WASHINGTON – The Natural Products Association (NPA) in a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asked that state officials in New York follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by prioritizing essential workers in the nutritional supplement industry. NPA’s letter to Governor Cuomo and other New York state officials can be viewed here.
NPA last year worked on behalf of the industry to ensure that supplement retailers and manufacturers are considered essential workers by federal and state governments, and that they were prioritized in Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution.
“This is a common-sense solution that will ensure front-line workers in our industry can continue safely providing millions of Americans with access to products that keep them healthy,” said Daniel Fabricant, PhD., President and CEO of NPA. “From the outset of this pandemic, our businesses have done a tremendous job complying with state, local and federal guidance to keep their employees and customers safe. We will continue to provide essential services to millions of Americans as we turn the corner on this pandemic,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., President and CEO of NPA.
Along with Vitamin D supplements which could play a role in preventing serious coronavirus cases, health food stores provide a wide range of essential products including water, electrolytes, nutritional supplements, healthy food options and other health-related products such as hand sanitizer.