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Chamber of Commerce, Extension Office close amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Selma – Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas County Extension Office both announced closure on Thursday in attempt to prevent further spread of COVID – 19, the novel Coronavirus.

“Based on the guidance from Governor Kay Ivey and public health professionals regarding COVID-19, the Selma & Dallas County Centre for Commerce Building is closed,” said Selma – Dallas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley in a statement to chamber members and partners.

“However, our staff is here to assist and help,” said Smedley. “We are working each day to ensure your business is prepared for what is to come and our community and our economy to return to normal as quickly as possible.”

According to Smedley, all chamber gatherings and events have been postponed until further notice.

The Dallas County Extension Office also announced their closure until April 10.

According to a statement released by the Extension Office, Extension staff have halted face-to-face meetings and are now working from home.

“In spite of the current coronavirus challenge, Extension is here to help you,” said Dallas County Extension Coordinator Callie Nelson. “We are working to find ways to serve your needs and appreciate your patience.”