News & Updates
Wednesday, April 22nd 2020
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
is working remotely, holding virtual events,
and here for YOU!
Chamber News and Updates
During Stay-At-Home Orders Which Delivery Service Do You Use?
Door Dash
Uber Eats
Grub Hub
Self Pickup
JR's Weekly Column
These are indeed trying times. Our community is stricken by the Covid-19 virus pandemic, and we’re all but paralyzed in place. And now we’d best prepare for a second wave. The latest update I have shows 72 cases confirmed in Escondido with the Covid-19 virus. I know we need to disconnect the economic impact from the health and welfare of human life, but, so far, with the steady leadership of City Hall, there have been no deaths from Covid-19 in Escondido. Plenty of lives forever impacted but, no deaths.

Open up or stay the course; the impact of our reactions to this pandemic are real. Washington,
Sacramento, San Diego County, City of Escondido, that’s the pecking order directing Escondido through
this pandemic. We do know there is a plan because we hear the daily updates from our President and
Governor and County. We do know there is planning going on right now to reopen our community. Not sure what they ar e just yet, but the plan is coming. And we’re ready.

Local business is the backbone of the Escondido economy and the majority of those are small
businesses. Of those small businesses, the restaurant segment is really hurting. The Chamber is working with the City and others to help. Please look for more on this next week.

There is so much more we’re doing at the Chamber via all of our resources and we ask that you be a part of our efforts. Log on, tune in, register, calendar, and be a part of our efforts to manage through these trying times.


James Rowten (JR)
Last week's Poll Results: 66% said that they think we are NOT ready to open back up our economy!
COVID-19 Small Business Resources
U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Small Business Guide & Checklist
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn.

Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

THIS FRIDAY Join Our Virtual Wake Up Escondido Meeting

Topic: Small Business Pivoting & Adapting
During COVID-19

Friday, April 24th
7:30am - 9:00am
Escondido News & Happenings
City News & Updates
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. The City of Escondido is actively taking measures to keep our community safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We are committed to following the Governor’s and the County Public Health Officer’s orders in a combined effort to keep our population healthy and safe while providing essential services to our residents.
Member News & More
Escondido Sunrise Rotary & Cocina del Charro Partner To Help
Escondido Sunrise Rotary is working with Cocina del Charro restaurant in Escondido to provide meals to first responders and hospital workers. Meals will be delivered to hospital workers, firefighters, and police to support our local heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AT&T Offers Added Relief
For Customers
AT&T is planning on being here to help you stay connected throughout the COVID-19
pandemic. We recognize that staying in touch with your family, friends, school and work has
never been more important.

Below are a few ways we're helping consumers, small businesses, and enterprises across
the country.
Cox Media Offers Free TV Advertising to Local Restaurants
To help San Diego restaurants reach customers as they’ve shifted to delivery and takeout services during the coronavirus pandemic, Cox Media, the advertising sales division of Cox Communications, offers free television advertising to bring public awareness to those restaurants that remain open and ready to serve.
DMV Announces Extensions For All Expiring Driver Licenses
The DMV announced on Tuesday, April 14th that they are extending driver licenses that are expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information‚ please view the DMV’s Press release  at this link .
COVID-19 Interactive Map
With data collected by federal, state and local agencies, this dashboard aggregates and tracks confirmed COVID19 cases by U.S. county. 
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