COVID-19 Response

ISDI members provide essential products and will continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are resources that provide additional information.


PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Continued Manufacturing of Performance Oriented Packaging (POP) Designs That Have Exceeded Their Periodic Retesting Date

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, on April 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a notice regarding the periodic retest date requirements for packaging used in the transportation of hazardous materials.

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Statement from IPANA Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and Continuance of Essential Business Operations

The Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA) members and their suppliers are manufacturers of new industrial packaging and will continue their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic as “Essential Business” under the most recent executive orders issued by various states and municipalities.

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Letter to President Trump

As the Federal government has deferred to state and local governments, the Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA) recognizes the difficult decisions they face – especially which businesses need to close their doors to protect public health.

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CISA Guidance

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list. This list is intended to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Updated: May 19, 2020.

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NAM Letter to Police Associations

Manufacturers have called on state and local governments to take a uniform approach that allows “essential business” and “critical infrastructure” to operate while stay-in-place orders are issued.

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