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  • COVID-19: Business Information and Resources

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  • Offices are temporarily closed to the public. The staff remains hard at work. Please contact us at info@hartlandchamber.org.
  • Michigan Chamber Coronavirus Update Michigan Chamber Coronavirus Update

    Headlines & News

    Visit the Michigan Chamber of Commerce with the latest News & Updates:

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources

    It is important for all employers to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while esuring continuity of operations. Following are links to variety of resources provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.

    Resources & Guidelines‚Äč

    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees

    • Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus

    • Customizable Workplace Flyer 

    Coronavirus Response Toolkit

    • Key Messages and Example Posts

    • Social Media Graphics

     

    Read Survey on Business Impact – Results from the American Chamber of Commerce in China

    Resilience in a Box – A toolbox to help businesses put a plan in place (created by the US Chamber Foundation in partnership with the UPS Foundation)

  • ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

     
    Michigan Small Businesses Now Eligible For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
     

    Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan small businesses are now eligible for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Please see below for more information:

    • Low-interest loans of up to $2 million are available for small businesses and private non-profits.
    • Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills and have repayment options of up to 30 years. 
    • Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for private non-profits.
    • Need help filling out the application? Access these step-by-step instructions

    Click HERE to apply now.

    COVID-19: Guidance for Small Businesses - Click HERE.

     
     
  • Remote Working Tools & Training Remote Working Tools & Training

    The COVID-19 global situation has many companies and organizations asking employees to maintain business continuity through virtual working tools. To aid employees in effectively conducting daily business in the virtual world, here are some tips for running effective remote meetings and resources for further information.

    READ MORE

  • Comcast - Provides Xfinity WiFi FREE For Everyone Comcast - Provides Xfinity WiFi FREE For Everyone

    Please be advised that Comcast has now opened its Xfinity WiFi hotspots to the general public. This, and additional measures, are detailed in the attached press release, and also available here. The relevant portion is as follows:
     
    Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity
    WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

  • TAKING PRECAUTIONS
     
    Taking Precautions with COVID-19

    As we continue to learn about more confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe and in Michigan, we want to ensure that we’re following the recommendations set forth by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The health and wellness of our members and our staff is critically important to us, so we want to provide the latest guidelines to all of you as you consider the precautions you and your team will take in the coming days.

    Based on recommendations of the CDC, we are asking you the following questions.

    1. Have you or someone in your household gone on a cruise or traveled to a country on the CDC’s Level 3 watch list in the last 30 days? At this time, these include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. These may change. See the CDC’s guidelines for the most up-to-date list.

    2. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

    3. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a fever, cough or shortness of breath. See the CDC’s symptom information.

    If you answered “yes’ to any of those questions, we ask you not to attend meetings, committees or events hosted here at Chamber building or at other locations.

    If you answered “no,” we ask you to take the advice of the CDC, including:

    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay home if you’re sick and keep your children home if they are sick.

    • Clean surfaces in your home and personal items, such as cell phones, using regular household products.

    • Consider an “elbow bump” instead of a hug or handshake.

    Our goal is to minimize the impact on our community by looking to our public health experts for guidance related to COVID-19. Here are some additional resources for your reference.

    ·      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ·      Guidance for Businesses and Employers – CDC

    ·      Risk Assessment Guidance – CDC

    We hope to maintain business as usual, but also want to ensure we’re aligning with best practices to do all we can to keep our community healthy.

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