As you know, the Governor has extended his emergency shutdown order until May 18th. While it is possible that it could be extended even further, the fact is we are getting closer to re-opening the economy and it’s time to take the necessary steps to prepare.
While government leaders and public health officials will make decisions and issue guidance on when we return to work, truly regaining some semblance of normalcy will be determined by how people feel and what motivates them to act or not act.
In short, the consumers will ultimately decide.
People must feel safe to venture back out into workplaces and entertainment venues. They must have confidence that our economy and their own finances will eventually recover to help drive the demand needed to restore growth.
I was on a call this week in which it was stressed that businesses play an important role in reassuring the public and instilling the confidence needed to return to work—and life.
Here are a couple of key takeaways from that presentation:
For the past several weeks we have worked hard to share with you all of the relevant resources and information from our public and private partners to help you through this crises – loan programs, grants, training, etc. Moving forward, we will be focused on providing you the tools you need to focus on the future and the re-opening of the economy and your business.
Please let us know what you need.
As a start, here are two resources that the Pioneer Institute in partnership with the law firm of Verrill, has put together to assist our community in doing a great job of preparing. These two checklists will help you comply with the law and keep your employees safe. These checklists for employers and commercial real estate managers will help you anticipate challenges before they arise and develop feasible and useful methods to successfully deal with those challenges when they do.
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