FCMA Briefing - May 19

FCMA is here to support you and your business during this critical time.

Through our partnerships across the state, our staff is ready to assist however we can.
This briefing is about a four minute read.

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FCMA Updates & Resources

Upcoming Events

Workforce Development Zoom Meeting
The June Workforce Development committee meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at 8:00 AM. We will be discussing the FloridaMakes Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program, a statewide registered apprenticeship program sponsored by FloridaMakes.

When: Wednesday, June 3 – 8:00AM
Special speaker: Tina Berger, Director of Talent Development with FloridaMakes
Discussion Topic: FloridaMakes Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program
RSVP to amanda@fcmaweb.com  for log-in details.

Legislative Update - Government Relations/EHS Joint Zoom Meeting

The June Government Relations and Environmental Health & Safety committee meetings will be on Tuesday, June 9, at 12:00PM via Zoom.
When: Tuesday, June 9, at 12:00PM
Speakers: Legislative Update with State Representatives Clay Yarborough and Cord Byrd
RSVP to amanda@fcmaweb.com for log-in details.

Talent Development Series: The Key to Recovery – Florida’s Workforce Training Grants and Employer Service Providers.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00PM
More information or register here:

FREDA Presents Dr. Jerry Parrish - COVID 19 Impacts on Florida’s Rural Communities.
Thursday, May 21, 11:00 A.M.
More information or register here:

COVID19 Updates

Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. The Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection has a dashboard to track data related to COVID-19. More information here.

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them. There are many different risks associated with COVID-19. Not all activities are as risky as other. Read the science behind the risk here

Coronavirus: Jacksonville’s work-from-home mandate to expire next week. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry will no longer require businesses to let employees work from home. More information here.


Manufacturing Industry News

COVID-19 Makes the Reinvigoration of American Manufacturing a National-Security Concern. As countries close borders, cancel flights, and hoard medical supplies in a bid to defeat COVID-19, such critics are increasingly calling into question the benefits gained from open borders, global supply chains, and interconnected trade. Read the entire piece here

Florida Manufacturers COVID-19 Survey

The Florida Manufacturers COVID-19 Survey will help Florida’s manufacturers connect products and capabilities to help with current short-term COVID-19 efforts and gauge the impacts that the current crisis is having on manufacturing in the state. To complete the survey, visit this link. 

It important that we can quantify the impact that this has had on manufacturers from a statewide perspective. It should only take a few minutes.

Business Resources &
Recovery Assistance
COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit. Contains helpful information in Spanish and English to be used by manufacturers, including those in the food industry, for posting and sharing best practices on COVID. More information here.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Available
FCMA member The Doctors Center is providing COVID-19 antibody testing through their partnership with Quest Diagnostics.

Quest is using the Abbott serology testing system to process the specimens. Abbott's test detects the IgG antibody to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The antibody is a protein produced in the late stages of infection and can remain for many months to years after recovery. The test has been given EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) by the FDA.

The test can be processed through most health insurance, company pay, or self-pay. The Doctors Center charges an administration fee when running the test through health insurance which is payable by the company or individual. Volume pricing is available. The Doctors Center can perform the testing in their clinics, or on-site.

Contact Sean if you are interested or have any questions.
Sean M. Hassan, Vice President

FCMA Member Neuco Distributors has industrial hand cleaner available for purchase. Details available here.
Legislative Updates

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-123 (Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery). Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-123, which brings all Florida counties into Full Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery effective May 18. Read more here.
‘Restless’ Jacksonville ready for Phase 2 reopening, Mayor tells Governor. Ahead of discussing code reprieves for outdoor dining and relaxation of “work from home” mandates, Mayor Curry described “restless” people chafing after two months of restrictions. Read more here.

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