Alarming rate of Delta breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people, increased transmission and other variants, present a serious treat to our economic reactivation
Gaps in COVID-19 vaccination for Hispanic residents and minority communities working essential jobs can accelerate once again the spread of the virus
NAHCC encourages mask wearing by vaccinated and non-vaccinated people to help reduce the risk of breakthrough infections
NAHCC urges businesses to implement measures to protect both employees and customers
NAHCC's PPE Safety Kits were provided to members of the small, Hispanic, minority and women owned business community thanks to the generous support of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce USHCC Cares Program
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC), Tennessee's oldest, longest running non-profit Hispanic business association, urges members, businesses and community, to implement and follow strict COVID-19 protocols to help with flattening the curve caused by Delta variant breakthrough cases. As medical evidence indicates, and as per CDC recommendations, wearing a mask at places where it is not possible to maintain social distancing helps with mitigating, and is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We encourage members and the business community to create the safest possible environment for customers and employees by requiring mask wearing, social distancing, and by placing the appropriate signage to help slow the spread of the virus in our community.
“I urge our government leaders and entrepreneurs to lead by example in order to protect our local businesses and community by encouraging both vaccination and wearing not just a face covering but, if at all possible, a medical grade N95 mask when social distancing is not an option. The future of our economic recovery is in our hands now. If we all team up and do our part by following strict COVID-19 protocols, we will slow the spread of the virus, avoiding unnecessary casualties and keeping everyone safe and in good health”, says Yuri Cunza, President and CEO, Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
About the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) is the oldest, longest running Hispanic business association in Tennessee, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs. With a membership of more than 300 businesses, the NAHCC represents their interests in Nashville and surrounding areas connecting entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, facilitating strategic alliances, networking and sharing of business and financial best practices. The NAHCC is one of the first Hispanic chambers in the nation to receive the CTI Minority Chamber Certification Designation issued by the University of Notre Dame and co-signed by the USHCC, USBC, USPAACC. The CTI Certification highlights the achievements made by the chamber. The NAHCC is a recipient of the "Chamber of the Year Award" presented by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit www.nashvillehispanicchamber.com