FREE Disposable Masks
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Temecula, businesses, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, and non-profit organizations located within the City of Temecula are eligible to request disposable facial coverings for free distribution to their staff and customers. These coverings are disposable and are intended for one day use per mask. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to review and approval. To request face coverings, CLICK HERE. Upon receipt and approval of your request, you will be contacted regarding pickup.
Million Mask Give Away
Riverside County officials are giving away 10 million masks as part of a Masks Are Medicine campaign to reverse the trend in rising cases and stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be distributed by local nonprofits working in the community, houses of worship, senior meal delivery programs and local businesses. In addition, everyone who visits a county or state-run testing location, will receive masks. Nonprofits, houses of worship and businesses can fill out the online form to sign up to receive masks. Encouraging one another to remember to cover the face and avoid social gatherings can reverse the rise in cases. To take The Pledge to stop the spread CLICK HERE.
Thanks to the County of Riverside, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) is proud to distribute FREE PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) supplies to local businesses. TVCC’s PPE supply currently includes face masks, face shields and ear savers.
Please CLICK HERE to fill out the supply request form (while supplies last).
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration, virtually! The SBA is hiring additional employees to assist with COVID-19 disaster relief efforts. Bilingual language skills are a plus. Remote jobs are available nationwide.
New Pathways to Employment program helps unemployed adults 18+ residing in Riverside County get work training and mentoring and provides adult participants paid stipends and other supportive services to ensure success. Participants will receive: a living wage stipend of $20 per hour; training and mentoring from nonprofit and government partners; supportive services, including transportation, clothing, counseling and technological assistance. More information may be found here and online at capriverside.org.
Have you lost your job? The State of California has a one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Search for jobs online at onwardca.org.
Attention Job Seekers! Search for jobs, job fairs and workshops, educational programs and apprentices, and more with CalJOBS. Search for jobs online at caljobs.ca.gov. Look for jobs from your smartphone with the CalJOBS Mobile App.
Goodwill is here to help, as essential businesses are expanding their workforce and immediately hiring for temporary and new positions. Search for new and temporary job opportunities at goodwill.org. No-cost online skill building workshops also available now at goodwill.org.
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.
Mortgage Relief Options
If you’re among those financially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and are concerned about how to pay your mortgage or rent, federal and state governments have announced plans to help struggling homeowners during this time. CLICK HERE to get information on what your options are for mortgage and rental relief.
Support Services Program for COVID-19 Impacted Workers
Individual Riverside County residents whose employment was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive between $400 and $800 in one-time assistance from a state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division Supportive Services Program for COVID-19 Impacted Workers. The funding is available to help provide supportive services for jobseekers enrolled in the agency’s various workforce assistance programs. Funds may be used to pay for costs to return to work, including telework equipment (e.g., computer), childcare, or transportation, housing expenses, and utility expenses. CLICK HERE for more information, and to apply contact Stephanie Macias (951) 955-0513 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temecula Food Pantries
- Circle of Care (26090 Ynez Rd)
Drive-up food distribution to families in need Monday through Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm. Located at the Crossroads Church (26090 Ynez Rd), north side of the parking lot. For more information, please visit their website: circleofcareministries.org
- Community Mission of Hope (41760 Rider Way)
Drive-up distribution of fresh food and commodities Monday through Friday, 10am to 12pm. Residents of Temecula, Murrieta, Aguanga and Anza only, please. Following your first visit, a case manager will contact you for a phone intake. For more information, please visit their website: cmoh.net
- Saint Vincent de Paul (41875 C St)
Drive-up distribution every Friday, 9am-10:30am, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church (41875 C St). For more information, please call 951-587-6752.
TVCC Weekly Webinar Series
The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) hosts free webinars every Wednesday from noon to 1pm. The series will cover several aspects of COVID-19’s impact on businesses, including HR, legal, finance, operations, insurance, and more. CLICK HERE to register for these and other TVCC webinars, and additional upcoming events.
As information changes and updates rapidly, our region’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides daily webinars to discuss COVID-19-related information, and loans and other funding programs available to small businesses. These 30-40-minute webinars take place daily, Monday and Wednesday, at 3pm. CLICK HERE for more information, and to register for one of these webinars now.
Additionally, the Inland Empire SBDC offers other helpful webinars throughout the week. Follow their Facebook and events page for information specific to each webinar, and to register.
Watch SBDC’s "Coping with Covid-19" webinar, which covers all the forms needed to apply for disaster assistance.
Additional in-depth webinar trainings from SBDC include:
- E-Commerce Webinar Series: A four-week series to gain the tools to establish a strong online presence: choose where to be online, launch an ecommerce platform, and learn about other digital tools. Each of the four webinars are on Friday at 10 AM: October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. CLICK HERE to register.
- Doing Business with the Department of General Services (DGS): A procurement series, in partnership with the CA DGS. Wednesdays at 10:00 AM - October 28: Contracting with California. CLICK HERE to register.
- 2020 COVID-19 Human Resource Webinar: COVID-related Human Resource topics: October 22 at 2 PM https://bit.ly/3br5ZYR, November 5 at 2 PM https://bit.ly/3lPstrB, November 17 at 9 AM https://bit.ly/3jJg0DY.
- Cottage Food Operation (CFO) Startup Series: Resident Restaurant and Food Expert will teach the community how to start their home based Cottage Food Operations in just one week. Program will be held Monday, October 26, through Friday, October 30, from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. CLICK HERE to register or call (909) 983-5005.
