COVID-19: Recovery & Return to the Workplace

MHTC Recovery & Return to the Workplace

The emergence of the COVID-19 health crisis and the resulting national recession in 2020 altered some—but not all—of the priorities of the Mass High Tech Council. Our policy and program focus has remained the same, but the game plan has shifted to how we collectively respond to–and recover from–this crisis.

The Council’s Executive Committee, along with a diverse group of leaders from the diagnostic testing, life sciences, health care delivery, technology, and manufacturing sectors led by High Tech Council Executive Committee member Steve Pagliuca, developed the Massachusetts Recovery and Return to the Workplace Framework designed to restart the Commonwealth’s economy while protecting the health of residents

Informed by input from senior executives with global perspectives and published insights and data from McKinsey & Company, the Council’s framework was designed to guide leaders from the public and private sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and was presented to Governor Baker’s Reopening Advisory Board in April 2020.

The Council’s Recovery and Return to the Workplace Framework and ongoing efforts continue to provide business leaders and innovation economy employers with peer-validated and timely information needed to help them restart operations and return to work safely and successfully. By leveraging the Council’s CEO-level network, our team of subject matter experts and contributors will help to identify the specific conditions that must be in place to allow for restart and encourage individuals to engage in economic activity.

See information below about our ongoing series of COVID-19 Response Virtual Roundtables and watch your inbox for more opportunities to stay engaged and continue advancing the Council’s pro-growth, recovery-focused agenda and initiatives.

Contact Chris Anderson to learn more about how you can participate in the Council’s COVID-19 Recovery and Return to the Workplace leadership.

MHTC Virtual Roundtable Series

To help employers and policymakers make the best decisions possible for our communities in support of a safe and sustained economic recovery, the Massachusetts High Technology Council launched our Recovery & Return to the Workplace Virtual Roundtable Series in March 2020.

These roundtables feature leaders from the business community, public sector, health delivery system, and professional services organizations who share perspectives and practices to an array of COVID-19 related issues, including:

  • Vaccination
  • Testing
  • Economic impacts
  • Public health and provider responses
  • Operations, business continuity, and supply chain
  • Managing careers in the new work from home reality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • COVID-19 variants

Leaders of Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy

Leaders of Massachusetts’ innovation economy have much to accomplish in the next few years.

The Council distinguishes itself by specializing in complex, multi-year public policy strategies in support of conditions that protect and enhance the resiliency and long-term strength of the Massachusetts economy.

Learn more, contact Chris Anderson.

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