COVID-19 update: CISA updates critical infrastructure workers guidance and FDA issues additional guidance for industry and the public

This post summarizes recent actions the federal government has taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

First, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated its guidance identifying the types of food and agriculture sector workers who the agency suggests should be exempt from state and local shelter in place orders, curfews, and similar restrictions on movement. We previously summarized an earlier iteration of the guidance in our memo on March 20, 2020.

Second, FDA supplemented its questions and answers guidance with additional material concerning food packaging, testing food processing facility environments for COVID-19, and flexibility for nutrition labeling of packaged food during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance continues to state that currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.

Third, FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has issued a Fact Sheet on how unused human food may safely be used as animal food during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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