IFI Press Releases


COVID-19 Guidance

Thursday, March 26, 2020
By: Daniel Walker

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COVID-19 Resource Guide

IFI is monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and its impact on the fastener manufacturing industry. Below you will find resources with links to information from trusted sources.  This page will be updated as new information becomes available, so please check back often.

If you have specific questions, please contact dwalker@indfast.org.  

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of State

World Health Organization (WHO)

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

More Information on Paid Sick/Family Leave Benefits For Employers with <500 Employees

Click here for an advisory from well-known Washington law firm, Akin Gump:

More Information on the Implementation of this paid leave requirement and the tax credits available to employers can be found at:

Overview of Small Business Administration Loan Program

The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Read the NAM’s overview of the SBA loan process and other programs to aid in businesses’ response to the COVID-19 crisis here.

Overview of Financial Regulators’ Response to COVID-19

Federal financial regulators have taken aggressive steps to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, designed to free up capital and liquidity for small businesses across the country. The NAM has prepared an overview of these programs and regulatory changes as a resource for our members. Read the overview here.