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KC Chamber COVID-19 Public Policy Efforts

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the KC Chamber has been working daily with our local, state and federal policy makers advising them on the needs and concerns of our members and tracking their updates on COVID-19 relief assistance and health and safety measures. Below are copies of some of the communications that we have had with our Chamber members and policymakers. Read Article
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KC Chamber Update - Health Provider Conditions/Needs in KC Area

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COVID · Healthy KC · Healthcare

Congressional offices have contacted the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to request updated information on what KC regional health care providers are encountering relative to COVID-19. Following is the Chamber’s request for financial relief for the health care industry and a bullet point summary of the information we have gathered from many area providers who voluntarily replied to our request for information. This has been shared with all four of our region’s US Senate offices and the offices of Rep. Cleaver, Rep. Davids, Rep. Watkins, Rep. Graves, and Rep. Read Article
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Mayor Lucas Issues Citywide “Stay at Home” Order, Extends School Closures

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COVID · Healthy KC · Public Policy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas – in consultation with Health Department Director Dr. Rex Archer and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Dr. Erica Carney – today issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Kansas Citians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as our community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and healthcare facilities will remain open. This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. Read Article
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Johnson County Community College Announces 6th New President

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Member News

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – (March 19, 2020) – Dr. Andrew (Andy) W. Bowne (pronounced like “town”) will be JCCC’s new President starting July 1, 2020. Dr. Bowne will succeed Dr. Joe M. Sopcich, who has served in this position since June 2013 and has been employed by the College since 1992. Dr. Bowne was unanimously approved by the JCCC Board of Trustees in the board’s regular meeting on March 19. Board Chair Greg Musil shared the Board’s anticipation of welcoming Dr. Bowne to the campus and the community. Read Article
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March 18, 2020 BizTeam Alert on Congressional Legislation

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COVID · Public Policy · Healthcare

As the coronavirus crisis continues to evolve and businesses and individuals are enduring growing hardships related to the health and financial impacts of the virus, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has been consulting with local, state and federal officials  to identify opportunities to provide relief to our businesses, workforce and citizens. Below is a summary of federal government action and dialogue to date.  The chamber applauds the congress for its strong bipartisan and bicameral work to bring several relief efforts forward.   Read Article
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Kansas City Collegiate Admissions Professionals COVID-19 Message

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COVID · Member News

In this time of uncertainty, Kansas City Collegiate Admissions Professionals (KCCAP- kccap.org) wants you to know we are here as a collective and ready to help build our workforce. With 24 member colleges, there are plenty of online credit and certificate programs that can be accessed from anywhere. While the KC Metro has been advised to implement social distancing, what better time to begin distance learning to keep your goals on track. Read Article
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Food & Sanitation Supplies for Hope Faith

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COVID · Member News

We are asking for your help! As we're working to keep our guests safe, healthy, and fed, we are asking for your assistance in sourcing bulk meal supplies to be given out in paper sack care packages. If you are able to do so safely, please bring the following to Hope Faith or VCP to provide for Kansas City's homeless population. Hope Faith: 705 Virginia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106VCP: 8900 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64131Food Items Read Article