COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 information updated at  https://www.healdsburg.com/covid19/
A Recovery News Update from the Healdsburg Recovery Task Force a partnership between the City of Healdsburg & the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce.
Re-Opened Parks . An updated Sonoma County Public Health Order was announced this afternoon, taking effect at midnight tonight. Many of Healdsburg's park and open space areas will be re-opened quickly (as soon as we can set up new signage) for specific socially-distanced uses such as walking, biking, and running. High-touch spaces in the parks will be off-limits - items like water fountains, benches, picnic tables, tot lots, and the dog parks. The skate park will still be closed, and there is no golf yet :(. Parking lots will only be open for ADA parking - so folks are supposed to walk-jog-bike to the parks, then enjoy them that way. Remember to bring your own hydration, and wear a facial covering if you cannot maintain 6' distancing from non-family members.  

Thanks to the new order, the Plaza and West Plaza will re-open as soon as workers can get there with new signage - the signage will outline the same restrictions noted above. For more information, you can read the order here . More information about the parks' reopening is on the City's website here .  

Mental Health Break . The Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division is offering a "Warm Line" to help talk folks through our turned-around days. The number is 707-565-2652. According to the County web page, a caller can "speak to a trained professional who will listen and provide useful guidance to feel better." We all could use that. More information is 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.
DEADLINE FOR FIRST ROUND:
APRIL 30TH, 5:00 PM
Healdsburg Small Business Sustainability Loan Program
The City of Healdsburg has created a $600,000 Small Business Sustainability (SBS) Loan Program to help its small-business community weather the coronavirus pandemic.

The City’s loan program will provide zero-interest loans of up to $15,000 to eligible small businesses of 25 or fewer full-time employees; these funds may help businesses cover day-to-day operating expenses, lease or mortgage payments, materials, supplies and services. Loan payments will be deferred until May 1, 2021.
The $600,000 in loan funding will come from the City’s Measure V funds, a half-cent sales tax that pays for key City services... Read more and apply.
VIRTUAL MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
Registration 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 question ahead of time to aleena@healdsburg.com .
US Chamber Update
with Jennings Imel, Executive Director
Western Region U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Friday, May 1st 
9:00 am

Registration required to access Check In.
County of Sonoma Health and Economic Development Board
Industry Webinars
In partnership with County Counsel and the Sonoma County Department of Health, the Economic Development Board will be hosting a series of webinars in the coming weeks, with a focus on providing clarity and guidance to specific sections of the Public Health Order. Dr. Sundari Mase and County Counsel have both agreed to participate and answer questions.

Construction/Trades Industry Webinar
May 1st
11:00 am-12:00 pm

MOTHER'S DAY
Friday, May 1st
12:00 pm
Free virtual event open to all.

There is no better way to honor the Mother in your life than gifting her with the gift of Healdsburg. 

Tune in this Friday, May 1st, at noon for a virtual Mother's Day Bazaar. Healdsburg merchants, restaurateurs, wineries, and lodging owners will be showcasing exclusive Mother's Day gifts, menus, and deals! 

By shopping locally, you are supporting Healdsburg's small and independently owned businesses, a featured characteristic of Healdsburg's small town charm. 

For more Mother's Day gift ideas and inspiration go to www.healdsburg.com/MothersDay.  
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 and continued support the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce efforts.
Support Business Now
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.
COVID-19 information updated at https://www.healdsburg.com/covid19/