It is our job at the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce to do all that we can to help businesses prosper and keep the economic environment healthy in our community. As we all work to restore business activity in light of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the recent increase in cases threatens to short-circuit the recovery and send us backwards.
We have noticed that as we have begun conducting Chamber business again, that many have not been observing the social distancing guidelines or wearing masks. We know St. Charles Countians like their freedom of choice, and we appreciate County Executive Ehlmann’s decision not to mandate masks in St. Charles County. We also know that masks and social distancing work to slow the spread of the virus and are a better option than closing non-essential businesses and doing further damage to our economy.
That’s why the Chamber is asking all businesses – as well as all community members – to follow the guidelines from the CDC and local health officials regarding social distancing and the use of masks to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Doing so now can keep us all safer and can prevent the need for more stringent limitations on business activities in the future.
The Chamber will be taking the lead by implementing these guidelines at all Chamber events until the recommendations are lifted. We ask local businesses and community members to join us in keeping our community and our local economy healthy.
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