Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A statement from the Tampa Bay Chamber:

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a disruption in business for almost every organization in Tampa Bay and across the globe. The Tampa Bay Chamber is committed to working together and supporting all businesses during this uncertain time.

Our Chamber is supportive of the County and City’s continued coordination. While we are supportive of the business community in continuing to keep commerce moving, we know that this is an unprecedented medical crisis that requires us to put the safety and well-being of our community at the forefront.

“Our community was strong before this pandemic and I’m confident that if we all work together in this crucial moment, we will be even stronger on the other side. We need to think in terms of our entire community’s health and safety and use extreme caution as this health crisis is threatening our way of life in the long run,” said Bob Rohrlack, President & CEO of the Tampa Bay Chamber.

Working together, Tampa Bay will get through this with minimal impact if we make the safer at home order a priority, by expressing the necessity of limiting contact between individuals. We also need to continue to follow the guidance set forth by The Florida Health Department and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).