I hope the weekend brought everyone some much needed respite from the onslaught of information related to COVID-19. Although we are in an unusual time, we have already seen our community band together to help one another in this crisis.
Over the weekend, President Trump extended social distancing guidelines at least until April 30, 2020. While this is concerning and keeps us from doing business as usual, this is a necessary step to flatten the curve in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. As we look to other American communities in New York, Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana, we can see the strain on healthcare workers and systems that is a byproduct of not implementing such aggressive measures.
GLI will do our best to continue to identify resources to help your business, your employees and yourselves be as informed as possible, as well as to provide you the necessary contacts to be able to access funding and other employer-related assistance through this crisis.
To that end, if you are a company that has supplies that can easily transition to the healthcare sector (like face masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, gloves, or equipment that could be useful to hospital personnel in this time of need), please contact John Launius and he will coordinate an introduction to the supply chain leaders at the various hospital systems.