The Junta de Castilla y León and CEOE sign an agreement for the implementation of the Plan Sumamos Salud + Economía that will increase the performance of mass tests in companies

The president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, and the president of CEOE Castilla y León, Santiago Aparicio, have presented, at the headquarters of the Territorial Delegation of the Junta de Castilla y León in Burgos, the implementation of an action protocol to amplify the actions of the Community in the fight against COVID-19, within an unprecedented project called Plan Sumamos. S + E – Health plus Economy.

During this event, which was also attended by the president of the CEOE Foundation, Fátima Báñez, and the Minister of Employment and Industry, Ana Carlota Amigo, it was explained that this plan, which has a national vocation and to which It is expected that from now on more autonomous communities will be incorporated, including the realization of massive tests in companies, the potential installation of temporary centers for testing and connection with the public administration for the communication and counting of results. In this way, the companies have proposed to strengthen the testing capacity of the Community.

On the other hand, it is planned to carry out an awareness campaign among Castilian and Leonese companies and their workers to extend the download of the Radar Covid application.

In this sense, thanks to the direct communication channel of the companies with the workers, there is a potential capacity to get one out of every two Castilian and Leonese people to download the application.

Finally, the plan is completed with two initiatives to assist vulnerable people and those most affected by the pandemic.

During the presentation of the plan, the president of the regional executive, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, highlighted that the Board and companies are joining forces today against the pandemic, with an initiative to protect health, employment and economic activity. "Together we will promote massive screening with antigen tests for workers in industrial estates, logistics centers, central markets and large companies", in what is one more step within the anticipation and prevention policy carried out by the Junta de Castilla y Lion.

For his part, the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, stressed that this is "an important day" because, among other things, this plan "is an example that together we make a country."

In this sense, he pointed out that companies can join forces if the Administrations are "aware" of this possibility, for which he thanked the Junta de Castilla y León for this collaboration.

Likewise, the president of CEOE Castilla y León, Santiago Aparicio, has highlighted the exemplary work, responsibility and solidarity that companies have had during the pandemic so that productive activity is compatible with safeguarding the health and safety of workers ”.

“Our will above all else, at this time, is to sustain the economy and employment, and therefore, we will continue to support our companies. Preserving people's health is a priority and an exercise of responsibility on the part of all, and if we all add up, we will overcome this dramatic situation ”, added the president of CEOE Castilla y León.

The plan is supported by a Monitoring Committee, made up of four representatives appointed by the General Directorate of Public Health, the General Directorate of Work and Occupational Risk Prevention, the CEOE Foundation and CEOE Castilla y León.

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