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Updated 05/28 at 2:30 p.m.

"Due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 crisis, the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce is canceling all meetings, programs, and events through July 1, 2020. While the news is disappointing, this decision was made out of an abundance of caution. More so than ever, the protection of our members, our staff, and the larger community must be our top priority.  We look forward to the time when we are all healthy and safely able to connect again."

Carol Crosby, President/CEO

COVID-19 Business Resources

The Whittier Chamber has gathered a list of important, credible resources for local businesses impacted by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) to ensure you, your employees, and your business are protected.

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Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce

2020 CENSUS

AMERICA'S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA

CALMATTERS

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

CITY OF WHITTIER

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

ONWARDCA

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Remote Working Tools

Google Suite/Hangouts - $6 - $25 per user

Audio/Phone | Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

Office 365/Teams - $0 - $12.50 per user*

Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

*In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.

Business Strategies

Our employees and their families need to be safe. They also need jobs. How we as a community respond impacts both.

Your employees may not be elderly, have a chronic underlying condition (lung or heart disease or diabetes), or have a compromised immune system. But they may be the caregiver for someone who does.

Having a plan ensures your employees that you are acting in their best interest as well as the company’s.

Temporary Ordinances

"The State Public Health Officer has articulated a 4 Stage framework - California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to inform the State's actions that reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications to protect health and safety, and to lower the risk of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) transmission and outbreaks in a community."

Click here to read the ordinance.


"The [Whittier] City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to temporarily close Greenleaf to vehicular traffic, allowing shops and eateries to expand onto the street."

Click here to read more.


"Los Angeles County officials are recommending that the stay-at-home order be extended until August as the region continues efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus."

Click here for more information.


 

"Regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions."

Click here to read the regulatory relief.


"Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19."

Click here to read the Order.


"On March 19, 2020, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, signed an Executive Order which includes the moratorium on residential and commercial evictions."

Click here to read the Order.


Safer at Home Order: "Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment or both. (California Health and Safety Code § 120295; Los Angeles County Code § 11.02.080.)"

Click here to read the Order.

Be Informed Through Credible Sources

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