The Board of Directors of the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association wants to let its Members know that the Association is here for our members during this Coronavirus Pandemic. Additionally, we are reevaluating our calendar as new advisories are released from the CDC, federal, state and local governments. We are not aware of any cases of the Coronavirus (Covid19) linked to the Association or its Members.
Our Members create an invaluable economic benefit to this community through the creation of jobs, purchasing and supplying of materials and increasingly adding necessary tax base to our growing region. As such, the Board of Directors want to express a calm attitude and encourage your perseverance. We are here for you in this time of escalating doubt regarding how to operate your businesses in light of major closings of major sport venues and community events. The MS-BIA staff has been sanitizing our offices and any staff member who doesn’t feel well will stay home. We encourage you to implement similar protocols in your businesses.
While the COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly changing and fluid situation from a public health perspective, we are committed to keeping you informed and to taking care of you as a valued Member. Advisories and up-to-date information on how to prepare and run your businesses can be found at the CDC, NAHB, Sarasota County and Manatee County governments, as well as the Florida Chamber. Additionally, Florida Governor DeSantis activated the Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you believe your business is affected, the Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/.
Moving forward, we will work to keep you informed with more details and next steps, including how to confirm any changes to Association plans and how the cancellation process will work.