In an email sent to members and registrants for the Think About Energy conference planned at Stone Hedge Gold Course and Resort in Tunkhannock next Wednesday, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce president Gina Suydam (below) announced that the event has been postponed.
“Your Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce is monitoring the reports of COVID-19 in the area and will evaluate all upcoming events on a case-by-case basis.
The risk to the general public in Wyoming County remains low, as of the time of this email there are no known cases in our county or surrounding counties. With practical steps of eliminating handshakes (or hugs), as well as regular hand washing and disinfecting surfaces, the Chamber encourages you to continue with business.
That said, the Chamber will follow the recommendation of the CDC to postpone mass social gatherings, and for us that means our regional Think About Energy Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th. We were expecting more than 100 people from across the region as well as Congressmen Keller and Meuser. Out of an abundance of caution and on the advice of healthcare professionals and local leaders, we are postponing this event. Please watch your inbox for the new date.
The Chamber also wants to underscore the impact that wide-spread panic could have on local business community. We will make every effort to continue with our regularly scheduled programs to support our business leaders and we ask that you do the same. Businesses should follow guidelines of the CDC for workplace and, if you are a retailer or heavily traveled place of business, please disinfect doors and surfaces regularly.”