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Graphic Media Alliance continues to assess the recent developments and recommendations from federal and state agencies regarding the spread of COVID-19. In response to this evolving situation, we wanted to update you on our efforts to ensure the health and safety of your employees, as well as ours, while ensuring business continuity. 

A number of GMA members have contacted us wondering how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic may impact their operations and how to formulate a response plan.

While some members are seeing a slowdown in their work others are starting to feel the effects of absenteeism because of self-quarantine, influenza, and parents coping with school cancellations, a few are now looking for potential partners for outsourcing work.

You may hear that we have cancelled nonessential travel for our team members as many companies have. However, we have not precluded our Business Development Directors (BDDs) from making calls on your facilities, if requested and the situation is safe. We have simply asked them, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, ODH, NKYHealth, MDHHS and other agencies, to evaluate each situation to determine if an in-person meeting is warranted or whether a phone call of video conference could be used. Obviously, we will adhere to any policies or guidelines you and your organizations put in place. 

We have put together this resource page with links to informational sites and articles as well as helpful downloads:

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Resource Channel

Printing Industries of America COVID-19 Resources and FAQs

• Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

FAQ from Fisher Phillips for Employers 

• Cloth Face Coverings At Work: Are They Personal Protective Equipment, And Who Pays For Them?

The Families First Act

The Families First Act Laws Take Effect on April 1st. This Requires Displaying the New Posters Listed Below:

 Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Poster

• Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Poster

 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

• Families First COVID-19 Toolkit

• Family First Coronavirus Response Act and Other Coronavirus Information for Employers

 Labor Department Throws COVID-19 Curveball In Latest Guidance, Suggests Shut Down Employees Won’t Qualify For Leave


• Section By Section Full CARES Act Summary

• Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

• Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Overview

• Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Information Sheet

• Assistance for Small Business - U.S. Department of the Treasury

•  Paycheck Protection Program Final Rule

•  Paycheck Protection Program Fillable Application 

•  How to Calculate Payroll Costs for Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan

• What Employers Need To Know About The Unemployment Provisions Of The CARES Act

Small Business Administration Guidance

• Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

State Updates and Federal Resources

IRS Payment of Tax Credits: Form and Instructions

An Employer’s Step-By-Step Guide To COVID-19-Related Tax Credits For Paid Leave

Ohio Stay-at-Home Order Extended Unitl May 1st

Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

Michigan Governor Creates Broad Employment Protections During COVID-19 Crisis

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear Orders "Remain Healthy at Home"

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Michigan COVID-19 Resources

Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKY Health)

• Kentucky COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

• CDC Posters to share with employees:

World Health Organization (WHO)

• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

 Protected Concerted Activity: The Next COVID-19 Challenge For Union And Non-Union Employers Alike

Workers' Comp Updates

• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Claims FAQs provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

• Coronavirus Workers' Comp Update

• Coronavirus Unemployment Update

Association Tools

GMA's Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan (DMAP) guidance as a reminder for current participants and for others to sign up at no cost to participate. 

Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan

When disaster strikes, it's good to know that there is someone to lend a hand just around the corner. Several times over the past few years, Association member companies quickly came to the aid of their fellow printers, offering their facilities to assist those who were shut down by storms, power failures or other disasters, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

Updated content and informational articles from GMA's Teladoc program, as well as an option to sign up for the telemedicine program.


The coronavirus (COVID-19): Be prepared COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in China. The virus is airborne and spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

U.S. officials have advised that Americans should be prepared for disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Teladoc doctors can answer questions about the disease, evaluate your risk, and provide support by phone or video and help relieve symptoms for affected patients. 

We hope you find this resource page useful.

Finally, as more information continues to come to light, our plans may change. However, please understand our goal is to protect the health and safety of all of our employees and their loved ones in addition to maintaining the continuity of your businesses. If you have any questions or specific concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your partnership and your continued support of GMA.

Take care,

Jim Cunningham | President

Graphic Media Alliance

Latest News

COVID-19 Updates for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky

We have been closely monitoring the Governors' press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the recent conferences.

COVID-19 OSHA Webinar Featuring ASH

We will be presenting an OSHA informational webinar featuring Gary Hanson with American Safety and Health Management Consultants on April 16th.

Sanitation Guides & FAQs

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We're All in This Together

The demand for print has dropped, but there will be a bottom and then a reversal with continued growth.

Who is your BDD?

Reach out to the Association office for more information!

All staff can be reached at
(888) 576-1971.

 April 2020 

OSHA Webinar Featuring ASH

April 16, 2020

COVID-19's Impact on Print Webinar

April 23, 2020

Webinar: TAGA Technology & Innovation Series

April 27-30, 2020

Finance Committee Meeting

May 5, 2020

88 Dorchester Square, Westerville, OH

May Regional Council Meetings

May 12-13, 2020

Michigan & Northern / Central & Southern

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