“Many apparel, footwear, and travel goods stores are now significantly limiting operations to follow the administration’s recommendations to slow the spread of the coronavirus. While we recognize this is critical to the efforts to combat this deadly virus, and we are proud to play our part, we are concerned that prolonged store closures could have a devastating and lasting impact on our employees and our industry, including our small and family-owned businesses" 

An article published in Footwear News covers a letter sent by USFIA and other apparel, footwear, and travel goods trade groups to Secretary Mnuchin. The letter calls for immediate tariff relief and greater access to monetary capital and other resources to help with liquidity. 

The full article can be found here.