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COVID-19 Resource Center

BCI's Commitment

For 50 years, BCI has been supporting members of the lead battery manufacturing and recycling industry. We are always here for you, especially during times like these. Our promise - to support the industry and provide resources to members - remains strong and we are dedicated to making sure that you have the resources to keep you informed regarding the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Below is a list of state, federal and global resources that we have gathered through our partnerships, relationships and industry peers. If you have anything that you need assistance with, please contact us at any time. 

Below are links to government and private-sector resources. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, many of these pages are updated daily, so please check back frequently.

BCI Resources

EEE blog post on the essential nature of the industry.

Fact Sheet: Lead batteries are essential to our lives.

Resources from BCI Partners

Wiley Rein's COVID-19 Resource Center

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources for Business

NAM Consolidated List of Resources 

Including links to state and regional resources from the National Association of Manufacturers.

Health and Safety Guidelines for Suppliers in a Coronavirus Environment

Guidelines and best practices for when it's safe to return from the Original Equipment Suppliers Association's (OSEA).

Federal and International Daily Briefings

Daily Situation Reports from WHO

CDC Situation Summary

CDC guidance on responding to situations where critical infrastructure workers may have had exposure to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The measures include more active health screening, monitoring, PPE use, active social distancing, and extra sanitization of shared spaces.

FEMA Daily Updates

Updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA Fact Sheet

Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal Resources

Environmental Health and Safety

Latest Updates from OSHA and EPA

OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

OSHA Information Portal

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Ohio Guidance on Temperature and Health Screening Protocols

EPA Enforcement No-Action Policy

EPA and CDC: Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

Training Video and Poster: Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work

Border Protection

Customs and Border Patrol Newsroom

Updates and announcements.

Small Business Administration

Guidance and Loan Resource

The Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs are now open. Details on the SBA loan program for small businesses. 

Guides to State Restrictions and Resources

Multistate

State-restriction tracking spreadsheet.
State-by-state dashboard of executive orders and restrictions.

NAM Daily Snapshot of State Actions

California Resiliency Alliance COVID-19 Resources