The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is soft-launching the SafelyMakingCA.org web portal to connect employers across the state to California manufacturers making non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While the initiative will be officially launching soon, the web portal is live and functioning, and WG members are encouraged to utilize the tool to find and connect with manufacturers of specific PPE.

Late Wednesday, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which had previously passed the House. The bill is now set for President Trump’s signature.

This legislation amends several provisions of the PPP, the forgivable loan program designed to help small businesses keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Payroll Threshold

Cory Lunde

Don’t forget to register for the 2020 CPS Research Symposium Webinar Series, which begins June 23, 2020. Through a series of five weekly webinars, 24 scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), will present their research projects on topics ranging from agricultural water treatment, wildlife co-management on farms, Listeria growth potential, and Cyclospora prevalence. This year’s Symposium is hosted online for the first time and the registration is complementary.

Chardae Heim

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