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Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on COVID-19

Saturday, March 21 – “The most important thing now to get our society, and our economy, to normalcy, is to flatten the curve. However, a blanket ‘shelter in place’ order could have unintended consequences.  Many businesses are providing important or essential services. Many businesses deemed unessential are able to safely operate within social distancing guidelines.  Other businesses, if forced to shut down quickly could endure severe long-lasting economic losses that will hamper the recovery or could pose safety issues resulting from a hastened closure.  If public health authorities deem a ‘broader shelter in place’ order is warranted, we urge the State to allow ample time for business operations to safely cease and allow businesses that pose little risk, or provide important products and services, to remain open within public health guidelines.  The Detroit Regional Chamber supports the actions to date of Gov. Whitmer in this crisis.” – Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

For the Chamber’s resources and updates related to COVID-19, please visit detroitchamber.com/covid19.