Coronavirus Impacts on the Chamber
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing a safe working environment for employees and members, and to minimizing the potential economic and business impact of COVID-19 (the “Novel Coronavirus”) for our Chamber members.
To that end, we want to hear about how your organization is being affected by this situation, so that we can connect you with resources that can offer you assistance and share your concerns with legislators who might be able to help.
Event & Office Impacts
Governor Parson has mandated that community events of 10 or more people be postponed or canceled, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention encouraging social distancing.
In accordance with these new rules, the Chamber is working to make alternate arrangements for most of our upcoming events. If the decision is made to reschedule or cancel an event, that information will be posted on our online calendar. We will also send notification via email and post information on our social media channels. We encourage you to visit our events calendar to see if a specific event in which you are interested has been affected.
Additionally, there are several ways we are attempting to continue operations while still working to keep our staff and members safe.
- The Chamber's offices are closed to outside visitors, consistent with direction from the Centers for Disease Control, City and County officials and the governor's office.
- In addition, our staff are working remotely beginning Thursday, March 26, in line with the city's "stay-at-home" order.
We remain confident that taking smart preventative measures and following the guidance of our local health officials can help us successfully weather this illness as a community. It will also help us at the Chamber continue working to help our members and our community find the solutions and the assistance they need during this incredibly trying time.