COVID-19 Information
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A Recovery News Update from the Healdsburg Recovery Task Force, a partnership between the City of Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce.
1 - No further local openings through the end of the week (we think):  The news yesterday (May 26) was that  Governor Newsom has allowed counties to have more in-store shopping and to open some personal care salons, provided that the local public health officer also allows it. For Sonoma County,  Dr. Mase has indicated that she does not intend to loosen restrictions further at least this week. Part of her stated concern is the State metric that looks at new cases per 100,000 people over a 14-day period. We are over the State's threshold amount in that metric, primarily because of solid contact tracing of persons in close proximity of COVID-19 cases.  In short, hair salons and in-store retail still awaits further re-opening in Sonoma County.  But if you are in one of these industries, it's a good time to review the State's guidance for reopening while you have a few days to prepare. For hair salons, that's  here

2 -- On the City Council's agenda for June 1st:  Please keep an eye out for an item on the City Council's agenda that would allow the City to issue limited outdoor activity permits for those businesses that may want to use public spaces (like sidewalks, alleys, and parking spaces) near their store or business to expand during social distancing requirements.  

At the same meeting, the Council will also discuss limiting streets - or halves of streets - to non-vehicular uses. Staff's request initially is to ask the Council to discuss limitations on parts of Plaza, Center, and North. Please know that many businesses we've contacted are not necessarily supportive of concepts that remove cars entirely from these blocks (they're concerned about deliveries and curbside pickup), but most are open to limited restrictions, including short-term one-way streets with added areas for walking or biking or sitting. 

The City Council is always interested in hearing from you about these two issues - you can always provide those thoughts via email  here  and we will make sure the Council sees your comments. 

3 -- Finally, the loan program: For those of you who were recipients of the Small Business Sustainability loans, checks should be issued on Thursday, May 28. Remember that you need to have signed your Loan Agreement and provided a W-9 form to us. 
Thanks for reading! More information about COVID-19 related matters is on the City's website  here   and the Chamber's website   here .

The Healdsburg Recovery Task Force is an informal partnership between the City of Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce to help us all navigate through the COVID-19 crisis of 2020. Members include Vice-Mayor Evelyn Mitchell, Council Member David Hagele, William Seppi (Costeaux Bakery), Alan Baker (Cartograph Wines), Dan Maraviglia (Passalacqua, Mazzoni, Gladden, Lopez & Maraviglia, LLP), Jason Liles (Senator McGuire's office), Shelley Anderson (HUSD), and David Mickaelian (Healdsburg City Manager).  Tallia Hart of the Chamber and Dave Kiff of the City help write and revise this document. Nothing in this document is a specific endorsement by the Chamber or the City of any action, financial path, or business practice.
Sonoma County EDB
Weekly Economic Impact Survey
The Economic Development Board (EDB) has hired Dr. Robert Eyler, Director of Forensic Economy and Analysis, to conduct a thorough study of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sonoma County.

The data in this survey will be crucial in determining impacts, evaluating the resources needed and creating policies for future events. It should take less than five minutes to complete, and will be released indefinitely each week to capture the effects over time. We appreciate your sincere answers, and you can contact us at if you have any questions about the survey or any other questions.
Sonoma County Vintners
Take the Survey - Winery Status Update
With the recent amendment to Sonoma County’s Shelter in Place (SIP) order announced on Friday, Sonoma County Vintners is pleased to see that progress is being made and that some wineries have reopened or have plans to reopen soon. In an effort to address media and consumer inquiries regarding the reopenings, they have prepared a brief survey for you to help keep them informed of your winery status. They ask that you take a few minutes to complete this by clicking the button below.

They will continue to promote their  Sip From Home webpage  as a resource for media and consumers to discover virtual programs and special offers, and it will be modified to include wineries that are open and complying with the new amendment to the SIP place order at this time.

Thank you for taking the time to submit this brief survey. Please contact Sonoma County Vintners at  if they may provide any assistance to you and your winery team.
Join the Services Advisory Team
Support your local community
Services Advisory Team
We know there are uncertain times ahead. Help us learn what services the community needs during COVID-19 to support you, your family, and your friends by volunteering for our community-based Services Advisory Team.

The goal of the Services Advisory Team (SAT) is to get direct feedback from a cross-section of the community on what their needs might be this summer, into the upcoming school year, and beyond. We want to get input from parents, teens, single folks, our Latino community, older adults, and others. We will take this feedback – along with feedback from the City's Parks and Recreation Commission and direction from City Council - to help prioritize our services during a time of limited financial resources.

We envision the team meeting virtually either weekly or bi-weekly at a day and time that is yet to be determined. Meetings will last about an hour.

For questions or if you can volunteer your time and energy to be part of the Services Advisory Team, please contact Recreation Manager Dave Jahns at  or 707-431-3152.
RSVP Required
Join the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce every Friday at 9:00 am with a virtual check in. Each Friday we will have a guest speaker and special topic geared towards businesses. Please submit questions ahead of time to
Healdsburg Recovery Task Force Update
with Vice Mayor Evelyn Mitchell
and Councilmember David Hagele

Friday, May 29th
9:00 am

Registration required to access
Check In.
Upcoming Workshops...
Webinar: PG&E Bankruptcy and Kincade Fire Recovery Funds with attorney Matthew Welty of Welty, Weaver & Currie

Thursday, May 28th

Registration required to access Check In.
Webinar: Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator
with local graphic designer Robbie Geiss

Thursday, June 9th

Registration required to access Check In.
From our COVID-19 Resources web page, to advocacy for our members and community, the Chamber is committed to helping with this shared journey. We want to thank the following businesses for renewing their membership with and continued support of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce.
During these critical times we are asking that you support the local business community in any way you can. Consider all the times they have been there to provide a dinner, gift card, donation, or support for your organization or company party.
Skip cooking tonight, send grandma a thank you, or just check out the many ways you can help your local businesses now.
A healthy economy impacts all of us in the months to come.
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