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COVID-19: business & advocacy

We Are Here For You

The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce remains steadfast advocates for our membership and community during these difficult times. We will continue to provide the most up-to-date information and resources that will help you and our community continue to navigate this pandemic by providing accurate and helpful informaiton, listen to your needs, support and understand the return to normalcy, and advocate for our businesses, employees and community.

The Basics

People with Covid-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have Covid-19:

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

Help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community by wearing a mask, washing your hands, keeping a safe distance, cleaning and disinfecting often, and monitoring your health daily.

*Provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Current Park County Health Orders & Updates

Park County Public Health Coronvirus Information Page & Orders

Ninth Continuation of Order 1 PDF

Ninth Continuation of Order 2 PDF

Ninth Continuation of Order 3 PDF

Park County Covid-19 Information Line & Additional Support PDF

Park County Public Health Facebook Page

Park County Wyoming Health Officer Facebook Page

 

Contact Tracing - If you were exposed to a positive case of Covid-19 and live in Park County, contact tracers will contact you via telephone and will identify themselves as being from the Wyoming State Department of Health or Park County Public Health. The purpose of the call will be to identify potential contacts, identify how long the contact was and to issue quarantine or isolation orders. The goal of these calls is to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus in our community.

The Park County Incident Management Team has put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding local Covid-19 and contact tracing efforts for our communities here.

Current State of Wyoming Health Orders & Updates

Governor's Covid-19 Orders/Directives - Updated July13th

State of Wyoming Covid-19 Information Page

Governor Gordon's Facebook Page

Wyoming Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 Page

 

Governor Announces Applications for $225M in Business Relief Funding Open on August 4th. Read the full July 29th Press Release.

 

View Governor Gordon's Tuesday, July 28th Facebook LIVE press conference here.

 

Wyoming’s current public health orders will be extended through July 31st as the state continues to see increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases as announced in the July 13th Press Release by Governor Mark Gordon.

 

Relief Programs & Applications

The CARES Act: Assistance for Small Business and Assistance for American Workers and Families

Wyoming Workforce Services Layoff Averison Grants for Businesses

Request PPE from the WY Office of Homeland Security - Deadline August, 7th 5PM

Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program

 

The Wyoming Business Council is preparing to launch the Relief and Mitigation funds on Monday, August 4th to help businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. They will continue providing new information on their Wyoming Business Relief Programs page and you can read FAQ's or submit your questions here.

Contact Your Representatives

If you would like to reach out to your local representatives with any questions or concerns, please contact their field representatives below:

Senator John Barrasso
Pam Buline, Field Representative
pam_buline@barrasso.senate.gov

Senator Michael B. Enzi
Jennifer Fernandez, Field Representative
Jennifer_Fernandez@enzi.senate.gov

Congresswoman Liz Cheney
Lindy Linn, Field Representative
lindy.linn@mail.house.gov

You may also write an email to Congress with this U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business link.

Did you know?

To help businesses succeed, Wyoming prides itself on tax rates that are among the lowest in the nation.

- No Corporate Income Tax, No Personal Income Tax, No Inventory Tax, No Franchise Tax
- No Business License Required
- Low Property Taxes
- Favorable Incorporation Laws

Member Information Center - How to Guides

Your Cody Country Chamber Membership now gains you access your directory listing page!  In addition you can view your directory page statistics, modify employee information, and update your contact information.  Please notify us to resend your login invitation email.  Here are some good training videos to watch and learn more about logging into the Membership Information Center (MIC).

Please note that, depending on your membership level, some areas of the MIC may not be accessible.  Pony Express level memberships and higher include more robust options such as the ability to add logos/photos, additional text, additional links and so forth.

 

How To Update Your Personal Profile
You can update all of your personal information from within the MIC. This video explains how.
http://www.screencast.com/t/dOTxxuEu6MPL

PDF format: How to Update Your Personal Profile.

 

How To Update Your Company Profile
You can update your company profile from within the MIC. This video explains how.
http://www.screencast.com/t/8HHFR9un8

PDF format: How to Update Your Company Profile.

 

How To Manage and Use Events
Learn how to use, manage, submit, and register for events from within the MIC. This video explains how, length 13:00.
http://www.screencast.com/t/UmfQejNMFZZ

PDF format: How to Manage and Use Events.

 

How To Post a Hot Deal
Learn how you can access, create and manage Hot Deals and Member to Member Deals from within the MIC. This video explains how, length 6:40
http://www.screencast.com/t/gBoeSjJUw

PDF format: How To Post a Hot Deal.

 

How To Add a Job Posting
How you can access, create and manage their Job Postings from within the MIC. PDF only, no video.
http://supportwiki.micronetonline.com/images/f/fe/How_to_submit_a_Job_Posting.pdf

 

How To Pay Dues/Bills Online
Learn how you can pay your open membership dues invoices online from within the MIC. This video explains how, length ~6 minutes
http://www.screencast.com/t/aANGeen0

PDF format: How To Pay Bills Online.

How to Identify Counterfeit Money.

Small business owners need to be aware of the many ways to detect counterfeit money. The Secret Service offers a downloadable PDF called Know Your Money that points out key features to look at to determine if a bill is real or fake.

Look for fakes with some of these tips:
Color-shifting ink: If you hold the new series bill (except the $5 note) and tilt it back and forth, please observe the numeral in the lower right hand corner as its color shifts from green to black and back.

Security Thread: Hold the bill a light to view the security thread. You will see a thin embedded strip running from top to bottom on the face of a banknote. In the $10 and $50 the security strip is located to the right of the portrait, and in the $5, $20 and $100, it is located just to the left of the portrait.

Microprinting: There are minute microprinting on the security threads: the $5 bill has “USA FIVE” written on the thread; the $10 bill has “USA TEN” written on the thread; the $20 bill has “USA TWENTY” written on the thread; the $50 bill has “USA 50” written on the thread; and the $100 bill has the words “USA 100” written on the security thread. Microprinting can be found around the portrait as well as on the security threads.

Fine Line Printing Patterns: Very fine lines have been added behind the portrait and on the reverse side scene to make it harder to reproduce.

IRS Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts

Remember - The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.  Many IRS impersonators and hackers will be simultaneously shopping or phishing for others’ tax information via email, social media and by phone.  Protect yourself and learn to recognize the telltale signs of a scam!

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