COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus and Hemp: Everything Industry Professionals Need to Know About COVID-19

What started as a regionalized outbreak of a novel form of coronavirus has become a worldwide pandemic. COVID-19, a severe respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has infected nearly 520,000 people around the world and caused profound disruptions to health infrastructures, national and international business, and countless other areas of modern life.

Throughout the United States, the pandemic has sparked a public health crisis and profound economic disruption, with many stores across the nation temporarily closing their doors and every business needing to adjust to a new economic landscape.

The NIHC is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and will continue to issue information and guidance throughout the outbreak. We want to assure our members that we are taking every possible step to ensure not only the continuing operations of the NIHC, but your business and farms as well. In these uncertain times, we want to provide reliable, timely information regarding the hemp industry amidst the pandemic and continue to work as a leading voice for all members of the industry.

State Activity

The National Association of Manufacturers launched a resource page with current information by state.
State Activity on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Factsheets
These factsheets provide timely, informed guidance for business owners in maintaining the health of themselves and their employees in the midst of the outbreak. Available in English and Spanish.

SBA Disaster Relief
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit SBA webpage.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces (OSHA)
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published guidelines (in English and Spanish) to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.

NAM’s Covid-19 Policy Action Plan & Presentation

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has called on the federal government to take legislative and administrative steps to equip manufacturers to respond to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies, including specific actions in five key policy areas…. Learn more.

For specific information regarding the virus and how to protect your health, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s dedicated page for the latest information.