• AIM Team

AIM joins Coalition for Healthy Missouri Communities to help promote preventative measures

December 8, 2020 - Associated Industries of Missouri is proud to join many fellow organizations in supporting the Coalition for Healthy Missouri Communities, a group that supports voluntary compliance with common sense strategies for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing.

"Governor Parson and public health officials across the country have called on all of us to help spread this disease by taking simple steps, including wearing masks where appropriate, frequent hand washing, social distancing, and avoiding large social gatherings," said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. "Through this coalition, many groups are working to educate everyone on the benefits of protecting everyone as we enter the holiday season and beyond," he said.

Importantly, the Coalition supports voluntary measures to control the virus, not government mandates.

The Coalition for Healthy Missouri Communities is a group of like-minded organizations uniting from all areas of industry in efforts to keep Missouri’s health care system stable, essential workers safe and Missouri’s businesses open. We should all take personal responsibility to protect our friends, family, businesses and neighbors from COVID-19, and that will lead to a healthy recovery from this pandemic.

As we head into the winter months, and cold and flu season, it’s imperative that we take the health of ourselves and others, seriously. Practicing preventive measures consistently, statewide, will help keep hospitals from being overwhelmed and remain safe places for patients to receive both routine and emergency care.

If you would like to learn more about the Coalition for Healthy Missouri Communities, click HERE.