Stage 2 Starts Friday, May 8thCalifornia will move into Stage 2 of modifying the state’s Stay-at-Home order on May 8, 2020. Our progress in achieving key public health metrics will allow a gradual re-opening of California’s economy. We recognize the impact of economic hardship. We must get our economy roaring once again and put paychecks in people’s pockets. But the risk of COVID-19 infection is still real for all Californians and continues to be fatal. That is why every business should take every step
An Update on Reopening Riverside CountyYesterday, we released a by the numbers guide, and below is updated information and projections based on new data. Your CORONA Chamber is part of the County of Riverside's Economic Recovery Team, a select group of leaders working on strategies to safely reopen businesses. We are proud to represent the greater Corona business community, sharing the concerns you have expressed to us. We would like to invite you to take part in our next weekly Chamber briefing on
The Road to Reopening Riverside CountyYour CORONA Chamber is part of the Economic Recovery Team, a select group of leaders formed by Riverside County to work on strategies to safely reopen. We are proud to represent our business community, and will keep you posted on pertinent information for YOUR business. Riverside County's stay at home order was set to expire tomorrow, April 30th. They will be following guidelines set forth by the State of California, which does not yet have a date set for the removal of
Applications Reopen Monday, April 27 for Paycheck Protection ProgramSmall businesses can begin applying for the newly-replenished Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) starting Monday, April 27 at 7:30am. In total, $310 billion in funding has been earmarked for the PPP to help local businesses stay afloat and keep their employees on payroll, and an additional $60 billion in disaster loans. Anyone who has not yet applied and is eligible is encouraged to do so as soon as possible. The formal announcement came
California's Strong Pre-COVID19 Job Growth Better Positions State for RecoveryThe latest employment figures released yesterday by the California EDD reiterate one piece of good news: California entered the COVID-19 crisis from a strong position. Click here to view the employment report from Beacon Economics.
Chamber Building List of Open Businesses, Critical Business Sectors DefinedThe #CoronaChamber is compiling a list of businesses that remain open to the public at this time. Please send us an email and let us know what your hours are and anything else special so we can share this with the community. Bonus for a graphic we can share on social media! Review the list of essential critical infrastructure workers as defined by the State of California here. DO YOU MANUFACTURE OR DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS OR
Chamber, City Collaborate on Interactive Mapping of RestaurantsThe Chamber has been compiling a list of open eateries and any special info such as different hours, what kind of service they're providing, etc., and the City of Corona has created a map for residents and visitors to be able to easily view and contact these open businesses, which we will be sharing on social media today! If you see something missing or that has changed, please email us so we can update. TODAY IS THE GREAT AMERICAN
Some Tax Deadlines Extended (But Not All)The State of California and the IRS have pushed income tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15th. California property taxes will still be due by April 10th. Employers directly affected by COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension from the EDD to file state payroll taxes.
New Employer Obligations Under Revised Families First ActPresident Trump signed into law H.R. 6201, which expands protection benefits for employees of businesses with fewer than 500 employees to be provided two weeks of paid sick leave as well as up to 12 weeks of protected leave to care for themselves or a family member affected by COVID-19. Exemptions apply, as well as additional funding for supportive efforts for low-income individuals, food banks, free COVID-19 testing, and more. Learn more here. This
The #CoronaChamber has put together a list of 35 quality, legitimate, linked resources for you, your business, and your employees. As new information becomes available, we will get the critical data to you, so you can focus on your company. Please take the time to review. Clicking either of the images below will open a PDF document with clickable links.
COVID-19 Updates & Additional Resources Please take the time and read all the way through. Each of the updates and resources provided here are new since previous emails. Did you miss yesterday's webinar on Funding Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19? Catch the replay here. You can also download the slides. The next COVID-19 conference call is tomorrow, Friday, March 20th at 10:30am (NEW TIME), dial in number (800) 857-1861, participant code 8213422. Watch this video for other
Many of you are understandably worried in these uncertain times. We are here to support your needs. As a community, we must all come together to help our business community weather tough times. You can do this in many ways: Purchase gift cards now for later useOrder take out or delivery - click here for a list of member restaurants to support as they move away from dine in opportunities Shop local/shop small onlineShare about your favorite local businesses on social media, especially any
Dear Chamber members and subscribers, As the situation surrounding Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to unfold, we want to assure you that the Corona Chamber is here to help. Whether it's providing accurate, up-to-date information, links to resources, or to be a sounding board or other, our team is here for you. Over the coming days and as new information surfaces, we will be in communication to share tools for you as a business owner or employee impacted by current events. It's time for
As new information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available, the #CoronaChamber encourages employers to monitor and heed advice from the CDC and reputable agencies to minimize the spread and protect employees and the community. It's important to strategize now how you will handle potential interruptions in your business to ensure smooth operations. Some tips to consider:If you don't yet have a plan, make one nowMake it flexible and ask for employee inputEncourage employees to stay home if they are