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State of Missouri issues public health warning — what businesses need to know
The State of Missouri has issued a Public Health Warning regarding COVID-19, which includes an advisory for businesses. 
The warning states that Missouri officials continue to take a balanced approach, but if Missourians do not slow the spread of the virus, we risk having our health care systems overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.
 
"We do not need to lockdown our communities if people do the right things to fight the spread of the virus," the warning reads. 
 
The advice for businesses reads as follows. 
 
All businesses are advised to implement basic infection prevention measures informed by industry best practices:
  • Modify physical workspaces to maximize and maintain social distancing.
  • Develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan, including policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Symptomatic people should not physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate about workplace flexibilities and protections, including: 
  • Encouraging telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations;
  • Working in phases and/or split shifts, if possible;
  • Limiting access to common areas where personnel are likely to congregate and interact; and 
  • Ensuring that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance.
Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan
As of November 2020, four vaccines have begun large-scale (phase 3) clinical trials in the US. Three of the vaccines in phase 3 trials use two doses that must be administered at least 21 days apart. The other COVID-19 vaccine requires only one shot.

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services, has said that the first doses could be ready to administer in December.

The state has a plan in place to distribute the limited first doses of the vaccine to healthcare workers, workers classified as essential, and high risk populations such as people of 65 years of age or older.

Read more about Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine strategy below.

Paying for Childcare
If your employees do not have childcare assistance, they may now be able to get help while they work.
 
Due to COVID-19, the MO Dept. of Social Services has temporarily changed eligibility requirements. The application deadline is Dec. 31.

Chamber Meetings & Events
November 26-27 – Chamber office Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
VIRTUAL
Membership Luncheon
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Noon-1:00pm

Though we can no longer meet in person, please join the Chamber and Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative for this Christmas Themed Virtual Luncheon the first Wednesday of December from Noon-1:00pm via Zoom. Register today for this fun virtual event as we get into the Christmas spirit together. Boxed lunch included! Registration is Required for Zoom link & directions

Zoom Workshop
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
Noon-1:00pm

Affordable health care coverage has arrived for Kearney small businesses.
Join us for this Zoom Workshop to learn more about the Chamber Benefit Plan.

December 24 thru Jan. 1st – Chamber office Closed for the Christmas & New Year Holidays
Visit the Chamber Calendar for more information on Chamber meetings and events. Due to the impact of COVID-19, Chamber events will look slightly different due to additional safety precautions that are being taken to ensure the safety of those in attendance. Details can be found within each event listing.
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