The Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping ensure a positive business climate. As the coronavirus continues to spread and has reached the United States, it is important that we are prepared to handle the issue. Below are resources we have gathered to help educate employers on the coronavirus.
We want to remind everyone that the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is not a health official or government official. Our goal is to share information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner.
If you are sick or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions. The COVID-19 Hotline is (800) 722-5725. Local Health Department 270-753-3381.
Resources for Employers
- Call Kentucky's COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-722-5725
- Executive Orders and Governor's Actions
- Visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Coronavirus resource page
- Call 1-800-KY-SAFER to report to government those not complying with Governor's guidance
- View the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage for businesses:
- City of Murray COVID-19 Info page
- Calloway County Fiscal Court Facebook Page
- Sign up for CDC.gov email updates
- View the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Coronavirus resource page
- Download the U.S. Chamber's Guidance for Employers document
- Download the U.S. Chamber's Workplace Tips for Employees
- Visit the crisis management center on the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives website
- SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
What we are doing here at the Chamber:
During this time of uncertainty, we are dedicated to the safety of our employees, while providing essential services to our members. The Chamber is implementing the following practices:
- The Chamber will be staffed from 11am-4pm to receive phone calls and emails only. No in-person interaction at this time.
- We are requiring that employees who feel ill do not come to work.
- We are ensuring employees are able to work remotely.
- We are asking that all employees wash their hands thoroughly and follow CDC guidelines to prevent illness.
- We are ensuring our office space is deep cleaned and sanitized.
- We have postponed in-person group meetings and events in an effort to flatten the Coronavirus curve.
- We are restricting travel.
- We have closed our office to outside meetings and visitors.
- We are encouraging all employees and investors to continue to support our local businesses to minimize the impact on our local economy.
When to Seek Care
How does Coronavirus spread?
Coronavirus generally spreads between people within 6 feet of each other through respiratory secretions, especially coughing and sneezing. It is not currently known whether the virus can be transmitted by touching a surface with the virus on it.