Work from Home Pledge
Yellowstone County continues to be one of the largest areas of positive COVID-19 cases in the country (per 100,000 population). The rising spread of the virus is devastating families, overwhelming our healthcare facilities, and having a large, negative impact on our economy and jobs.
Our County Health Officer presented a timeline of November 9 to re-evaluate the situation and the need for new restrictions designed for our safety. Tighter restrictions to business operations would be devastating for many small businesses. Therefore, it is important we ALL do our part now by following the 4 Ws: Work from Home; Wash your hands; Watch your distance; Wear a mask.
One area of significant virus spread is in work places, accounting for approximately 50% of all cases. Storefront, “Main Street” businesses are owned by and employ our neighbors, invest in our communities, drive our economy, and define our community’s character. These small businesses, like restaurants, bars and retail operations, unfortunately do not have the flexibility to work from home and must continue to operate at current (and hopefully higher) levels or we will lose them. In an effort to reduce the spread and prevent any further business restrictions, the businesses below are taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Yellowstone County, allowing our restaurants, bars, retail operations and others to maintain regular business operations.
The businesses below pledge to allow and encourage their employees, approximately 1,527 of them, to work from home. Due to the nature of their business, it affords most, if not all of their employees, the ability to work remotely with limited to no disruption. These businesses commit to also encouraging their employees working from home to support local businesses by buying from local retailers, enjoying food and beverages from our establishments and, when visiting in person, doing so masked and socially distanced.
The Billings Chamber of Commerce thanks our Work from Home founding partners: Visit Southeast Montana’s www.SafeOutHereMT.com campaign, Visit Billings, the Downtown Billings Association, Cushing Terrell and PayneWest Insurance.
This pledge removes one aspect of significant spread (workplace environments) while continuing to stimulate our economy. We appreciate these partners for helping to develop this program.
We are one Billings. Let’s do what we can to help one another out.
A & E Design
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County
Billings Chamber of Commerce
Billings Depot, Inc.
Billings Petroleum Club
Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Cherry Creek Mortgage Company
City of Billings
Clark Marten Photography
Colleen Black & Co PC CPAs
Downtown Billings Alliance
Early Enterprises, LLC
First Interstate Bank
Home Builders Association of Billings
It’s Elation, Inc.
Jeff Reynolds – NW Mutual
Kampgrounds of America
Kinetic Marketing & Creative
Montana State University Billings
Rural Employment Opportunities
The Base Camp
Visit Southeast Montana
Western Security Bank
Whitewood Transport, Inc.
Take the Work from Home Pledge! Submit your information through the form below and we will update this page with your information within 24-48 hours.