Like you, we are continuing to monitor the developments about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The highest priority of any business is to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. As the region’s advocate for business and the community, it is our goal to keep you informed by providing resources to help keep your employees safe and healthy. We encourage everyone to understand the facts about COVID-19 to make informed decisions.
In an effort to further prevent the community spread of COVID-19, the Chamber office will be temporarily closed until further notice.
What do you need to know?
- All in-person meetings will be conducted virtually or by phone.
- Our Chamber team will continue to work remotely and serve you, our members, in the best way possible.
- Please reach out to the Chamber team via phone or email. General inquiries can be sent to email@example.com or by calling (920) 734-7101.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We also encourage you to communicate with your employees and customers about actions you are taking to be proactive during this time.
HANG POSTERS ENCOURAGING:
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEANING, SANITIZING AND DISINFECTING:
- CLEANING removes dirt and most germs. Use soap and water. A third party certified green cleaner is preferred. In conference or meeting rooms, cleaning is the focus.
- SANITIZING reduces germs to safe levels, for example in food service environments. Food code regulations have specific requirements for sanitizers in the cafeteria and kitchen.
- DISINFECTING kills most germs, depending on the type of chemical, and only when used as directed on the label.
LOOK UP RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO YOUR INDUSTRY:
Consult websites for your industry associations. The CDC has information for:
Be informed through credible sources.
- 3/12/2020 - Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency Due to COVID-19
- 3/17/2020 - Ascension Wisconsin Update
- 3/17/2020 - ThedaCare Update
- 3/17/2020 - Gov. Evers Department of Public Health Services Order - Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More
- 3/17/2020 - WEDC working to secure federal small business disaster loans for Wisconsin (WEDC)
- 3/17/2020 - Governor Evers Restricts Gatherings of 10+ but Exempts Offices, Manufacturing Facilities (WMC)
- 3/17/2020 - U.S. House of Representatives Legislation Passed in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Legislative Fiscal Bureau)
- 3/18/2020 - WEDC Announces Targeted Grants to Small Businesses Suffering Losses Due to Coronavirus Emergency (WEDC)
- 3/18/2020 - WEDC Offering $5 Million Grants for Small Businesses (Biz Times Milwaukee)
- 3/18/2020 - Facebook Announce $100 Million Program For Small Businesses Impact by Coronavirus (CNBC)
- 3/18/2020 - Evers Orders Restrictions on Child Care Facilities to Slow COVID-19 Spread (Biz Times Milwaukee)
- 3/19/2020 - ThedaCare cancelling all non- urgent procedures
- 3/19/2020 - Ascension Wisconsin - Northeast Region COVID-19 Update
- 3/19/2020 - Tony Evers restricts child care center capacity as state COVID-19 cases top 100 (Wisconsin State Journal)
- 3/19/2020 - Wisconsin manufacturers increase production to keep up with coronavirus demand (Wisconsin Public Radio - NPR)
- 3/19/2020 - See who'd be eligible for coronavirus checks under Senate GOP plan (NBC News)
- 3/20/2020 - IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15 as coronavirus spreads, Mnuchin says (CNBC)
- 3/20/2020 - WEDC releases guide for small businesses and the community organizations that serve them (WEDC)
- 3/20/2020 - U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave (U.S. Department of Labor)
- 3/24/2020 - Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order (Office of the Governer | State of Wisconsin)
- 3/24/2020 - U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (U.S. Department of Labor)
- 3/25/20 - The Senate just passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Here's what's in it. (vox.com)
STATE & FEDERAL LAW CHANGES:
3-24-2020 - Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #12, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, to institute a Safer At Home policy. The order is effective at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8:00 am Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. Read the Order Here
Our employees and their families need to be safe. They also need jobs. How we as a community respond impacts both.
Having a plan ensures your employees that you are acting in their best interest as well as the company’s.
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:
Our goal is to minimize the impact on our community by looking to our public health experts for guidance relating to COVID-19.
Out of caution and with the recommendations by the World Health Organization related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Fox Cities Chamber is taking action to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and maintain a healthy community. We are postponing all Chamber events until further notice which includes ribbon cuttings. We will continue to reassess the situation and provide updates to events as they become available.
Key event updates to note:
- CEO BREAKFAST (4/27) - We are postponing the CEO BREAKFAST event scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020. We are working with our partners to identify a date and time to reschedule. We will provide updates once they become available.
We strongly encourage our members to stay informed about COVID-19 by reviewing the links provided above. Thank you for doing your part to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please contact our team at the Chamber with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 734-7101.