Greetings!
The Chamber has been working behind-the-scenes with local elected officials and others to bring you the following information.

City of Salinas Issued Emergency Order affecting outdoor restaurant operations. To summarize, the City is enabling restaurants to conduct outdoor dining and is delaying associated fees until October 1.

Broad Coalition Asks Congress to Provide Liability Relief in Next Stimulus Package. A copy of this letter can be found here .

The Chamber offers our condolences on the passing of longtime Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio. The Monterey County Weekly shared this article about his life and legacy as Seaside's longest-serving elected official.

Thank you,
~CEO Paul and the Chamber team and Board of Directors
RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
Monterey County COVID-19 Testing Sites
Thanks to Alliance on Aging for compiling this list. Tests are being conducted by the following clinics or hospitals: Clinica de Salud, CHOMP, Doctors on Duty, Mee Memorial, Natividad, Optum Serve, Planned Parenthood, SVMHS, and CVS.
Small Business Economic Relief
Applications have been made available to aid with small businesses struggling through loss of income as a result of COVID.
For more information click the link here.
New temporary catering authorization application has been made available to aid restaurants in outdoor dining services. The short story: if your restaurant has an ABC license to serve alcohol indoors, then you can complete this form and pay $100 to extend your serving area to include the area immediately outside your business.
Click the following links for document ABC218 and ABC253 created by the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
New Loan Available for Businesses in Monterey County by El Pajaro CDC
For more information and to see if your business qualifies, click the link here.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Rancho Cielo is hosting their Veggie Box and Drive Through BBQ Fundraiser events 8/19-8/21.

Virtual Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County Youth Clubhouse Experience has now been made available with virtual programming options. Link to information here .