Dear Chamber Members,
With the developing news surrounding COVID-19, we are adjusting operations and encourage member organizations to do the same.
We are taking the precautionary route to help “lessen the curve” of spreading COVID-19 in Butler County, and are following the lead of our Governor’s orders that all non-essential employees remain home. The Chamber corporate office in downtown Butler and our regional office in Cranberry Township with be temporarily closed. Our staff is working remotely and can be reached electronically by work email or 724-831-0637. All networking-based events are suspended until further notice and we are exploring virtual opportunities for board and committee meetings.
Our members and the well-being of the community are at the forefront of our agenda. The Butler County business community is strong and resilient—and we will make it through this crisis.
We have previously shared business resources relative to the pandemic and will continue to provide you with timely comprehensive coverage and its impact on our area.
Updated 2020-03-20 @ 16:30
As develops regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus we continue our best efforts to serve as a resource for the business community. As it stands now, our networking related events are suspended through March. We will reevaluate in the coming weeks and keep everyone posted. All board and committee meetings will be going digital. Look for a link soon for the virtual office space. In this update, we will share our marketing measures to continue to promote our members as well as best practices, and resources shared by federal agencies available to the business community.
Shortly (later today) the Butler County Chamber Member’s COVID-19 business guide group will be created on Facebook. Please message our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org any updates you may want to be posted to the newly formed group. Updates should include changes to hours, operations/services, take out/delivery menus, etc. We will do our best to share any post your business makes via social media during these times directly to our Facebook page. Again, please message our Facebook or email email@example.com to have your updates shared directly to our main Facebook page as we may miss some due to a large number of members we have. We will continue other efforts to drive traffic to our web directory. We are here to help you through this. You are not alone during these times.
Below is a list of best practices being recommended for the workplace: Please feel free to send any other measures you are taking so we can add to the list:
- Wash hands with antibacterial soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Also, encourage your customers to do the same. Hand sanitizer can also be used.
- Sanitize door handles, tables, general surroundings as frequently as possible
- Have all staff including servers wear gloves
- Limit capacity of your dine-in room to less than 50
- Minimize contact as much as possible
Resources currently available for business: (More to come as we receive them)
- COVID-19 Resource page (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)
- Guidance for business (https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19)
- Disaster Assistance Loans (https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance)
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/597)
We will continue to update you with more as we receive them through our partners.