AUGUSTA – The Maine State Chamber of Commerce has launched a public awareness campaign called ‘This is ME Counting on You’ encouraging Mainers to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Following recommended health and safety guidelines such as wearing a mask and gloves and practicing social distancing, will help make sure Maine reopens safely and successfully so Maine can get back to business, Maine people can get back to work and Maine’s economic recovery can begin.
As part of the initiative, a television PSA will begin airing on cable stations soon. The State Chamber also has launched a website, MeCountingOnYou.org, with resources and links to recommended health and safety guidance and protocols. Printable posters are available for employers to place in their establishments to help provide reminders for employees, customers, and visitors to practice safe behavior. The initiative is also on Facebook with the hashtag #MECountingOnYou.
“Maine businesses take very seriously their role in keeping their employees and customers safe and preventing the spread or a resurgence of COVID-19,” said Dana Connors, president and CEO of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. “We hope ‘This is ME Counting on You’ serves as a reminder that every one of us also has an important role to play in defeating COVID-19. We are all in this together and are counting on each other to act safely and responsibly. That is the best way we can support one another, our communities, and Maine businesses so we reopen successfully, and economic recovery can begin.”
The Maine State Chamber is working with its members, local and regional chambers of commerce, and other organizations throughout Maine to spread the ‘This is ME Counting on You’ message.
“Now that Maine is gradually beginning to reopen, ‘This is ME Counting on You’ is an important reminder for employers and patrons across Maine that we need to continue heeding the recommended health and safety precautions to stop COVID-19 from spreading or resurging,” said Jessie Perkins, executive director of the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce and current president of the Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, (MACCE). “This initiative reinforces the message that we all have a responsibility to stay on course, so Maine can get back to work and the way life should be safely and swiftly.”
Please visit MeCountingOnYou.org for more information.
As the state’s most influential business advocate, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce works to secure a positive business climate and strong economic future for Maine. The Chamber focuses on Advocacy, Access and Awareness on behalf of thousands of employers of all sizes and sectors across Maine. For more information, please visit mainechamber.org.