Determining how to get back to business under a new normal as the Region and world begin resuming life activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be no easy task, but resources are emerging to provide guidance.
However, even as restrictions ease on public interaction, service groups continue to aid those affected by the coronavirus.
Michigan City chamber releases business tool kit
The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce released a Back in Business Toolkit for companies to reference as they begin to reopen.
The chamber said the state’s plan provided a five-stage approach for reopening Indiana’s businesses. The chamber’s plan referenced the state’s approach to compile a locally driven toolkit.
The chamber’s kit includes resources and tips for businesses to keep their employees safe, including implementing new processes and procedures for cleaning, social distancing, and communicating with the community. The kit also has information businesses can use to communicate to their customers, so patrons and guests know what to expect.
“Communication is key in helping put employees and customers at ease,” said Katie Eaton, chamber president. “Sharing information both verbally and in print will eliminate some of the uncertainty that people have about what it looks like to visit or return to work.”
Information in the toolkit was developed referencing resources from Center for Disease Control and the Indiana Back on Track site. The toolkit is available on the chamber’s website.
United Way of Porter County receives $10,000 grant
United Way of Porter County received a $10,000 grant from Truist Financial Corp. to support its COVID-19 recovery plan.
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.
The donation will go to support programming to help meet immediate needs such as food insecurities, rental and mortgage payments, job placement services and more.
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