Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Many states have temporarily suspended or relaxed the enforcement of certain alcohol regulations and amended the scope of others. TTB has created COVID-19-related guidance that may be implicated by emergency measures taken in states. Read NABCA General Counsel’s Communique on TTB Trade Practice Guidance

Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce by developing an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state and local officials as they work to protect their communities. The list can also inform critical infrastructure community decision-making to determine the sectors, sub-sectors, segments, or critical functions that should continue normal operations. It is appropriately modified to account for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) workforce and customer protection guidance.

For the latest health related expert information and guidance, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.  

Federal Drug Administration (FDA) 

Issued several policies on COVID-19 and alcohol-based hand sanitizer products. The FDA requires all entities who plan to initiate hand sanitizer production, to apply through the FDA Drug Registration and Listing System (DRLS). Upon completion of registration and listing, firms receive automatic confirmation from the FDA and can start manufacturing and distributing products immediately. All records in this system are publicly available through the FDA National Drug Code Directory.