Susan Clausen, Owner of Clausen Communications and PR maven for Scripps Ranch Theatre, is joined by Ted Leib, Artistic Director for the Oceanside Theatre Company, to talk about their theaters’ on-going collaboration to co-produce an online reading of local playwright Casey Tibbitts’ play — Quiet Cross – on April 2. Clausen and Leib, who will both perform in Quiet Cross, discuss how COVID-19 has impacted each of their theaters. Listen to the full podcast now!
On Monday, March 30, after a two week Spring Break, MiraCosta College students return to instruction by way of an online or remote modality. This may include Canvas, video/phone conferencing, email, and other options to teach and learn remotely.
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. Oceanside’s Emergency Operations Center is activated and responding each day. We are working full speed to respond to the many concerns and needs we are hearing. I appreciate the way our community is coming together to address this situation.
(Source: Solutions for Change)
We are all in unchartered waters, trying to navigate through a situation that none of us have ever been in before. As you consider the needs and the impact that you can make on the surrounding community, we ask that you stay connected with Solutions for Change and our families:
MiraCosta College, in conjunction with the college’s Foundation, Computers 2 Kids, Nordson, and MiraCosta College Associated Student Government (ASG) announced the distribution of critical resources to support MiraCosta College students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Items include, but are not limited to, food, technology, and gift cards. On Monday, March 30, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. the first wave of laptops will be distributed to students in need with additional distribution dates to follow. The MiraCosta College Foundation has the goal to support 1,000 students in need of technology.
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health today released the following statement from its President and CEO Chris Van Gorder urging more action to contain the coronavirus.
Like health care providers across the country, Scripps is working with our fellow health systems and we are in regular contact with county officials, state legislators and health care officials. Scripps applauds the work that has been done to date -- California is one of very few states that have taken firm action and our county was willing to take action even before the state did.
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.
OCEANSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JOINS BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS THE NATION TO DEMAND CHANGE IN BUSINESS CONTINUITY INSURANCE TO SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES
OCEANSIDE CA - As many businesses have been justifiably anxious about how to keep their businesses afloat during this time of COVID-19, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with over 80 chambers of commerce and business associations across the nation created the Save Small Business Coalition (SSBC) to address exactly that concern. Businesses need cash now, period. The coalition, spanning 15 states, wants to empower a solution for both small businesses and the insurance industry, backed by the federal government.
The City of Oceanside instated a hard closure of parking lots west of the train tracks, and a soft closure of beaches. The closure of parking lots has minimized occupancy and increased distancing at the beach. The soft closure of Oceanside beaches means that gatherings are not permitted. Active recreation such as walking, jogging, or surfing is acceptable, but people need to maintain their distance from others and not linger. Beach picnic areas are closed. City playgrounds are closed. Lifeguards are monitoring the beach and making reminders via speaker. Over 75 social distancing signs are placed.
The City of Oceanside held a Special Meeting today to consider and approve an urgency ordinance which provides for a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Peter Weiss called for the Special Meeting following the Governor’s executive order that authorizes local governments to pause evictions for renters through May 31, 2020. The Council recognized that many Californians are experiencing substantial losses of income related to COVID-19 and acted to take measures to preserve and increase housing security to protect public health. Full text.
OCEANSIDE, CA – Frontwave Credit Union is offering several assistance programs to help its Members navigate financial challenges during the coronavirus outbreak.
City of Oceanside to provide temporary relief of water, sewer and solid waste utility services for businesses during COVID-19 pandemic.
Oceanside, CA, March 24, 2020 – 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 relief for water, sewer and solid waste utility services by temporarily stopping all utility services and charges.
San Bernardino, California (March 25, 2020) – Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 all 169 Stater Bros. Markets locations will open their doors from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to provide seniors, 65 and over, a safe and less crowded shopping environment.
The City of Oceanside will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. to consider a ban on residential and commercial evictions during these trying times. Mayor Peter Weiss called for the Special Meeting following the Governor’s executive order that authorizes local governments to pause evictions for renters through May 31, 2020. “We need to protect our residents and business owners during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Mayor Weiss. “We need these protections now to reduce the stress our residents and businesses are already under, and to keep residents from potentially becoming homeless.”
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.
The COVID-19 emergency is causing financial hardships for many Oceanside residents and businesses. The City is working on measures which may help alleviate financial worries.
On Friday, April 10th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm, the American Legion Post 760 & VANC are providing veterans and their family members with fresh fruits, vegetables, can goods and sundries to help during this COVID-19 outbreak.
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 22, 2020) — 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. Children’s Paradise has many financial assistance programs to cover child care costs. The Centers have implemented stringent health and safety standard based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Community Care Licensing. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, Children’s Paradise Centers received some of the highest scores for cleanliness, quality and programs. Childcare is considered an essential service as it enables our community to continue to run the vital services and operations that will get people through this situation. The centers are also providing families with resource connections to food, supplies, diapers and housing. For more information on child care please visit Children's Paradise website or call one of the centers below.
In order to limit occupancy due to social distancing regulations and minimize the spread of COVID-19, City of Oceanside playgrounds and beach parking lots will close during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert about deceptive advertising related to novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in California. Attorney General Becerra reminds all Californians to be mindful of any products or services that falsely claim to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, nor is there a medicine that treats or cures coronavirus.
CLARIFYING LIST FROM GOVERNOR
On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing all to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical sectors and to protect health and well-being of all Californians. The Governor’s Office released a list of job sectors with clarifying details. Essential businesses should also practice social distancing by keeping employees and customers at least six feet apart. Governor Video Update
The City Council, City Manager and staff at the City of Oceanside want you to know that we are here and working hard to provide services to the Oceanside community and to safeguard the health and safety of residents. The City's Emergency Operations Center is activated and meeting, reviewing and updating plans and preparations to anticipate and respond to developments in our community. First responders are fully staffed, trained, and protecting our community and responding to calls for emergency service. Oceanside’s water facilities are in full working order and ready to continue meeting the community's needs. Our water treatment processes include filtration and disinfection. This removes and kills viruses, including COVID-19, bacteria and other pathogens.
Natalie Leighton, Grassroots Coordinator with the California Chamber of Commerce provides some CalTrans resources, specifically aimed at small businesses for you to share with your members. Attached you will find several informational pamphlets about the ample programs which CalTrans offers. Feel free to share them as you see fit.
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