Local Chambers of Commerce provide COVID-19 resources via website

As the local area responds to various changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, area chambers of commerce are providing information to individuals and businesses.

“As your Chamber, we know you may have questions about the ongoing COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak that has recently made its way to our area,” Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Tim Magner said in a statement.

“As such, in partnership with the Bossier and African American Chambers of Commerce, we have put together a resource for individuals and businesses at http://flattenthecurvesbc.com.”

Magner said the purpose of the website is to provide information so that locals can make wise choices as events unfold.

“Our intention for this website is to provide a single source for accurate and actionable information so that you can keep your families, customers and colleagues safe,” he said.  

The goal for all should be to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, Magner said.

“Slowing the spread reduces the number of cases that are active at any given time, which in turn gives doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, schools and first responders more time to prepare and respond, without becoming overwhelmed,” he said.

“Taken together, individual actions such as hand washing, and maintaining social distance, as well as businesses actions such as heightened vigilance around cleaning surfaces, enabling sick leave and work from home where possible, can help us keep Shreveport-Bossier healthier while the virus runs its course.”