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NABI Letter on Essential Workers

NABI Standardized Letter for Importer to Use in Establishing Essential Worker Role During Covid-19 Pandemic

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security, issued “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce : Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response”[1] to identify essential businesses and essential workers in order for States, local government, and private industry to use as guidance during a “shelter in place” order.

Food, including beverage products, is an essential sector of the critical infrastructure as cited in the CSIA guidance below. Employees supporting beverage distribution supply chains are essential positions.

_____________________ is an employee of ________________ which is a licensed importer of alcohol beverages and is an essential worker engaged in or directly supports the distribution supply chain of alcohol beverages.


•Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail that sells human food, animal/pet food, and beverage products

•Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor- managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers


•Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including truck drivers, bus drivers, dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-jurisdiction travel)

•Employees of firms providing services that enable logistics operations, including cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.



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