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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 27, 2020)


Date Published: March 27, 2020

Auburn University has announced they will be combining spring and summer commencement ceremonies. Spring graduates will be able to join the summer commencement held August 8-9. While the university plans to host summer commencement, final decisions are contingent on public health circumstances.Auburn's Interest Subsidy Program was introduced yesterday to help provide r...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 27, 2020)


Date Published: March 27, 2020

The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated the statewide emergency order that will be in effect Saturday, March 28, at 5 p.m. through Friday, April 17.The following "non-essential" businesses, venues, and activities should be closed to non-employees or not take place: entertainment venues, athletic facilities, close-contact service providers and retail stores. For a complete list of these businesses, click...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 26, 2020)


Date Published: March 26, 2020

This afternoon, Auburn City Council approved the city of Auburn's Working Capital Loan Interest Subsidy Program. This program was created in collaboration between the Auburn Chamber, the city of Auburn and seven financial institutions in the community.This program will begin immediately and provide relief to local small businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The needed assistance will be provided to businesses through the provision of interest free workin...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 25, 2020)


Date Published: March 26, 2020

City of Auburn: The Auburn City Council will hold a called meeting tomorrow, March 26, at 2 p.m. to discuss commercial loan assistance for local businesses. The meeting will be held using the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Details on watching the meeting will be posted here. After this meeting, the Auburn Chamber will pr...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 24, 2020)


Date Published: March 24, 2020

The Auburn Chamber has continued to be in constant communication with Auburn University officials during the health crisis of COVID-19. Last week, university officials decided to not resume on-campus classes and continue to deliver remote instruction through the remainder of the spring semester. Auburn University students are an important part of our community, and we look forward to seeing them again soon.With students not returning this semester, those who live on campus and ha...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 23, 2020)


Date Published: March 24, 2020

East Alabama Medical Center: Businesses that are still able to be open should be screening their employees prior to allowing them to enter. While every business may not be able to check their employees temperature, you can ask these key questions: 1.) Do you have a cough? 2.) Are you having difficulty breathing? 3.) Do you have muscle aches or body aches? 4.) Do you feel like you have a fever? 5.) Have you traveled anywhere in the past 14 days? 6.) Hav...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 23, 2020)


Date Published: March 23, 2020

As the world pandemic of COVID-19 has entered our part of the world, what we do and who we are as an organization will stand stronger now more than ever. The mission of the Auburn Chamber is to provide resources and leadership to create a thriving business community. One of our values is collaboration and connection, which during this time we are actively connecting with one another and seeking partnerships that encourage collaboration. In the last week, we partnered with East Al...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 20, 2020)


Date Published: March 23, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Health (ADPH) updated the statewide health order to aid in Alabama's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.Effective today:All non-work related gatherings of 25 persons or more, or non-work related gathers of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six foot distance between persons, are prohibited. To read the entire statement made by Governor Ivey and the ADPH, click...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 20, 2020)


Date Published: March 20, 2020

This morning, small businesses can participate in a webinar with advisors answering questions about how to prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan. The webinar will take place at 9 a.m. To register, click here. If you are unable to register, there will be an additional webinar next week. Effective immediately, the city of Auburn is extending relief to businesses unable to p...

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COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 19, 2020)


Date Published: March 20, 2020

In order to protect the state of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health has issued new public health orders for all 67 counties. Below are some of the orders that will be effective at 5 p.m. today. For a list of the entire public health order, click here.All restaurants, bars, breweries will not be allowed to offer on-premises consu...

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