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Responding to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Updated Monday, April 6, 2020 - 4:15 p.m.

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.

The Chamber is hard at work throughout the legislative session, advocating for the priorities of the business community. We also feel it's important to keep you informed of the latest legislative news that could affect your business and your industry. That's why we periodically put together our Legislative Update newsletter, designed to keep you up to date on what's going on in Jefferson City and in Washington, D.C. on subjects affecting the business community.

Click here to see our COVID-19 Policy Update from April 3, 2020 or visit our Legislative Update Archive page to see previous editions of our policy newsletter.

Monday, April 6, 1:30 p.m.

Join us via conference call to learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - including new forgivable loan programs, as well as tax credits and the potential impact on businesses.

The presenter will be Ron Eidshaug, Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs Division for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Eidshaug began working at the U.S. Chamber in 1999 and has served in a variety of roles. Currently, he helps oversee a team of 15 full-time Capitol Hill lobbyists and is one of the U.S. Chamber's chief lobbyists.

Join us to hear this important information directly from the people who know it best.

Click here for a PDF of the presentation.

Coronavirus Update - April 3, 2020

"Stay at Home" Orders

On April 3, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson issued a statewide "stay at home" order to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6 and last through Friday, April 24.

In addition, the City of Springfield and Greene County each had previously issued "stay at home" orders to protect the public health with new regulations that impact businesses, organizations and employees operating in the area. The orders are substantially similar in scope.

The city and county orders took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, and last 30 days unless renewed or withdrawn. Each order contains information regarding the types of businesses that are considered essential and can continue to operate and provide goods and services, within certain parameters, for the duration of the order. These orders have since been updated slightly to reflect changes from the state order.

Click the heading below for detailed information about the orders for your community.

Good Morning, Springfield! (Virtual Edition) - April 2, 2020

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