What to Consider & What’s Being Done

In addition to ongoing Coronavirus policy callsAAFA committee updates, and frequent member update emails from AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar, this page provides the latest COVID-19 resources as we come together to support one another during this pandemic.


AAFA is propelling the industry forward at this incredibly difficult time. Learn more via our weekly member calls, plus related advocacy and resources throughout this page.




AAFA has developed Accessing Face Masks: Your Purchasing Resource, a one-stop resource available on the AAFA website, to pair members who are manufacturing and selling face masks with those seeking purchases. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise the use of cloth face coverings and most re-opening efforts require masks, there is a substantial demand for face masks for the foreseeable future.



Join the conversation on social with #WearAMask 


On December 21, 2020 the Senate reached a deal to inject an additional $900 billion into the economy. Read on with this summary of H.R. 133 and this House Ways and Means Committee release.

AAFA issued this statement welcoming the news that Congress had come to an agreement but emphasizing that more will need to be done to support the U.S. economy in 2021. 

Important updates from the latest stimulus package include Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) extension through March 31 and extension plus expansion of Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). AAFA will continue to 
push for additional relief. To take part in these efforts, be sure to join our upcoming Coronavirus Policy Calls, every other Tuesday at 1:00 PM ET.

We need to sustain the economy through stimulus and better management of the COVID-19 pandemic until the economy can sustain itself, and that is not likely until after a vaccine is developed and widely deployed. At the same time, we need to make sure we don’t degrade our economic situation; that means no new tariffs and immediate action to relieve our industry of the crushing tariff burden it is already facing.” - AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar