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ANSI Covid-19 Announcements

STANDARDIZATION COMMUNITY MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak. ANSI is monitoring, sharing, and promoting appropriate news to highlight these efforts.

Suggestions for news items may be submitted to pr@ansi.org. All submissions are published at ANSI's discretion.

Newest Efforts

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october 19, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: PPE Panel, Recovery and Rehabilitation, Streamlining Data...

  • ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence to Host Panel on PPE
  • Mayo Clinic Launches Rehabilitation Program for Recovering COVID-19 Patients
  • IEEE Member Built IBM Platform to Streamline COVID-19 Data Publishing
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october 12, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Residential Building Guidance, Clinical Trial...

  • ASHRAE Issues Guidance for Residential Buildings
  • Johnson & Johnson Launches Global Phase 3 of COVID-19 Clinical Trial
  • Philips Offers Webcast on COVID-19 and Young Healthcare Professionals

October 5, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: The Three "Fs" for Choosing a Mask...

  • AHIMA and Others in Patient ID Now Coalition Call for Senate...
  • NSF International Recommends the Three "Fs" for Mask Safety
  • Siemens and U.S. Conference of Mayors Release Study...

september 28, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Boosting Med-Tech Standards, School Air Filtration

  • AdvaMed Signs Partnership with USAID to Boost Regulatory Standards for Medtech
  • ASHRAE, Sentry Air Systems Address COVID-19 Air Filtration Solutions for Schools...
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september 21, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Standardizing SARS-CoV-2 Assays, Food Processing...

  • Siemens Healthineers and CDC Join European Commission to Standardize SARS-CoV-2 Assays
  • PMMI Highlights Food Processing during the Pandemic in Season 2 Podcast
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Lessons for Building Redesign and Webinars...

  • Green Building Initiative to Host Webinar on Pandemic Lessons for Building Redesign...
  • ASSP Provides On-Demand Podcasts, Webinars on Worker Engagement, Mental Health
  • RIA Highlights Reducing COVID Risks with Robots

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Exposure Notifications from Your Phone...

  • ECIA Releases Results of Manufacturer and Distributor Survey
  • Google and Apple Partner to Support Exposure Notifications for COVID Alerts

AUGUST 31, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Standards Development Workshop to Address PPE...

  • ASTM to Host Workshop on Fast-Tracking Standards Development...
  • ICC ICC Releases Infographic on Remote Virtual Inspections (RVI)
  • NFPA Fact Sheet Provides Overview of Fire Protection Requirements for Outdoor Dining...

AUGUST 24, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Making Polling Places Safer...

  • ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Offers Guidance for Polling Places
  • NFPA NFPA Offers Infographic on Remote Video Inspection Programs

AUGUST 17, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update: NIST Awards $3.4 Million in Grants...

  • NIST Scientists Produce New Material to Help COVID Testing
  • NIST Awards 3.4 Million in Grants for Pandemic Response...
  • Kaiser Permanente Joins Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Study
  • Personal Care Products Council Launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient...

AUGUST 10, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Preparing for Emergency Evacuations...

  • BOMA International Issues Best Practice Guidance...
  • Johnson & Johnson to Collaborate with HHS, DoD...
  • National Restaurant Association Offers Best Practice Tips...

AUGUST 3, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update: ANSI Members Join...

  • CTA Launches The Public Health Tech Initiative...
  • ANSI Members to Join Clean 2020 Summit...
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia Announces Free Resources...

July 27, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards...

  • Virginia Adopts First-in-Nation Workplace Safety Standards to Combat...
  • ECIA to Provide Resources and Webinar on Data Protection and...

July 20, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Tracking the Pandemic...

  • ASHRAE to Host Course on Airflow Patterns, Airborne Contaminants
  • Beyond Air Announces Nitric Oxide Therapy for COVID Patients
  • NASA Announces Partnership with Space Agencies...
  • Travelport Launches Plugin for Traveling during COVID

July 13, 2020

WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE: THERMAL CAMERAS...

  • Abbott Ramps Up Production of COVID-19 Tests...
  • FLIR Thermal Cameras Used to Improve Office Safety and Wellness...
  • National Waste and Recycling AssociationSurvey Highlights COVID-19...
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July 6, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Committing To ...

  • Philips Announces Collaboration to Further Commitment to Telehealth
  • NADCA Issues Building Reopening Preparation for Facility Managers ...
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June 29, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Uv-C Standards ...

  • GBCI Announces New Safety First Pilot Credits for SITES and TRUE Rating Systems in Response to Pandemic
  • An IES Collaboration to Develop ANS for Measuring UV-C Sources Used for ...
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June 22, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Safely Interacting ...

  • ASHRAE Launches Free Webinars Focused on Building Reopening
  • ASIS Offers Disease Outbreak Security Resources ...
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June 15, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Guidance For Building ...

  • Corning Awarded Funding to Ramp Up Glass Vaccine Vial Production
  • Honeywell Shares "N95 Masks Explained," Highlights How Automation Can ...
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June 8, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Deciding To Open? ...

  • CDC Issues Guidance to Help Communities and Businesses Plan and Respond
  • ADA Helps Dentists with Patient Protocols during Coronavirus ...
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June 1, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Aircraft For Life ...

  • The Aluminum Association Launches Survey on “Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Aluminum Industry”
  • ISEA Details How PPE Manufacturers and Suppliers Respond to COVID-19 ...
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May 26, 2020

Weekly Covid-19 Update: Compliance Guidance ...

