July 8, 2020
Re-eninCalifoa Cition for Safe Reening g
Following Governor Newsom’s order to once again temporarily close indoor dining and operations for restaurants, the
California Coalition for Safe Re-Opening
, a coalition of Chambers of Commerce and business associations throughout the state. The coalition came together to formulate proposals for reopening California businesses in a logical and methodical manner that maintains the safety and health of customers, workers and the public.
Building on previous efforts, the coalition proposed a
Three Point Economic and Public Health Recovery Plan
– immediate measures that should be considered prior to any more business shutdowns.
Those measures include:
Require the State to use emergency funds to supplement funding for county health departments and enforcement divisions that oversee adherence to reopening regulations. That would include authorizing counties to grant immediate reopening for all restaurants and bars that demonstrate compliance with that county’s reopening regulations, in accordance with state regulations.
The creation of a California COVID-19 Emergency Business Interruption Fund to provide grants to businesses to cover expenses related to safe reopening in June 2020, as well as all losses including displaced revenue related to the July 1st closure order and future unanticipated closures.
Creation of a Safe Re-Opening Task Force which would work directly with state and local officials in the implementation of Mandatory Testing and creation of Recovery Centers as the dual alternative to shutting down segments of the economy.
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Thank you for taking action!