Coronavirus Resources for the Consumer Technology Industry

COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains and manufacturing around the world. We are committed to providing members relevant information on handling the health crisis and the impact on our industry.

We will refresh this page regularly with the most up-to-date information.

Updated: April 6, 2020


Like you, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and tracking what this means for our industry. We’re also identifying best practices to address broader business challenges, including protecting your employee’s health and preventing the spread of the virus.

As your company looks for short-term solutions and plans for future uncertainties, we’re committed to providing you with relevant and timely information. We will update this member resource page regularly — offering CTA member insights, links to government resources and the latest research.

We understand companies such as yours are making critical business decisions — halting travel, avoiding group gatherings and figuring out the best way to preserve your entity value, serve your customers and protect your employees’ health. Know that CTA is here for to help by providing support, insight and expertise during this critical time.

Read the latest news and advice from CTA.

Employment and Labor Guidance Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

An Employer’s Guide for weathering the storm.

CTA Research

Weekly CTA Tech Use and Purchase Tracker: COVID-19 Impact

This weekly tracker monitors consumer usage and purchases across technology categories, including online services and devices, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check back weekly for updated findings.

Other CTA Reports

CTA Update: The Effect of the Coronavirus on Tech Businesses
COVID-19 Impact Study: Use of Technology at Home
Coronavirus Member Impact Study

Digital Health Resources to Help Face COVID-19

Innovation in digital health such as telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and real-time communication between patients and clinicians — can play an important role in helping address the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

We know small businesses will be particularly impacted by the health crisis. Stay up-to-date with the latest information, news and direction on where to find support for small business loans and government relief during this economic disruption.

CTA Webinars: COVID-19 and Your Business

Even in a period where we must be apart, the technology industry continues to come together to innovate and address the world’s greatest challenges. Join us for interactive webinars with key industry experts who will share details on new legislation and what technology companies are doing in this unprecedented time.

Learn more and register for a webinar today.


News and Advice

Op-Ed | April 3, 2020
Nationwide COVID-19 Antibody Testing – the Best and Quickest Way to Get Us Back to Work
Article | April 3, 2020
In This Together with CTA Foundation Grantees
Op-Ed | March 27, 2020
Advice for Small Tech Businesses During COVID-19
Op-Ed | March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Is an Opportunity to Step Up in Our Communities
Op-Ed | March 6, 2020
The Events Industry Needs a Quick Pivot to Survive the Challenge of Coronavirus
Op-Ed | March 4, 2020
How innovation is helping mitigate the coronavirus threat

Update on CTA Events

CTA wants to help our Members plan effectively during this critical time, so we are canceling all or part of several near-term 2020 events. This will allow our Members to focus on core operations, plan ahead and conserve resources.

  • CTA's CEO Summit in Stockholm, Sweden has been canceled. Full details.

  • CES on the Hill is canceled. More details.
  • Digital Patriots Dinner is canceled. More details.
  • Our Tech and Standard’s Forum in San Francisco is moving to a virtual format. More details to come.

  • March 9, 2020: We have decided to postpone CES Asia for 2020. Our decision reflects the concerns of our stakeholders including exhibitors, buyers, media and speakers. Given the evolving global concerns about and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we feel this is the best decision for everyone involved. 

Check back for updates coming soon.


CTA Connect COVID-19 Discussion Forum

With our life routines disrupted by the pandemic, we want you to stay connected and informed. We can all benefit from our collective insight. To enable this connectivity, we've created a new CTA Connect COVID-19 discussion forum. You can talk to your fellow CTA members about the crisis, share best practices and discuss your challenges and solutions.

The forum is open to all CTA members. Questions about logging in? See our CTA/CES Account FAQs.

Additional Resources

CDC
2019-nCoV: What the Public Should Do
CDC
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
CDC
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
CDC
Locations with Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
OSHA
Protecting workers from potential exposure to 2019-nCoV
OSHA
Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
FCC
FCC Resources: Keep Americans Connected
CDC
Public Health Recommendations for People in U.S. Communities Exposed to a Person with Known or Suspected COVID-19