North County Cares Celebrates a Successful Launch Feeding Families Across the County and Supporting Local Restaurants
OCEANSIDE, CA – The Oceanside Chamber, the Vista Chamber and the San Diego North Economic Development Council have been working hard to both feed families across the county and support our local restaurants. The North County Cares program launched last month, with a generous donation of $50,000 from Genentech. With the funds, the Oceanside Chamber and the Vista Chamber will ultimately serve an estimated 1,650 local families and benefit 30 - 35 restaurants each in both Oceanside and Vista.
With Los Angeles County beaches closed, San Diego County State Beach parking lots closed, and several Orange County beaches following suit, it was deemed prudent to close Oceanside beach parking lots for the holiday weekend in order to minimize crowded conditions, limit gatherings, increase physical distancing, and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for today’s COVID-19 Business telebrief. A special thank you to our telebriefing guests, Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and Dr. Thomas R. Coleman, Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health, Health and Human Services Agency, for joining us to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics.
A COVID-19 Business Sector telebriefing will be held on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM for an online forum and Q&A in light of today’s County press briefing and announcement of Public Health Order changes effective at midnight, June 30, 2020.
Rep. Mike Levin and Orange County Representatives Press OCHCA for More Information on COVID-19 Testing Disparities
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) led a letter with Representatives Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Linda Sanchez (CA-38) pressing the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) for more information regarding testing disparities between Orange County and other counties.
You're invited to join a Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of the Coronavirus on Tourism and the Path to Recovery, hosted by Congressman Mike Levin on Monday, July 6, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, the Business Sector Support Team for the County of San Diego holds an informational telebriefing to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics. This week's speakers included Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, Medical Consultant, Public Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency. To recap, the meeting discussed:
Please join CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and AARP California State Director Nancy McPherson for a tele-town hall addressing fraud, scams directed towards older Californians and giving you the tools to fight back and protect yourself. With many people experiencing tremendous loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information and resources. Experts from the Department of Insurance and the Department of Justice will also join us. The event will be held on:
Do you have a disinfectant that not only kills bacteria, fungus, mildew, and animal viruses, but also human coronaviruses? MedRev Z-Klean not only eliminates those nasty germs but leaves the disinfected area with a floral scent!
Kaiser Permanente has released a playbook, “Planning for the Next Normal at Work,” to guide workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare to bring employees back to traditional work environments. As the nation’s largest nonprofit, integrated health system serving 12.4 million members, Kaiser Permanente provides health coverage to approximately 14,400 large and 74,000 small businesses.
To support the reopening of the State through Stage 3 of the Resilience Roadmap, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has made Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to all organizations, public, non-profit, as well as private commercial entities.
Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19
Commissioner’s action mandates workers’ compensation carriers reflect reduced risk of loss in premiums due to “stay-at-home” orders
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today issued an Order adopting emergency workers’ compensation regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These new regulations will mandate insurance companies to recompute premium charges for policyholders to reflect reduced risk of loss consistent with Commissioner Lara’s April 13 and May 15, 2020 Bulletins, and will result in savings for many policyholders as businesses continue to struggle financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Energy Upgrade California prides itself on reaching out to communities, non-profit organizations, and small businesses all across the state on ways they can reduce wasteful energy consumption to save money and the environment. They have put together a resourceful toolkit for small businesses. This is an excellent resource to aide virtual outreach to members on teleworking and COVID-related economic relief. View full toolkit.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual town hall with Mr. Dante Pride, the founding partner of The Pride Law Firm in San Diego, and Dr. Karl Steinberg, a nursing facility medical director in North County San Diego. Rep. Levin will discuss the need for reforms to address systemic racial injustice in America, provide an update on the federal response to COVID-19, and answer constituents’ questions.
Beach parking lots are permitted to reopen in Oceanside and across the County tomorrow -- Tuesday, June 9. Current beach parking permit holders are offered a rebate on their next parking permit purchase. The Oceanside Pier will also reopen tomorrow. Initially, open hours for the Pier will be 4:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) in an attempt to address many concerns expressed by the small business community around the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aimed at providing COVID-19 relief.
Effective 12:00 a.m. on June 4, 2020, the County of San Diego Public Health Order includes the following changes for reopened businesses and childcare and daycare services:
Reopened businesses stated in section 21f may open under the following conditions:
Schools offering necessary childcare or daycare services may hold classes or school activities provided they conform to the requirements of section 5.
The Senate cleared a bill Wednesday evening that would modify the forgivable loan program for small businesses affected by COVID-19.
San Diego County Credit Union Presented a Free Webinar on Cyber Security, Including Coronavirus Scams and Threats
Security expert Jim Stickley presented seminar as part of SDCCU’s Financial Wellness Wednesdays
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (June 1, 2020) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, presented a free educational webinar with security expert Jim Stickley on Wednesday, April 22. The webinar enabled the community to join the presentation online from the safety of their own homes to learn more about common scams and threats in the current environment.
Now that restaurants are able to open for inside service, the new OSHA COVID-19 guidelines require dishwashers to use full face coverings. MiraCosta College is offering restaurants the opportunity to acquire face shields for a donation of $7 per shield. All funds generated for these shields will go directly to the purchase of supplies and equipment for the students in our Engineering Tech program.
The Oceanside Chamber Joins More Than 100 Business Organizations to Launch America's Recovery Fund Coalition
Group Comprised of 30 Business Sectors, Employing 58 Million American Workers, Will Advocate for Federal Direct Assistance Fund to Power an American Recovery
May 28, 2020 – The Oceanside Chamber today announced it has joined America’s Recovery Fund Coalition, an alliance of more than 100 trade associations and business organizations, including the Save Small Business Coalition (SSBC), advocating for a grant-based federal assistance program to power the resilience of American enterprise. Together, the Coalition’s members span 30 business sectors and employ 45 percent of the nation’s workforce – more than 58 million workers.
Assessor Dronenburg: Due To COVID-19 Business Property Statements Filing Deadline Extended to June 1
SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. reminds business owners that file the form 571-L Business Personal Property Statement that the deadline extended due to the pandemic is coming Monday June 1. The Assessor's office is on hand to help business owners file timely and avoid the state mandated 10% late filing penalty.
SD County now at accelerated Stage 2 reopening: dine-in restaurants may reopen + permitting process for expanded outdoor dining
The State has approved San Diego County to move to accelerated Stage 2 reopening, which includes dine-in restaurants and in-store retail. If you have not already, please review the guidance (links are below), complete the protocol and post it at your business. Additionally, the County suggested you email the completed protocol to COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov
Revised May 18, 2020
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has revised the COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form.
If a county did not meet the criteria outlined in the prior attestation form and would like to complete the COVID-19 County Variance Form (revised May 18, 2020) in order to move more quickly through Stage 2, a county may do so by submitting the required documentation as specified in the new form.
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