CSUSTL STATEMENT ON COVID-19
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, noting that it was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. On January 19, 2020, a 35-year-old man was presented to an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington. The next day, January 20, he was confirmed as the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. Since then every American has seen dramatic changes to our eveyday lives and the communities in which we live. The Committee to Support US Trade Laws (CSUSTL) is proud of the work of our more than 430 member organizations, situated throughout America, - many considered essential business infrastructure - who continue to provide services and products to the American public that are deemed necessary by the state and federal governments during this difficult time. Their actions have been critical to so many Americans, many who are vulnerable to this deadly disease. At the same time, some of our members have been required to suspend or alter operations in their state/s. With companies and organizations representing 167 different industries, including manufacturing, technology, agriculture, mining, energy, and services it is inevitable that some of our members would be required to shutdown their operations, in whole or part, in response to government orders. The Executive Committee of CSUSTL wants to thank these members for their efforts and example in following the strategies and measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and public health departments. Their sacrifices are helping to safeguard families and communities across the nation. Please find below links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Homeland Security CISA for further information.