The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has served our community for nearly 125 years; and we have a great sense of responsibility for the well-being of all who call Oceanside home. We are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation in order to provide our businesses, their employees and Oceanside residents with the latest information and resources.
While this is proving to be an incredibily challenging situation, we have seen signs of hope as our community comes together. We hear a great deal on the news and social media about the worst of human behavior with regards to hoarding supplies, price gouging, etc. However, what I have seen so far in our community are people that are willing to come together to support one another. Our City leaders have proactively reached out to me to see how they can help our business owners and their employees through these times. Our small business owners are finding ways to come together and help each other survive. Our businesses and residents are actively serving the elderly, homeless and other vulnerable citizens.
For those that have the resources, we encourage you to continue to support our small businesses, as they are the backbone of our community. Many of our small businesses are still open as of now, and they need your support. On this page, we have a list of dozens of Oceanside restaurants that are still operating and providing take-out and delivery options. They all need your support!
We welcome the opportunity to serve our community and encourage you to stay in touch with us as to how we can best be of service to you.
Scott Ashton, CEO
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
SHOP LOCAL RESOURCES
FOOD TO GO: Oceanside Restaurants, Wineries & Breweries Offering Take-out
Community members can support their favorite local businesses by taking advantage of takeout and delivery options including Grubhub, Postmates, Door Dash and Uber Eats! Below shows an updated list of Oceanside restaurants open and offering these services. More Info.
Oceanside Businesses Open and Offering Services
Shopping local is especially important during this time and will help to our keep our small businesses alive! We have compiled a list of Chamber members open and offering their services, whether that be virtual or in-person. More Info.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
FEDERAL PROGRAMS & INFORMATION
How to Access SBA Resources for Businesses and Non-Profits
From Congressman Levin's Office
During these uncertain times, many business owners are seeking relief to keep their businesses afloat and take care of their employees. As you know, the CARES Act, allocated $349 billion for the Payment Protection Program, which will provide loans to businesses with up to 500 employees, nonprofits, independent contractors, and the self-employed.
SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Chart
This chart gives an overview of the various loan programs available through the SBA. View Chart.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. SBA San Diego District Office. More details.
Cares Act Resources from San Diego North EDC
On Tuesday the US Department of the Treasury release guidelines for the program. Click here if you are a BORROWER. Click here for the direction given to LENDERS.
For a list of SBA-approved lenders with contact information, click here. SDNEDC has several member banks who have offered to provide concierge-level service to North County small businesses. If your banker is overwhelmed, email Erik by clicking here. For a downloadable matrix of all the SBA loans and programs click here.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
What Does CARES Act Mean for Your Business?
National Small Business Town Hall Presented by Inc. and U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Find out what the federal government's coronavirus stimulus programs mean to your small business in this presentation from Inc. in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. Download Guide and Checklist.
SBDC Offers Assistance on SBA Disaster Loans
The North San Diego Small Business Development Center is available to assist our business community with the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Our goal is to help clients fill out the SBA EIDL application correctly before submitting it online. More Info.
H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Here's a link to the Federal legislation signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.
U.S. Chamber Summary
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
All employers should be implementing strategies to pr
otect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Download these guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus. More Details.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROGRAMS & INFORMATION
Governor Newsom Announces New Help for Small Businesses & Workers Displaced by COVID-19
The state is allowing small businesses to defer payment of sales and use taxes of up to $50,000, for up to 12 months.
CDC Small Business Finance (Loan Programs)
We know that the current situation with COVID-19 is creating challenges for small business owners. If you are a CDC Small Business Finance borrower, please know, we are all hands on deck working on ways we can provide you temporary relief as you navigate how to best support your business during this time. More Info.
Webinar: Statewide Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
From Friday, March 13th: Join Small Business Majority, Go-Biz, Employment Development Department (EDD) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) for a statewide webinar covering policy updates related to COVID-19. Learn about what the State of California and Governor Newsom are implementing to ensure public safety. More details.
California Chamber of Commerce
Podcast: COVID-19 -Top Resources for Employers
As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread throughout communities, state and local governments are providing wage replacement options to affected workers. There is a lot of information out there, so on today’s episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank breaks down exactly what employers need to know: what wage replacement resources are available for workers, what employers can do to minimize the spread of the virus at the office, and a comprehensive source for all relevant workplace-related coronavirus news. More Info.
Employment Development Department
Includes employee and employer resources, including Workplace Health and Safety, Reduced Work Hours, Unemployment Insurance claims and more. More details.
