Homeland Security Supports P/S Industry Sectors as Essential

Homeland Security Supports P/S Industry Sectors as Essential

The latest challenge in the COVID crisis confronting our industry is how the shutdown of certain states will affect the activities of various pool and spa industry sectors, particularly the service sector.

States under heavy lockdown such as California, New York, and others are requiring that workers involved in “non-essential” enterprises stay home. At this moment, PHTA and individual members of our industry are lobbying state governments to exempt the pool and spa industry from the lockdown.

Several days ago, Homeland Security (through one of its branches, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) issued an advisory document that appears to support the industry’s position that pool and spa maintenance, as well as the manufacturing and distribution of sanitizing chemicals, is essential…

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