Are We There Yet?
After a long few months, we are beginning to gain more clarity on reopening the economy of the region, the state and the world for that matter.
At this time it is incumbent on business owners to familiarize themselves with the protocols and safety measures necessary to ensure a safe opening for employees and customers. The last thing any of us needs is a spike in infections that leads to another shutdown.
The state has provided a great deal of sector-specific guidance for businesses preparing to reopen. We have worked hard to ensure that you have access to the latest and most relevant information to help you make decisions about your own particular business.
As you know, you can access all the tools and information you need on our COVID-19 webpage. Please do so, and if you need any assistance, don't hesitate to contact me.
I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the work of our local elected and appointed officials in preparing for reopening. I've participated in a number of video and conference calls with our municipal leaders as towns attempt to clarify local rules for businesses to reopen.
In particular, we will be seeing a dramatic shift in restaurant operations as they transition to outdoor dining. You should know that our civic leaders in the Neponset River Region have worked quickly to create opportunities for local eateries to adapt their businesses in order to get back up and running. Creating safe outdoor spaces where people and families can enjoy a meal and a drink is no small task. I've been particularly impressed with the flexibility our region's towns have shown and their willingness to experiment with new ways of doing things.
We still have a long way to go in this pandemic battle, but slow progress is being made. We will continue to work with our federal, state and local partners to bring you the information and resources you need to come out of this intact and ultimately stronger.
I'm looking forward to dining at one of our member restaurants, hopefully as soon as next week.
President and CEO
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