Weekly Headlines --------------------------------------------- Week of June 29, 2020
Celebrating the
Fourth of July 20 20
In Place.
The virtual Chamber office will be closed
Friday, July 3, in observance of the holiday.
6/29/20 - Contra Costa to Postpone
COVID-19 Reopening Timeline
Contra Costa Health Services ( CCHS) will delay the opening of businesses and activities previously planned for July 1 until the COVID-19 outbreak in Contra Costa is better contained. The county’s timeline had previously cleared bars, personal services not involving close contact with the face, indoor dining, gyms and fitness centers , limited indoor leisure activities and museums, and hotels for tourism and individual travel to reopen July 1. Full press release here .
Shop Local | 6/29/20 | What's Open Now - Click Here
Do Business With a Chamber Member - Clck Here
Restaurants & Speacial Member Offers - Click Here
NEW JULY 1 - Walnut Creek Parking
As the downtown opens to more dining and shopping, note that changes are coming to parking. Want to park for free? Use the purple meters or any one of the City garages:
Lesher Center (1625 Locust St.)
Broadway (1390 Broadway) | South Locust (1350 Locust St.)
Downtown Core Green Meters | Parking enforcement begins July 1
at $2 per hour and 3-hour time limits.

ParkSmart, Inc. offered free parking during these difficult times beginning March 15. Their plan is to a ctivate meters on July 1 and to post signs on all meters a week in advance.
Helping to define the "New Norm."

Save the Date
Tuesday, July 14 | 9:00 - 10:00AM
Details coming soon.
To view video recordings of past  BACK TO BUSINESS  webinars,  click here .
Take Action | Sustainability Action Plan Update
Help set the City of Walnut Creek’s environmental goals and strategies for the next decade by giving your input as we develop our new  Sustainability Action Plan . The City is updating its plan to address climate change and expanding it to include new environmental sustainability topics. There are several upcoming opportunities this summer to share your input: 7/9 Planning Commission meeting, 7/16 Transportation Commission meeting, and 7/29 Virtual Community Workshop.Register for the community workshop and learn more at   www.walnut-creek.org/sap .
City of Walnut Creek “Rebound” Program
How the Rebound Program Can Help Your Business Re-Open
Let’s get outside and dine, shop and be together again, with social distancing of course! Helping based on feedback from the business community, Rebound is designed to be a comprehensive approach to helping businesses re-open as we transition through the COVID-19 crisis. Clck here.

Chamber member Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals & Event Planning have many ways to assist you. Outdoor Options , Click here . Tents/Displays , Click here . Contact them directly at 925-370-1300 or email: Sales@chairsforaffairs.com
The Workplace In theAge Of A Pandemic
Does reopening make sense economically?
Jun 24, 2020 02:15PM ● By Harper Klein  
More businesses are starting to reopen, restaurant patios are packed (some too full), and you can finally get a haircut. But as companies consider transitioning their workforces back to Bay Area offices, the investment in creating safe spaces may not make economic sense. And for employees who have transitioned successfully to working remotely full time, there may be reason to resist returning to the office while the virus continues to spread. “We don’t do in-person meetings anymore,” says Ray Nassief, Sr. Vice President of Operations at John Muir Health. “We’re doing them on Zoom. We’re concerned by the spike in COVID-19 cases we are seeing as we return to some sense of normalcy.” To continue reading, click here .

This WEEKLY BRIEF article is reprinted with permission from Walnut Creek Magazine. To view this week's issue, clik here .
New - California Face Mask Requirements, click here
NEW What's open , click here .
 6/29/2020 | To connect with additional information ,   click here .
June Through August Reopening Timelilne, click here .
 6/25/2020 | Official California State
Roadmap to all Four Phases - click here
PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has just released a streamlined form for applying for forgiveness with your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lender.   EZ Forgiveness Application  (PDF) Note: Businesses that don't meet one the requirements will need to complete the  Full Forgiveness Application  (PDF). The SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. Check it out here .

What's Not to Like?
The Chamber staff enjoyed an exclusive invitation from   Bierhaus  to taste their introductory ready to eat MIX 'n' MATCH MEAL KITS.
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In accordance with City and State directives, the Chamber office is operating virtually. While the Chamber office location is closed, all phone calls and emails will be returned promptly. We will continue to serve our members and community.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we can assist you or your business in any way. We will continue to keep you updated in the weeks ahead. Updates will also be included on the Chamber website. Please visit  walnut-creek.com

Stay well.
Jay Hoyer, President/CEO
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
1280 Civic Drive | Suite 100 | Walnut Creek | CA | 94596
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