Josée Fortin - DG de Sherbrooke Innopole

17 March 2020

COVID-19: Sherbrooke Innopole Offers Support to Businesses to Endure the Health Crisis

PRESS RELEASE – This morning, Sherbrooke Innopole disseminated a contingency plan template to all companies in Sherbrooke’s industrial and high-value-added services sectors with the goal of supporting them to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic and limit its impact on Sherbrooke’s economy.

The contingency plan aims to equip and motivate businesses to implement preventive measures in a hope of reducing the risk of the global spread of the virus. Consequently, the document lists the actions to be taken during extraordinary events while taking into account the specific characteristics of the current coronavirus pandemic.

This guide can be adapted by companies to reflect the reality of their activity sector. The current situation is critical, and the faster we can control the crisis, the sooner the pubic as a whole and our economy can resume their activities,” explained Josée Fortin, Director General of Sherbrooke Innopole.

The parapublic organization also invited industrial and technological companies to a virtual information session during which Ms. Fortin discussed the situational status, the new measures to be taken in light of the most recent information, and the programs implemented by governments to assist them, which took place on Thursday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. Additional status updates will be periodically scheduled based on the evolution of the crisis, to ensure business leaders remain informed and equipped to the fullest extent possible.

“Sherbrooke Innopole’s role is to conduct day-to-day monitoring of all economic measures and programs announced across both levels of government, to better advise and support entrepreneurs through this health crisis while limiting the impact on their business and, moreover, the Sherbrooke economy. We are very closely monitoring the situation and our professionals are available to companies to support them in these complicated times,” added Fortin.

To view Sherbrooke Innopole’s contingency plan or to register for the virtual information session visit:

Source: Sherbrooke Innopole

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