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As Congress develops a response to COVID 19, DSA will offer insights into what these developments mean for companies and your field.


DSA Coronavirus Webinar: April 2

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DSA Letter to President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader McConnell 
(March 20, 2020)

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

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States Prohibitions on “Non-Essential” Businesses

Governors across the country are issuing orders that all non-essential retail and business is to cease to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Direct selling should be assumed as non-essential retail and we are aware of some states that specifically designate it as such. These orders are only applicable to in-person transactions and do not limit online sales. Although you may not be able to sell your products in person, our businesses can leverage digital tools to enhance productivity and support your customers. The safety of our salesforce and your customers are of the upmost importance to us and we encourage you to abide by these orders.

Download a sample template for communications with your field

For a copy of the statewide orders defining essential businesses, please see below:

State Resources on Essential Businesses 

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Delaware

Hawaii

Illinois

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

West Virginia


Prohibitions on Non-Essential Business: Impact on Manufacturing and Distribution

Statewide orders could directly impact manufacturing and distribution for many companies. Ensuring that customers can still receive products is a critical elements of your businesses. We suggest companies engage with local and state governments that have issued these orders to have maximum clarity so your facilities can stay open.

Download a sample template for communications with local and state officials

 

Reference the orders issued by the state where the facility is located. If that is still not clear, you can refer to guidance issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. If facilities are staying open, DHS will also be constantly updating guidance on best practices for operation to keep workers safe.

Please feel free to contact Brian Bennett, Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy, DSA with questions about this process.