Department of Homeland Security Declares Health Food Stores and Supplement Manufacturers Essential Services

20 Mar 2020

“Our Members Are Going to Stay Open to Provide Essential Services,” Says Fabricant

WASHINGTON – Based on guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and President Trump’s declaration that workers in critical infrastructure have a “special responsibility” to continue working, the Natural Products Association (NPA) today said that its members including thousands of health food stores in Pennsylvania, California, and Miami-Dade, FL whose elected officials have balked at this declaration, would remain open at the discretion of business operators in order to provide essential services during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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