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COVID Update March 16, 2020

COVID Update March 16, 2020
COVID Update March 16, 2020
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COVID Update March 16, 2020

The Hampton Roads Chamber is committed to connecting local employers to important information about the impacts of COVID-19. The Chamber has canceled, postponed, or is creating a digital substitute for all our events and programs from now through May 1, but our business continuity plan is in place, and we will be here for you.

Here are the latest updates for our major events:

April 28, 2020, March and April Combined Member Appreciation Breakfast - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST TRAFFIX, 509 E. 18th St. Norfolk, VA 23504

May 13, 2020, The Power of Women 3:00 PM -5:00 PM at the Cavalier Hotel

June 16, 2020, Summer B2B 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Chesapeake Conference Center

Date TBD             Member Reception at TopGolf

May TBD              Chamber Strome with Fred Bergsten      

We are working with the Mayors of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Portsmouth to determine whether new dates are necessary for the State of the City Series.  Please continue to check back to our website for up to the minute details.  https://web.hamptonroadschamber.com/events

Businesses should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations.  Below please find a helpful checklist as you develop and implement your plans. Furthermore, we are willing to serve as a repository of good practices, so if you are ahead of the game and are eager to share with other local businesses, please let us know.

Please visit the CDC’s https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html for more on best practices and recommended strategies. 

When faced with an event that has the potential to significantly impact your business and its people, forming a team to manage your assessment, preparation, communication, and response is a critical best practice. The earlier this team is in place, the better organized your response will be to limit the impact on the business and your people.

The Department of Homeland Security has up to date information on travel restrictions and creating your business continuity plan and your emergency response plan. https://www.dhs.gov/

Continue to monitor news provided by official channels, including:

 https://www.cdc.gov/

 http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Here are a few more websites to keep you informed

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/index.html

 We also wanted to make sure you knew about the Virginia Chamber’s COVID-19 Resource Center on their website:

 https://www.vachamber.com/covid-19/

 The US Chamber has also launched a Coronavirus Response Toolkit:

 https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus-response-toolkit

Finally, given the fluidity of this situation, please feel free to reach out to us with questions, and even more importantly, if you have best practices you can share, please do.

Thanks as always for your support of the Hampton Roads Chamber

Bryan K. Stephens

President & CEO 

 

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