As officials identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry. Authorities should consider not only can manufacturing plants as critical but also the metal, coating and transportation suppliers as well.
3.29.20 Statement: Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic (Food Packaging Sited as Critical)
3.28.20 U.S. Department of Homeland Security ADVISORY MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE (Food Packaging Sited as Critical)
3.23.20 Letter from CMI to Officials Encouraging Classification of Can Manufacturing And Suppliers As Essential Or Critical (can be used by individual companies in each state)
3.19.20 U.S. Department of Homeland Security