work until they are symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
- Perform routine environmental cleaning. Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
- Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps. Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel.