Coronavirus (COVID-19) has left many people uncertain and concerned about what precautions to take, and the implications in the workplace.
We are closely monitoring Coronavirus and following the current guidance from the leading government and health authorities to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our members, employees, and community.
We want to be sure that you have every resource at your disposal as you navigate this uncertain time and we will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will keep you informed of future updates.
For the most current and updated information, please see the City of Long Beach's Economic Development business support page on COVID-19: http://longbeach.
The Chamber team is here to assist you during this crisis. If you have any questions, please click here to contact the appropriate staff member.
- The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will deploy $3 million in grants available at $5,000 or $15,000 to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits. There are 6 total rounds, with finalists notified after each round. Apply For Grant Here (Round 2: August 3 - August 7). You may also visit LACOVIDFund.org to access fund resources online.
- The Long Beach Economic Partnership has launched its second wave of grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. To qualify, applicants must not have received other government assistance. Selected small businesses will receive microgrants of $500 as well as access to cash flow, budget and loan application training, and one-on-one business counseling. Click here to learn more. Apply here
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension - the deadline for small businesses to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended to Saturday, August 8. PPP is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Any small business that meets SBA’s size standards are eligible, including sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons.
- The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll).
- Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.
- Loans issued prior to June 5 have a maturity of 2 years. Loans issued after June 5 have a maturity of 5 years. All loans have an interest rate of 1%.
- To find eligible PPP lenders, click here.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) - SBA announced (06/15) that the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal was reopened to all eligible small businesses experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19.
- These loans may be used to pay debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact, and that aren’t already covered by a Paycheck Protection Program loan.
- The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
- To keep payments affordable for small businesses, SBA offers loans with long repayment terms, up to a maximum of 30 years. Plus, the first payment is deferred for one year.
- In addition, small businesses and non-profits may request, as part of their loan application, an EIDL Advance of up to $10,000.
- The EIDL Advance is designed to provide emergency economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This advance will not have to be repaid, and small businesses may receive an advance even if they are not approved for a loan.
- SBA Disaster Loan info for solopreneurs, single member LLCs and Independent Contractors - Independent contractors, Solopreneurs, Single Member LLC owners are also eligible to apply for Unemployment Insurance, even while applying for PPP and/or EIDL.
- Long Beach Offers Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Qualifying Tenants Impacted by COVID-19: The Long Beach CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB CARES) will provide up to $1,000 per month of rental assistance payments for up to three months on behalf of qualifying Long Beach residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 and meet federal low-income requirements. The monthly assistance payments will be provided directly to landlords or property owners on behalf of qualifying residents and be applicable to rent due during the eligible period from March 27, 2020, until the end of the City’s Safer at Home Order. Read More. All program details, including eligibility requirements, application materials and submittal deadlines will be available on the websitestarting Monday, June 29, 2020.
- Kiva Long Beach Loan Program - is a creative online crowd-lending program that is designed to support Long Beach small businesses. Loans up to $15,000 are available at a zero percent interest rate; approved borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6-months, loan proceeds may go toward business expenses, such as personnel, rent, supplies/materials, utilities, professional services, and more; all loan applications are reviewed by Kiva, a nonprofit organization; approved loans on Kiva’s online crowd-lending platform have 30 days to successfully raise the entire loan; 25 Long Beach businesses have benefited from this program. To get started, potential borrowers should contact BusinessDevelopment@longbeach.gov or 562-570-4249
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance - As a part of the Federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular State Unemployment Insurance benefits. The provisions of the program include: Up to 30 weeks of benefits starting with weeks of unemployment beginning February 2, 2020, through the week ending December 26, 2020, depending on when a person became directly impacted by the pandemic. An additional $600 to each PUA weekly benefit amount a person may be eligible to receive. Only the weeks of a claim between March 20 and July 25 are eligible for the $600 payments. For more information, click on the following url: EDD PUA.
- Local Funding Finder by Excelerate America - locates COVID-19 relief programs available to businesses in your area.
- California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) - is a loan loss reserve program for businesses with 1-500 employees, which may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. Individual borrowers are limited to a maximum of $2.5 million enrolled over a 3-year period. Contact a Participating Lender to enroll.
- CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) - Finance Programs (1-750 employees) - Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program. Click here for more info.
- The City of Long Beach has developed a system to connect providers with personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as a way for people to donate goods and services and access to facial coverings through an online exchange platform. Request for Medical PPE: Various qualifying organizations in need of PPE, including healthcare facilities, medical providers, shelters, adult day care and long-term care facilities, may request supplies via the City’s longbeach.gov/COVID19
website, under “Resources for Healthcare Providers.” Equipment Donations to the City: To streamline and manage the donations and offers of assistance to the City of Long Beach, the City also has developed an online form that can be completed by local businesses and community volunteers who are interested in providing assistance.
- City of Long Beach Economic Development COVID-19 Resources
- Unemployment Insurance
- Paid Family Leave Information
- U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
- Long Beach Disaster Relief Fund
City of Long Beach: COVID-19
Media Update for BUSINESSES
July 23, 2020 Daily Updates:
REMINDER: $3 Million in Grants Available for Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits
- L.A. County and numerous philanthropic partners have established the L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund for small businesses, non-profits, and micro-entrepreneurs facing health and economic challenges due to COVID-19.
- The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund aims to distribute:
- $5,000 grants to micro-entrepreneurs
- Workers participating in the gig economy, street vendors, sole proprietors, independent contractors, 1099 workers, and/or LLCs with revenues of $100,000 or less in the most recent available tax return.
- $15,000 grants to non-profits and small businesses.
- Registered for-profit business entities that have a yearly gross revenue of more than $100,00 but less than $1 million based on most recent available tax return.
- Registered 501c3 organizations that have annual gross revenue of less than $1 million based on most recent available 990 form.
- $5,000 grants to micro-entrepreneurs
- Grants will be distributed through an equitable lottery system, to ensure equitable access to capital across various demographics in the Los Angeles region.
- Applications for the second round of funding are open July 20th – July 24th.
- Visit LACOVIDFund.org to learn more about this grant opportunity.
- Click here to access the grant application.
CARES Act: Coronavirus Relief Fund
- On July 14, 2020, the Long Beach City Council approved a spending plan for the City’s Coronavirus Relief Fund allocation from the State of California. The general framework for funding prioritizes COVID-19 emergency response costs, community support, and business recovery and resiliency programs.
- The City Council approved $6,750,000 in funding to support transition grants for small businesses and non-profits, supplies and technology for economic recovery, economic inclusion and equity programs, and the City’s Open Streets Initiative.
- The City is in the process of preparing application materials for each funding opportunity. Each program funded through the City’s CRF allocation will be screened through a commitment to equity and inclusion, ensuring the programs benefit the entire community, particularly those who are most impacted by COVID-19. Additional details and eligibility requirements for each program are forthcoming.
- For those who are interested in being considered for one of the programs mentioned above, please complete the CARES Act Interest Form.
REMINDER: City of Long Beach Small Business Restart Grants
- On June 16, 2020, the City Council approved a recommendation to request the City Manager to establish a “Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund” to assist small businesses with repair and loss recovery from damages sustained during the evening of May 31, 2020.
- The Small Business Restart (SBR) Grant is the first of several programs that will be made available as a part of the Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund.
- The SBR Grant Program is designed to provide relief to help small businesses that were impacted by damages, theft, or vandalism related to the events that occurred on May 31, 2020.
- Approximately $250,000 in funding is currently available for the SBR Grant Program, which provide grants up to $2,000 to eligible small businesses.
- SBR Grant funds may be used for the following purposes:
- Replacing lost inventory
- Making repairs to the exterior/interior of a business
- Replacing lost equipment
- Repairing damaged equipment
- Paying business interruption insurance deductibles
- Working capital to continue operations
- Every applicant will be required to submit supporting documentation verifying damages and/or losses, which may include:
- Bids for interior/exterior building repairs
- Quotes for equipment that needs to be repaired or replaced
- Police report
- Insurance claim documentation
- Other relevant information
- Eligibility requirements vary depending on the source of funding for each grant. For more information on eligibility requirements click here.
- To get started, interested applicants are asked to complete a City of Long Beach Business Damage Assessment Form.
If a business needs immediate assistance, please have them contact the City’s Business Hotline at (562) 570-4BIZ (4249).
Click here to see previous City of Long Beach COVID-19 Media Updates for BUSINESSES
- State of California COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening - A safe re-opening requires compliance with both state and local public health guidance, and local guidance can come from your county and your city. Read More
- The following businesses may conduct outdoor operations only, in accordance with the Long Beach Health Order and provided that any City-issued permit required for the activity is obtained:
- Personal care services, including nail salons, tanning salons, esthetician, skin care and cosmetology services; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading and permanent make-up and piercing shops; massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings)
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Hair salons and barbers
- Religious services and cultural ceremonies
- Indoor shopping malls must close to the public. Strip malls, outlet malls and outdoor swap meets may continue to operate.
- Businesses whose operations require employees work from an office worksite who are not identified as an essential business, healthcare operation or essential infrastructure may operate via telework and for minimum basic operations only.
- Due to an inability to practice physical distancing, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms located in common spaces and at multi-family residential properties are required to close.
The mandatory closure goes into effect tonight, just after midnight (12:01 a.m., July 14, 2020). The amended City of Long Beach Health Order detailing the closures posted here. This Order requires the continued closure of indoor operations for restaurants, museums, botanical gardens and aquariums, as well as the continued closure of bars and similar facilities that do not hold a City-issued restaurant permit. These mandated closures are now in effect statewide.
- Requirements for Hotels, Motels, and Short Term Lodging- specific to hotels, lodging, and short-term industries now approved to reopen
- SafeBiz, Physical Distancing Self-Certification for Businesses - The City of Long Beach launched SafeBiz, a web-interface which allows businesses, which may open according to the “Safer at Home” order to self-certify that they are committed to re-opening their business safely. Read more.
- Local Construction Site Guidance for COVID-19 to assist construction industry employers in preparing for and responding to COVID-19. This guidance is intended to assist employers and project work sites in conducting their operations in safe and healthy ways that will help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The guidance requires that all local construction sites be good neighbors and prepare and enforce a Physical Distancing Protocol to ensure that the proper safety precautions are in place. City staff will verify compliance with these guidelines during inspections for projects under construction as well as during investigations associated with complaints or concerns. For more information about the guidance, call the Long Beach Development Services Building & Safety Bureau at 562.570.PMIT (7648) or email COVID2020@longbeach.gov.
- Physical Distancing Protocol (Reopening Checklist) (Spanish) (Tagalog) - All essential businesses, non-essential retail, golf courses and tennis centers shall prepare and post a Physical Distancing Protocol (Reopening Checklist) at each facility in the city frequented by the public or employees.
- In-Person Retail Businesses and Office-based Businesses Can Reopen in Long Beach with Restrictions! Effective Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the City of Long Beach announced that in-person retail businesses, office-based businesses and places of worship may reopen with restrictions in alignment with the State of California and Los Angeles County.
City of Long Beach Posters for Businesses - The City of Long Beach has created a variety of posters that business owners can print and post at their businesses for their customers and employees. Click here to download posters.
- Retail Businesses Permitted to Reopen, With Safety Restrictions - Effective Friday, May 8, 2020, the City of Long Beach will allow retail businesses, with modified operations and proper sanitizing and physical distancing protocols in place, to reopen for curbside pickup and delivery services only. This comes one day after the City’s first reopening announcement and is being done in an effort to align with the reopening direction set forth by Governor Newsom. Non-essential retail businesses authorized to reopen include but are not limited to the following, per Governor Newsom’s direction:
- Jewelry stores
- Toy stores
- Clothing stores
- Shoe stores
- Home and furnishing stores
- Sporting goods stores
- Antique stores
- Music stores
- Automobile Dealerships: may open showrooms to the public. Required to implement a Physical Distancing Protocol prior to opening.
- Golf Courses: may open and required to implement Golf Distancing Protocols prior to opening. Read Full Press Release
- ABC Industry Advisory - Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages - Many licensees deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers at residences, businesses, and other locations away from the licensed premises. Although delivery is a privilege most retailers have had for many years with respect to beer and wine, since the advent of the COVID-19 crisis, and the Department permitting the delivery of distilled spirits and retailer-packaged alcoholic beverages, there has been a marked increase in deliveries. This Industry Advisory is to call licensees’ attention to four issues: (1) to remind licensees of their legal obligations relating to deliveries; (2) to ensure licensees are aware that they are ultimately responsible for the delivery of the alcoholic beverage; (3) that the Department’s recent enforcement actions have revealed that third-party delivery services are routinely delivering alcoholic beverages to minors; and (4) that many licensees, and the delivery services they use, are failing to adhere to a variety of other legal obligations. Read More
- City of Long Beach COVID-19 Data Dashboard - City of Long Beach's website now features an interactive data dashboard that provides the public with information regarding positive cases, hospitalizations, demographic breakdowns and more. The dashboard allows the public to see more granular data than previously released and now provides city comparisons among other jurisdictions. The elements of the dashboard are updated as information comes in so that the public can get the most up-to-date information available.
- Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) First Notice of Regulatory Relief
- Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Second Notice of Regulatory Relief
- CDC Guidance for Business and Employers
- CDC Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) - FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Part of the FFCRA mandates employers to post the notice regarding Employee Rights Under the FFCRA – Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
City of Long Beach: COVID-19
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Note an underreporting of COVID-19 cases has been discovered due to technology issues with the electronic laboratory reporting system which reports into the State’s disease registry system (CalREDIE). Patient care and test results are not affected or delayed by this issue. Laboratories continue to report test results directly to providers and hospitals. Hospitalization and death rates are not impacted as they are reported directly to the State through different systems.
By the Numbers (Long Beach only):
- 8,709 total positive results
- 180 fatalities
- 92 people hospitalized
- Approximately 7,392 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported)
- Information as of August 5
Details Regarding Fatalities:
- 124 are associated with long-term care facilities
- 2 were in their 20s
- 2 were in their 40s
- 13 were in their 50s
- 40 were in their 60s
- 42 were in their 70s
- 55 were in their 80s
- 26 were over 90
- 82 female, 98 male
- All individuals had underlying health conditions
- At this time, to avoid risk to patient privacy, no further details will be provided
Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:
- 1,221 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 32 long-term care facilities (LTCF) in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).
- Thirty-two is a cumulative number; the Health Department is currently monitoring long-term care facilities with active cases. These cases include both facility residents and staff members (who may not be residents).
- Long Beach has a total of 71 LTCFs, including assisted living and skilled nursing, that are currently open and operating in the city.
- In line with the California Department of Public Health’s standard for listing skilled nursing facilities with positive cases, the City is listing facilities currently experiencing outbreaks (more than two cases of COVID-19) including counts for health care workers and residents.
Tracking the Curve
- Information regarding positive cases, hospitalizations and demographic breakdown is available online at longbeach.gov/COVID19 and on the City’s digital dashboard, providing the most up-to-date information available (see attachment).
- Mayor Robert Garcia and Health and Human Services Director Kelly Colopy will deliver COVID-19 updates today at 3 p.m. The briefing will be livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LongBeachCity and on YouTube @LongBeachCityCA.
- Applications are now available for a small business assistance program that provides relief to qualified businesses that sustained property damage and loss of inventory on May 31, 2020.
Orders of the Health Officer
- Amendments to the Isolation and Quarantine orders requiring individuals with COVID-19 to self-isolate, and those at risk to self-quarantine (7/28)
- Access to Diagnostic Testing Through Healthcare Facilities (7/20)
- Latest version of “Safer at Home” Order (7/13)
- An additional health order further protects those living in congregate health facilities (4/15)
Past News Releases:
- To view COVID-19-related news releases, visit the City Press Release Archive. Releases include information about economic relief, help for people experiencing homelessness and updates regarding City operations.
Joint Information Center:
- The Joint Information Center (JIC) remains open during normal business hours, weekdays: 562.570.NEWS (6397) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whom To Call & Additional Resources:
- Up-To-Date Local Information on COVID-19: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Highlights can be found using the hashtag #COVID19LongBeach.
- Media Inquiries (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.NEWS (6397) or email@example.com
- Business Information Line (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.4BIZ (4249)
- Public Information Line (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.INFO (4636)
- Health Providers:
- Normal business hours, weekdays: 562.570.4302
- After hours, emergency only: 562.500.5537
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/COVID19
- Ready.gov: ready.gov/pandemic
- Port of Long Beach COVID-19 Information: polb.com/business/covid-19-information/#covid-19-overview
The City of Long Beach Health Order (updated 7/13) This Order requires the continued closure of indoor operations for restaurants, museums, botanical gardens and aquariums, as well as the continued closure of bars and similar facilities that do not hold a City-issued restaurant permit. These mandated closures are now in effect statewide.
The State of California has partnered with industry-leading companies to launch a website, ShopSafeShopLocal, that connects small business owners to tools and resources related to shipping, operations, online marketing, and more.
Due to the rising number of cases of COVID-19 across California, the Governor has ordered that all bars and nightspots in LA County as we all certain other counties must close (06/29).
For more guidance on this order please see the statement from the California Department of Public Health here.
We will be sure to update you with more information as it becomes available
City to Distribute More Free Face Shields to Long Beach Bars, Restaurants and Personal Care Establishments: Bar, restaurant and personal care establishment representatives can pick up face shields in the parking lot of Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters located at 3205 Lakewood Blvd. Shields are limited to 20 per establishment, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis until supplies are no longer available. Representatives will need to provide their name and the business name.
Shields will be available for pickup through on the following days and times:
- Wednesday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday, June 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bars and wineries in Long Beach to re-open with restrictions: As of Friday, June 19, 2020 the City of Long Beach Safer At Home Order has been amended to allow for bars and wineries in Long Beach to re-open with restrictions:
- Bars and wineries may reopen at 50% capacity, with bar areas closed and with no standing permitted
- Patrons may use restaurant-style seating.
- Patrons must wear a face covering when entering a facility or moving throughout a facility, and servers must wear a face covering and a face shield for protection when serving customers who are not wearing face coverings.
Bars/wineries THAT SERVE FOOD will be subject to the same modifications as dine in restaurants. The City protocols can be found here.
Bars/wineries THAT DO NOT SERVE FOOD will be subject to the modifications found in the City protocols here.
The City has just issued new guidelines for drive-in dining - The City is allowing restaurants to begin offering drive-in dining. While most restaurants can begin offering this service without additional City approvals, some will have to obtain a Special Event Occasional Permit (OEP). View the guidelines
- To assist Long Beach businesses in the COVID-19 recovery, the City of Long Beach Department of Public Works is looking to streamline temporary repurposing of the sidewalk and roadway for dining, customer queuing, and vehicle loading.
- Business owners who are interested in the temporary use of the public right-of-way for their businesses, should reference the Open Streets Toolkit and complete the Open Streets Form.
- If a business is in a Business Improvement District (BID), they are encouraged to reach out to the business association that manages their BID. For more information on the City’s BIDs, click here.
- Restaurants wishing to modify their parking lot to provide music, outdoor seating, or entertainment are directed to apply for a Special Events – Occasional Event Permit. Application materials are available here.
Dine-In Restaurant Protocols (As of May 29, 2020) - This protocol is to be completed by dine-in restaurants, which includes, brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries, and wineries that are licensed to provide sit-down, dine-in meals.
Great Plates Delivered - Food Provider Interest Form - Governor Newsom announced Friday, April 24 the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors” partnership with counties, cities, and Tribes. This program has two purposes: Help older adults (65 years or older) and other adults (60-64 years) at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses and workers struggling to stay afloat during the COVID crisis.
- FREE TESTING. NO INSURANCE REQUIRED - Diagnostic testing in Long Beach is available for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19. Certain locations are also testing Long Beach residents and essential workers who may have been exposed but are not showing symptoms. See below for more information. Same or next day appointments can be made online and are prioritized for those 65 years or older; individuals with underlying chronic health conditions; and first responders, critical government workers, grocery workers, and health care professionals. If employees do not have symptoms and have not had any recent close contact with someone who has COVID-19, they do not need to get tested before returning to work. Click here for COVID-19 Testing Centers
- Dignity Health Offers Free COVID-19 Virtual Care - Dignity Health is focused on helping our providers and communities prepare for, and respond to, the spread of COVID-19 in every way we can. To support our community response to this virus, we are expanding access to virtual urgent care options. Dignity Health is offering free virtual urgent care visits with a coupon code for patients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.
