On July 24th, the County issued their compliance plan for health orders issued by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Below is the text as it appeared in their daily update dated July 24, 2020.
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19
Compliance Plan for Health Orders is Unveiled
LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH) unveiled a compliance and enforcement plan yesterday to ensure infection control measures are in place in businesses across the County. The tiered plan will include citations and fines for businesses that continue to violate Health Officer Orders, and aims to ensure the health and economy of those who work and live in LA County are protected from the deadly virus.
The PlanThe plan will apply to businesses licensed and permitted by DPH, as well as those who are not. Businesses licensed and permitted by DPH can expect to see the following when visited by an inspector:
To date, 26 restaurants, 1 grocery store, 1 pool and 67 unregulated businesses (which includes 3 gyms) have been shut down due to Health Officer Order violations. LA County's goal is to make sure public health orders are being followed for the health and safety of all those who work and/or visit LA County businesses.
For more details, read the press release. Click here to access DPH Health Officer Orders and Reopening Protocols.
Today we were part of a Restaurant Recovery presentation put on by SoCalGas. The information presented was very timely, especially given yesterday's announcement of the closure of indoor dining again. In addition to recovery information, there was a lot of other cost saving information presented. Below are links to not only the presentation, but also upcoming seminars.
Click on this flyer (or below link) to be taken to LACSD's website for more information!
Here is some great information from a workshop held with several chambers regarding disaster assistance loans from the SBA. The audio file and PowerPoint and several other documents are available. Click on the button to retrieve the information.
Thank you Jon from Irwindale Chamber for spearheading this workshop!
Starting today, the sales tax in Duarte went up from 9.5% to 10.25%. This was ballot Measure D approved by residents in March. For more information, please see the City's website.
We wanted to pass along information from Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Laro for insurance coverage during civil unrest. The fact sheet is available in five languages (all attached).
Click on the link below for a fact sheet from the Insurance Commissioner Lara issued yesterday on insurance coverage during civil unrest.
As if things are not difficult for our businesses, we must also consider the actions of lawsuit abuse that could affect you directly - especially during COVID remote work situations. Please take a moment to read this very important information from Maryann Marino, from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA). She has been a speaker with us before at the Duarte Chamber and is a well respected subject matter expert. This information may save your business some serious money.
If you have any questions, please contact Maryann at 949-375-0856.
DUARTE STRONGER TOGETHER PROGRAM
A Joint Business Signage Program for Duarte Businesses
DUARTE, California – The Duarte Chamber of Commerce and the City of Duarte have partnered together to launch the “Duarte Stronger Together” program, designed to support businesses and to let the community know that Duarte businesses are open and ready to serve.
It is available to businesses that are currently open, and those that will be reopening in the future. The Chamber and City developed “Duarte Stronger Together” branded “We’re Open for Business” banners and window signs that will come with several unique features to assist businesses during these exceedingly difficult times.
A limited quantity of these banners will be available at the subsidized rate. Once the subsidized quantity is depleted, the banners and clings will be available at their discounted rate of $53 for the banner and $30 for the clings (tax not included) through mid-December.
“The Duarte Chamber has been working tirelessly to help businesses get information and the support they need, while informing the community of the businesses status on our website and through our social media,” stated Sheryl Lefmann, Executive Director and CEO of the Duarte Chamber. “We are coming up with creative ways, such as the Duarte Stronger Together program, to accomplish this. The City took that idea and enhanced it,”
Duarte’s City Manager Dan Jordan echoed Lefmann’s enthusiasm for the program, stating, “This program demonstrates the wonderful partnership the City and Chamber share in addressing the needs of local businesses. Duarte has a history of being Business Friendly and this is a shining example. “
Banners are available only through the Duarte Chamber of Commerce. To order, contact Sheryl Lefmann at (626) 205-5664 (cell), Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00. The banners will be hand delivered to businesses.
Duarte Stronger Together.
Dear Duarte Chamber of Commerce Members, Associates, Partners and Friends,
The Duarte Chamber is committed to bringing not only quality events and services, but are also committed to ensuring our businesses, customers and community are being protected to the best of our abilities. Our staff and Executive Board have been closely monitoring all aspects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) events and reviewing aspects of our programs and operations. These reviews have included not only governmental mandates, but health and industry input.
Our promise to all of you is to be a resource for you. You can expect staff to be ready and able to help you in the same manner as you are accustomed, with moderate changes in face-to-face interactions. As of March 13th, the Chamber has taken the following measures:
Our phones have been transferred to our remote locations and we can access our emails easily. Mail will be picked up by staff on a regular basis. The Chamber’s contact information follows.
Sheryl Lefmann, Executive Director/CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Burckhard, Dir. Membership: email@example.com
Maria Robles, Accounting Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duarte Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1438, Duarte, CA 91009
We will continue to monitor the situation and take steps accordingly.
The Chamber will be posting pertinent information, restaurant, market and business statuses as well as webinars, other resources, etc. via the COVID-19 section on our website.
For our members, please let us know what delivery services or unique services you are providing, and we’ll pass along the information to our website, emails and social media. Just email us with the information. If you have published it on social media, tell us what platform you used, and we will cross promote it accordingly.