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Your Kearney Price Chopper has a liquid hand sanitizer 1 liter bottle for $6.99. Hours are 7-8 for seniors and 8am - 10pm.
KN95 Non-Surgical Masks for Clay Co

We will be ready to ship KN95 masks to Clay Co businesses and organizations beginning the week of May 11. KN95 masks are a great option for non-surgical respiratory protection in the commercial, occupational and industrial sectors, and for consumers that are looking for a higher level of protection. Our KN95 non-surgical masks are produced in FDA registered facilities, meet the GB2626-2006 accepted standard for respiratory protective equipment, and filter ≥95% of PM 2.5 particles. For more information please go to our new website  https://www.prohealthshields.com/
 
Customers can order directly from the site, or they can contact us directly and we can invoice them. We offer free shipping and can usually turn orders around in one day. Supplies are limited and orders will be processed on a first come first serve basis. We are offering a 20% discount to businesses and consumers in Clay Co. If ordering on the site customers need to enter promo code Clay20 at checkout to receive the discount. For orders that are not placed on line we will apply the discount to their invoice.

Brandon Luft
816-728-8402 cell
816-628-1229 office
Spire Small Business Relief

I don’t believe many businesses are aware or have taken advantage of our Small Business Relief program. Relief is available for local small business owners who need help with natural gas bills, too. If you click on this link, and scroll down you will see a link to the application. https://spireenergy.com/relief
 
Christy Meers
Residential Business Development
7500 E 35 th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64129
816.399.9401 Mobile
Clay County Recovery Plan

Please see the attached guidance for the official Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan . We hope this will provide more insight into what this gradual process will look like for our community and provide guidance to businesses and individuals. More graphics and tools will be provided throughout the day on our website at clayhealth.com/recovery .

A Guide for Responsible Re-Entry to the Workplace

As the Greater Kansas City business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health. The Safe Return KC Guide provides a roadmap for organizations of all types across the region to use as we re-open our workplaces, while considering the public health needs of our workforce, stakeholders, customers and community.

COVID-19 Testing

Clay County Public Health Center is now offering free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Clay County residents. Any resident, whether they have symptoms or not, is welcome to request an appointment by filling out the testing questionnaire on our website at clayhealth.com/test. However, we do have a limited number of tests so not everyone who fills out the questionnaire will be able to be scheduled for an appointment.
Member Announcements & Events
The Clay County Public Health Center has ordered prints of two different posters for distribution to local businesses as we transition into step 1 of our recovery phase. One poster is for business entrances and the other is a generic “keep six feet apart please” flyer.

These posters can be used by businesses to educate and inform the public about some of the basic precautions that should be taken to prevent the spread of germs.

The Kearney Chamber of Commerce has agreed to be a distribution point for these posters. Posters can be picked up Friday, May 8th from the Chamber Office between 10:30am-Noon. Or, if you would like them delivered, please email stacie@kearneychamber.org by EOD Sunday.

If any company would like to print their own, the same documents can be downloaded from the Community Recovery Toolkit at clayhealth.com/recovery .
The Kearney Clinic is open for in-person and virtual visits. The clinic is fully staffed and taking all of the recommended CDC safety precautions.
Welcome to Episode 9: PPP Loan Forgiveness
Our goal is to provide you with real and tangible action items you can do to help your business survive and thrive in these difficult times.  
Make sure you get your Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiven. This video shows you what is forgivable and how to track it. Make the most of this opportunity!
Show your pride and support for KEARNEY tourism destinations and businesses by purchasing a limited edition tee! Shirts are just $20 with $15 from each purchase going to the KEARNEY tourism destination of your choice. This includes any KEARNEY park, restaurant, hotel, historic business, community event or festival event promoted through Clay County Tourism.

Meetings & Events
Per the Clay County Recovery Plan all public activities hosted by the Kearney Chamber of Commerce are suspended through June 30, 2020.  
May 12 – Ambassador Committee Meeting    
May 19 – Marketing Committee Meeting      
May 23 – Social Distancing Scavenger Hut
May 26 – Finance Committee Meeting   
May 26 – Board of Directors Meeting     
June 3 Virtual Chamber Membership Luncheon

Visit the Chamber Calendar for more information on Chamber meetings and events.
Social Distancing Scavenger Hunt
Social Distancing Scavenger Hunt

The Kearney Enrichment Council and the Kearney Chamber of Commerce are excited to partner together on this fun community outing on Saturday, May 23 from 2-4pm. Registration is required.

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We would love for our local Kearney businesses to help supply prizes and treats for our participants. For every business who donates something, we will incorporate your business somehow on the list of items we send out to everyone! If you would like to donate, please email Kurt Hamilton .
MO Chamber
Senate Passes Workforce Provisions To Aid Economic Revival
The COVID-19 health crisis has left 450,000 Missourians out of work and created significant new challenges for employers seeking to reopen their doors. In an effort to aid this recovery, the Missouri Senate has passed an important bill to help create more flexibility in the state's workforce and provide greater career mobility.
House Bill 2046 is sponsored by Rep. Derek Grier, a Republican from Chesterfield, and handled in the Senate by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, both  2019 Missouri Business Champions .
As amended and passed by the Senate, the bill makes changes to the state's occupational licensing laws, allowing skilled professionals who are already licensed in another state to come to Missouri enter the workforce. In addition, the legislation would enhance apprenticeships in the state by making it possible for apprentices to obtain industry licenses as part of an apprenticeship.
Both of these provisions are included in Uniting for Recovery: A COVID-19 Economic Response Agenda , a plan created by the Missouri Chamber. Another important component of the bill will help people with past criminal convictions who are seeking to reenter the workforce.
While these provisions were originally proposed as ways to help fill the workforce shortage that was present in the state before the COVID-19 crisis, they remain very important as the state seeks to recover and get Missourians back to work.

Unemployment & returning to work FAQs
As businesses begin to reopen, many employers have questions about calling staff members back to work who have been unemployed and collecting benefits. Here are some guidelines providing clarity to employees and employers about what is allowed under Missouri's unemployment law. 
 
Uniting For Recovery:
A COVID-19 Economic Response Agenda
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Watch on demand: Return To Work webinars
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