Why Should Governments Use the CEAS Program?
During and following emergency events, governments must balance public safety, economic viability, and community sustainability. Regardless of the emergency, there is always a need to sustain private sector business to provide essential goods and services, or community lifelines, to the public.
Each emergency is unique, some requiring evacuation of the population, others require people to shelter in place, which poses the most complex issues. A community sheltered “in place” still requires essential goods and services to survive that can only be provided by private sector businesses. These emergencies can be a double-edged sword. If businesses are unable able to operate, it emperils the economy, and the community suffers. If businesses are permitted to be fully operational, the risks to health and safety can be compromised.
Public safety agencies are responsible for enforcing executive orders and, in most cases, face the difficult task of deciding who can travel to, access, and operate their business in a specific local. The phrase “essential employees only” is often used loosely by chief elected officials, with little or no definition or means to identify those individuals.
The CEAS program provides all the tools necessary to provide a cost-free, turn-key solution that helps the government at all levels to exercise informed access management decisions by identifying essential employees of critical business.
- Promotes better, more informed access management,
- Provides a tool for law enforcement to effectively manage access to restricted areas and screen essential private-sector employees,
- Speeds recovery to` privately owned critical infrastructure,
- Aides in sustaining communities by promoting the continuity of essential goods and services,
- Improves the private sector’s ability to provide community resources and lifeline services and promotes the return to normalcy,
- Non-exclusivity, CEAS can be combined with any number of accepted external access requirements defined by the government
- CEAS Is turn-key, no cost for the government to use
CEAS is a win-win proposition for everyone involved.