The health of our businesses and community members is always top of mind, and particularly so during the evolving health and economic circumstances surrounding COVID-19. We have created this site with that in mind, and to help business and community organizations stay informed of the resources, information, and assistance available to them.
To navigate through immediate, evolving, and near future impacts, the Chamber is and will be working closely with public and private business and economic development partners. We will work to effectively anticipate, respond, and advocate for resources; particularly those that will help mitigate the impacts on your business and on our community. Please bookmark this page and check for regular updates. If you are a business or a community organization with resources to offer, you’re invited to share them for us to review and publish: Elora@springfield-chamber.org
Visit Lane County’s updated Pub Health page with alert level notification system in place
Questions from the business community can go to: firstname.lastname@example.org - Lane County Business Team
News Alert: President Biden Announces Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers
President Biden announced new vaccine mandates for workers, including federal employees, heath care workers and large employers.
The new mandates will require all businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure that workers are either vaccinated or tested once a week. If companies don't comply, they could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee. The Labor Department will require employers to provide paid time off for workers to get vaccinated.
The President also called on large entertainment venues to require either proof of vaccination or negative tests for entry. These rules are expected to take effect in the coming weeks. You can read more about the mandates here.