Pennsylvania Tech Steps Up in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic halted operations of Pennsylvania and the entire world, we found ourselves in the position of balancing public health and safety with economic and community recovery efforts.

We know that personal protective equipment, including masks, face shields, and hand sanitizer help us prevent the spread of coronavirus, but until a vaccine is developed and widely available, this virus will continue to dictate how the businesses and communities across our state can operate during these uncertain times.

Luckily, Pennsylvania’s history of innovation positions us well to be a national player in the quest to suppress COVID-19. Our state’s tech sector has the robust infrastructure, support, and vision to set us on the path to discovery and, ultimately, recovery.

Pennsylvania is taking an all hands-on deck approach to this challenge, as individuals and companies across the state are stepping up to protect and support our communities during arguably one of the most unprecedented times our nation has ever faced.

Pennsylvanians are known for our legendary can-do spirit, and Pennsylvania is home to one of the most advanced systems of technology and innovation in the country—which means now, more than ever, we must arm our tech industry with the tools and resources it needs to help us mitigate and neutralize this new virus as quickly and as effectively as possible.

We in the commonwealth are well positioned to do just that by working in collaboration with our Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP). The partnership between Pennsylvania and BFTP has been long and fruitful, and we are committed to strengthening those bonds by working with BFTP’s technology-based clientele whose innovative efforts are actively helping us respond to the pandemic. Now more than ever, this collaboration is critically important, because we know that the technology industry will serve a crucial role as we strive to contain this virus, protect Pennsylvanians, and safely rehabilitate our economy.

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