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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Guide

Now is the time to prepare, not panic. We are monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus and its potential impact on our region. While there are only a small number of confirmed cases in North Carolina, as of March 9, we want to provide you useful resources to help you prepare your organizations and teams. 

Here at the Chamber, we are closely watching the situation locally and our current plan is to continue with our scheduled meetings and events at this time.  However, we do encourage everyone to practice best health practices (listed below) by limiting contact with fellow attendees (no shaking hands, etc), staying home if you or a family member are sick and washing your hands regularly.  

Some key considerations from the CDC include:

  • Prepare for a possible increase in the number of employee absences due to personal or family member illness
  • Explore establishing policies that increases the physical distance between employees such as flexible worksites and work hours
  • Cross-train employees on essential functions in case of employee absences
  • Assess your essential functions and reliance on others – be prepared to change your business practices if needed to maintain critical operations

Please encourage your employees to implement best health practices, including:

  • Good handwashing (soap and water for at least 20 seconds)
  • Covering your cough and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Regular use of tissues and hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you or a family member is sick
  • Sanitize commonly touched surfaces and objects regularly


About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Confirmed Cases in the U.S.
World Health Organization Video Explainer
CDC: Frequently Asked Questions


Communicate with Employees 
Preparing your Workplace 
Pandemic Guidance
Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention
Workplace Tips for Employees
Guidance for Employers


What You Need to Know
What to do if You are Sick
Stop the Spread of Germs
Symptoms of Coronavirus

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