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COVID-19: State Business Resources

COVID-19: State Civil Liability Protections and Workers' Compensation  Members Only

States have begun enacting protections against civil liability for businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are also acting to make COVID-19 an occupational disease covered by workers' compensation. This document provides an overview of new state laws and executive orders as well as a comparison of the various state provisions.

COVID-19: State Reopening Updates Members Only

States have begun designing and implementing plans to reopen their economies, often with additional health and safety requirements for businesses. This document provides an overview of state reopening plans, closure orders, and connected requirements and guidance impacting recyclers.


COVID-19: State Business Resources Members Only

This document compiles available information on state financial aid responses, changes to unemployment requirements for employers and employees, tax filing changes, and other actions implemented to help local businesses weather the outbreak.

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

As state and local governments work to determine what businesses are “essential” to protect public health and safety, as well as economic and national security, ISRI provides guidance for recognizing recycling operations as essential businesses that supply critical raw materials to keep manufacturers in operation.

COVID-19: State and Local Policy Resources

COVID-19 State and Local Policy Dashboard

This dashboard brings together, in one place, state and local government action on COVID-19 response. The resource includes emergency declarations, executive orders, and other sources of official information in all 50 states, as well as many local jurisdictions by population.

State COVID-19 Legislation Report

Quorum has also created a report of all COVID-19 related state legislation. Use the Status Text column to sort or filter based on where the legislation is in the legislative process, or use the source links to learn more on the bill profile pages.

State Legislative Session Updates

COVID-19 has drastically changed 2020 state legislative sessions, but while most states are currently in recess, that doesn't mean amendments are dead. Quorum, ISRI's Tracking System provider, has an updated list of states still in session, states that are in recess, and any expected dates to return for regular or special sessions.

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