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Responding to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Updated Friday, August 7, 10 a.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.

Reopening & Recovery Resources

As our local governments implements phased, gradual plans for reopening our economy, it is crucial for businesses to have the information they need to proceed in a way that is safe for both employees and customers. The Chamber is working to gather the insights businesses will depend on as they prepare to reopen. Visit our Reopening & Recovery Resources page to learn more.

Legislative Policy Updates

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 Policy Update from August 11, 2020 or visit our Legislative Update Archive page to see previous editions of our policy newsletter.

Video Updates

Our Response During the Pandemic

Phase 3-A Reopening: Positioning Employers for Good Faith Compliance

Are you looking for recordings of previous virtual events? Visit our Video Library!

Stay-at-Home/Reopening Orders

Updated Tuesday, July 14

The City of Springfield has issued orders related to Phase 3-A of the gradual reopening of the local economy, which includes a masking ordinance effective inside the city limits. This phase of reopening will take effect on Thursday, July 16. More detailed information about the city orders can be found on our "Reopening & Recovery" page.

Other communities in the region have either issued their own plans or announced that they are relying on orders from the state or basing their orders on those made by their local counties.

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