Stay Home and Support Local
Oceanside, CA –As we all continue to shelter in place for our health, safety and well-being, we can still support our local shops, restaurants and other businesses. We have created online shopping and ordering guides to help you find ways to safely order food by takeout or delivery; purchase online from local shops; and connect with our Sunset Market vendors.
This Weekend – Video: Tell Your Story — MainStreet Oceanside is partnering with Consultant/Chef/Restaurateur Alfonso Gordon and Producer/Director Richard Pluim to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your business. We want to show our audience what our small businesses are doing to stay afloat during the pandemic.
We are currently seeking businesses that are open and willing to share their story and demonstrate the need to support your business during these tough circumstances. We will be practicing social distancing during these productions! The videos will be distributed through our social media platforms and partners in our community.
The production team will be set up at Bliss Tea & Treats located at 301 Mission Avenue on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Interviews will be 10-15 minutes long in 20 min blocks for each participant, but we understand that this will depend on your availability. Please call or text Rushell Gordon at 442-500-4796 to book your time slot. Alfonso will contact you to pre-screen the interview.
Free Weekly Webinars for Small Businesses — Selling Online for Local BusinessMainStreet Oceanside and Digital Hopper have partnered to help local business owners understand how to use social media to keep the doors open and how to sell online. These FREE weekly digital marketing video workshops include training on an important topic plus Q&A troubleshooting for specific issues.
The next live webinar will be April 22 at 11 a.m. Join the Facebook Group to receive email invites for workshops, find more tips, and watch video replays of previous webinars.
- The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of support to workers unable to work due to COVID-19.
- If you are sick or quarantined, you can file a Disability Insurance Claim.
- If you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member, you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.
- If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations, you can file an Unemployment Claim
City, County & State Updates — The City of Oceanside continues to provide information specific to Oceanside on their website, including some good news and inspiring stories during this uncertain time.
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Department provides updates here, including social distancing templates and a DIY guide for face coverings.
County Supervisor Jim Desmond recently met with Public Health Officials for the County of San Diego and presented ideas he has received regarding the reopening of businesses and getting back to work while at the same time keeping everyone safe. Supervisor Desmond is asking business owners to go to SanDiegoBackToWork.com and give their input on reopening. You can watch Supervisor Desmond’s video message here.
California residents can also call the statewide hotline – 833-544-2374 – with questions and to find assistance during this crisis.
2020 Census – Don’t forget to be counted! Submit your 2020 Census information – it is free and easy to do via the internet, telephone or mail. Participating in the 2020 Census is important as it will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
Scripps Health Update – Scripps Ranked No. 4 NationallyFortune Magazine has ranked Scripps Health No. 4 on its 2020 list of the 40 Best Workplaces in Health Care. Scripps is the only San Diego-based health care provider to make this year’s list. The article called out President and CEO Chris Van Gorder for taking a strong stance to protect employees and the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For excellent resources and more updates from Scripps, visit www.scripps.org/covid19.
If you think you have symptoms of the new coronavirus, you can contact their COVID-19 nurse line, at 888-261-8431, or use their virtual care options dedicated to screening people.
Tri-City Medical Center Update —
SDG&E Update — Be Vigilant of Scams During the Pandemic As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people worldwide, SDG&E wants to make sure that customers know how to protect themselves against scammers. It’s not uncommon for scams to increase during a crisis and, while they may occur year-round, the risk is much higher right now.
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