Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 13
To our Members and the West Hawaiʻi community,
We realize this is a trying time for our community as we all do what we can to prepare and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. Although we do not have any reported cases in our community, we feel it's important to make plans and take precautions.
We’ve gathered a list of reliable resources for our members that can be found below or at www.kona-kohala.com/covid-19-resources. This includes information to guide businesses, prepare workplaces, an economic impact forecast, public health updates and emergency proclamations.
Based on recommendations from health officials about event gatherings and social distancing, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is canceling all events between now and April 30th. The scheduled events that are canceled include:
Focus Luncheon with Mayor Kim and the Hawaiʻi County Leadership on March 20th at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel.
AfterHours hosted by Lex Brodie's Tire, Fast Lube and Car Wash on March 18th.
AfterHours with Kuleana Green Business Fair hosted by Keahole Center for Sustainability on April 15th.
We plan to conduct the KKCC Annual Membership & Installation Luncheon on June 19th at the Fairmont Orchid. We will be asking March 20th luncheon guests if they would like to transfer their registration to the June 19th luncheon. If this is not an option, we will refund payments.
We plan to hold our KKCC 25th Annual Golf Tournament on May 15th at the Mauna Kea Golf Course. Registration is currently open. We also plan to launch our Annual KKCC Membership Drive starting April 1st (this can be done remotely). From now until April 30th, our Board of Directors, committee and task force meetings will convene remotely using an online format and/or our conference call line.
We realize this is a difficult time for our members and our community. We do believe the actions we take today will make for a better tomorrow and wish you all the best as we go through this together. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at 808-329-1758.
Original source can be found here.