AISI | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce.
- CARES Act Stimulus Assistance – The CARES Act page here includes links for workers, families and business to apply for assistance.
- Guidance from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) regarding the use of cloth face coverings in the workplace.
- CDC State-by-State COVID-19 Vaccine Initial Allocations – Pfizer
- National Governors Association Coronavirus Resources
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AISI News and Happenings
November 17th – Steel Market Update interviews Kevin Dempsey on working with the incoming Biden administration on the steel industry and recovery from the global pandemic
November 5th – The Wall Street Journal speaks with Kevin Dempsey on COVID-19’s impact on steel demand and the importance of preserving the steel tariffs
October 30th – Ministers and high-level government officials from 29 participating economies released a joint statement urging leaders of the G20 to address the overcapacity crisis at their summit meeting
October 22nd – AISI led a group of 20 national and regional steel groups across five continents in releasing a joint statement calling for the governments of major steel-producing economies to intensify their work at the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) to address the global steel crisis escalated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 11th – Kevin Dempsey is interviewed in AIST magazine about the unprecedented collapse in steel demand and the signs that a recovery is underway.
September 9th – Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) sent a letter, signed by 88 leading organizations, to congressional leadership pushing for a one-year extension of the current surface transportation law and increased investment levels
July 20th – AISI joined 20 business and industry associations in issuing a joint statement outlining key policy principles to reshore and safeguard domestic manufacturing capabilities of critical medical supplies
June 8th – AISI signs onto letter to the White House urging support for the immediate infusion of $49.95 billion in federal funding for state departments of transportation in the next COVID-19 response legislation
May 12th – Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Bob Gibbs (OH-7) led a coalition of bipartisan Members in a letter to House leadership encouraging support for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the next package of COVID-19 relief legislation.
May 1st – 70+ infrastructure industry groups, including AISI, sent a letter to President Trump urging that increased federal infrastructure investment be a top priority in the coming months as part of the effort to boost economic growth
Updated March 28th – AISI signs onto a multi-association letter to CISA Director Christopher Krebs asking for confirmation that employees who manufacture motor vehicle parts for vehicle manufacturing and repair are critical manufacturing employees
March 24th – AISI Letter to the National Governors Association
We will update this page with new information as it comes available and we hope these helpful guidelines and resources will provide some assistance.
Information from: Center for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people (“social distancing”) if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- OSHA Coronavirus Overview
- CDC Coronavirus Information
- National Governors Association Resources
- State & Territorial Health Department Websites
- National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) State Resources
- FEMA: How to Help
- EEOC COVID-19 Guidance
- HHS Covid-19 Vaccines Resource Page
- Fact Sheet: Steel tariffs and how the global pandemic has impacted the state of the steel industry