• COVID-19 News Updates


  • June 30, 2020:

    Are you a small business, home-based business, independent contractor, or non-profit affected by COVID-19? If so, you may be eligible for a $10,000 GRANT TO ASSIST WITH YOUR BUSINESS EXPENSES. Click the image below to get started.



    June 3, 2020:

    Fact Sheet: Insurance Coverage During Civil Unrest. To help California business owners understand some of the key insurance issues relating to civil unrest, the information provided below is intended to present a general overview of relevant insurance coverages and some important tips to consider.



    June 2, 2020:

    Join the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce as we take part in our: "A 3-Part Webinar Series of Post-Pandemic Planning For You & Your Business."

    These are the following events that will take place:

    Health & Safety: June 10, 2020

    Regional Outlook: June 17, 2020

    Financial Stability: June 24, 2020

    Sponsorship Information is listed on the flyer. For more information please call the Fountain Valley Chamber office at: 714-962-3822 or email Memory Bartlett at CEO@fvchamber.com



    May 26, 2020:

    Industry-Specific Guidelines for Re-Opening: Please click on the link to your category of business to learn more.

    Auto Dealerships: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-auto-dealerships.pdf

    Child Care: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2020/CCP/PIN_20-06-CCP.pdf

    Construction: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-construction.pdf

    Dine-In Restaurants: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-dine-in-restaurants.pdf

    Energy & Utilities: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-energy.pdf

    Food Packaging: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-food-packing.pdf

    Hotels & Lodging: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-hotels.pdf

    Manufacturing: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-manufacturing.pdf

    Office Workspace: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-office-workspaces.pdf

    Places of Worship: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship.pdf

    Real Estate Transactions: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-real-estate.pdf

    Shopping Centers: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-shopping-centers.pdf



    May 25, 2020:

    Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on our roadmap for modifying the statewide order. 

    We are now in early Stage 2, where retail, related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care, and essential businesses can open with modifications. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

    Click on the image below to read more:



    May 22, 2020:


    [ISSUED May 22, 2020]

    Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120130, the County of Orange Health Officer ORDERS AND RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:


    Effective 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, the following shall be in effect in unincorporated and incorporated territories of Orange County, California: Click the image below to read more


    May 20, 2020:

    County of Orange Awarded $700,000 to support Small Businesses Impacted by Covid-19



    May 20, 2020:

    Dear Honorable Michelle Steel: California's Pandemic Roadmap and Re-Open OC Safely


    May 11, 2020:

    Dear Governor Gavin C. Newsom and All Members of the California State Legislature:

    In 2019, California Assembly Bill 5 was passed to regulate the use of independent contractors in a variety of activities.

    By prohibiting the use of independent contractor drivers, health care professionals, and workers in other critical areas, AB-5 is doing substantial, and avoidable, harm to the very people who now have the fewest resources and the worst alternatives available to them.


    Read More Here

    May 1st, 2020:

    President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

    April 30, 2020:

    Chairwoman Michelle Steel and Supervisor Don Wagner Release Business Guidelines for Orange County

    April 29, 2020:

    County of Orange Teams up with Google Fiber to Help Job Seekers Impacted by Covid-19

    April 23, 2020:

    Premium Refunds, Credits, and Reductions in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic have now been available from Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, 

    To LEARN MORE, please click on this Link: READ MORE


    April 15, 2020:

    Certain Employees at Some Essential Businesses Must Wear Face Coverings Effective Friday, April 24th, 2020

    April 10, 2020:

    The City of Fountain Valley has announced that they are accepting applications for Small Business Employee Retention Grants through the City .... Check out these FAQ's and get your application in on MONDAY, 4/13/20.   APPLY FOR THE GRANT


    April 9, 2020:

    HERE YOU GO ... We have done the Research for you.  Here is a list of Local Banks and what their protocols are for administering PPP Loans.  

    April 1, 2020:

    This is NO JOKE ... PPP Loan Applications are AVAILABLE NOW!!!!  Essentially FREE MONEY to help keep your employees working!  Download it HERE and make sure to watch our Latest YouTube video for all the information you will need!

    March 31, 2020:

    Effective March 30, Orange County Community Services has implemented a call center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by Covid-19.

    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 admin@fvchamber.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 admin@fvchamber.com