JEDE COVID-19 Update for July 24, 2020

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • American with Disabilities Day:  Governor Newsom declares July 26 as "Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day" in the State of California.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, banned discrimination in employment and ensured equal access to public services and accommodations, telecommunications and transportation.   https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/07/24/governor-newsom-issues-proclamation-declaring-americans-with-disabilities-act-awareness-day/

  • Workplace Safety Actions:  Governor Newsom announced a range of new activities (https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/07/24/governor-newsom-announces-new-supports-for-california-workers/) to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in commercial, office, and industrial worksites, including:

    • Places to Quarantine to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus:  Allocating existing federal funds to local public health departments and community-based organizations to assist with supportive services for isolation and quarantine.  The Governor also announced a new program, Housing for the Harvest, which will provide temporary isolation spaces for agricultural workers who test positive or were exposed to the virus.  This program, according to the announcement, will operate in partnership with counties and local partners in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Imperial Valley (regions with the greatest number of agricultural workers).

    • #WearAMask and #StoptheSpread:  Expanding the employer focused campaign #WearAMask and #StoptheSpread to also include community-based organizations, promotoras, labor unions, and worker advocacy groups as another means to reach workers and their families. 

    • Clean Workplace:  Released a new Employer Playbook (https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/employer-playbook-for-safe-reopening--en.pdf) on how to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by providing a clean environment for workers and customers.  The Labor and Workforce Agency will provide employers with technical assistance, a model training program, and information to share with their workers regarding health insurers’ COVID-19 testing coverage and eligibility requirements.

    • Heightened Enforcement:  Increasing enforcement actions in high-risk industries and expedited enforcement authority and advanced reporting of health and safety hazards at work will improve enforcement outcomes. Requiring employers to report outbreaks to their local health departments will help track county transmission. Governor Newsom will work with the Legislature to establish this authority.

  • New CA COVID-19 Infographics:

 

               

HIGHLIGHTING COVID-19 RESOURCE HUBS – HOSTED BY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Across California, chambers of commerce have worked diligently to provide current information and support for local businesses.  Many chambers have established, on their own and within partnerships, COVID-19 resource hubs to help members of the business community access financing tools, legislative orders, employee resources, and other COVID-19 related information.  Below are links to a few of these sites.  If you have recommendations for other great local chambers of commerce, send us a link at: JEDE@asm.ca.gov.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

DATA, SURVEYS, AND ANALYSES

UPDATES ON COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PROGRAMS

SBA Disaster Assistance
CA Loans (EIDL) Approved (as of 7/15)
422,078
Dollar Amount of CA Loans (EIDL) Approved (as of 7/15)
$27,408,785,547
CA Loan Advances (EIDL) Approved (as of 7/15)
809,792
Dollar Amount of CA Loan Advances (EIDL) Approved (as of 7/15)
$2,666,662,000
Payment Protection Plan (as of 7/10)
584,057
Payment Protection Plan Approved (total) (as of 7/10)
$67,434,221,209

 

Great Plates Delivered (as of 7/23)
Letters of Intent Received from Local Administrators
53
Meals Served as of 7/20*
4,390,250
Individuals Served This Week as of 7/20*
37,259
Estimated Meals Served per Week
479,609
Food Providers Contracted as of 7/20*
668
*Data received from Great Plates Data Portal updated twice per week. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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