Reminder: COVID - 19
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Cancelled!


March 19th luncheon CANCELLED! 

We are taking precautionary measures with the current COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

For the safety of our members, directors, staff and volunteers. We have made the decision to cancel this months' monthly luncheon.

We plan to have our next luncheon scheduled for April 16th at the Fair Oaks Community Clubhouse.

 

Breaking News!

With the State of California as well as the County of Sacramento declaring a public health emergency regarding COVID 19,
your Chamber would like to offer helpful tips and
´╗┐best practices for your business.
Preparation, not panic
Here are a few things you can do for your business:
  • Be extra flexible and strongly encourage employees to stay home if they have ANY symptoms of illness. In addition to coronavirus, it is also high flu season.
 
  • Hand washing is best, but have alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for employees in common areas.
 
  • Use factual information to inform your business decisions. There are many resources to obtain information (see below).
 
  • Have a continuity of business plan in place in the event that a large number of employees need time off
 
  • Though highly unlikely, be prepared for possible business closure, in the case of an outbreak
For more resources for your business, click below for the U.S. Chamber's business resources, including this  GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS document with tips on guiding your business through this time.
C ombating the Coronavirus

With the U.S. now reporting a limited number of COVID-19 cases, it's important that businesses of all sizes and sectors continue to monitor the situation and are as prepared as possible to protect the health of their workers. The U.S. Chamber is...

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US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to ensure we are all adequately prepared to protect Americans at home and abroad.
All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Download these guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus.
Statement from the County of Sacramento, provided by the Sacramento Bee:

Sacramento County declared both a public health emergency and a local emergency Thursday, assuring that its public health team will receive the funding and appropriate resources to respond to the new coronavirus.

“Our intent in proclaiming a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19 is to ensure uninterrupted access to the resources necessary to keep people as safe as possible and lessen disease transmission,” said Supervisor Phil Serna, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “The proclamation should not be considered a reason for elevated concern; in fact, it is quite the opposite as it helps us in our mission to contain the virus.”

Read more here: Sacramento County Responds
Resources
Do not spread false information.
´╗┐Make your business decisions based on fact!

Here are various links to information regarding coronavirus. Continue to make smart business decisions based on factual information that protect your business and employees. Click on the logos below for updated coronavirus information.
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Economic Impact - Comments from the US Chamber (3/3/2020)

What's the impact? The spread of the coronavirus could have significant implications for businesses here at home and around the globe.

Industrial sectors will be impacted in waves, for example certain transportation sectors like aviation and certain trade-dependent industries are already being impacted.
 
Today, it’s too early to determine the long-term impact on supply chains, manufacturing, and the American economy. Given the importance of consumer spending to the American economy, much will depend on the confidence of the American public.

What's the risk to the public? Low. The  CDC’s current assessment  says that “for the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.”

Number to know: 2%: The spread of the coronavirus is a drag on global growth, which includes the United States. Growth in the United States will likely drop in the first quarter by 0.1% to 0.3%. Under this scenario, growth could fall under 2% in the first quarter.

Our take: In the U.S., there is no need for a drastic change in behavior, but it’s important that individuals stay informed and prepared. Americans should follow the  advice from the CDC , relevant state and local authorities, and health care professionals.

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Fair Oaks Chamber Of Commerce - Reminder: COVID - 19