Date: Monday, 7/20/20
Contact: Brett Gerrish
Office: 517-487-8533

Statement of MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh on the Critical Need for Increased Vigilance Against COVID-19

LANSING (July 20, 2020) — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) today released the following statement:

Statement of MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh on the Critical Need for Increased Vigilance Against COVID-19

Michigan manufacturing is working hard to build back to full capacity, delivering the products people need every day. Manufacturers have again answered the call to action when the country is in crisis. From the Arsenal of Democracy during the Second World War, to personal protection equipment, including, disinfectants, ventilators, face masks, pharmaceuticals and potentially vaccines, to food products and even toilet paper in this pandemic, manufacturers create essential products, deliver solutions and ensure economic stability.

Manufacturers are also implementing strict protocols to keep our workers safe and our facilities operating. Our continued vigilance is critical to the state’s economic recovery. Ensuring worker safety is a long-standing ethic in manufacturing. To help keep everyone safe, we encourage everyone to practice all of the safety practices recommended by leading health experts, including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing masks in public places.

If we can work together in making our home lives as safe as our work lives, we can improve all of our lives. As we work to grow the economy and bring more people back to work, we ask you to join us in mitigating the health and economic impact of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is a simple, but critical step in moving forward and avoiding another cataclysmic disruption in our economy. With increased vigilance, like consistently wearing masks, we will conquer this virus and get closer to a more familiar normal life.

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