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PC Government ready to lead on COVID-19 recovery
PC Leader Ches Crosbie says the lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic will help to build a stronger Newfoundland and Labrador.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

(February 3, 2021) – PC Leader Ches Crosbie says the lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic will help to build a stronger Newfoundland and Labrador.

Crosbie was instrumental in starting the all-party committee on the province’s COVID-19 response, where ideas and information were brought to the table and acted upon in the early days of the pandemic. From the beginning to the end of the pandemic, the PC Party is committed to keeping residents safe and preparing to rebuild the economy once the pandemic subsides.

A PC Government will:

• Instate point of entry testing at all border access points to help detect COVID-19 when it enters the province and ease the burden of rotational workers.

• Ensure vaccines are distributed quickly and fairly to residents of the province, prioritizing the most vulnerable members of our community.

• Work to address the mental health concerns of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who have been affected by the pandemic and the unintended consequences of lockdown orders.

• Minimize disruptions in non-COVID-19 healthcare so patients can access healthcare quickly and safely as the pandemic continues.

• Investigate how the Liberal government failed to maintain the province’s personal protective equipment stockpile and work to ensure the province is prepared in the event of another pandemic.

• Conduct a top-to-bottom review of the COVID-19 response to learn lessons for the next public health crisis.

• Work with the federal government to address the needs of individuals, businesses, and communities affected by the pandemic and its consequences.

“A PC Government will be ready to face the challenge of the on-going public health emergency. We are ready to lead on the pandemic response and ensure the safety of our people and a stronger economy once the pandemic subsides,” said Damien Follett, PC Candidate for Mount Scio.
 

Contacts:

David Maher

Director of Communications

(p) (709) 769-2216

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