By Katie K. Wilkinson
Chair of the Board of Directors, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Chair of the Business Subcommittee, Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee
On July 31, the Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee (PRAC) delivered its interim report to Governor Carney. The report outlines all recommendations from the three subcommittees: Health, Business and Equity.
In the Business Subcommittee, we focused on five goals:
Our recommendations encompass near-term, mid-term and long-term goals with a laser focus on the need to closely connect the health of Delaware communities, businesses and economy. This is not easy. There is no playbook and no way of knowing if we are right, wrong, or somewhere in between. Communication, accountability, and consistency will be key to a deliberate and concentrated approach to implementing recommendations for the benefit of the Delaware business community that has been hit so hard by this pandemic.
I wanted to thank the many members of the Business Subcommittee for their engagement and input, and specifically thank the three State Chamber members that joined me on the subcommittee – Chris Schell of Schell Brothers, Steve Chambliss of Christiana Mall, and Taryn Dalmasso of Edgewell Personal Care. Their input has been critical.
I encourage everyone to take some time to review the interim report and offer any and all comments that will be considered as we develop the final report in September.