Virginia Chamber of Commerce seeks input for reopening businesses
Chamber is developing 'Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work'
During the next two weeks, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce will be soliciting input from the business community for its “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work” initiative.
The chamber plans to release the blueprint plan in May after compiling the input it receives from surveys and other community engagement opportunities. Interested people must submit their survey responses by May 15.
“As our government and business leaders consider how to best recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that they have the guidance to ensure consumer confidence and worker safety,” Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal said in a statement. “Through our Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work initiative, we will provide recommendations on operating in the current economic climate caused by COVID-19 and how to return stronger than before.”
The chamber intends to provide advice to Gov. Ralph Northam’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, an advisory body of business leaders tapped by the governor to provide input on how Virginia should approach easing pandemic-related restrictions on businesses.
“We see our blueprint as an important way for the business community to quickly provide [Northam’s] administration with guidance,” DuVal said.