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Lubbock Chamber encouraging businesses to continue safe operation

 

Last updated 3/9/2021 at 4:10pm



LUBBOCK — The Lubbock Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging businesses across the city to continue operating safely, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues despite the state’s latest executive order.

The Lubbock Chamber is encouraging businesses to join the Rally for Recovery Commitment, an effort for employers to continue to do their part to help protect employees, customers and communities, to reignite the economy, and to defeat the pandemic, according to a news release.

“Last week’s announcement is great for Texas businesses, but we want to continue to protect employees, customers and our entire community, so that together we can continue to reignite our economy,” said Eddie McBride, president and CEO of the Lubbock Chamber. “It’s our job as leaders in the business community to encourage employers to practice mask wearing and social distancing whenever possible. We know that Covid-19 is not over so we must continue to flatten the curve and keep our businesses open and operating.”

Per the governor’s latest executive order, businesses and facilities in the state today are able to operate at 100% capacity and the mask mandate will be lifted.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reiterated during his announcement that performing safety protocols is still a matter of personal responsibility, says the local chamber, and the governor urges Texans to remain vigilant and safe.

The Chamber says it received COVID-19 testing kits from the Texas Department of Emergency Management to distribute throughout the business community for onsite rapid testing for employees.

“We want our businesses to continue operating as safely as possible including availability of tests for their employees,” said McBride. “We have a limited supply of kits so I encourage any business interested in receiving kits to act fast before we run out.”


 
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