LATEST NEWS (updated June 2)
California and Ventura County Helping Businesses To Open Safely
In order to open, Ventura County Businesses must do the following: [visit VC ReOpens website for more info]
1 - Review the state of California's guidance that is specific to your industry.
2 - Create a COVID-19 Prevention Plan.This involves performing a risk assessment and preparing a written worksite-specific prevention plan which includes disinfecting protocols, physical distancing guidelines, etc. The county provides Prevention Plan templates. See below*
3 - Your written plan must be posted and visible at your business.
4 - Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them.
5 - Implement the aspects of your plan (disinfecting protocols, physical distancing guidelines, etc)
6 - Designate an on-duty employee responsible for monitoring compliance with your plan.
7 - Complete the attestation form, which confirms that you have taken all of the necessary steps at www.vcemergency.com/business-attestation.
8 - Post the COVID Hotline flyer so it is visible to customers. Download the flyer
If your businesses is already open and you haven't completed these steps, do so as soon as possible. County inspectors will begin doing site visits soon.
*VC Reopens Site Offers Prevention Plan Templates
Ventura County businesses that want to reopen must complete the Business Attestation that confirms you have met health and safety requirements. Complete the Business Attestation and locate Prevention Plan Templates for businesses such as: Communications, Construction, Delivery Services, Dine-In Restaurants, Food Packing, Limited Services, Office Workspace, Pet Grooming, Real Estate and Retail.
California Resilience Roadmap for the state's plan to reopen.
WCDC Launches the Westside Thrives COVIDeo Series to Promote Avenue-Area Businesses
The WCDC has partnered with ArtSci Ventura to create the Westside Thrives COVIDeo Series. The purpose of the series is to promote Avenue-area business that have been able to open and to learn how they have adapted their business practices to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is FREE to participate. Click here to find out more
For Commercial and Residential Renters - Eviction Moratorium Extended to July 28th
DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED ASSISTANCE?
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIVE
The EDC is offering free one-on-one business advising in English and Spanish, financing, the latest updates on COVID relief opportunities and strategies, a weekly webinar series.
EDC COVID INFO WEBPAGE • EDC COVID-19 RESOURCES GUIDE • GUÍA DE RESPUESTA EMPRESARIAL COVID-19
WOMEN'S ECONOMIC VENTURES (WEV)
WEV offers business development training, loans and consulting support, in English & Spanish, to Ventura and Santa Barbara county businesses.
WEV COVID-19 RESOURCES WEBPAGE • WEV QUICK LOANS • WEV PRESTAMOS de RESPUESTA RAPIDA
WEV Línea de Respuesta a COVID-19 en español 805-908-0096 (ingles 805-456-2342)
Si eres dueño de negocio localizado en los condados de Santa Bárbara o Ventura y necesitas ayuda, por favor llama a la Línea de Respuesta de para dejar un mensaje. Un personal de WEV te regresara la llamada en español dentro de 24 horas. El numero para la Línea de Respuesta en español es 805-908-0096 (en inglés 805-456-2342).
SCORE BUSINESS MENTORING
For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring, workshops and education. SCORE offers the COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE
RECORDED AUDIO & VIDEO RESOURCES
WEV WORKS WEBINARS
Mira *NEW* En Español* Estragtegias Para Generar Ventas y Promover Tu Marca en Línea (May 29)
Watch Question Everything: Proactively Responding to a New Business Environment (May 27)
Watch Answering ALL Your PPP Questions (May 20)
Mira En Español* Estragtegias Para Generar Ventas y Promover Tu Marca en Línea (May 19)
Watch Evaluating Options & Protecting My Assets – Should I Close or Reorganize My Business? (May 13)
Mira En Español* Actualización del Acto CARES (May 1)
Watch Increase Your Revenue With E-Commerce (April 29)
Watch Maximize Your Online Presence (April 22)
Watch 3 Ways to Create An Online Business Quickly (April 15)
Watch Focus on Financials (April 8th) Practical Steps to Eliminate Money Anxiety During COVID-19
Watch COVID-19 and the Law for Small Businesses (April 1)
Watch *NEW* Managing Options: Business Closure or Restructure (May 29)
Watch How To Manage Federal Funding - PPP & EIDL (May 13)
Watch Navigating Local, State and Federal Resources Available Through The CARES Act (April 29)
Mira En Español* Recursos para pequeñas empresas durante COVID-19 (April 23)
COVID-19 Teleconference Town Halls
State Senator Hanna Beth Jackson, Assembly member Monique Limón, and Congressman Salud Carbajal have been hosting valuable teleconference town halls. See the list below for topics areas and links to recordings.
Listen Taking Care of Your Mental Health (April 29)
Listen COVID-19 Updates and Next Steps (April 22)
Listen Support for Older Adults, Families and Caregivers (April 8)
Listen Small Business Resources (April 1)
RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
LISTS OF EMERGENCY FUNDING RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
Creative Capital - Extensive info on emergency grant opportunities and other resources.
Americans for the Arts - Extensive list of emergency grant opportunities for a variety of disciplines.
WomenArts - Extensive list for emergency funding
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund - Relief for lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.
INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
National Endowment for the Arts - List of emergency grants and resources for artists and arts organizations.
CA Lawyers for the Arts - providing legal aid on a sliding scale for artists in need
Freelancers & Community Resources 2020 – Crowdsourced list of self care guides and remote work opportunities.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources - A collaborative list of regularly updated resources for freelancers, including emergency funding and general resources and preparation.
Teaching Artists Guild - Resources for teaching Artists