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Tennessee Updates COVID-19 Business Guidance: Economic Recovery Group Updates TN Pledge

Nearly 200 Tennessee Businesses Complete Training for their Healthy Business Certification

Recently, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group (ERG) issued updated guidance Friday for businesses and other activities under the Tennessee Pledge. The updates follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and maintain emphasis on key preventative measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent disinfection. The guidance are not mandates and are established to guide business reopening guidelines and follow executive orders signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee earlier last week, extending the State of Emergency through the end of October. The Tennessee Chamber has played a key role in the recovery efforts, helping to provide key input into the Tennessee Pledge and have served as a member of Governor Lee's ERG.  “On behalf of Tennessee's business community, we greatly appreciate Governor Lee's leadership and our ERG in establishing safe protocols to open our economy and ensure economic growth" noted Tennessee Chamber President Bradley Jackson. "Our businesses have gone to great lengths to put in place strong measures to protect their employees, customers, and communities,” said Gov. Lee. “The updated Tennessee Pledge enables businesses to better sustain best practices with foundational pieces that help lead to healthy communities and open businesses.” The updated and streamlined guidance aligns with recent amendments to state-issued Executive Orders and enable Tennessee businesses to operate with more flexibility where social distancing protocols remain in place. The Economic Recovery Group (ERG), composed of 30 leaders from the public and private sector along with health experts, and include Tennessee Chamber President Bradley Jackson and other business leaders to provide essential input. With input from the business community, the Tennessee Pledge was established to assist businesses in a safe reopening. The Tennessee Chamber is proud to have been an integral part of the ERG's creation and group discussion early in the pandemic. The industry representatives participating in the ERG collectively represent over 140,000 Tennessee businesses that employ over 2.5M Tennesseans. More information about ERG is available here.

Peak Performance, Inc. has partnered with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce to help your business develop an Infectious Diseases Plan in our Workplace Infectious Disease Prevention Training, which also includes 1:1 consulting for your policymakers. "Tennessee businesses from across the state are putting their employees' and customers' health and safety first by stepping up and getting their Healthy Business Certifications", says Denise Rice, President & CEO of Peak Performance. She continues, "business leaders understand that for the economy to thrive, we need to be able to operate in a healthy way during this pandemic."

Upcoming Workplace Infectious Disease Training Dates:

October 21, 2020 // 8am - 11am (CST) - Register Here

November 4, 2020 // 8am - 11am (CST) - Register Here

Your workforce is our priority, which is why we have also developed an Employee Infectious Disease training that will provide your employees with an understanding of how to safely operate in a healthy and confident way during a pandemic. This 1-Hour, Virtual, Instructor-Led training can be accessed through our PEAK Learning Center with the purchase of a subscription plan for each employee.

Both courses are accredited by SHRM and HRCI.

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