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New Face Covering Requirements
As has been widely reported, new face-covering requirements took effect across the state today. Note: The Virginia Department of Health won’t be inspecting or monitoring businesses for compliance and there are some exceptions and exemptions. Find all the details from the Governor's office here: bit.ly/2XcIaPb.

For questions or concerns about the face covering Executive Order, please call 1-877-ASK-VDH3, not your local health department.

We've compiled a few pieces of related information and resources:

  • The Reopening Mask Friendly graphics shared during our webinar a few weeks ago are still available. Download Graphic 1 or Graphic 2.

  • Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts and VDH created this poster about the mask order.

Upcoming Virtual Events
Women of the Chamber Webinar: June 16
For our second Women of the Chamber of 2020, we're excited to be joined by Caitlyn Scaggs, Associate Vice President and spokesperson for Radford University.

How should you react when presented with a once-in-a-century worldwide pandemic causing unexpected personal and professional turmoil? There might not be a one size fits all answer to that question, but in most cases, perspective makes all the difference.

We hope to see you on June 16 as Caitlyn shares her experiences, encourages attendees to shift their perspective, and helps uncover opportunities hidden in plain sight.

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Login Open: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Cost: $10.00
Special thanks to our Women of the Chamber sponsor:
Virtual Coffee & Contacts: June 10
We had such a great time at our first-ever Virtual Coffee & Contacts on May 13, we're doing it again! Join us on June 10 for another caffeine-filled Zoom networking session.

Coffee & Contacts is a chance to build your network by introducing yourself to other Chamber members and sharing your elevator pitch.

Don't forget to bring your favorite coffee cup/mug, because one lucky participant will walk away with a prize.
Special thanks to our Coffee & Contacts sponsor:
Chamber Chats: Week 8
That's a wrap on another great week of our Chamber Chat segment! This week many of our guests noticed what we've seen too: signs of an economic recovery.

You can browse the full archive (from April 6) any time on our website.

Here's who joined us in Week 8:

Wednesday: Craig from Shentel

We are actively looking for members to spotlight in Mid to Late June! Participating in a Chamber Chat is a FREE membership benefit. Let Eric know if you'd like to participate and we'll get you on the schedule.
Additional News & Resources
  • Thank you, Delta Dental of Virginia and the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation! They will be donating $3 million to help dentists reopen their offices and ease the financial burden of safety protocols due to COVID-19. Read the full story.

  • Friendship announced that Friendship Assisted Living (FAL) has earned a three-year license from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), which is unheard of in the senior healthcare industry. Well done!

  • Something to watch: The U.S. House passed a bill to ease small business emergency loan rules. The Senate has yet to act. Learn more.

Not seeing your business but have something you would like to share? Send Austin an email and let him know. While space is sometimes a constraint, we always try to share everything we are notified about.