We regret to have to inform the community of Copperas Cove and the general public that we learned today, Thursday; October 8, 2020 that one of our employees has tested positive for/contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This employee works Tuesday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm at the office of the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and has engaged in regular work-related meetings, activities, and events.
• If you develop flu or other symptoms including dry cough and fever, please contact your medical provider, and do not go to work.
• We cannot identify the employee who tested positive for the virus because of privacy laws. However, we have gathered the names of those employees that worked in close proximity with this staff member over the previous 14 days. Those employees are going to self-quarantine and work from home for 14 days after last exposure. If they develop symptoms, they will remain home for at least seven days from the initial onset of the symptoms, and three days without a fever (achieved without medication) and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).
• The health and well-being of our employees is paramount. Out of an abundance of caution, we are closing the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau office as of Friday; October 9, 2020 through October 23, 2020 or until all staff is cleared by a medical professional to return to work. Although the lobby and offices are closed, staff will be working from home and will continue to assist citizens in the Central Texas Communities, promote our valued Chamber Members, and honor the mission/purpose of our organization. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact (254) 547-7571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
• During the temporary closure, the offices/lobby will be professional cleaned and disinfected.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and continued support through this difficult time.