Recreation access updates and NMMA resources for fabricators

March 23, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic ushering in a variety of school, business and organizational closures, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has compiled the latest operating status of federal, state and local lands and waterways. The NMMA website will continue to update this list as the situation unfolds in the coming weeks. The NMMA website has …

Smart Fabrics Summit goes virtual

Enjoy the summit via a 2-day webinar format  Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus, there will no longer be an in-person summit in Washington D.C. However, we invite you to attend the Summit virtually. The Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit 2020 features the same great content that the in-person event offers, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of …

Gauze fabric needed for medical order

SEAMS member Carolina Cotton Works is trying to fill a medical supply order and needs 2M+ yards of the gauze fabric pictured below. If you have this fabric, please contact:Stacey Bridges at CCWSBridges@carolinacotton.comCCW Plant/Office14 Commerce Dr.Gaffney, SC 29340864-488-2824 x108

Sherrod Brown releases plan to address PPE and medical shortages

In Letter to the President, Brown Outlines Critical Steps White House can Take Now to Address Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has released his plan for addressing the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed by healthcare workers on the frontline of keeping Americans healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic.  Read Sen. …

Florida Keys shut down due to coronavirus

The Florida Keys are closed to visitors, including all hotels and other lodging establishments. Officials from Monroe County, which encompasses most of the archipelago off the southern coast of Florida, posted a statement on the county’s website that said the Keys would be “closed to all tourists and leisure visitors, lodging establishment are no longer …

Miami-Dade mayor orders boat ramps and marinas closed amid coronavirus

The Miami Herald is reporting that the mayor of Miami-Dade County has announced the closure of all marinas and boat ramps in the county, citing large gatherings of boaters on the water amid the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County officials also banned recreational boating activities indefinitely, citing parties and other large gatherings on the water. …

Department of Labor offers COVID-19 resources

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for impacts related to the COVID-19 virus. A wealth of information can be found on this website https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus. Information is available on numerous topics including workplace safety, unemployment insurance, and support for dislocated workers. The website was developed in collaboration with the U.S. …

Small Business Administration responds to COVID-19

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is urging businesses do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. The SBA will work directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits …

New York governor requesting PPE

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is requesting a critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, gowns & masks to aid in the COVID-19 battle. He writes via a Twitter post, “We need companies to be creative to supply the crucial gear our healthcare workers need. NY will pay a premium and offer funding.” His post …

Bank-information announced for COVID-19

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is working with federal and state banking agencies, as well as financial institutions to consider all reasonable and prudent steps to assist customers in communities affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, FDIC is monitoring information issued by international and U.S. health organizations. Regulatory agencies have encouraged financial institutions …