Neither the coronavirus, nor economic activity stop at the border. We need not only partnerships between public and private sectors to all work through this pandemic together - we need to partner with everyone in our region.
The COVID-19 Enhanced Regional Public Health Partnership is being established to assist the entire El Paso/Ciudad Juarez region toward mitigation and recovery. Check out more details, and who the partners are, in this brief article.
The power of partnerships of all kinds is coming clear in example after example as we all work to deal with the pandemic's impacts. Please let me know what you're seeing and working on so we can all continue to learn from each other. Take care and stay safe.
“Through the partnership, we are evaluating testing, personal protective equipment, triage and monitoring plans, hospital surge capacity planning, bi-national coordination and communications. One of our first orders of business is to make sure that we are able to get the right types of protective equipment into the hands of the nurses, doctors, grocery store workers, and others in the region who are at high-risk for infection.”