Forest industries alive, well and in-business in Kentucky during pandemic

A March 19 memo from Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, listed workers who “support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood products” among “essential critical infrastructure workers.”

The state of Kentucky continues to operate under the Governor’s Executive Order that went into effect on March 26 and closes all businesses that are not considered life sustaining or essential.  The Kentucky Forest Industries Association has worked hard to get forestry and wood products included in the order as essential which allows all forestry and wood products industry to continue to operate in Kentucky.