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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 information, listen to your needs, support and understand the return to normalcy, and advocate for our businesses, employees and community.
COVID 19 Vaccine Information
Park County Public Health
1002 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 2
Cody, WY 82414-3532
1. Bring consent paperwork with you to your appointment. The consent form is available here.
2. Come to your appointment at the scheduled time and place.
3. Park will schedule the follow up at the time of the initial appointment and verify it with you during your first vaccination.
For Park County information, go to the Park County CoronaVirus webpage
Statewide by County Vaccine Information can be found at this link.
Read the Press Release about the Vaccine Rollout in Park County, WY.
Eligible Paycheck Protection Program expenses now deductible
WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Today’s guidance, Revenue Ruling 2021-02, reflects changes to law contained in the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Act), Public Law 116-260, which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.
The COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 amended the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to say that no deduction is denied, no tax attribute is reduced, and no basis increase is denied by reason of the exclusion from gross income of the forgiveness of an eligible recipient’s covered loan. This change applies for taxable years ending after March 27, 2020.
Revenue Ruling 2021-02 obsoletes Notice 2020-32 and Revenue Ruling 2020-27. This obsoleted guidance disallowed deductions for the payment of eligible expenses when the payments resulted (or could be expected to result) in forgiveness of a covered loan.
For more information about this, the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, and other tax changes, visit IRS.gov.
Public Health Order 2020-003 - Effective December 5 through January 8.
Order Requiring All Adults within Park County, WY to Wear Face Coverings in certain places open to the public, with exceptions. This Order is effective on December 5, 2020 and remains in effect through January 8, 2021, or until such time as the Park County Health Officer, with the State Health Officer's approval, issues an Order revoking or modifying this Order.
Signage you can print for your store front:
FREE Disposable Masks
The Wyoming Office of Tourism donated 200k disposable, non N95 masks to the Cody Chamber for local business distribution. If your business is interested, please contact our office for an appointment 307-587-2777.
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
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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)
Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19: A Note from Cody Regional Health
Current Park County Health Orders & Updates
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
Wyoming’s current public health orders will be extended through November as the state continues to see increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases.
Cody Regional Health's COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing - December 14, 2020
Starting on Monday, December 14, 2020, Cody Regional Health’s (CRH) Drive-thru COVID testing will no long be able to offer rapid tests to the general public until further notice due to supply and demand.
Cody Regional Health’s drive-thru testing will continue to offer testing through Curative Lab, where they will send off the tests and people will receive word via email with their results, typically within 48-72 hours.
In addition, their drive-thru testing will also be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and December 31, 2020 for Christmas and New Year’s. Starting in January the new Drive-Thru hours will be Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 to 11:00 AM or when tests run out.
Individual & Family Guidance
Relief Programs & Applications
Two New Covid-19 Business Relief Funds Opening in November: Governor Gordon has allocated federal CARES Act dollars for two new relief funds - the Agriculture Fund and the Endurance Fund - which open November 2nd. Read the full Press Release 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
Senator Michael B. Enzi
Jennifer Fernandez, Field Representative
Congresswoman Liz Cheney
Lindy Linn, Field Representative
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 to 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!