Over the past several days as more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being disseminated by the federal, provincial, state and local governments, there has been a push to classify industries as essential or non-essential. Those deemed as essential can continue to operate as more quarantines and restrictions are put in place. NPMA firmly believes that structural pest control is an essential industry that must continue to provide the valuable services we offer during this pandemic. To that end, we have crafted a letter which has been shared with CDC, Homeland Security, Governors, EPA, ASPCRO, AAPCO and The League of Cities. Additionally, NPMA and CPMA have crafted a letter which has been shared with Health Canada, CFIA, Canadian Health Ministers, Canadian Premiers, and the mayors of Canada’s capital cities.
If you’d like to customize these letters and share with your local municipalities or others feel free to do so.
We also want to clarify that it is upon each business to make a decision on what works best for your company, your employees, and your customers but do want to ensure that we have the ability to continue protecting the public from pests and their associated disease and destruction.
Help Us Advocate for a Federal Essential Classification: