Paducah Chamber to host Webinar about Reopening Preparations

Published Friday, May 1, 2020 1:00 pm

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar for local business owners who have questions about preparing for the opening of their business.  Kent Koster, Public Health Director with the Purchase District Health Department, will discuss the steps businesses can take now to be ready to reopen and answer general questions about the guidelines. The webinar, “How to Prepare Now for the Opening of Your Business” will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 10 a.m.  

Governor Andy Beshear has outlined a phased approach for reopening businesses in the state starting on May 11. All individuals are required to wear masks.  Businesses will need to meet guidelines for safety, including having the appropriate PPE and be ready for on-site health checks.  The Governor has cautioned that in all cases businesses must adhere to the “10 Rules to Reopening” outlined by the state, along with any industry specific requirements. 

Businesses opening on May 11 include manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), pet grooming and boarding.  Retailers and houses of worship are allowed to open on May 20 and barbers, salons, cosmetology businesses and similar services on May 25. 

“We know businesses are getting ready to open and may have questions about some of the guidelines,” said Sandra Wilson, President of the Paducah Chamber.  “Securing the proper PPE, signage, and other equipment are some of the first steps businesses can take.” 

Additionally, the Chamber is creating a list of local businesses that can supply some of the personal protective equipment or other necessities needed such as signage in order to open.  “This information is available on the Chamber’s website,” Wilson added. “We invite local businesses manufacturing and/or supplying the needed equipment to let us know so we can help share that information.”  

The Zoom call, “How to Prepare Now for the Opening of Your Business,” will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 and is open to businesses throughout the region. To join the call, go to Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 921 9011 3675, or join audio only by calling 312-626-6799 and use the same Meeting ID.   

For more information, go to, call the Chamber at 270-443-1746 or e-mail

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