COVID-19 Information

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Communications
Member Resources
Webcasts
For Your Business
COVID-19 & Pet Care Businesses
COVID-19 & Animals
How to Help
COVID-19 Resource Links

During these extraordinary times, APPA is here to assist and support the pet care community.  

Our goal over the next few months is to do all we can to help the pet care community in the face of this crisis. Our focus will be on providing you with information you need to protect your business, your employees and your customers. We’ll do that through frequent, timely webcasts, our weekly eUpdate newsletter and other forms of communication.

The communication needs to be two-way to be truly effective. We need to know what your challenges are so that we can marshal our resources to provide solutions. We have established an internal COVID-19 Task Force that will be working with our colleagues at the National Association of Manufacturers, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and other trade organizations to collect and disseminate useful information. 

The pet care community has a special role to play in helping the world get through this crisis. Pets are a comfort in good times and in bad and they will help us feel a little less isolated and fearful. Our responsibility is to continue to provide products that help our pets stay healthy, safe and happy. We at APPA pledge to do all we can to help you fulfil that responsibility. 

Communications & Discussions

REGISTER: Pet Care Community Virtual Town Hall Group Discussion: Safe Operations and Effective Communications During COVID-19 Crisis(April 9, 2020 | 3pm EDT)

A Video Message from APPA CEO Steve King (March 26, 2020 )

Member Resources

APPA Staff Directory (APPA headquarters office is closed but we are all working remotely)

APPA's Ex-Im Solution Center

Blue Tiger International - Email ex-imsc@americanpetproducts.org (APPA's expert in exporting/importing)

The Bolen Group - Email businessedge@americanpetproducts.org (APPA's expert in retail and supply chain) 

Webcasts

Coronavirus Economic Impact Series: The Good, Bad and the Ugly - What Happens to the Economy Now? (hosted by APPA)

Archive : The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Supply Chain & Mitigative Strategies (hosted by APPA) 

Archive: Small Business and COVID-19 Webinar (exclusively available for APPA Members)

For Your Business

Summary of CARES Act Key Provisions (provided by the National Association of Manufacturers)

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses (Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy)

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)

IRS Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Memorandum on Identification of essential critical infrastructure workers

Department of Labor summaries and guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

COVID-19 & Pet Care Businesses

Open letter to Government Officials regarding COVID-19 and Pets

State-by-state mandatory closure orders and pet care business specifics

COVID-19 & Animals

World Organisation for Animal Health

CDC: Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 

COVID-19 and Pets: Information, Resources and Action Items from PIJAC 

How to Help

Donations needed - Please read GreaterGood Request 

Pet Leadership Council Giving Network

Spread the Word - Animal Shelters Call For People To Foster Pets Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 

COVID-19 Resource Links

COVID-19 Emergency Orders - State and Local (Updated PDF by National Association of Manufacturers)

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Interactive Map  

FDA Letter to Stakeholders: Do Not Use Chloroquine Phosphate Intended for Fish as Treatment for COVID-19 in Humans