- Temecula Valley Wineries and Breweries, SBDC is launching a NO-COST re-opening program to provide, COVID-19 re-certification specifically for you. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Local Business Resources
The City of Temecula, Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Temecula Valley 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.
Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
In an effort to provide Temecula residents and businesses with factual COVID-19 resources and current information, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) website provides current/live stream updates; and updated information on resources available to the community, employers, and employees.
- CLICK HERE to take TVCC’s State of Business Survey, which tracks the effects of COVID-19 on our local businesses over time and helps get needed resources delivered.
- CLICK HERE to take TVCC’s 3rd State of Business Survey to gather insights about our local business economy to further support local businesses. The ten-question survey can be completed anonymously or with your contact information for follow up. This survey is not specific to TVCC members and it is intended for our entire business community.
Visit Temecula Valley
Visit Temecula Valley (VTV) is committed to the safety and well-being for both visitors and businesses. VTV is closely monitoring the ongoing situation and keeping its partners informed on travel industry updates. CLICK HERE to read business updates on local restaurants, breweries, wineries and hotels; have a virtual wine tasting or hot air balloon flight; and sign-up for the VTV newsletter.
County of Riverside Business Ambassador Program
The County of Riverside has a program to support businesses that have questions or concerns as it relates to COVID-19 readiness and reopening. Riverside County's Business Ambassador Program helps local businesses connect with free resources, including assessments, guidance, and tools to adapt their workplace amid the COVID-19 business environment. CLICK HERE to read more and request a free consultation.
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. Refer to the links and phone numbers below for specific information from each company.
|ELECTRIC||Southern California Edison||800-684-8123|
|GAS||Southern California Gas Company||800-427-2200 Customer Assistance Programs|
|SEWER||Eastern Municipal Water||800-698-0400|
|WATER||Eastern Municipal Water||800-698-0400|
|Rancho California Water||951-296-6900 Automated info line: 951-296-6930|
Local Hygiene, Cleaning & PPE Supplies
|60 Grit||Face shields, intubation boxes, acrylic barriers||60gritstudios.com/products||(818) 357-1824|
|All Out Nano / Serenity Technology||Hand sanitizing Sprays (2 to 8oz); sold individually or in bundles||alloutnano.com/shop||(951) 587-3753|
|Garage Brewing||Personal sized hand sanitizing gels||garagebrewco.com (only available in-store)||(951) 587-2537|
|Gems n Loans||Cleaning supplies, Lysol, hand sanitizer||gemsnloanstemecula.com|
|Glennie’s Office Products||Hand sanitizer (in 8oz, 16oz, and 1gal. sizes), 50-pack face mask bundles, disinfectant wipes, cleaning supplies, bleach||glenniesop.com||(951) 296-3627|
|Kalifornia Distilleries||Hand sanitizer (8oz to 750mg) with refillable options||kaliforniadistilleries.com||(951) 239-5183|
|Office Depot||Hand sanitizer (in 8oz, 16oz, and 1gal. sizes), 50-pack face mask bundles, disinfectant wipes, cleaning supplies, bleach||officedepot.com||(800) 463-3768|
|Paulson Manufacturing||Masks, goggles||Available by Distributor||Call TVCC for referral to distributors - (951) 676-5090|
|Staples||Limited quantities of hand sanitizer, cleaning products||staples.com||(951) 302-6478|
|Sono Wipes||Medical grade wipes||ultrasoundwipes.com||(855) 879-4737|
|Soft Touch Group||Surgical masks (50 count)||softtouchgroup.com||(714) 478-3791|
Industrial Cleaning & Sanitation Service Providers
|1 800 Water Damage Temecula/Murrieta||Sanitizing office space||1800waterdamage.com||(951) 228-5060|
|Home Perfect Restoration||Sanitizing office space||homeperfectsocal.com||(951) 303-1333|
|Pulido Cleaning & Restoration||Sanitizing office space||teampulido.com||(951) 296-9090|
|R.E.E. Mechanical Inc.||Industrial HVAC for COVID concerns||reehvac.net||(800) 742-0910|
|Anita’s Custom Tailoring||Face masks with optional filter||anitascustomtailoring.com||(951) 775-4928|
|Brilliant Image Group||Various products available||big-img.com||(951) 695-8853|
|Clear Blue Promotions||Hand sanitizer, masks, sneeze guards, floor vinyls, disposable pens||clearbluepromotions.com||(951) 452-3856|
|Fully Promoted||Hand sanitizer, wellness products||fullypromoted.com||(951) 370-9816|
|Haute Inspiration||Surgical masks, microfiber cloth masks, hand sanitizer in all sizes including pumps||hauteinspirations.com||(858) 715-6972|
|Impact Marketing||Face masks, hand sanitizer||impact.ms||(888) 441-1233|
|JD Promotions||Masks, hand sanitizers, thermometers, disposable pens, floor vinyls||jdpromos.com||(951) 473-2210|
- Riverside County Economic Development
Business and Employee Assistance
- 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
- Interested in tracking the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time? Opportunity Insights has such an economic tracker at www.Tracktherecovery.org.
- For information specific to Riverside County, read The Pandemic and The Economy in Riverside County, dated July 21, 2020, a report by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership with insight to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic to our region to date.