Posted by William Mullane | April 30, 2020
Governor Brad Little reveals plan do distribute cash grants to small businesses. FDA provides guidance on use of face masks in food processing plants.
- April 30 – Gov. Brad Little plans to distribute $300 million in cash grants to small businesses as the state enters Stage 1 of reopening. More than 30,000 Idaho small businesses to receive Idaho Rebound cash grants, a $300 million investment in Idaho’s small business employers.
- April 30 – FDA guidance for food companies on the use of face masks and cleaning of cloth face masks
Developed in collaboration with CDC, this FDA fact sheet provides a quick reference regarding items worn by workers in the Food and Agriculture Sector.
- April 28 – TCC LOOKING FOR COLLABORATORS ON VENTILATOR DEVICE
The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab has invented, designed, and tested a new low-cost, pre-ICU, easy to build ventilator device. They are expected to gain FDA Emergency Use Authorization soon.
They are looking for partnerships with industry to build and distribute these devices royalty-free for a limited time.
A Q&A session has been set for April 29th with proposals due on May 4th. Register at: https://lnkd.in/eFigw5z.
For more information about the TCC, click here.
- April 27 – The Spokesman-Review has an article on how engineers from Continuous Composites of Coeur d’Alene, ID are teaming up with Altek of Liberty Lake, WA to turn their expertise of making high-strength aircraft components into reusable N95 masks that could help ease the shortage of protective equipment.
- April 27 – Here is the latest Info Sheet from the Joint Business Service Providers of North Idaho. The BSP regularly provides valuable information tailored to help businesses and citizens deal with the COVID-19 situation.
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