Scripps Health Message to Employers
We encourage employers to review and follow CDC Guidelines to determine planning, preparation, and response to COVID-19. Employers should encourage employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to call their health provider for medical advice. Hospitals will not test persons who do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. Guidelines for testing for COVID-19 can be found here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations. More details.
San Diego Workforce Partnership
The San Diego Workforce Partnership issued the following as part of its COVID-19 Update for Business:If you are a business owner or HR representative for an employer considering work stoppages, layoffs or furloughs, we encourage you to submit layoff notices online or call (619) 228-2982. We will get back to you within one business day to discuss information and services that may assist impacted employees, including Unemployment Insurance information, tax assistance, Work Sharing program to avoid layoffs, financial planning, remote career services and more.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership offers resources for Employers and Workers.
California Association for Local Economic Development:
Economic Development Resources for the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 CALED recognizes that as economic developers, you are the leaders in your communities and play an important role in providing good information to help your residents and businesses feel safe. More details.
Department of Homeland Security - Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:
“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you
have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” Download PDF
NEED TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT? COVID-19 Crisis Employment Opportunities in San Diego North County
Compiled by San Diego North EDC
During this time of unprecedented disruption, several businesses in North County are hiring to meet the demand of people sheltering at home and complying with state orders. More Info.
County Official Seek Property Tax Deadline Extension
San Diego County Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar, along with Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister have reached out to Governor Gavin Newsom to seek protection for residents and businesses that are unable to pay their property tax bill by the April 10th deadline. More Info.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed. The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21st that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. More Info.
City of Oceanside
Includes timely updates on protocols to stop the spread of the virus, including home isolation for seniors 65+, the closure of bars, nightclubs, and wineries, and limiting restaurant capacities to 50% to facilitate social distancing. More details.
Oceanside Shopping for Seniors
The City has compiled a list of store hours dedicated for Senior shopping.
COVID Utility Service Relief Program
The City of Oceanside has created a utility service relief program for businesses that must remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the program is to support Oceanside's local business community and provide a temporary relief of water, sewer and solid waste utility services by temporarily stopping all utility services and charges. More Info.
Message from Mayor Peter Weiss
Monday, March 30, 2020
We are all deeply concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our community, our families, and our loved ones. Please know that the Oceanside City Council, along with our entire City organization, are working with our colleagues in neighboring cities, the county, the state and congressional elected officials, non-profits, and our private sector partners to identify needs, resources, and services for our community.
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Message from County Supervisor Jim Desmond
San Diego County Department of Public Health
The County is working to protect the public's health and prevent the disease from spreading locally. You can take steps to educate, protect, and prepare yourself in the event of a local outbreak. This is an emerging situation, the County will provide updated information as it becomes available. More details.
Tri-City Medical Center
Information on measures that Tri-City Medical Center is taking to protect our patients, employees and the broader community relating to COVID-19. More details.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Symptoms: Call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. More details.
Children’s Paradise Preschool & Infant Centers remain open to care for infants and preschool age children up to five years old and school age children six to twelve in its aftercare setting during the COVID-19 crisis. The schools are currently accepting new children so that families can continue to work. More Info.
As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. The work we do is critical to millions of people and companies around the world, and we’re committed to being there when our customers and colleagues need us most. Here’s how we’re responding.
San Diego Gas & Electric
SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2020 – With the coronavirus pandemic causing significant impact on the economy and people’s livelihoods, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that it will temporarily suspend service disconnections. The disconnection moratorium will remain in place until further notice. Read More.
Cox announced additional plans to support residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Cox is upgrading internet speeds for select residential packages and implementing a variety of other changes to provide support and relief for customers and communities in greatest need. More Info.
San Diego County Water Authority
The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a statement to assure the community that public water supplies in the San Diego region remain safe to drink due to numerous robust treatment processes used by local and regional water providers. More Info.
City of Oceanside City Council Meeting
March 25, 2020
The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit healthcare leader, provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to children and adults facing the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness and restores hope to grieving children and adults who are feeling lost and alone.
To learn more, call 800.797.2050 or visit https://elizabethhospice.org/
San Diego County Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar, along with Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister have reached out to Governor Gavin Newsom to seek protection for residents and businesses that are unable to pay their property tax bill by the April 10th deadline. More Info. https://www.oceansidechamber.com/member-news/county-official-seek-property-tax-deadline-extension