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Chamber Updated Statement on COVID-19

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The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce Statement Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus):

As we have been doing from the beginning, we have been monitoring the information available to us from the CDC.  We have decided to close the Chamber lobby beginning Monday, March 30th.  We recommend conducting any Chamber business via email if possible.  

            Executive Director-Ed Hill                         Ed.Hill@EnglewoodChamber.Com 

            Membership Coordinator-Kim Parks        Kim.Parks@EnglewoodChamber.Com

           Administration Assistant-Deb German      Business@EnglewoodChamber.Com

CDC recommends that  organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the U.S. More Information on Mass Gatherings
Using that information, the Englewood Chamber has taken the following position :
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just came out with a recommendation that any events or gatherings of 10 or more people are cancelled. Being that our Chamber events are well attended by Chamber Members and guests … and under the guidance or the Chamber’s Board of Directors, all Chamber events and gatherings will be cancelled for the next 8 weeks (through May 15th) unless directed differently by the CDC.

Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin.
“Gathering information about the impact COVID-19 has on Florida businesses and industries will be invaluable to the state’s efforts in coordinating our response,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is important that we understand the total impact COVID-19 has on businesses to ensure that we access the resources that may be available.”
The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.

The Sarasota County Health Department has established a COVID-19 call center for Sarasota County residents who believe they may have coronavirus (COVID-19). The number is 941-861-2883. Subject-matter experts are on duty 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Florida Department of Health has a call center that is available 24/7 


Here is a list of resource websites:

Florida Department of Health                        FloridaHealth.gov

CDC                                                          CDC.gov/coronavirus/index.html  

Visit Florida                                                 VisitFlorida.org

Visit Sarasota County                                    VisitSarasota.com

Office of Governor Ron DeSantis                    FLGov.com

Englewood Community Hospital                     EnglewoodCommHospital.com

Charlotte County Health Department             Charlotte.FloridaHealth.gov

Charlotte County Information                         CharlotteCountyFl.Gov

Sarasota County Health Department               Sarasota.FloridaHealth.gov

Sarasota County Information                           SCGov.Net

Comment (1)

  1. Karen W Maurer says on March 18, 2020 at 10:14am

    Great information for business. Thats our chamber at work, good job!

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