Dear Members, Business Owners and Patrons of Patchogue,
Regardless of our personal level of anxiety currently, this past week has been unprecedented. New information both true and false, has rapidly been pushed at us, and separating out what is useful and what is conjecture has been a challenge in itself.
Like all of you, our Chamber is closely monitoring statements and initiatives from health professionals and public officials on what is needed from us. We will continue to communicate what we know and what is required. Since, like any chamber, our Chamber has no authority to either allow or limit business practices, our social media will continue to pass along statements from our individual business members on how they will run their businesses during this period of uncertainty.
We have faith in those who hold positions with more direct knowledge and expertise on how to respond to the rise of Covid-19. We humbly acknowledge our limitations in offering advice or suggestions beyond what is provided by those in higher authority and expertise.
We will do our best to provide accurate and up to date information as it is received and continue to allow our business members to promote their business activities as they are allowed to do. Certainly, as things change rapidly, some events and activities may have changed status before we are prevented from posting.
I encourage all to contact the Chamber at email@example.com if there appears to be any conflicting information and we will clarify quickly as we will monitor firstname.lastname@example.org with intense frequency, particularly during normal business hours.
We must all acknowledge how rapidly things are developing and have patience as we sort through the overwhelming amount of information being provided.
The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce