ROCHESTER — The City of Rochester and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce announce the release of a short business impact survey in order to assess the effect that COVID-19 is having on local businesses.
The COVID-19 Business Impact Survey has been produced by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce as a method for identifying resources to aid businesses confronting the COVID-19 situation, and to inform state and federal officials of the support needed in the City of Rochester and its surrounding area.
According to Chamber President Laura Ring, “the survey was developed to obtain information on the impact on businesses surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, so feedback can be brought to the attention of City and State officials that the Chamber continues to conference with.”
As a part of the survey, respondents are asked to provide information such as the current operation status of their business, if employees are working on site, remotely, or reduced hours, and whether these changes are due to state mandates or social distancing practices. Business owners will also have an opportunity to document any declines in business they have suffered related to the current COVID-19 situation and what forms of support would be most beneficial to their recovery.
“The success of the business community in navigating this difficult time is one of our top priorities,” said City Manager Blaine Cox. “This survey will help us determine the best ways to navigate the disruption in business due to the COVID-19 crisis. The more survey responses received, the more pointed our response efforts can be.”
The COVID-19 Business Impact Survey can be found here. The City of Rochester considers the success of local business essential as it works to address the spread of COVID-19 in New Hampshire.
New information surrounding COVID-19 is being posted regularly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (NH-DHHS).