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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

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

ANSI Member COVID-19 News: CDC Mask Guidance

  • CDC Updates Its Guidance on "Masks That Meet a Standard"

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

ANSI Member COVID-19 News: Mayo Clinic Information on Variants, CDC Resources for Those with Disabilities

  • Mayo Clinic Offers Physician Insights on COVID-19 Variants Mu, Delta, and More
  • CDC Launches COVID-19 Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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    August 23, 2021

    ANSI Member COVID-19 News: New Faster Test, Podcast on Vaccine Booster Terms...

    • NIH Scientists Develop Faster, Cost-Effective COVID-19 Test
    • Mayo Clinic Podcast Breaks Down Booster Terminology for Vaccines
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    august 9, 2021

    ANSI Member COVID-19 News: Impact on Construction, Delta Variant Podcast, More...

    • ASCE Publishes COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects
    • Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: The COVID-19 Delta Variant Has Changed Everything
    • SAE COMVEC Conference to Highlight Workforces in the Digital World

    JULY 19, 2021

    ANSI Member COVID-19 News

    • A New Standard Safeguards Vaccine Refrigeration

    JULY 9, 2021

    ANSI COVID-19 News: Updates to OSHA Program and CDC Guidance

    • OSHA Revises Its National Emphasis Program, Updates Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19
    • CDC Updates Guidance for K-12 Schools, People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
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    june 17, 2021

    ANSI Member COVID-19 News: OSHA Temporary Requirements for Healthcare Worker Protection

    • Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Issued to Safeguard Workers Facing Highest Coronavirus Hazards

    May 24, 2021

    ANSI Member COVID-19 News: Coalition of Companies coordinate relief & Resources

    • Global Task Force on Pandemic Response Launches to Help Fight COVID-19 Surges around the Globe

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    May 17, 2021

    ANSI Member COVID-19 News: Health Care Facility Ventilation and Workplace SaFETY

    • ASHRAE Announces Update to Health Care Facility Ventilation Standard
    • Q&A with ASSP President Deb Roy on Planning for a Safe Return to the Workplace
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    April 12, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: new guidance on airborne transmission

    • ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance
    A medical practioner gives a patient a COVID vaccination.

    April 5, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Essential Worker Updates, Retail as a Public Health Partner...

    • ASSP Safety News Covers Essential Worker Needs, OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda, and COVID-19 Vaccinations
    • NSF International Releases New Video Highlighting Health Retail as a Public Health Partner

    MARCH 29, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Mask Innovation Challenge, Technologys Impact on Reopening America, More...

    • Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition Aims to Prevent Future Pandemics through Global Partnership
    • Department of Health and Human Services Launches Mask Innovation Challenge
    • Siemens Optimistic Outlook Podcast Covers Technology Supports Reopenings
    A young student with a PPE mask on reads a book at his school desk.

    march 22, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Pandemic's Impact on Construction, Re-opening Universities, More...

    • ASCE Releases Book on Pandemic's Impact on Construction Projects
    • ASHRAE Course Offered on Reopening Universities and Managing HVAC Systems

    March 15, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Webinar on Global PPE Forum, 5G and Economic Growth, More...

    • ASTM International to Host Informational Webinar on Global PPE Forum
    • Qualcomm Publishes Article on How 5G is Driving Economic Growth...
    • RTI International Reviews Its Response to the Pandemic...

    march 8, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: recommendations for health workers, employers at vaccination sites, more...

    • ASCE Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and the Commercial Development Market
    • ASSP Offers On-Demand Webcast on OSHA COVID-19 Standards
    • CDC Recommendations on Preventing Needlestick Injuries at Vaccination Sites
    • NSF International Research Helps Identify Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tests...

    March 1, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: FDA Greenlights Johnson & Johnson Vaccine,
    An Ambassador Program to Minimize Risks, More...

    • Abbott Releases Article: "How We're Tracking COVID-19 Variants"
    • Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA for Emergency Use
    • National Restaurant Association Survey: Restaurant Operators on 'Returning to Normal'
    • NSF International and State of Michigan Collaboration to Minimize COVID-19 Risks

    February 22, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Standard for Face Coverings, White Paper on PPE, More...

    • ASTM International Approves Face Covering Standard, Releases White Paper on PPE
    • PMMI Releases New Podcast on Tax Credits in the Pandemic
    • NAM Launches "This is Our Shot" Campaign

    february 16, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Med Device Network, Honoring Scientific Innovators in Pandemic Fight...

    • AdvaMed Re-Launches Med Device Network to Support Administration's National COVID Plan
    • NSF International Honors Scientific Leaders and Innovators in the Fight against COVID-19
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    February 8, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: NFL Stadium as Vaccination Site, Challenges for Multicultural Workers...

