BRAC helping local businesses reopen, recover as pandemic continues

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As businesses prepare to reopen this week once Louisiana’s stay at home order is lifted, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber is working to help them reopen safely and recover.

“We’re encouraged to see the administration moving toward reopening the economy, which puts the Baton Rouge Area on the long road toward recovery” said BRAC CEO Adam Knapp. “Businesses are encouraged to continue to use health and safety equipment properly as they reopen and continue to follow CDC and OSHA guidance, while continuing to support remote work for as many as possible. Many challenges will remain for employers related to access to capital, access to PPE, the availability of childcare and summer camps, and the risks and concerns of a second wave” he said.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in high demand and that will only grow as businesses reopen. BRAC has created a PPE Marketplace to help businesses secure PPE.

“Almost 100 companies have already taken advantage of the marketplace in the two business days since its launch. All businesses are invited to use the marketplace, regardless of affiliation with BRAC or Lyons Specialty” Knapp said in a statement.

You can learn more about recovery resources for businesses at brac.org/recovery.

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