COVID-19 News Updates
March 24, 2020:
Thank you City of F.V.! They have waived banner permitting fees for businesses looking to announce new operating procedures during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
March 23, 2020:
GREAT NEWS! Carranza Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Through End of 2020.
March 22, 2020:
Are you more than a little confused about the specifics of the Governors "Stay at Home" Order? If so, you're not alone! The state's website has a wonderful description of essential & non-essential businesses, and what exclusions apply. Check it out HERE.
March 19, 2020:
A little relief ... in the form of Taxes? YES! U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just announced that taxpayers are getting a three-month extension for paying their 2019 taxes. While you still must file, or obtain an extension by the April 15th deadline - You will have 3 more months to pay, if any taxes are owed. And, on March 12 California Governor pushed our deadline back 60 days as well. This could provide a little bit of immediate relief for some. Please contact your CPA for further questions and details.
March 18, 2020:
Orange County HAS NOT received a "Shelter in Place" Order. The OC Health Care Agency made that clear
in the updated order they published today. Please read the Official Order, including all of the specifics HERE.
March 17, 2020:
Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-31-20 today. Employers who need to move forward with
mass layoffs due to the financial impacts of the Social Distancing Orders in place, no longer need to give
their employees a 60 day notice. That being the case however, a number of bills have recently been
introduced, and are likely to pass, that offer financial incentives to businesses who hold onto their staff
through these county-wide closures - stay tuned for more details on these!
March 17, 2020:
Relief for employers and employees alike comes in the form of H.R. 6201 - The Families First Coronavirus
Response Act. Under the act, Employers must offer 2 weeks (10 days) of paid sick leave, so that anyone
with the slightest of symptoms can stay home, self-isolate, and not worry about their paychecks. The paid
sick leave CREDIT will offset 100% of the Employers cost for their Employees time off. Additionally,
H.R. 6201 also mandates Employers to offer up to 12 weeks of Paid Family Leave at 2/3 of their salary for
any employee who is caring for a relative diagnosed with COVID-19, or who must care for under age
children who are home because of school closures related to the COVID-19 Outbreak. Again, the Paid
Family Leave credit will offset 100% of the Employers cost. For more information on the details of
H.R. 6201, please call our office at (714)962-3822 or email us at email@example.com.
March 16, 2020:
Local Small Businesses now have access to $7billion in VERY LOW Interest Rate Emergency Loans through
the SBA. You can easily apply for up to $2million in 3 simple steps HERE. If you need advice or assistance
on the program or process, please call our office at (714)962-3822 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"A Nice Place to Shop, Eat, and Do Business"
... Even during a COVID-19 Crisis ...
It is more important than ever before for us to SHOP, EAT & DO BUSINESS LOCAL! Please remember to turn to your fellow Fountain Valley Chamber Members when possible - Together WE WILL get through this.
CLICK HERE for a list of Business Availability During the COVID-19 Crisis
- CDC Website
- Orange County Department of Health
- John Hopkins Medicine
- California Department of Health
- Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
- MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center
Business Resource Links
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- America's SBDC
- Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Links to Official Documents