How to Support Local Businesses during COVID-19
LoveLocal: How to help businesses during COVID-19
Stay calm and be kind.
Really that’s the best advice you got, Chamber?
Yep. We’ve done our homework and experts agree that simple public health measures are the best thing for the general public to do during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offers several tips like avoiding nonessential travel, 20 second hand-washing, as well as how to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
For those of you wondering about the being kind part… Our goal as a Chamber is to provide leadership and resources to advance business development in partnership with civic, cultural and educational interests for the benefit of our members and the community.
We want to inspire compassion – aka spread kindness – to the family hunkering down for a staycation, to employees who don’t have the option to work remotely, to business owners who depend on a steady flow of customers to make a living, to students missing out on valuable instruction time, to people stuck away from home and facing travel obstacles, to athletes unable to compete in the sport they love, to your elderly neighbor who lives alone.
We’re all in this together.
And honestly, we do not need to stockpile 8 packages of toilet paper (no disrespect if you feel differently). For everyone involved in this, we want to provide some thought-provoking alternatives to the whole "panic" thing.
What advice do you have? We’d love to hear from you? If you share you're best tips not already on our list, we may feature your idea on our social media!