June 9, 2020 Covington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Phase 1.5 "modified phase one"
King County to immediately allow limited openings of businesses, maintain public health vigilance.
Please Follow Industry Specific Guidelines with the implementation of 1.5 as stated in the above link. Industry Specific Guidelines: https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance-businesses-and-workers
"Safe Start Washington Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, has established a data-driven approach to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. This approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Washington’s most vulnerable populations and preserves capacity in our health care system, while safely opening up businesses and resuming gatherings, travel, shopping, and recreation. The plan involves assessing COVID-19 activity in the state along with health care system readiness, testing capacity and availability, case and contact investigations, and ability to protect high-risk populations." - Quoted from: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/SafeStartWA_4May20_1pm.pdf
JOIN US VIRTUALLY....
Annually we have a joint luncheon with Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber!
"VIRTUAL VISITS" via Zoom on 6/17! 11:30-12 is our normal general hangout time (just done virtually) then at 12 noon our official "Virtual Visits" will begin! We look forward to engaging with you! "SEE" you soon!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 839 7888 7246
Password: NETWORK
*Please note that to protect our meeting there is a password and 'waiting room' to enter - host will add you after you enter the zoom link & password. You are "muted" upon entry. Thank you!
TO OUR 2020 GRADUATING CLASS #seniorstrong
AWB Employment Survey!
AWB Grassroots Alliance Members,
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is working with  Cicero Group , a third-party researcher, to understand how employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are thinking about returning to work – with a particular emphasis on the childcare needs of employees. They have created a short survey and asked AWB to participate.
 
A similar survey will also be distributed to parents of young children to better understand their needs as employees. The Foundation will share the results of both surveys with the chambers.
 
Your input is essential to helping all business and civic leaders prepare for returning to work. Please follow the link below to take the survey; it should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please reach out to  Cicero  with any specific questions.
 
Survey:   Take the Survey We appreciate your time and valuable input!
AWB Rebound & Recovery
Are you looking for WA state made PPE? Are you in need of free business resources for reopening? Check out Association of Washington Business Rebound & Recovery! https://www.reboundandrecovery.org/?utm_source=fast-facts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=awb-recover
Help us support local non-profits in partnership with Kent Community Foundation ! We will be accepting donations - all while following the social distancing guidelines.

Please visit https://www.kentstation.com/donation-drive for details and for a list of much-needed items.
If you have time to read only 1 document regarding reopening your business - READ THIS!
TO WATCH WITH AUDIO CLICK HERE.

Are you looking for free business resources: opening checklist, safety, signage, PPE, HR resources, tenant considerations and more? https://www.backtoworktoolkit.com/
COVID-19 RESOURCES/INFORMATION
Please remember that COVID-19 updates are fluid and ever changing. Make sure to follow credible sources of information and always fact check. If you have questions please contact us so that we may direct you to the correct source and provide up to date information: info@covingtonchamber.org
CDC
FALL FEST 2020 UPDATE...
June 8, 2020 – Covington, WA

Dear Chamber Partners & Community Members:
The Covington Chamber of Commerce actively promotes a strong local community and in doing so we follow safety and health orders by Governor Inslee. Summer and Fall remain uncertain times regarding the reach of the Covid-19 virus and the ability to hold in person gatherings while “Social Distancing”.
Out of an abundance of caution and in effort to best support the success of local business while following State Guidelines in the plan to reopen we have selected to cancel our upcoming event: Fall Festival in September 2020. We will be in touch with those that have pre-registered and we look forward to a time that we can celebrate together again. This decision was not taken lightly and included many factors, but the safety and health of our community was our number one priority.
Currently we are continuing virtually our monthly education/networking luncheons and after hours and we invite you to attend these free opportunities to support your business, learn about resources and continue supporting one another. We will continue to advocate for local business & connect you to available resources and information.
Please stay engaged with us on Social Media via Facebook & Instagram. We will update our website and newsletters as information continues to become available to us. For more information:
·          City of Covington Covid-19 Business Resources: https://www.covingtonwa.gov/businesses/covid19.php
·          King County Public Health Updates: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health.aspx
·          Rebound & Recovery Information from AWB: https://www.awb.org/olympia-business-watch/?bid=20631
·          “Safe Start” Information from Governor Inslee: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Safe%20Start%20-%20Washington%20Phased%20Reopening_FINAL.pdf
Thank you for supporting us in our commitment to actively promote a strong local community!

Jennifer Liggett
Executive Director
Covington Chamber of Commerce
Tel. 253.329.0999
P.O. Box 8041, Covington, WA 98042
THIRD THURSDAY AFTER HOURS!
Join us for our Chamber's Monthly Third Thursday Happy Hour! Location this month is VIRTUAL! 4:30-6pm 6/18/20 DROP-IN STYLE! Feel free to BYOW (whatever you choose) and join us online - kids might be hanging around in the background of our cameras so we are family friendly. Social Distancing has nothing on us! Invite your friends chamber member or not! (please know we have a password 'HAPPY' and "waiting room" enabled to protect our meeting from zoom bombing) If you have questions email us: info@covingtonchamber.org
Time: Jun 18, 2020 04:30 PM, Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82326932137?pwd=aHpmak9vZjVXdVprY0E0em1WNXltdz09
Meeting ID: 823 2693 2137 Password: HAPPY
UPCOMING CHAMBER & COMMUNITY EVENTS
SAVE THE DATES!
6/13 Kent Community Foundation 11am-1pm Drive-By Donation Drive Click HERE.
6/17 Virtual Lunch-"In" annual networking "virtual visits" with MV-BD 11:30am-1pm Click HERE.
6/18 Virtual After Hours - Drop in style via zoom. 4:30-6pm Click HERE.





 

For additional info on the above events, view our Community Calendar  

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