  • AdvaMed Issues MedTech Compliance Guidance in COVID Response
  • Ericsson Promotes Initiatives to Keep America Running ...
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May 18, 2020

Weekly Update: How To Lead In A Crisis And ...

  • ACC Offers COVID-19 Poster and Compilation of Industry Specific Resources
  • Boeing Launches Confident Travel Initiative, Aids COVID Response ...
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May 11, 2020

Weekly Update: ANSI Member Resources ...

  • IAPMO to Host Webinar Series to Assist in Safer Reopening of Buildings, Offers Access to Codes and Standards
  • National Ground Water Association Publishes Article on Low Risk of COVID-19 ...
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May 1, 2020

Weekly Update: ANSI Member Resources ...

  • IES to Present Free Educational Program on Germicidal Ultraviolet Disinfection
  • NEMA Expands COVID-19 Resources for Electroindustry ...
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April 24, 2020

Covid-19 Resource Updates: ANSI Members ...

  • Auto Glass Safety Council Releases Educational Presentations for COVID Planning
  • NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator ...
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April 17, 2020

ANSI Federation Members Offer ...

  • ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Resources Available
  • "ASCE Plot Points" Podcast Offers Support for Civil Engineering Community ...
The word "COVID19" in red block letters across a background of shadows of people.

April 10, 2020

ANSI Federation Members Support Health And ...

  • CSA Group Opens No-Fee View Access to Relevant Standards, Provides Health Care Safety Research Papers
  • ICC Launches Webinar Series to Support Building Safety Professionals ...
A yellow diamond-shaped street sign that says "safety first."

April 6, 2020

ANSI Federation Members Support Health, ...

  • ASSP Responds to COVID-19 Developments
  • ICC Debuts Coronavirus Response Center ...
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March 26, 2020

ANSI Federation Members Announce Covid-19 ...

In this issue: Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Consumer Technology ...

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March 25, 2020

AAMI And ASTM Open Access To Standards To ...

In this issue: AAMI and ASTM International

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March 20, 2020

Standardization Community Making A Diff ...

In this issue: Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), the Aluminum Association, and NFPA

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March 16, 2020

ANSI Members Offer Safety And Industry ...

In this issue: Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), IAPMO, National Restaurant Association, NFPA, Microsoft, Google.

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March 9, 2020

CDC References Standards For Recommended ...

In this issue: AAMI, NFPA, ASTM International, BOMA, ASHRAE

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February 20, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, IAPMO Issues ...

In this issue: IAPMO, American Chemistry Council (ACC), National Institutes of Health

Other news

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April 17, 2020

ANAB Keeps Accreditation On Track Amidst ...

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in daily life and the way business is conducted, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) ...

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March 12, 2020

COPANT Announces Suspension Of General ...

Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is leading several countries and organizations to restrict travel and meetings, ...

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March 12, 2020

ISO Issues Statement On Suspension Of ...

Amid health concerns over COVID-19, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, the International Organization for ...

Virtual Meetings

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April 13, 2020

ANSI Announces Virtual Meetings Through ...

To prioritize health and safety, and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations amid the COVID-19 ...

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March 16, 2020

ANAB Offers Live, Web-Based Training On ...

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is now offering a series of live, web-based training courses to meet the need for continued learning ...

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MESSAGE FROM THE ANSI PRESIDENT

Making the world better, safer, and stronger

June 24, 2020

Dear colleagues,

I want to take this opportunity to personally recognize and applaud you – ANSI’s members – for the powerful initiatives you are leading to combat COVID-19 and contribute to solutions for a better tomorrow. The important work that you are doing is making the world better, safer, and stronger.

From vaccine development efforts to resources supporting water and safer building re-openings, to a new task force to increase understanding of the ability of SARS-CoV-2 (the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19) to persist in the environment – these are just a few of the examples of how the ANSI Federation is advancing public health, safety, infrastructure, and innovation. More than 80 such examples are featured on ANSI’s COVID-19 Resources Webpage. I encourage you to tap into the vast knowledge and expertise showcased on the site to learn how the U.S. standardization community is at the forefront of solutions. And if you have resources to add, send ANSI a note to pr@ansi.org.

At every opportunity, ANSI is committed to raising awareness of the collective power of the U.S. standardization community. Recently, I highlighted the ANSI Federation’s COVID response and the role of standardization as a foundation of U.S. prosperity at a May 13 roundtable session hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A follow-up roundtable on May 28 explored the growing role of China in international standards setting, and possible implications for U.S. industry.

Indeed, standards underpin technological leadership and economic prosperity. The new rule issued by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security enabling U.S. companies to more fully engage in international 5G and telecommunications standards-setting efforts where Huawei representatives are also present is an important step in the right direction for U.S. competitiveness. When U.S. companies and the standards developing organizations in which they participate can engage in international standards-setting activities, the U.S. can continue to influence, define, and create the next wave of technologies that will impact our lives for years to come.

To promote continued U.S. leadership in the 5G space, ANSI is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to seek public-private sector agreement on a strategic U.S. approach to work collaboratively in relevant 5G standards venues. Both private and public sector stakeholders agree on the importance of promoting competition and vendor choice, while also managing the security risks associated with 5G networks. The U.S. is best able to do this through a strong public-private partnership to develop and implement the best technical standards that are globally applicable.

Time and again, the U.S. standardization community has demonstrated that partnership and collective action delivers the strongest and most responsive solutions. Let me close by expressing once again my appreciation to each of you, our members, for your dedication and commitment to ANSI, the U.S. private sector-led voluntary consensus standardization system, and the nation.

Best regards,

Signature of ANSI CEO Joe Bhatia

Joe Bhatia

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