We value our ability to bring people together for advocacy, networking, education and celebrations. Chambers are conveners and connectors. But our first priority is the safety and security of our members, partners, staff and community. Today we’re sharing some answers to the most frequently asked questions we’re hearing from our members.
Is the Chamber cancelling events?
We have cancelled an event this week, our Metro Mingle that was originally scheduled for March 12 at Newman University. We will be evaluating whether to cancel, postpone or reschedule future events on a case by case basis.
Are you taking precautions at your meetings and events?
We are making modifications to currently scheduled events - discouraging hand shaking/other contact, supplying hand sanitizer and working with our hosts to minimize risks. Please stay home if you are feeling sick. We will continue to monitor and update you via our communication channels.
How are you determining which events to cancel?
We’re monitoring reports from local and national health agencies and consulting with our host venues, sponsors, and Board of Directors. We are advising our members to do the same. While bringing people together is our business, our first priority is safety and security.
What are area businesses doing?
They are taking the necessary precautions to deal with this unique event. Some are restricting travel and limiting access to their buildings. There are a number of great resources available for business leaders who are making these important decisions about safeguarding the health of their employees, customers and suppliers. Some of them are listed here.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to the Coronavirus
Key Planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak
Kansas COVID-19 Resource Center
Guidance for Employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus
Employer Tips for Managing COVID-19
Because of the fluidity of this unique situation we urge you to continue to monitor our communication channels for potential changes to scheduled events. We will do our best to notify you as soon as possible about any postponements or cancellations.