• Chamber Urges Business to Plan/Educate on COVID-19

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    March 11, 2020

    Connersville, Indiana - March 11, 2020:  Amid growing concerns about the Coronavirus COVID-19, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is providing important information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and urges Chamber member businesses and organizations to take precautionary measure for the health and safety of your customers and colleagues.  There is no evidence of widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States at this time.
    The CDC has provided specific guidelines for employers to consider in planning, educating, and practicing safety measures to help protect the health of your employees and the community.  To access this information click the link from the Centers for Disease Control or go directly to their website at cdc.gov.

    All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of operations.  If your business already has a best practice in place that you are willing to share with other businesses, please forward your information to the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce office at:  gertrud@fayetteINchamber.com   We will make this available to all our membership and post it on the Chamber website as a resource.
    Local health care provider, Reid Health, posted information on their website on steps to help avoid infection from Coronavirus and influenza, which is still a greater threat to public health.  Common sense practices such as washing your hands, don't touch your face, and staying at home if sick, work best.  In the event of increased cases, Reid Health has well established procedures and plans for infection control and for contagious outbreaks.
    They are prepared to care for any coronavirus patients, since they deal with contagious infections every day. The care plan includes:
    • Specific rooms designed with special ventilation to prevent the spread of infection.
    • Special protective equipment for clinicians and staff when treating or testing a patient.
    • And well established emergency preparedness plans to follow in the event of a large outbreak.
    Information from Reid Health is updated daily and available at:  https://www.reidhealth.org/coronavirus-info
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    Gertrud Whitaker, Executive Director
    (765) 825-2561
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