Please join us on Friday, March 13th from 8:30-9:30 A.M. for Hot Topics: 'Outbreak Prevention & Control at the Local Level - What Businesses Can Do' at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, located at 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Guest speaker Eugenia Ngo-Seidel, MD, MPH is the Director for the Florida Department of Health Nassau County. Dr. Ngo-Seidel has over 27 years of experience in public health at the local level.
It is our shared responsibility to stem the spread of this virus and to prepare as best we can. To that end, we’ve compiled some of the most reliable sources of information for your business. A few key priorities for your business or organization to consider are as follows:
More resources are included below for your convenience:
Centers for Disease Control
The CDC has the most resources for all groups, but specifically speaks to how businesses should prepare for this outbreak. “All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of operations. During a COVID-19 outbreak, all sick employees should stay home and away from the workplace, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene should be encouraged, and routine cleaning of commonly touched surfaces should be performed regularly.”
US Chamber of Commerce
“All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from the Coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Download these guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.”
Business As Usual…but you can help protect us all
The Chamber is moving forward business as usual for the time being – meaning our operations are normal, and our events schedule is moving forward as planned. We will be in touch if anything changes.
However, we’re asking you to support efforts to stem the spread of this virus or other communicable diseases by avoiding shaking hands, hugging, and kissing at our gatherings for the time being – please find alternate ways to greet each other.
In addition to washing your hands frequently and managing your coughing/sneezing wisely, you can help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of germs in public spaces by avoiding direct contact with others.
Please remember that while you may be comfortable and believe that the risk is low, others may not; additionally, those with friends or family at higher risk of serious health impacts may feel pressure to shake hands or hug in public – which could make them feel uncomfortable, rather than welcome.
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