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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 

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

• Paycheck Protection Program Application

State Updates and Federal Resources

IRS Payment of Tax Credits: Form and Instructions

Ohio Stay-at-Home Order

Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear Orders "Remain Healthy at Home"

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)

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)

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 Update from Governor Beshear

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

COVID-19 Update from Governor DeWine

We have been closely monitoring Governor DeWine's daily press conferences on COVID-19. This article recaps and condenses the conferences from Friday, March 27th to Monday, March 30th.

COVID-19 Resource Channel

Printing Industries of America (PIA), and its affiliates have joined forces with SGIA and NAPCO Media to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic.

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 April 2020 

Finance Committee Meeting

May 5, 2020

88 Dorchester Square, Westerville, OH

May Regional Council Meetings

May 12-14, 2020

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