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ILTA, Industry and General Pandemic Resources and Information

ILTA is providing pandemic information resources to give its members and industry partners easy access to industry-specific and general health and safety information as the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop.

ILTA is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, and we are following guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control. ILTA has shifted its in-person EHS&S meetings, scheduled for March 31-April 1, to an online format.

The status of ILTA’s 40th Annual Operating Conference and Trade Show (June 8-10 in Houston) remains unchanged, although we will continue to monitor developments and update accordingly.

The liquid terminal industry plays a vital role in facilitating the movement of essential liquids across the country and the world. ILTA remains in contact with relevant government agencies to ensure that it is up to date with rapidly changing guidelines and recommendations for essential industries and worker safety. Terminals members with specific questions about operations during the pandemic, should email Peter Lidiak, vice president of regulatory affairs, at plidiak@ilta.org.

Please note: ILTA’s building holds many doctors’ offices, including a medical laboratory that is conducting COVID-19 testing. In an abundance of caution to minimize the risk of exposure to our employees, ILTA has directed all staff to work remotely until further notice. The best way to contact anyone at ILTA during the pandemic is via email.

Kathryn Clay, President – kclay@ilta.org
Peter Lidiak, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs – plidiak@ilta.org
Andrew Wright, Vice President of Legislative Affairs – awright@ilta.org
Meredith DeZemler, Director Meetings – mdezemler@ilta.org
Susan Kurdziolek, Senior Director of Operations – skurdziolek@ilta.org
Cathy Landry, Senior Director of Strategic Communications – clandry@ilta.org
Leakhena Swett, Director of Marketing and Membership – lswett@ilta.org


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About COVID-19 — Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Stay in your home as much as possible to flatten the curve. If you must go out because you work in an essential job or if you need to get essential goods, like groceries or medicine, avoid crowds and put at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; or anytime you are in a public place.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.

CDC Hotline & Email Information

Link: https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/index.html
Phone: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Email (must be submitted through a form): https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/ContactUs/Forml