Paid Advertisement COVID-19 has become our common public enemy. It is relentless; first wearing us down, then preying on the very exhaustion it creates in us. Vaccines are coming, but they’ll be a while. A while we don’t have. Every day, we as business leaders of Tulsa and surrounding communities, listen to our employees and our neighbors. We hear you. We are part of you. We are all citizens of our community, and at the same time, we are the workforce who makes our communities succeed. Your stories are our community story. To our Health Care Professionals and Health Departments: Recently we have heard your increasing appeals to do more and to do our part. You are pleading with us to help you in your fight against this virus. You are saving our families. We thank you; we stand with you, and we are doing more. To our Educators and Child Care Providers: We understand you are navigating the impossible waters of choosing between our children’s safety and their learning. Believe us, we understand situations where there is no single right answer, and the weight of those decisions seem unbearable. We have your back and want you to know, we stand with you, and we are doing more. To our Political Leaders and Elected Officials: We have seen you make difficult decisions regarding face coverings, group assemblies, distancing; openings and closures; quarantines and stay-at-home orders. You are our citizens, too. And we know you are constantly searching for the right course under intolerable pressure. No matter your party or policy; on this most important issue, we stand with you, and we are doing more. Mostly what we want all of you to know is this: we, and an increasing number of local businesses, are responding. We may represent diverse industries and workplaces, but our singular commitment is to provide the safest possible environment for everyone. We also want you to know…… we’re not waiting. We’re not waiting for an executive order, we’re not waiting for a vaccine, and we’re not waiting until our healthcare professionals are completely overwhelmed. As leaders our job is to listen, anticipate, adapt, and create solutions. We are acting and we aren’t waiting. We are requiring face coverings where possible, providing sanitizing stations, cleaning common areas many times a day, temperature monitoring, providing frequent breaks for personal hygiene, limiting meetings and travel, and restricting opportunities for close contact by workplace reorganization. We are providing PPE for all employees and updating staff on all new CDC Guidelines. We are including COVID topics in our regular safety training and navigating remote work challenges. We are selfquarantining and contact tracing. And though we are responding in individually different ways; we are all totally united in doing our part… and more. So, for our Elected Officials, for our Educators, for our Health Care workers, and for all of you…. from all of us: we are joined with you to do our part in defeating this mortal enemy.