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
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Whittier Testing Sites
To register for a test, click here.
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.
Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce
- *Recovery Readiness Toolkit (Checklists, posters, links, and more)
AMERICA'S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
- *When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- Resources for Businesses and Employers
CITY OF WHITTIER
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
- *Reopening for Car Parades
- *Reopening for Office Worksites
- *Reopening for Retail Establishments
- *Reopening for Shopping Centers
- #BYOM - wear face coverings when in contact with other people who are not household members
- LOS ANGELES COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
- LA County Disaster Help Center
- Notice to Customers (Print and Post on your Front Door)
- Checklist of Protocols for Employees and Customers
- COVID-19: Scams
- Coronavirus: Price Gouging
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
- BEWARE OF SCAMS AND FRAUD SCHEMES
- SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
- Daily Calls at 3 PM: Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, and Other Funding Opportunities for your Business
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
- U.S. Chamber Foundation launched Save Small Business Grant Fund that Offers Short-Term Relief for Small Employers in U.S.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions."
"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."
"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."
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.)"
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act
TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Whittier Area Schools/School Districts
Don't see your school district listed? Click here. (EdSource.org)
- HOW THE AMERICAN WORKER CAN SURVIVE FINANCIALLY DURING THE NEXT 3 MONTHS (Zippia)
- 5 Tips for Staying Productive While Working from Home (TIME)
- How to Work From Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully (HubSpot)
- Work from Home 101: A Telecommuter's Guide to Working Remotely (ZDNet)
- Here's What to Do If You Lose Work Due to COVID-19 in California (KTLA 5)
- Nonprofits: Continuity Planning for COVID-19 (and Other Disruptions) (Armanio)
- Crisis Planning Checklist (Armanio)
- Tips for Business and Community Leaders Working to Address the Social and Economic Fall-Out from the Coronavirus (Institute for Sustainable Development)