Coronavirus Resources for the Outdoor Industry
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China last year and the World Health Organization declared it a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020. With thousands of cases reported in China, OIA is deeply concerned about the health and welfare implications that this public health emergency is having on those directly impacted and on outdoor industry manufacturers, retailers and suppliers in the U.S. that work closely with partners in China. OIA is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and getting regular updates from government officials so we can better understand this situation. We will share the latest data and resources on this page. We also want to hear directly from you on how the coronavirus is impacting your business and how OIA may best offer its support.
Impact on Global Supply Chains
- Forbes – Coronavirus Impact: How To Prepare Your Supply Chain
- Quartz – Coronavirus Is Throwing Fashion’s Supply Chain Into Disarray
- SNEWS – Coronavirus Is Impacting the Outdoor Industry Supply Chain
Department of Homeland Security
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coronavirus Website
- Situation Summary
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Traveler Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
World Health Organization
Johns Hopkins CSSE
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Last year at this time, there were about 15,000 inbound/outbound passengers going to and from China a day.
- In the last 3 days, there have been below 2,000 flying to China, as there are no more US carriers who are flying to there.
- Inbound passenger numbers have dropped well below 2,000.
- Because of President Trumps’ 212F proposal, the proportion of inbound travelers is largely American.
- No airport is seeing more than a few hundred passengers a day from China. All incoming passengers are screened, and those who are symptomatic are handed off to the CDC and quarantine arrangements are made.
- There are very sensitive supply chain economic interactions we are worried about as well, and we have gone out of our way to make sure cargo continues to flow. We are already analyzing what issues might arise from this.
- Economic vitality is essential to producing the goods to battle this epidemic if it gets worse.
- Flight and shipping crews have been treated differently in order to allow trade to continue.
- For example, if we have a ship that isn’t symptomatic, they will allow crews to disembark ONLY to unload cargo, and they must IMMEDIATELY return to their ship.
- We are committed to working through this together with cooperation from the Fed, the states, and localities