The health and wellness of our members and all citizens of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is of utmost importance. Based on the current recommendations by leading health organizations, best practices for slowing the spread of Coronavirus include employing social distancing techniques and limiting large gatherings to reduce the risk of transmission. In order to take steps to protect your health, we will postpone the State of the Economy event originally scheduled for April 2. All other Chamber events through April 15th will be postponed. We will re-evaluate future events and gatherings at that time.
During this time, it is important for us to support local businesses. Our restaurants, shops, service providers, and other businesses are open and taking precautions to take care of their customers and employees.
As an employer and a community organization, we will do our part to follow official guidelines such as those issued by our local and state government, the CDC, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Resources are available on all of these websites, including recommended guidelines for businesses and other entities. We encourage you to check out these resources and implement them as you are able, to help our community stay healthy.
We will continue monitoring news of the Coronavirus and its potential economic and community impacts. We are confident in our civic and health department officials to respond promptly and appropriately to any needs in our community.