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COVID-19 RESOURCES Updated 11/30/2020

COVID-19 Resources *Updated 11/30/2020

The effects of the pandemic are now becoming even more widespread and many of our weary small businesses are suffering another regulatory setback. To be clear – COVID 19 is real and it’s very dangerous to some. Asymptomatic carriers do unknowingly pass the virus along to others and the outcome is similar to compounding interest…exponential growth. An unfortunate outcome that begs for action.

The latest actions are a round of restrictions that mirror those of earlier this year with bars, restaurants and fitness centers suffering the brunt of the economic pain. Small retailers seem to have gotten a break this round which is both fair and somewhat bittersweet considering their box sized competition somehow got a free pass on the retail side earlier this year. The businesses affected are absolutely at risk of permanent closure after already suffering business slowdowns for most of 2020. Small local retailers are also still at risk after a big hit earlier in the year and feeling the pinch of fearful customers right now. These businesses are a big part of our visitor offerings and we need to do all we can to preserve them!

Let’s talk about what we CAN do. More than ever it’s time to step up and support these small businesses! Please make every effort to promote buying local! Encourage locals to buy fitness memberships, gift cards, and other needs locally. One-time purchases may seem inconsequential but the cumulative effect will absolutely have an impact! You can also help by creating a space for sharing your efforts on social media and in your everyday conversations. Let others know that they can be a part of preserving our local businesses by doing the same.

We’ve all had a front row seat to the difficulties of the 2020 pandemic. I’m proud to be part of an organization that has stepped up and provided forums, education, resources and camaraderie to help our stakeholders manage as best we can. Rest assured that the Faribault Chamber is positioned to continue to be your resource in 2021 and beyond.

 

Nort Johnson

President/ CEO

Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FARIBAULT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STAFF

OFFICE: 507-334-4381
Nort Johnson: Email nort@faribaultmn.org Mobile: 605-490-4237
Casie Steeves: Email casie@faribaultmn.org Mobile:507-491-6175
Kelly Nygaard: Email kelly@faribaultmn.org  Mobile: 507-330-1397

LOCAL RESOURCES

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS

RESOURCES FOR DISPLACED EMPLOYEES

The Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism understands these times have found some of our community temporarily without a job, while other members are looking to hire additional on a short term basis. If you are a business that is looking to hire on a temporary basis, please send a brief summary of what you are hiring for and contact information.  If you are looking for a job on a temporary basis please see this resource page for contact information and short term help inquires.

Listing of temporary work opportunities TEMP WORK OPTIONS (2) (Downloadable Document)

OTHER INFORMATION

Food insecurity is a growing concern right now. If you have surplus goods please consider a donation to any of our local food banks.

(Downloadable Word Document) Community Food Banks

A message from Faribault Public Schools:
Thank you to the many community partners and community members who have donated their time and resources to our schools during this unprecedented time. We have created this GiveMN page to make it easier to support our free day care and food service programs. Just click on the link below to make a donation.
Once again, thank you for supporting Faribault Public Schools. #WeAreFaribault
https://www.givemn.org/story/6a678f

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Volunteer Opportunities(Downloadable Word Document)

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