March 13, 2020
In ensuring that our members are fully aware of how the Lee’s Summit Chamber is preparing for the Coronavirus, we want to share with you our plan to address this global situation moving forward. In case the virus escalates to the local level, we will implement a 4 stage approach:
STAGE 1:No Cases in County (We are currently operating at this stage)Conditions where the virus appears to be continuing to spread nationally but no cases have been identified in Jackson County. All Chamber activities will continue as scheduled, unless communicated otherwise. Hand sanitizer will be available at all events and attendees will be advised to stay home if they don’t feel well. We all love to shake hands, but that and social distancing will be at your discretion.
STAGE 2: Case(s) Identified in the CountyIdentified case(s) of Coronavirus in Jackson County. At this point, each Chamber event and meeting will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine levels of risk and whether they should be postponed or canceled.
STAGE 3: Local Case(s) IdentifiedIdentified case(s) of Coronavirus in Lee’s Summit. This will result in the postponement/cancellation of larger events, such as luncheons, until further notice. Chamber staff will be rotated in a work-from-home environment to limit public exposure.
STAGE 4: Internal Case(s) IdentifiedIdentified case(s) of Coronavirus from an attendee at a Chamber event, within the Chamber staff or other staff working in the Chamber building will result in quarantine of employees. All employees will be working from home and the office will be closed until staff members have been removed from the quarantine. We will continue to respond to emails and phone calls daily.
The Chamber is currently working with Fisher and Phillips, LLP to host a webinar on the Coronavirus and with the Jackson County Health Department to host a Q&A through the Chamber’s Facebook page. We want our members to be fully prepared when dealing with the seriousness of this virus.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation and address any concerns our members may have during this very challenging time. In the meantime, let’s continue to promote each other, knowing how important that is to our business.
Matt Baird PresidentLee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce