Chamber Launches “Path Forward” Program to Lead Conversation on How America Can Return to Work
The Chamber on Monday announced the “Path Forward” program, an initiative to address how Americans and businesses can return to work safely, successfully, and sustainably.
The program includes a comprehensive framework of considerations, an event series that will feature diverse viewpoints from the public and private sectors, and recommendations on the practices and policies needed to begin a phased process to bring the full American economy back to work.
“How America reopens will be the result of unprecedented coordination between business and government, and the planning must begin now. We need new processes and rules that reflect the realities of the pandemic,” said Chamber President Suzanne Clark.
In a letter sent to members, national associations, and state and local chambers across the country on Monday, the Chamber outined considerations across three different areas:
- Essential Services and Resources
- Resolution of Regulatory and Legal Liability Issues
- Support for Businesses and Individuals
The event series launches today at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. William Hanage, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Register here.
Future events, which will occur on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. for the next several weeks, will explore potential barriers to reopening, such as childcare and transit; complex questions about immunity and liability; and ways employers can incorporate screening, social-distancing, and other approaches into the workplace.