FARGO MOORHEAD WEST FARGO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Chamber update regarding COVID-19


Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement.

As our community, nation and world grapple with trying times due to COVID-19, The Chamber is committed to protecting the health of our members and residents. This post is meant to be a guide to navigate resources to keep you safe and informed. As the situation develops, we will monitor and update this page. Current as of 3/17/2020.

Click here to view a letter from the Chamber board chair and interim CEO.

Click here to view our new webpage hub for all ongoing information.

Recommended resources

Health information

North Dakota Department of Health | Coronavirus

Minnesota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control official Coronavirus website

Business information

CDC business recommendations

U.S. Chamber Legislative Summary: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Society for Human Resource Management

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

SBA Guidance for Businesses & Employers

SBA loan resources and Economic Disaster Program

Local and state updates

ND Dept of Commerce Coronavirus update

Greater North Dakota Chamber resource page

The Forum’s COVID-19 coverage (all Coronavirus stories have been removed from the paywall for all to access)

Local resources:

For questions related to COVID-19, the North Dakota Department of Health has activated a hotline, which can be reached at 1-866-207-2880 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Essentia Health is waiving the fee for E-visits related to screening and evaluation of respiratory symptoms and concerns related to COVID-19. If you’re 18 or older and live in Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota, you can use this convenient and cost-effective online service. You don’t have to be an Essentia patient to have an E-visit.

Sanford Health information

Fargo Cass Public Health: 701-241-1360

School closings:

DGF schools will be closed March 16, 2020 through March 27, 2020.

Central Cass Public Schools will be closed March 16th through March 20th.

Fargo Public Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice.

All Moorhead public and non-public schools will be closed March 16, 2020 through March 27, 2020

West Fargo Public Schools will be closed to students from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. This closure is inclusive of all programs, meetings, trainings, rentals, practices, and contests. The Hulbert Aquatic Center and the West Fargo Sports Arena will also be closed from March 16-22.

FMWF Chamber event updates:

To follow recommended guidelines and practice social distancing, we have decided to cancel or postpone all previously scheduled Chamber events through the end of April. If you have registered for any of these events and do not wish to attend if a new date is determined, please contact us at 218.233.1100 to cancel your registration and be refunded if you've already paid. Thank you for your support and understanding. More information will be communicated in the coming days. As the situation develops, we will monitor and reassess all future events. Please watch our website, event pages and social media for the latest updates as we have them.

Business After Hours - March event combined with June 11 event

YPN: Morning Buzz - March 20 Cancelled

POC: Networking Before 9 - March 20 Cancelled

Women Connect: Why NOT Me? Overcoming Self-Doubt - March event moved to May 26

YPN: Business Tour - Four Star Ninja Academy - March 30 New date TBD

YPN: Lattes with Leaders - Dr. Rupak Gandhi - March 31 New date TBD

Eggs & Issues: The Farm Economy - April 7 New date TBD

2020 YEA! Investor Panel Shark Tank - New date TBD

Business Training: Developing a Comprehensive Communication Strategy - New date TBD

Women Connect: Coaching is a Game Changer - New date TBD

YPN Networking to Business: Financial Wellness Roundtable - New date TBD

We are evaluating other ideas to keep members and community safely connected and supported during this time.

As always, thank you for supporting our efforts to keep our communities safe and healthy places. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Chamber events or operations. Our event pages and this post will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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