Business Coalition Launches “Stay Safe, Stay Open” Campaign

“Stay Safe, Stay Open” is a new public service campaign funded by a coalition of Washington state business and industry associations, including the Washington Roundtable, that urges the public to wear masks in public places to save lives, protect jobs, and keep our economy moving forward. The new website and video focus on how businesses are preparing for reopening by investing in protective measures, and highlight the importance of wearing a mask as COVID-19 cases trend upward.

Resources available on the website for businesses include downloadable 30- and 60-second videos, a poster to promote wearing masks, radio spots, and social media assets that will be added soon. The Washington Roundtable thanks the Association of Washington Business and our other coalition partners for their work on this campaign. Please share the website with your employees, families, and communities.

New Path to 70% Report: Restarting Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spring 2020 in Washington state was defined by the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented economic disruption, and a much-needed public conversation about racial equity. The Washington Roundtable and its education foundation, Partnership for Learning, are committed to playing a collaborative and productive role as we move forward, together.

Today, we release a report that shares lessons from the Great Recession; shines a light on those individuals who are most vulnerable in the economic wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (namely, people of color, young workers, and those with only a high school education); and begins to examine policy options and opportunities to build a better Washington. This report focuses specifically on using education as a catapult for those furthest from opportunity and as a driver of economic recovery. (more…)