COVID-19 Updates

March 20, 2020

Dear Chamber members,

We are experiencing a range of challenges associated with COVID-19 outbreak and the recent announcement from Johnson County Community Health Services to restrict gatherings of 10 or more people; all restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters to close to the public and restaurants only being able to provide curbside, drive-through and delivery services.  This is going to have a major impact on our businesses and community at large. We assure you we will continue to work diligently to offer support during this difficult time.

Our local financial institutions are here to help you during this time and they are receiving guidance from their regulators on steps to take to assist.  Please be proactive in reaching out so everyone can work together to get through these uncharted waters.

Please monitor our website for links to webinars and resources and we will continue to push information our via the chamber’s social media platform and direct email.

To help our members we have collected a selection of resources:

Beginning Monday, March 23rd our office door will close to the public but we will still be available via email or phone.


Greg Hall

Chair, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce

An Update from HR Simple

Dear members,


The coronavirus has presented issues that are uncharted territory for employers. To help guide you through this difficult time, our partners at hrsimple have recorded a webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will impose sweeping changes to an employer’s obligations in the face of the COVID-19 national emergency. It breaks down the new paid sick leave mandate, an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act that includes a separate paid leave mandate, and tax credits for employers to cover the cost of such leave.


Fiona Ong, author of the Maryland Human Resources Manual provides practical guidance to business owners, management and HR professionals on an employer’s legal obligations regarding issues such as:

  • Responsibility for infection prevention and remediation in the workplace
  • Employee travel – both work-related and personal
  • Medical examinations and clearances
  • Leave and telecommuting
  • Pay requirements during employee absences/quarantines/office closures
  • Unionized workforce issues
  • Addressing employee concerns
  • Developing and implementing a Coronavirus plan

To view this webinar for free, click here.


Hrsimple offers a weekly e-newsletter with up to date human resources information including the most relevant coronavirus in the workplace resources for employers. To subscribe to the newsletter for free, simply email with your contact info.


Lastly, because you are members of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, you automatically receive FREE human resources reference guides, click here for more information and to sign up.


      Add to links: Missouri:

Useful Links

Press Releases

Missouri Chamber releases free coronavirus webinars for Missouri employers:
In this 25-minute webinar, three Thompson Coburn legal experts in employment law offer employers practical advice and policies to consider regarding coronavirus concerns.
In this 15-minute webinar, a legal expert with McMahon Berger law firm discusses recommended procedures and policies to have in place in the event of a potential coronavirus case coming to your workplace.

The Missouri Chamber is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and has compiled a webpage of official resources for employers. We update this page frequently with new information and more helpful links. You can find all our webinars and additional resources at


March 24 – Everywhere – Webinar – FREE
How to Stay Productive While Working Remotely

March 25 – Everywhere – Webinar – FREE
Repeat Presentation – COVID-19 Update for Employers: Employee Benefits and Compensation Issues

March 30 -Everywhere – Webinar – FREE
COVID-19 Update for Employers: Focus on OSHA Guidance and Workplace Health and Safety Issues

Coronavirus Webinar

Wed, Apr 1, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

This webinar will be hosted by hrsimple and presented by Frank Day at FordHarrison. The presentation will cover the main issues employers are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices to help organizations mitigate the associated employment law risks.

Businesses in the U.S. need to be prepared to deal with COVID-19 in the workplace. Multiple employment laws are implicated, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the National Labor Relations Act. FordHarrison attorney, Frank Day will discuss these issues and will provide best practices to help your organization mitigate the associated employment law risks. Register Here