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.
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.
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.
Local Vendors of Hygiene, Cleaning & PPE Supplies
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|
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 email@example.com.
Economic Impact Report
Read The Pandemic and The Economy in Riverside County, dated July 21, 2020. This report by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership provides insight to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic to our region to date.
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.
SBDC Daily Teleconferences
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 through Friday, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC continues to provide a variety of FREE webinars and workshops geared towards all aspects of small business. For the month of August, there are 9 different topics. Registration is required at inlandempiresbdc.org/calendar.
Additional in-depth trainings include:
- Cottage Food Operation (CFO) Startup Series: A 3-day webinar program designed to help Cottage Food Operations get started beginning Monday, August 4 at 10am.
- Introduction to QuickBooks Webinar Series: A three week QuickBooks online training program for beginners starting Monday, August 10 at 2pm. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2ONn6db.
- August is Procurement Month: SBDC will be launching a series of Procurement events throughout the month to educate business' about Procurement, the certification process with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), doing business with the MWD, the State of CA and large primes, and more!
GO-Biz Now Accepting Applications for California Competes Tax Credits
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). There are $80 million in tax credits available during this application period for businesses that are expanding and adding full-time jobs in the state. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, August 17, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed. CLICK HERE for answers the online application.
Members of the CCTC team are available to provide technical application assistance. In addition, an updated application guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and program regulations are available HERE. For applicants that are reapplying, the FAQs include instructions on how to copy information from a previously submitted application.
Businesses interested in learning more about the CCTC can participate in free application webinars on August 6, and August 11, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the CCTC program or application process, please call (916) 322-4051 or email CalCompetes@gobiz.ca.gov.
- 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
Resources for Veterans
Veteran Crisis HOTLINE: 800-273-8255
|Riverside County Department of Veteran’s Services||951-955-3060|
|NWS Seal Beach Navy Base (Seal Beach)||562-626-7011|
|Naval Hospital Pendleton Navy Base Camp (Oceanside)||760-725-4111|
|Naval Air Facility Navy Base (El Centro)||760-339-2220|
|Naval Medical Center Navy Base (San Diego)||619-532-6400|
|March Air Reserve Base Air Force (Riverside)||951-655-1110|
|NS San Diego Navy Base (San Diego)||619-556-1011|
|Point Loma Navy Base (San Diego)||619-553-1011|
|North Island Naval Complex Navy Base (San Diego)||619-545-8167|
|Naval Base Coronado Navy Base (San Diego)||619-545-1011|
|Twentynine Palms Marine Corps (Twentynine Palms)||760-830-6000|
|MCRD San Diego Marine Corps Base (San Diego)||619-524-8762|
|MCAS Miramar Marine Corps Base (San Diego)||858-577-1011|
|Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base (San Diego)||760-725-4110|
|Los Angeles Air Force Base (El Segundo)||310-653-1110|
|Camp Pendleton’s Camp Talega Part of San Diego||760-725-7098|
If you or your family is in need of anything while your spouse is deployed, please call your Family Readiness Officer (FRO) at your home base. To reach the nearest County Veteran Service Office from anywhere in the state of California, please call 844-737-8838.
How to Protect Yourself
- Learn to use VA Video Connect through the VA mobile app store or by contacting with your VA care team, before any urgent problems arise.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick or becoming sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not your hands) and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Getting a flu shot is recommended.
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
Eastern Municipal Water: 800-698-0400