first_img Safely reopening the economyApril 30, 2020Mark CarpenterColumns, Opinion0 Top Searches Top Searches InterHe TrySmalk By Senator Sherrod Brown-We need a real plan to reopen the economy, safely – because if we don’t do it safely, we’re just going to have to close it again. People want to go back to work, go back to school, or be able to go to the grocery store without feeling terrified.That’s why last weekend, I sent President Trump a letter outlining a plan for the protections he must put in place so that Americans can go back to work, and be safe on the job.First, we must have mandatory safety protections for all workers – whether you punch a clock or swipe a badge, earn a salary, or make tips. Everyone on the job must be protected by a national, enforceable standard that should come from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. I’ll be pushing to make sure that standard is in any bill Congress passes.If we don’t protect workers, the virus will continue to spread. More people will die and we will have to shut down the economy once again. No one should fear for their life on the job.Second, we need a huge increase in testing. More than a month ago, I put out a plan to support American manufacturers and allow them to ramp up production of medical equipment, including the supplies we need to make more tests. So far, the Administration has failed to come even close to delivering the number of tests we need. That’s why this week the Senate unanimously approved $25 billion to help ramp up our national testing regime.Third, we need intensive contact tracing. People need to have confidence when they return to work that their coworkers haven’t been exposed to the virus. For that to happen, effective contact tracing will require hiring, training, and deploying specialists who follow-up on every positive case.Finally, we need effective isolation and quarantine measures for those identified by the contact tracing. Not everyone has the ability to self-isolate at home. People need resources and support to take care of themselves and prevent spreading the virus to their family members or neighbors.It’s time we go on offense against this virus with a real plan to reopen the economy and keep workers safe.Sherrod Brown (D)s a United States Senator from the state of Ohio. PreviousFor two local squads, ‘What might have been?’ will be the forever lingering questionNextYou don’t spit into the wind Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel HomeOpinionColumnsSafely reopening the economy Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img