COVID-19 for Businesses Update March 12 2020
A message from the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
Re: Please Follow Facts, Not Fear - Visit the Flagler Chamber Coronavirus Resource Page
The Flagler County Chamber urges Floridians and visitors to follow the facts, be cautious but not fearful when it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Flagler Chamber is in partnership with the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center & Health Department on this public health issue to ensure we have access to the latest information to keep our business, employees and customers safe.
At times like these, it’s important to remember misinformation and overreaction will cause a secondary impact on our economy. For this reason, it important we stay focused on safety and the facts.
Florida and Flagler County is open for business, for travel and for spring break, and we are in24/7 contact with Flagler County officials and our state chamber for information from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office, public health agencies, VISIT FLORIDA and the CDC.
If the CDC changes their recommendations, we will let Flagler County businesses know immediately by email, through this blog, our Website and Facebook pages.
In the meantime, the Flagler County Chamber is also open for business as usual, and I know from speaking with many of you that you are doing the same. In fact, I’m typing this memo as we prepare to kick off our 2020 Leadership Flagler class (the 27th) this evening at the Chamber.
HERE'S WHAT OUR EMPLOYERS CAN DO:
1. Reassure your patrons
We know you are already being cautious and have spoken to your employees about Coronavirus. To reassure your customers, vendors and clients, lease print this 81/2 X 14 poster (LINK TO) and place on your front door. Print extra for your business neighbors and help distribute. We want our Flagler County business patrons to know our businesses are doing all we can to mitigate spread of the virus in our community.
2. Talk to your employees about regular hand washing. Ask employees who feel they may have symptoms to stay home. If you can, plan for non-essential employees to work from home if able.
3. Attend a business information session hosted by the Chamber, Flagler County Health Department & Emergency Operations Center:
City of Bunnell - March 19, 2020, 3:00 P.M. - 3:45 P.M., City Hall, 200 S. Church St., Bunnell, FL
City of Palm Coast - TBD
City of Flagler Beach - TBD
City of Hammock Beach - TBD
Please share these link: http://flagler.floridahealth.gov/ your executive leadership, local business partners, employees and friends. This is the best resource for current information. Industry specific information can be found at the CDC Website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html .
The Chamber is monitoring this situation closely, and as things change, we will let you know.