Brandon Chamber of Commerce to Postpone All Events for a 30-day period
Dear valued members,
In light of recent developments in the spread of COVID-19 and the WHOs March 11 proclamation of the virus as a pandemic, the Brandon Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors have decided to err on the side of caution with respect to hosting large gatherings. As a result:
- BCC will not host any events for at least a 30-day period, up to April 13, 2020.
- We will postpone our Annual Gala, originally scheduled for March 12, 2020. Further information will be available as details are worked out.
- We will continue collecting reliable resources and tools to support you in taking care of your health and your business, and sharing them on our website here.
BCCs board and staff believe it is incumbent upon us to carefully assess all risks, and to do our part to help to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We’ve based this difficult decision on information provided by credible sources and are implementing recommended best practices in protecting valued employees, members, and all those with whom we interact throughout Manitoba.
We will continue to monitor the situation over the course of the next 30 days, and re-evaluate our future events plan based on prevailing conditions.
Thank you for your understanding, and be well.
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19:
RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
- Business Pandemic Preparedness Checklist from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
- Business Continuity Guide from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Business Continuity & Recovery Plan from The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Crisis Communication Plan from The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Guidelines for Mass Gatherings from The Government of Canada
The Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living recommends taking the following actions to avoid the continuous spread of germs and viruses:
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
We will continue to update this page with additional resources and templates as they relate to the business community when they become available.