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NAMA Releases Important COVID-19 Vaccine Resources For Operators
Webcast to be held Thursday, January 21 at 2pm EST
ARLINGTON, VA — January 20, 2021 — NAMA announced today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has granted its request to include convenience services employees under Phase 1b of its COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations — guidance for states on how the vaccine should be distributed.
Each state has been tasked with developing its own vaccine deployment plan, but many have followed the CDC interim playbook and have moved into Phase 1b this week. NAMA has compiled several resources to assist operators in being prepared for when industry is able to be vaccinated in their states. The resources include a COVID Vaccine Deployment Tracker and a Sample Vaccination Eligibility Letter for operators, route drivers, warehouse workers, and other employees to have on hand when visiting the vaccination site.
Proof of eligibility documents:
- Sample Vaccination Eligibility Letter (Edit and Print on your company letterhead)
- NAMA’s Critical Infrastructure Operator Certification Letter
- DHS Memorandum Deeming the Industry as Essential
NAMA Government Affairs will be focusing on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and resources, government assistance programs, important federal and state legislative priorities, and much more during its upcoming webcast on Thursday, January 21 at 2:00pm EST. REGISTER HERE
NAMA represents the $31 billion U.S. convenience services industry. By providing advocacy, education and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s nearly 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school and play.