Six Critical Areas to Ensure Safe OpenMay 13, 2020
(Toronto – May 13, 2020) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement:
“Ontario’s business community is eager to re-open safely and responsibly. The critical elements needed to do so are personal protective equipment, smart quarantine policies, protection for the most vulnerable, mass testing, contact tracing, and workforce management systems.
“Mass testing, contact tracing and consistent workforce intervention are three critical solutions which will be key in containing the virus to allow the economy to re-open and stay open. Government intervention is needed to help businesses working with limited resources have adequate assistance and materials available for success.
“Ontario’s business community wants to reopen, but it wants to do it with proper protection and training. The federal government needs to take immediate action to coordinate with the provinces and territories a safe and stable re-opening to the economy for the safety of workers and consumers.”
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a memo to the Ontario and Canadian government yesterday outlining recommendations by chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the country, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
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