Coronavirus Resources for Manufacturers
Coronavirus: Updates & How to Prepare
Purdue MEP is closely monitoring the COVID-19/coronavirus situation. We are committed to you, our manufacturers, and our mission to serve manufacturers across Indiana. Our greatest concern is for the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and staff. As a Unit of Purdue University, we will continue to comply with its operational directives.
We are also implementing the following:
- We will be working remotely to the greatest extent possible. Please contact your local representative to determine if a virtual meeting is possible or to discuss the status of your current project.
- We are now holding public face to face events and training. We are following current best practices issued by Purdue University and the state of Indiana. We have issued a "client site checklist acknowledgement form," to ensure the safety and impact of all participants.
- We are currently working on virtual training curriculum and have rolled out several online/virtual training options. Please let us know of any topics of interest, and what your biggest needs are during this time, so that we can understand what issues COVID-19 is causing for you.
- Our staff is available for free remote consultations to help your company address operational, supply chain, or financial issues that may be arising as a result of the crisis.
With the global spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) we, Purdue MEP is providing educational guides and direct support for our clients to help them plan, prepare, protect, and recover their operations. As the virus continues to make its way across the globe it is a good time to think through potential risks for you and your organization here in Indiana. We owe it to our customers, employees, and communities to ensure health and safety in our business practices.
In these unprecedented times, our Center remains dedicated to serving Indiana manufacturers. Our staff is available to assist your company and our subject matter experts are available to your company for consultation to help address manufacturing challenges.
As we navigate this uncertain time together, we would like to be your resource for the latest information on the virus, and how this will impact your business.
COVID-19 Critical PPE Manufacturing Initiative
In light of the impact of the Coronavirus throughout the United States and the rest of the world, our organization is doing all we can to ensure businesses are prepared. We recognize this pandemic has impacted our daily lives, as well as manufacturing companies and their respective supply chains.
With Indiana being a national leader in manufacturing, we are in a position to help address these shortages. As such, Purdue MEP is creating a database for companies with capabilities to fill the market needs.
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General Resources Available:
Center for Disease Control (CDC) What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides an interim guidance for employers. Recommendations for an Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan
Monitoring Map - Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
New guidance outlines flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance programs to help Americans affected by coronavirus.
World Health Organization: Latest Updates
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Community Guidance and Business Response
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for COVID-19
Indiana General Resources Available:
Indiana Department of Public Health Information
IN.gov has excellent state-specific guidance and resources listed under several agencies including Indiana's Department of Health, Department of Workforce Development, and Department of Homeland Security.
The Indiana State Department of Health hotline is 317-233-7125 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 317-233-1325 afterward.