"While we recognise this is critical to the Administration's 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. For these reasons, we ask that the administration consider any and all efforts to protect the footwear, apparel, and travel goods sectors."

An article published in Just-Style titled "US apparel & footwear firms urge support for virus impact" covers a letter sent to Steve Mnuchin from USFIA and several other trade groups in the apparel, footwear, and travel goods industry. 

Read the full article here.