- City of Long Beach Rapid Assessment Clinic and Drive-Through Testing Site - City of Long Beach launched a Rapid Assessment Clinic to provide medical assistance to people who might otherwise feel compelled to visit an emergency room for their medical conditions. Starting Tuesday April 7 drive-through appointment-only COVID-19 testing will be available for those who need it, in an area adjacent to the Rapid Assessment Clinic. Interested individuals should visit the City's COVID-19 testing page and answer several pre-screening questions. Testing will continue to be prioritized for individuals who are symptomatic, those who have underlying health conditions, or are 65 years or older.
- Kaiser Permanete - temporarily limiting service at the Long Beach Medical Office - As Kaiser Permanente addresses the short and long-term needs generated by the COVID-19 virus, we are continually evaluating the most strategic deployment of our staff and facilities. In some areas, we are temporarily closing or minimizing services at our medical office buildings as we convert to telehealth appointments. At this time, we are temporarily limiting service at the Long Beach Medical Office to pharmacy, lab and diagnostic imaging/radiology only.
- California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)- works to help mitigate higher energy bills utility customers may receive due to Shelter at Home. Read More
- Laserfiche Supports Community Hospital Long Beach Reopening With PPE and Electronic Health Records Software: Laserfiche — the leading global provider of intelligent content management business process automation — is supporting Community Hospital Long Beach through a multifaceted initiative that includes donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and a Laserfiche Cloud solution to accelerate hiring and new patient onboarding.
- F&L Racing Fuel has shifted gears and is now selling hand sanitizer in efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For every bottle of hand sanitizer sold, F&L is donating the gross profits to local homeless shelters to help support one of the most vulnerable communities during this time. With their sales in the first two weeks, they were able to donate their first check for $15,000 to the Long Beach Rescue Mission April 29th. F&L is dedicated to helping utilize their resources to help the local community during this time. Please do your part & help support by purchasing on their website: https://www.mil-specproducts.com/Products/handsanitizer. F&L Racing Fuels Hand Sanitizer is available in three convenient sizes, 2oz for on the go, 8oz for home and business use and by the gallon for making those refills quick and easy!
- Su Casa Expanding Services During Safe At Home Quarantine - Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence has announced that it has joined Project Safe Haven, a collaborative effort by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Fund to shelter survivors of domestic violence. At a time when NBC news is reporting a 20% increase in domestic violence reports and shelters are reducing numbers of residents to allow for social distancing, a new approach was needed. Singer Rihanna joined forces with Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to help victims of domestic violence during the lock down period. Read Press Release
- Laserfiche: Get a Free Canon DR-230 Scanner When You Purchase a 5-User Laserfiche Cloud System. Combine the power and flexibility of Laserfiche Cloud with the high-performance and ease of use of the Canon DR-C230 Office Document Scanner*. Read More
- The BizFed Institute has formed an unprecedented partnership with the LA Delegation of 39 CA Senators and Assemblymembers, Los Angeles County, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Los Angeles Locals, along with BizFed’s 195 business associations representing over 400,000 employers to locate and collect donations of much needed vital safely supplies to help protect workers throughout LA County and mitigate the spread of the virus. Donate Today Here!
- Long Beach Post Shop: COVID-19 Masks and Face Coverings - On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that everyone wear a simple, cloth face covering while out in public. The Long Beach Post, with the assistance of the City of Long Beach, has launched this marketplace for local makers and businesses to connect with people looking to purchase masks and face coverings. The Long Beach Post receives no commission from the sale of products sold through this marketplace. READ MORE
- SoCalGas and Frontier Communications Support Diverse Business Enterprises - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Frontier Communications will collaborate to lead a series of webinars throughout April with tips for diverse business enterprises seeking to earn utility contracts. Online sessions intended to help diverse businesses succeed during COVID-19 pandemic
- Skills4Care is offering in-home childcare service to Essential Workers -In an effort to provide childcare solutions during this COVID-19 pandemic, Skills4Care, the Cambrian Homecare non-profit, is offering CalFLEXI by Pacific Gateway. The CalFLEXI program provides an online platform enabling you to book pre-vetted, qualified providers for your in-home childcare needs. Read More
- South Coast AQMD Expediting Permits to Aid COVID-19 Efforts