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  • Back To Business Steering Committee to craft reopening plan as effects of COVID-19 pandemic lessen

    Apr 22, 2020 | Read More News
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    task forcePima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry announced April 22 that he is creating a Pima County Back To Business (PCB2B) Steering Committee to craft the framework for the resumption of some business operations as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lessen in the County. 

    The purpose of the Steering Committee "will be to establish a framework of hygiene and physical distancing standards that need to be developed to begin to reopen, in a limited, phased manner, the commercial and business activities that may have been suspended or substantially interrupted during this time," Huckelberry wrote in a memorandum to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday afternoon. 

    PCB2B will include one appointed member of the County's Small Business Commission from each Supervisor District, and representatives from restaurants, hotels and resorts, chambers of commerce, gyms, daycares, personal hygiene services, area attractions, film and live performance theaters, and event centers. Representatives of other industries may be added as needed or requested.

    The County's Health Department and other public health officials also will participate in the Steering Committee to provide expert guidance on establishing reopening criteria and operational standards to keep employees and the public safe. 

    Among the topics the Steering Committee will review are: 
    • Criteria for reopening in phases as the health situation improves;
    • Expediting changes in government regulations, training and permitting processes to reflect the phased-opening circumstances; 
    • And guidance for employers to ensure their employees are safe and healthy as they return to the workplace. 
    Huckelberry wrote that he will be establishing the PCB2B Steering Committee by the end of this week and it will begin meeting as soon as possible. 

    Use this link to read the County Administrator's memorandum announcing the establishment of the PCB2B Task Force.

    Update: The PCB2B Steering Committee website is now live. Click here for more information.

    Photo: 2017 file photo of Pima County Small Business Commission Meeting.