The following contains excerpts from the memo issued by the North San Diego Business Chamber on March 23:

It is our mission to make sure the Chamber is distributing all resources and information to keep the community up to date. Below are last week's resources and new ones for today. Our website is updated daily with the latest news and resources.

Shelter in Place Defined

Millions of people in Northern California were ordered to shelter in place— one of the strictest preventative measures utilized yet during the coronavirus outbreak. Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order two days later telling people statewide to stay at home. What does that mean?

San Diego Blood Bank Needs Donations - Click Here

There is a need for blood donations amid the coronavirus pandemic – despite the stay at home order.

Families First Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick or family leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor's (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law's paid leave requirements. (Brief by Supervisor Kristin Gaspar) Click Here

Business Insurance and COVID-19

Insurance implications relating to COVID-19, including employee health and safety concerns, the importance of reviewing language, determining what constitutes a "physical loss," and what business operators must do now. Click for Podcast

COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION

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 providers 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.

Chamber Covid-19 Resource Page - Click Here

SDG&E Supports Business and Residents with assistance - Click Here

Messaging From County Supervisors Jim Desmond, Kristin Gaspar and County Medical Director Dr. Nick Yphantides, and small business owner, Peter Zien, Alesmith owner - Click Here

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance for Businesses, Private Non Profits, Homeowners, and Renters. Click Here

Employment, Unemployment, Childcare, Reduced Work Hours, Tax Assistance and Health Resources. Per Governor Newsom: California has waived the 1-week waiting period for those unemployed or disabled as a result of Covid - 19 Click Here

State Department Information for Employees and Employers Click Here

Relief Fund for food service workers who have lost work. This fund applies to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, bartenders and anyone that receives tips. Click here

Small Business Development Center- Survival Guide for Small Business - Click here

City of San Diego Business Relief and Support - Click Here

In closing, I want to assure you that the Chamber is open for Business, every team member is available by phone and we are here to support you in any way possible.

Stay healthy and connected with us.

Debra Rosen

President & CEO

North San Diego Business Chamber