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Resources forBusinesses, Employers & Individuals – 6/18/20Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business Re-opening Support

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the EIDL and EIDL Advance program to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.If you were unable to get in before the previous program closed, you can now apply here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Seeking Restaurant Participants! North County Cares North County Cares is a program designed by the Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, and the San Diego North Economic Development Council. Your donation in any amount will go toward purchasing gift cards at participating Vista and Oceanside chamber member restaurants. The gift cards will be distributed to Vista Unified School District and other organizations directly feeding families in need in our community. Interested restaurants contact [email protected]

Supervisor Jim Desmond COVID-19 Update 6/19 The latest on openings in San Diego County: Indoor wedding venues are now limited to 25% of capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer. Outdoor venues are limited by their natural limits depending on the size of the space that permits the distancing required in the guidance. YouTube Video
Download Printable Guides of Safe PracticesPost this infographic for use with businesses, customers and the community, that illustrate the 4 proven principles to follow in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Download PDF Here
Websites/Resources
California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.County of San Diego – Public Health OrderSanDiegoCounty.gov – Safe Reopening PageCDC – Cleaning Resources – clean and disinfectcleaning and disinfecting guidance CA.Gov – Resilience Roadmap SanDiegoCounty.gov – Coronavirus-sd.com City of Vista – COVID 19 Webpage

Local Resources for Personal Protection Equipment andCleaning SuppliesContinental Pacific Textiles has every PPE product you may need. Located at 2361 La Mirada Dr, Vista. Contact Customer Service PHONE 760-597-8794 and visit their website. They deliver.Logo Expressions has bulk pricing for face masks. Contact Sheryl O’Hara Jones at [email protected] or call 760-598-9011.North County Janitorial Supply on Broadway, has products to disinfect and protect. They are well stocked and able to place special orders for delivery within days. Call (760) 758-5622 or Visit Website Staples Low on masks and other supplies? Stay safe on the go with sanitizer, face masks, thermometers and more. Located at 235 Vista Village Dr or shop online.
Looking to Pivot? Free Consulting Available! CSUSM is now accepting projects for the Fall 2020 Senior Experience program!Let young business professionals work as personal consultants to provide tailored solutions for problems your business is facing during COVID-19. Submit a project proposal HERE. If you have any questions regarding the Senior Experience program and how it can help your business, please contact Director of Business Development, Miguel de Jesus [email protected] or (760) 750-4266.

City Business Reopening Assistance

Dear Business Owner:
Immediately following the Governor’s Stay-At-home orders that instructed all non-essential businesses to close their doors for public health reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City developed an Economic Recovery Plan to support businesses through these unprecedented times. Immediately, the City launched a website to advertise all essential businesses that were still operating, collaborated with City partners to disseminate vital information to the public, worked to secure grants, programs and benefits for Vista and eliminated CVBID fees for Fiscal Year 20/21. The City also established an Economic Recovery Taskforce to proactively prepare for business needs and for the economy to reopen. City staff conducted nearly 300 virtual Vista CAREs visits offering assistance, resources, and listening and responding to how the business community could benefit from City support during this period.

Enhancements you need to know about
At the May 26, 2020 and June 3, 2020 City council meetings, the city council approved enhancements to the Economic Recovery Plan to offer free services and support to local businesses. These enhancements include: marketing and advertising support, temporary modifications to City codes relating to outdoor dining and signage, reopening assistance, and continued outreach to share vital businesses information. Below is a detailed description of each enhancement and how your Vista business may take advantage of them. As always, if you have any questions, please contact our Economic Development Department at 760-639-6165 or email [email protected]
Marketing/Advertising Assistance VISTA IS OPEN WEBSITE LAUNCHES JUNE 19TH!! Contact:Humble Pie Communications Bill Hornung [email protected]
Free advertisement on VistaIsOpen.com and Vista Is Open social media pages Free social distancing marketing collateral Free small and safe events for increased foot traffic throughout Vista Vista is Open loyalty program. Additional support for retail merchants during the holiday season
Outdoor Dining/Seating & Additional Signage Businesses can submit a no fee application to allow for outdoor dining and seating at their establishments.Businesses are permitted to hang banners not to exceed one per property or tenant space, not to exceed to 100 SF in size.Portable/ A-Frame signs can be displayed but not to exceed one per property or tenant space, limited to two sides not to exceed 6 SF per side. May not impede pedestrian access.Window Signs may cover up to 100% of window area, subject to any other applicable merchandise advertising limitations.Directional signs are allowed up to 4 new directional signs per property, not to exceed 4 SF per sign.
Stand Up Business Support & Workshops June 30, 2020 10am-11am & 1pm-2pm Contact:Strategies 360 Sid Voorakkara [email protected]
On-line workshops to review physical distancing and sanitation guidelines for safely opening businesses, evaluating staff needs to reopen, information on access to resources, how to develop new customer bases, rethinking the businesses model and other topics.One-on-One assistance available to interested businesses at an exclusive rate for Vista businesses. Exploring a potential Vista Business Resiliency Lab to help businesses better respond to the post COVID-19 business environment.
City of Vista Community Development (760)639-6100 Economic Development (760)639-6165 [email protected]

Vista Chamber of Commerce | 127 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

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