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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.
Lots of news this week!

First,  new guidance from the Governor.  Governor Newsom relaxed some of the thresholds that have been holding back counties like Sonoma from entering the  "later Phase II" re-opening . We think that Sonoma County's Public Health Officer, Dr. Mase, will follow quickly with a request to use the changed thresholds to allow a reopening of:

  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms for outdoor/patio service only;
  • Restaurants for patio service (added to currently-allowed take-out and delivery); and
  • Possibly some in-store retail service.

This would be allowed with proper protocols, including (in all likelihood) health screenings, face coverings, and social distancing. We don't know all the details, but it's certainly time to prepare. Remember to watch this space or give a click every now and then to the County's public health order page .
Second, the Governor also spoke about  preparing for Phase III , which includes hotels, gyms/yoga studios, and personal care businesses (like salons, barbers, and similar). Maybe even sports, but without fans present (don't know about you, but the  Recovery News  is looking forward to cursing at a Giants game again).  Newsom intimated that reopening there might be in early June (!)  Remember that we've done a   checklist  on what you might need to think about as Phase III rolls closer. Pretty exciting news.
Recently the California  Alcoholic Beverage Control Board  (ABC) released  new guidance  for serving beverages outside of a restaurant or outside the licensee's normal licensed footprint. Give it a read   here The guidance speaks of being allowed to consume alcohol near licensed premises under a "COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization" where the licensee has on-sale privileges on property that is "adjacent to the licensed premises, that is under the control of the licensee, and where  bona fide  meals are being served." No fake meals, please. Just  bona fide  ones.
Self-Certification Checklist.  The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has new information on re-opening, as well as a Sonoma Safe self-certification checklist. It's   here The self-certification process enables a company to tell customers that the company is "Sonoma Safe" with this branding (remember to allow your browser to download pictures):
Employee Screening App. The County is also rolling out a new screening app called So Co COVID Check (find it   here   on the App Store). According to the County, "effective as of the most recent health order, all employees of Sonoma County businesses are required to perform a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms before reporting to work site or other assignment away from home. This will be done using the Sonoma County SoCo COVID-19 Check App, currently available on the Apple and Google App stores." We've been using it already, and it's pretty simple. It asks for your zip code, so that the County can determine where cases might appear, as well as to know when your next Amazon package is coming (kidding on the latter. I think).  
PPP Forgiveness Process.   Last, but certainly not least, if you have received a PPP Loan, the SBA has released   applications  you'll want to fill out if you are also seeking forgiveness of all or portions of that loan. 
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.
New PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide & Reopening Business Digital Resources Center
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guide
Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the funds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. Click here to download this step-by-step guide to calculate your loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven. We hope you will share this new guide with your members.

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center
New Resource Added!
Last week, as part of the Path Forward initiative, the U.S. Chamber unveiled its  Reopening Business Digital Resources Center  to equip America's business community with the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources as we look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed. 
Now, the resources center also includes a  customizable workplace flyer  to help you and your members communicate the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to employees and customers.

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center Toolkit
In addition to the Reopening Business Digital Resources Center, and as you and your members face new questions and unprecedented new challenges, the U.S. Chamber has also created a comprehensive  toolkit  of key messages, example posts, and social media graphics for you to utilize while sharing the tools and resources with your local business communities and networks. 

Small Business Reopening Playbook
Now Available in Spanish! 
Click here  to view the U.S. Chamber's new  Small Business Reopening Playbook which provides in-depth information and resources for you and your members as you plan and prepare to reopen and get back to work.
Considering that reopening strategies will largely depend on the state and business type, this guide has consolidated federal, state, and local guidelines, industry specific resources, insights and strategies from leading experts, and more.
The playbook is now available to download in Spanish— click here  to learn more.

Upcoming Calls and Webinars

TOMORROW, May 21, 2020: Institute for Organization Management (IOM) Webinar Series
Please join the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Institute for Organization Management (IOM) tomorrow, May 21, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. ET  for the next event of its new summer webinar series on current issues affecting those in the nonprofit industry. Each webinar will feature new topical discussions and Institute faculty members—the next of which being a conversation led by Maryland Environmental Service CEO and chairman  Roy McGrath featuring insights from Founding Principal Partner founding principal partner  A. Michael Gellman  about why setting up a COVID-19 task force is a proactive and beneficial strategy.
If you do not already have an account, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams program in advance of the event and create a free account. This program works with laptops, tablets, or mobile phones.  Click here  to download Microsoft Teams.
If you're unable to join the webinar, a video recording will be available on the  Institute's Resource Center  after the webinar has ended.

TOMORROW, May 21, 2020: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Path Forward Program
Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation  tomorrow, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET  for the next Path Forward broadcast—a dialogue led by U.S. Chamber president Suzanne Clark on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.
The next installment of Path Forward will feature conversations about social distancing, sanitization, and more methods for creating a healthy environment during the COVID-19 pandemic with insights from University of Wisconsin-Madison Applied Population Laboratory, Center for Demography and Ecology, assistant scientist Malia Jones and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health assistant professor of Exposure Assessment Science Joseph Allen.  Click here   to register now.
The recordings of previous programs will be available on  Facebook YouTube , and .
Join the Services Advisory Team
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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.
Donation Station
Drive Up. Drop Off. End Hunger.
Our friends at Parkpoint Health Clubs have partnered with Redwood Empire Food Bank to to host this great way help out your neighbors in need! (See below - remember to allow pictures to download)
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
Financial Resources for Businesses
with John DeGaetano, Business Advisor

Friday, May 22nd
9:00 am

Registration required to access Check In.
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.
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.
Helpful Articles & Virtual Trainings
from Modern Digital

Upcoming Trainings (all virtual!)
  • Digital Marketing Trends of 2020 (free!)
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
  • A panel of digital marketers will predict trends and give us insight into what they believe will be the most important digital marketing strategies or tactics to plan for in 2020. 
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp (Online)
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
  • 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • This bootcamp is a concise overview of digital marketing that will get your marketing into shape. You'll learn new ways to promote your business and connect with customers using your website and digital channels.

For more information on these resources, please reach out directly to Tina Serio, Founder & Principal Consultant at Modern Digital .
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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