As the health crisis of COVID-19 continues to evolve hour-by-hour, the Auburn Chamber is staying in close contact with community stakeholders. The Auburn Chamber supports, and will continue to support, businesses who have decided to suspend their operations for the time being and those who have decided to remain open. We believe with the guidance of our state and local government, our community and state can protect those most vulnerable to the virus.

The Auburn Chamber encourages the business community to follow the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recommendations concerning public gatherings, restaurants, retail venues and businesses.

  • Retail business, including restaurants, should limit patronage at anytime to 50% of the normally allowable capacity. Restaurants should maintain a six-foot distance between tables.
  • No mass gatherings of 50 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between participants.

Businesses that are open should visit the ADPH website for more information and recommendations.

All Auburn Chamber events, including AYP events, have been postponed through Wednesday, April 1. Events postponed include: ribbon cuttings, Tuesday Talk, New Member Welcome, AYP Connect, Leads to Business, Women in Business Coffee & Conversation and the Membership Forum. All events will be reconsidered on April 1, and members will be provided with an events update by that date. To stay informed about business announcements or specials during this time, please read tomorrow’s Tuesday News edition.

We know many of our chamber members attend Auburn City Council meetings but encourage all individuals to take advantage of watching the meeting live online. To stream tomorrow’s city council meeting, click here.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please email Payton Beck at payton@auburnchamber.comIf your business plans to make any changes to your operating hours, please let us know.