Here is the latest update from the CDC to assist with any future functions/events that you or your business may be planning AND an update from the City of Sleepy Eye.
I have also included an AD opportunity from the Herald Dispatch to get any info out about changes to your place of work operations. That being said, the Chamber office will be working remotely beginning this Wednesday 3/18 until 3/27 and then proceeding accordingly after that. If your business has Chamber Certificates to redeem, please EMAIL me the amount and I will make an appointment of stopping by to collect them.
Also: State of the City Address, March 25th - POSTPONED
SEYP March Event: Guardianship & Wills, March 25th - POSTPONED
April B2B Luncheon, April 16th - Tentative

Again, these are uncharted waters and we are all doing our very best to stay informed and safe as possible. Please be respectful, considerate, continue to Shop Local and we'll see you on the flip side.

Sincerest regards,
Christina Andres
UPDATE: CDC Recommendations for Mass Gatherings/Events
UPDATE: City of Sleepy Eye Recommendations
COVID-19 is causing rapidly changing conditions in our communities and businesses. In an effort to make sure our establishments and community partners have the information they need to make decisions, we wanted to pass along the revised CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines for large events and mass gatherings. The following guidance was revised yesterday (3/15):
"Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States."
Attached is the link to the CDC’s Mass gathering page which includes additional guidance information. Our office is also available to answer any questions you might have.
The City of Sleepy Eye is following and recommends everyone follow both CDC (Center for Disease Control) and MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) guidelines and recommendations as they relate to coronavirus. Some of these are as follows:
  • If you are sick, with any type of cold or flu-like symptoms, stay home
  • Wash your hands and cover your cough
  • If at all possible, pay your utility bill on-line or use the drop box. If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please don’t come into City Hall
  • For the next 8 weeks, events of 50 or more people should be cancelled
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, CALL the clinic or hospital BEFORE you visit. Don’t just walk in
  • Follow the CDC and the MDH websites for the most up to date information that is available. Their websites are and

Attn: Special Announcement Ad Opportunity for Businesses
From the Herald-Dispatch: We will be publishing a list of events that are postponed or cancelled in this week's newspaper. We can add a list of businesses with any special announcement - such as "lobby closed", etc. The deadline for submitting this information is 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Send it to: or call 794-3511.

We can not include long announcements. If a longer, more involved statement is required, please reach out to your Herald-Dispatch salesperson to create an advertisement -
the deadline for ads is 4 p.m. today.
Thank you, Deb Moldaschel, Editor