Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce

On Monday, March 9th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency as a result of growing concerns over Coronavirus.  On Sunday, March 14th, the President of the United States declared a
State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  On Monday, March 16th both Collier County and the City of Marco Island also declared states of emergency.

Per Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce has cancelled or postponed all scheduled events that would contain more than 10 people gathering.

To reduce potential health effects to our staff and volunteers, the Visitor’s Information Center and Chamber Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Chamber publications and island maps are still being provided in the racks outside our vestibule located at 1102 N. Collier Boulevard and are re-stocked regularly.  You can also view our annual publication online at

www.marcoislandchamber.org

Staff members are available via email to assist with member business needs.

NOTE: Email “blasts” will not be sent for any events in conflict with the most current CDC guidelines.

As safety recommendations are changing hourly, we encourage you to follow the websites listed below for up-to the minute information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
 Florida Department of Health 
As of Tuesday, March 14th, here are Eight ways YOU can help our local businesses!
  • Adhere to CDC Guidelines to keep our community safe and “flatten the curve”

  • Contact your health care provider immediately if you experience symptoms (fever, cough or shortness or breath)

  • Shop local

  • If you are concerned about dining out, order take out

  • Buy a gift card now to use later

  • Tip generously during these lean times for our service personnel

  • Follow only reputable news sources for information and validate social media posts and/or information before sharing

  • Get outside and enjoy some vitamin D

  • Be kind to one another – we’re all in this together!

  • Wash your hands!

American Small Business owners do not get bailouts, unemployment or sick leave and are responsible for 49.2% of private employment
in the US.  Please do one thing every day to support a small business during this crisis.

We look forward to continuing to serve our members and the Marco Island community.  Please stay safe and healthy.