The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) joined representatives from manufacturing, importing, distribution, supply chain and labor in asking Governors from Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and Puerto Rico to follow guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in recognizing core critical infrastructure.
“Many states have appropriately adopted the CISA guidance, which allows critical businesses to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA.
“HCPA represents the manufacturers of cleaning and disinfecting products that can kill and help stop the spread of COVID-19, so it’s essential that these types of business are able to remain open,” said Caldeira. “We hope state and local governments will adhere to the CISA guidance to allow core critical infrastructure and supply chains to maintain operations to ensure public health and safety during this national emergency.”
The letter specifically calls on the Governors to adopt the CISA guidance as official state policy and prohibit state and local governments from obstructing critical business operations.