The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Visit Temecula Valley, and the City have been working to promote local essential (permitted to operate) businesses during California’s current Stay At Home Order. Together, we’ve launched an interactive map for residents to find businesses that are open by type and location: TemeculaCA.gov/OpenBiz. If you own an essential business and would like to be added to this list, please email email@example.com.
To determine if your business is considered essential under the order and permitted to remain open, please refer to the the State of California site and PDF of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
- Riverside County Economic Development - Business and Employee Assistance
- Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce - Community, Employee and Employer Resources
- U.S. Small Business Administration - Small Business Assistance
- California Restaurant Association - Restaurant Relief and Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Small Business Emergency Loans
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Small Business Emergency Loans
U.S. Small Business Administration
As part of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the Treasury Department to launch a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. This program will provide small businesses (typically under 500 employees) with low-interest loans of up to $10 million to provide eight weeks of payroll and certain overhead to keep workers employed during this economic downturn. Loan applications will be available from participating lenders as soon as April 3, 2020 and can be requested retroactively to cover re-hiring of staff laid off as of Feb. 15, 2020. All loan payments will be deferred for six months, and the SBA will forgive the portion of the loan used to cover the first eight weeks of payroll costs, rent, utilities, and mortgage interest. Contact your lender for information on participating in this program. For more information, click here.
The Small Business Administration is streamlining applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program for small businesses (typically under 500 employees) that have suffered economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Businesses can obtain up to $2 million at 3.75% APR with terms up to 30 years, and payment can be deferred up to 12 months based on SBA determination. Applicants can also request a $10,000 advance on the loan amount. To apply for the loan, click here.
Riverside County Economic Development Agency is conducting a survey of businesses affected by COVID-19. Please take this brief survey no later than April 16, 2020. Business Economic Injury Survey
Promenade Temecula is currently closed; essential stores and restaurants with exterior entrances remain open.
Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources
The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options and Coronavirus information page.
Sick or Quarantined
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.
Reduced Work Hours
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
Utility Information for Residents and Businesses
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several utility companies have temporarily suspended disconnections and/or waived late fees due to non-payment. Please refer to the links and phone numbers below for specific information from each company.
Southern California Edison: 800-684-8123
Southern California Gas Company: 800-427-2200
Eastern Municipal Water: 800-698-0400