OKC VeloCity | Chamber hosts virtual town halls to cover COVID-19 impact on businesses

Chamber hosts virtual town halls to cover COVID-19 impact on businesses

By Kaylee McDaniel / Member News / March 24, 2020

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is working to provide resources to members of our community impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to the information provided on OKCChamber.com, the Chamber hosted the first of two virtual town halls to help businesses get COVID-19 answers from the experts.

The call’s experts included:

  • Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of the Oklahoma City County Health Department
  • Gary Raskob, Ph.D., Dean of OU Medicine College of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
  • Dr. David Chansolme, Infectious Disease Specialist, Integris Medical Center
  • Dr. Kevin Lewis, Pulmonologist and Regional President of SSM Health Medical Group

The panelists discussed the information businesses need to make decisions about operations and have a better understanding of our community’s situation. 

Second call to feature information on financing, legislation

The Chamber will host a second call at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 to give businesses information they need to make critical decisions during this pandemic. Speakers will include Congressman Tom Cole, who will provide a briefing on legislation to address the COVID-19 epidemic and its effects. Paul Ross and Josh Solberg with McAfee Taft will discuss the law as it exists, and specific provisions employers need to know in managing their workforce during this crisis. Their discussion will include issues around leave, testing of employees, the impact of new legislation and more. Roger Beverage, Oklahoma Bankers Association, and Dottie Overal, Small Business Administration, will discuss funding issues for business impacted by COVID-19.
 

To join the call, dial (855)-756-7520 Ext. 57747#.

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