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JEDCO, Jefferson Chamber to host Prosper Jefferson webinar on Jefferson Back to Business Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic created grave and unprecedented challenges for Jefferson Parish, with a significant blow to the physical, emotional and economic health of our community. As small businesses struggle to maintain operations and employees, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber recognize the desire and the need to get back to business.

JEDCO, Jefferson Parish, and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce have committed to the development of a plan that allows for incremental progress in returning to regular work and life. This strategy, developed in concert with medical leaders and an industry task force, will enable Jefferson Parish to reopen the economy in a way that is thoughtful, careful and rooted in public health to ensure the safety of residents and employees. Through this comprehensive plan, we are laying the foundation and the roadmap to help Jefferson Parish get Back to Business.

On Monday, May 4th, at 1:30 pm, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber will co-host a special Prosper Jefferson webinar to unveil anticipated guidance and industry standards to be outlined in the Jefferson Back to Business Plan. These rules and recommendations will help businesses reopen quickly and effectively once the Stay at Home order has been lifted.

During this webinar, hear from Parish leadership, business leaders and local health experts as they discuss the current plan and next steps for relaunching business. Speakers include:

  • Cynthia Lee Sheng, Jefferson Parish President
  • Dr. John President of Clinical and System Operations (COVID19 Incident Commander) for
    LCMC Health
  • Dr. Robert Hart, Chief Medical Officer for Ochsner Health System
  • Todd Murphy, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce President and CEO
  • Jerry Bologna, JEDCO President and CEO

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :
+13017158592,,81245589780# or

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)
+1 301 715 8592 or
+1 312 626 6799 or
+1 929 205 6099 or
+1 253 215 8782 or
+1 346 248 7799 or
+1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 812 4558 9780

The event is free and open to the public. The webinar will be recorded and shared on the JEDCO and Jefferson Chamber websites following the event.