The following statement on the latest safety directive from the City of Indianapolis has been issued by Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber:
The Indy Chamber stands in support of Mayor Hogsett’s order today mandating the wearing of masks in public spaces throughout Indianapolis in accordance with CDC recommendations. Our number one priority is keeping employees and customers safe as our local economy continues to reopen. As mentioned recently by Indianapolis City-County Council President Vop Osili, residents have the power to make a difference to both curb the pandemic and fight racial inequity by putting on a mask and patronizing minority-owned businesses. Today’s order allows such activities to be accomplished as safely as possible.
Over the last few weeks, we have worked with the City of Indianapolis to offer Ready to Restart reimbursement grants of up to $5,000 for small businesses to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and other products or services that slow the spread of COVID-19. Funding is still available for this program so that small business owners can plan for and abide by state and local ordinances. More information is available at response.indychamber.com.