    • Honeywell and Partners Kick Off Vaccinations in Football Stadium
    • ASSP Presents COVID and the Multicultural Workforce

    february 1, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Virginia Enacts COVID-19 Workplace Standards, CVS In-Store Vaccinations...

    • Virginia Enacts First-in-Nation Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety & Health Standards
    • CVS Begins In-Store Vaccinations
    • National Restaurant Association Releases 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

    january 25, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Investigational Vaccine Q&A, Webinar on OSHA Standards...

    • Johnson & Johnson Releases Q&A about Investigational Vaccine
    • ASSP Webinar on OSHA’s Most Commonly Cited COVID-19 Standards

    january 19, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: INFECTIOUS AEROSOL EXPOSURE, BUILDING SURVEY RESULTS...

    • ASHRAE Guidance Addresses Control of Airborne Aerosol Exposure, Communities of Faith Buildings...
    • ICC Releases Analysis and Findings on Building Survey and COVID-19

    january 11, 2021

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: COMMUNITIES PREPARATION TASK FORCE, POSSIBLE WORK SAFETY REGULATION...

    • ICC and National Environmental Health Association Launch Pandemics Task Force for Buildings and Communities...
    • NAM Preparing Manufacturers for a Possible Emergency Temporary Standard
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    december 30, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Podcasts on Pandemic Preparation, Packaging/Processing Industry Report...

    • ASSP Podcast on How Safety Professionals Can Prepare Orgs for the Future
    • NFPA Podcast Highlights Codes, Training, and the Pandemic
    • PMMI Report on Pandemic's Impact on Packaging/Processing Industry
    A medical practioner gives a patient a COVID vaccination.

    december 21, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Covid test milestone, investigational vaccine...

    • Advamed Reveals MedTech Industry Has Shipped More Than 255 Million Molecular COVID-19 Tests Nationwide
    • Johnson & Johnson Seeks Volunteers for Investigational Vaccine

    december 14, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: HEALTHCARE LESSONS LEARNED, RESTAURANT INDUSTRY IMPACT...

    • AAMI Hosts On-Demand Panel Session with Healthcare Technology Professionals on Lessons Learned...
    • National Restaurant Association Releases COVID Impact Survey Results, Letter to Congress...
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    december 7, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: ASHRAE's New Guidance, Cold Chain Security, More...

    • ASHRAE Releases Epidemic Task Force Laboratory Subcommittee Guidance
    • IBM Sounds Alarm for COVID-19 Cold Chain Security
    • Tile Council of North America Announces Hygiene Guides
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    november 30, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Remote Control of Medical Devices, Alternative Care Sites...

    • AAMI Publishes Guidance for Remote Control of Medical Devices
    • ASHRAE Releases Guidance for Alternative Care Sites

    november 23, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Safety during the Holidays, Business Ethics in Medtech...

    • AdvaMed Welcomes Vision 2025 Roadmap to Reinforce Business Integrity across APEC Region...
    • Johnson & Johnson Releases Videocast on Safety during the Holidays and Colder Weather
    • Mayo Clinic Joins Other Health Systems to Encourage Everyone to Mask Up
    PPE masks on a Thanksgiving table.

    november 16, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: A SAFE THANKSGIVING...

    • CDC Issues Guidance for a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday
    • ICC Offers Guidelines for Winterizing Outdoor Public Spaces

    november 9, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: STOPPING THE SPREAD OF MISINFORMATION...

    • IEEE Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund Helps Stop Misinformation...
    • Johnson & Johnson, Mayo Clinic, Merck Discuss Health Care Innovations...
    • IBM, Medical Experts to Join Virtual Event on the Rise of the Chief Health Officer...
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    november 2, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: UVC and Outdoor Heater Safety

    • NEMA, American Lighting Association, and UL Offer Ultraviolet Light Safety Guidance...
    • IES Developing American National Standards for UVC Device Performance...
    • NFPA Releases Fact Sheet on Outdoor Heater Safety for Businesses, Restaurants, Schools

    October 26, 2020

    Weekly Covid-19 Update: Travel, Restaurants, and Water Stagnation...

    • National Restaurant Association Issues Latest COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance
    • Airlines Reporting Corporation Tracks the Pulse of Travel Recovery in Virtual Series
    • AWWA and IAPMO Release Guidance for Building Water System Stagnation
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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...
    Closeup of test tubes and a dropper for COVID lab work.

    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
    A female office worker wears a mask as she looks at her computer screen.

    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 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 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 ...
    An illustration of an N95 protective face mask.

    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 ...
    A person's hand holding a briefcase and a surgical mask.

    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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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