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Just over 60% of respondents reported that they are in full operation, followed by 23% who indicated that their operations are running between 50 and 75% of capacity. Mold makers serving the medical sector are faring better than others.
The suspension is “critical to protect the public health and safety and minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure for workers engaged in essential activities,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom in signing the executive order.
While an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program has received the most media attention, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan also is an important funding source for companies that have been affected by COVID-19.
The move follows a U.S. campaign to get Mexico to re-open plants, suggesting the supply chain of the North American free trade zone could be permanently affected if Mexican facilities didn’t resume production.
The initial production of 160,000 gallons of medical-grade sanitizer — enough to fill nearly five million 4-ounce bottles — is being distributed to medical providers and first responders in Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania...