Statement on COVID-19 Preparedness

Following is a statement from Jack McDougle, President & CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, in response to the growing risk of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater Washington region:

While reports have not yet identified the presence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Greater Washington, now is the time to prepare for how a widespread outbreak might impact your workforce and business operations.

Our team is monitoring regional efforts to prepare for and respond to a potential spread of the virus. The Board of Trade is in active communication with government agencies and many of our member organizations at the front lines, including hospital systems, and we see that significant efforts are well underway. We stand ready to support those efforts however we can.

Our focus is to provide members and the business community with information and tools that might assist your planning and preparedness efforts. At this point, we are aligning with the advisories being issued by the proper authorities while being careful to resist unnecessary alarm.

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