The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has launched a new industry grassroots education and engagement resource available online at This new site is described as a one-stop hub of critical information for restaurants, employees, customers and industry partners.

In addition to the latest resources on COVID-19 restaurant and employee recovery programs, the website offers an interactive map of each state as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This map links to state-by-state information, tools and updates covering state laws, regulations regarding closures as well as, eventually, re-openings. The map includes the latest state and federal jobs, job losses, and economic data covering the restaurant and foodservice industry.

The site also provides a direct connection to the industry’s grassroots engagement platform. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the Association has coordinated more than 400,000 emails to Congress from restaurants, employees, consumers and industry supporters—all speaking out about the need for swift and strong federal relief and recovery programs.

“Restaurants, employees, consumers and our industry partners have turned out in record numbers to contact Congress in support of restaurants and their employees,” Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Sean Kennedy said.

He added, “ provides a home page for all industry stakeholders to obtain the latest information on their state, as well as at the federal level, and also a dedicated platform to share with Congress how important restaurants and employers are as community cornerstones.”

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