Press Releases

March 2020

COVID-19 Memo03/13/2020

To CDF Members

Coronavirus Disease Virus Or Bacteria

The health and wellbeing of CDF members and businesses are of the utmost importance.

CDF is committed to promoting a positive business climate in Tupelo-Lee County. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we encourage businesses to utilize the resources linked below to help develop plans to address this issue and keep employees healthy.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation:

Mississippi Economic Council—the State Chamber of Commerce:

Mississippi State Department of Health:,0,420.html

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

One of the pillars of CDF is to bring businesses together. CDF is successful at this through the various networking events scheduled throughout the year. As most of our upcoming events are under 250 people, which is the threshold now being used to determine cancellations, all CDF events at this point in time will continue as scheduled.

CDF is committed to effective handwashing habits and we encourage anyone attending CDF events to do the same. If you are feeling ill, please recover fully before attending public events. CDF wants to continue providing the service of bringing networking together during this unpreceded time of uncertainty. If CDF should need to cancel any event, you will be notified on an as-needed basis.

As we continue to monitor this situation closely, please take precautions to stay healthy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CDF office at 662-842-4521.


David Rumbarger