KC CHAMBER 94% VACCINATED, ENCOURAGES BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO TAKE PART IN ‘COVID STOPS HERE’ CAMPAIGN
Aug 24, 2021
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is 94% vaccinated against COVID-19, and proud to be certified Gold as part of the COVID Stops Here campaign with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. COVID Stops Here recognizes and celebrates businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination – at least 70% of staff. Businesses can join here, and work to achieve one of three levels of certification:
- Gold – 90% vaccinated
- Silver – 80% vaccinated
- Bronze – 70% vaccinated
Although the campaign originated with the Missouri Chamber, businesses on the Kansas side of the Greater Kansas City region are encouraged to join and help get vaccine rates up across our entire region.
“We can’t let our economy continue to suffer as small business owners worry about what’s next. The business community can play a leading role in the vaccination effort. Achieving a 94% vaccination rate is a significant benchmark as the KC Chamber does our part to stop the spread,” said Chamber President & CEO Joe Reardon. “Medical experts have told us time and again – including KC’s own Chief Medical Officers just over two weeks ago – that vaccines work and are key to stopping the spread of the dangerous new Delta variant.”
“Getting vaccinated is good for business and good for our economy. The COVID Stops Here designation signals that a workplace is a safe, healthy environment for employees and customers,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President and CEO. “We believe every workplace can be a leader on vaccination and we are proud to celebrate the efforts of so many organizations that are leading on vaccination in the Kansas City region and across Missouri. Let’s continue working together to make sure COVID stops here.”
The COVID Stops Here pro-vaccination campaign has already honored more than 200 Missouri businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination.
In addition to joining COVID Stops Here, the KC Chamber is also providing resources to help employers encourage their staff to get vaccinated. Those include a member survey asking our members how they are handling the Delta variant, vaccines, and return-to-workplace, as well as a free virtual event, Increasing Vaccination Rates in Your Workplace, Tuesday, August 31 at 10 am. This vaccine event will feature members of the medical community, the human resources field, employment law, and the small business community to help employers and share their perspectives.