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    COVID-19: Doing Our Part to Keep You Safe and Informed


    Cedar Park Chamber Investors and Members:

    First, on behalf of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and our 750 investors, I want to extend our appreciation to the countless number of both elected officials and paid staff in both the government and the healthcare industries for their leadership through this novel situation.

    On Friday, March 13th, Governor Abbott declared a State of Disaster regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, Williamson County Judge Gravell declared a State of Disaster, which included public and mass gatherings. On Monday, March 16, the order was amended the to limit public and private gatherings to no more than 50 people. This is effective through May 11th.

    After careful consideration, the Chamber has closed our office to our investors and the public through April 5th. Our team will continue to be on the job with the option of working remotely from home or from our closed office. We will continue to be active, responsive and available by phone, text or email. We will reevaluate our office closure at that time.

    In compliance with the County Mandate, all Chamber events scheduled during this two-week period have been postponed or canceled. Our goal will be to reschedule as is appropriate and advisable by government and health officials.

    We will continue to work during this timeframe to advocate on behalf of our investors while monitoring public health developments closely, and will re-evaluate future programs, events and meetings according as to what’s in the best interest of our community. We regret this inconvenience, but we know that you are making these same hard decisions based on the welfare of the public, your employees and business. Together we will get through this!

    We want to remind our investors that during this fluid situation, there are government resources and programs available that may be helpful to you and your business.

    1. Local information on the outbreak: http://www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/index.php
       
    2. A message from WILCO Health District Medical Director: https://www.facebook.com/wilcogov/videos/1301241490263819/
       
    3. U.S. Small Business Administration (www.SBA.gov/disaster) has grants and loans available to small business that have been injured by the impact of the public health crisis. This assistance may help your business weather the disruption until the crisis passes.
       
    4. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a range of resources for businesses: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus-response-toolkit
       
    5. The U.S. Department of Education (www.ED.gov/coronavirus) has preventive strategies for K-12 educators and higher education institutions.  
       
    6. Leander Independent School District: http://support.leanderisd.org/support/covid-19/
       
    7. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Coronavirus Resources: https://workforcesolutionsrca.com/employers/covid-19-coronavirus-resources
       
    8. For the latest on national news and recommendations, log on to  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
       

    We will remain vigilant and adjust our business activities as developments warrant, and we will keep you advised of any changes from our office.

    Thank you for your understanding and patience. This affects all of us, and we are here to help in any way we can as our team has the option to work remotely as recommended by the CDC and local health officials. We look forward, as you do, to resuming our normal business as soon as possible. Please let us know how we can help you! Contact me personally if you have any questions at 512.260.7800.

    Sincerely,

    Tony Moline, IOM, PCED

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce
    512.260.7800
    CedarParkChamber.org