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COVID-19: Prince George Chamber of Commerce closing office, monitoring pandemic for members

PGCC encourages all businesses to have disaster recovery plan
PG Chamber gathering at UNBC
Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosting a gathering with local businesses and politicians. (via Facebook/Prince George Chamber of Commerce)

Prince George businesses are likely to experience an economic hit as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world.

As of today (March 16), there are 103 confirmed cases in B.C. with only two within the Northern Health Authority and three new deaths, all in a care centre in the lower mainland.

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce (PGCC) says it's closing its doors to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, but will work remotely to help its members get through these unusual times.

PGCC has set up a page dedicated to providing local businesses with information and updates as well as tips on how to be prepared for the pandemic’s long-term effects.

“The [Prince George Chamber] has many resources available and will continue to update members on opportunities to increase their safety and mitigate challenges,” said CEO Todd Corrigall in a social media post earlier today.

This includes a checklist to help employees, the workplace and how to properly communicate internally and externally during this time.

It also suggests a disaster recovery plan to keep continuity even after the pandemic simmers down.

More information and links are available on the PGCC’s COVID-19 page via its website.

PrinceGeorgeMatters will continue to update a running list of postponements and cancellations in Prince George as they progress.