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  • Covid-19 Updates

  • In an effort to better serve our members, the National City Chamber of Commerce is directing the business community to information updates and resources related to the corona virus pandemic shown below. Chamber offices will remain closed until further notice. We are available to answer member related questions during  normal operating hours, MONDAY- FRIDAY, 8 AM - 5 PM, via email:

    • Billing/ Accounts: liz@nationalcitychamber.org
    • Marketing: arredondo@nationalcitychamber.org
    • Business Referral Group/ Chamber Events: grepe@nationacitychamber.org
    • Media / Sponsorships: reynoso@nationalcitychamber.org



  • Prepare Your Safe Re-Open Plan

    The County of San Diego will not require approval for this plan. Businesses shall be prepared to explain why any measure that is not implemented is inapplicable to the business. Download Template

  • Gov. Newsom Update - Worker's Compensation

    Newsom announced the expansion of worker's compensation benefits to all sectors of the state's economy, and a new website where residents can find testing.


  • San Diego Blood Bank

    San Diego Blood Bank issues call for recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma. While COVID-19 has no proven treatment, plasma taken from those who have recovered may help patients currently fighting virus. This is because the plasma has developed antibodies against the virus. Donate HERE.


  • San Diego Public Health

    County officials have also strongly recommended cloth face coverings for the general public, but there is no legal mandate for the general public at this time. It is important to note that cloth face coverings are distinct and different from medical masks; they are not medical grade.


  • US Chamber Updates
    U.S Chamber releases two new step-by-step guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit Disaster loan. Additionally, the U.S Department Treasury issued additional guidance regarding Paycheck Protection Program. Link HERE.


  • Business Survey
    This survey is intended to help the San Diego business community gather information related to the impact COVID-19 may have on San Diego's economy. This information will be reported on an aggregate level;individual business information will not be shared without prior content.


  • US Census
    In light of the COVID-19, the Census Bureau has extended the self-response period through August 14. Click HERE if we can get your count!


  • Executive Order N-33-20

    On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians. 


    Job Fair - April 29, 2020
    As a reminder, we are still accepting employer applications for the planned April 29 Career Pathways to Success Job Fair. 

    Register for Job Fair Here

  • Business Relief & Support
    Economic assistance for San Diego businesses affected by COVID-19. Apply for grants, get free consultations from SBDC, and get Federal support.


    City of National City
    Visit the City's website for the latest news and access to city services during COVID-19. 
    Click Here to Connect to Info on School Closures, City Operations, and Housing

  • Job Seeker Resources

    South County Career Center, training and online career portal. EDD - Employment Development Department - Unemployment Insurance. San Diego Job Corps. And State of California Department of Rehabilitation.

  • Stimulus Check Not Arrived?

    Are you still waiting to receive your stimulus check from the federal government? Make sure you know about a recent upgrade the IRS has made to its online "Get My Payment" tool to make it easier for you to get the latest information on your payment.


  • How to Get Help Paying for Insulin

    The District of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is sharing information to people with diabetes for insulin without health insurance. Four insulin manufactures-- NovoCare, Lilly Diabetes Solution Center, Sanofi Patient Savings Program and Mannkind Support Programs-- are offering assistance and long-term resources for people struggling to pay for insulin.


  • KIVA Loans
    The National City Chamber is a KIVA Trustee, meaning we can endorse 0% interest, $0 fee loans up to $20k for small businesses. See the Foundation's COVID-19 Loan Fund HERE


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  • Border Updates
    Get updates from the Department of Homeland Security in preparedness and readiness in confronting COVID and keeping Americans safe.


  • Businesses Open COVID-19
    We have compiled a short list of member businesses that are open during this time. It includes legal services, IT services, marketing, restaurants, and even puppy clothing. 
    To participate in the business listing of member services open during COVID-19 pandemic, 

    CLICK HERE. Updating daily. 

  • COVID-19 Testing

    Health care providers who identify persons under ivestigation (PUI) should contact the San Diego County Epidemiology at (619) 692-8499 during normal business hours (Mo-Fri 8am-5pm) or (858) 565-5255 after hours. More Information Here 


  • San Diego Workforce Partnership

    Webinars for Workers Experiencing Work Stoppages, Layoffs or Furloughs every Mon, Wed & Fri at 10 a.mREGISTER HERE


    As your business navigates the Covid-19 public health emergency, the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is here to help today with your immediate capital needs and in the long-term as you have to pivot and negotiate the eventual economic recovery.
    SBDC can help you apply for the new SBA Economic Injury Disaster LoanClick Here to Access the SBDC Presentation on Access to Capital During Covid-19

  • Small Business Media Support from KSDY 50

    KSDY 50 is offering free marketing campaign including rotational TV crawlers, hosted interview, and social media engagement, to small businesses during COVID-19. Email alma.gomez@ksdy50.com

  • IRS New Updates

    New Release IR-2020-72 announcing the availability of the new "Get My Payment" tool. Also IR-2020-71 to protect against identity theft and financial loss. Lastly, IR-2020-73 announcing automatic payments.


  • Claiming Unemployment Insurance Benefits in CA

    English UI Online: File a new claim

    Spanish UI Online: Como solicitar pagos de beneficios del UI



    Join the Chamber
    If your organization is not already a member of the National City Chamber of Commerce, you may register online. REGISTER HERE. Our nonprofit organization is here to support small business development and economic resiliency.


    South County EDC Emergency 0% Loans for South Bay Restaurants

    SCEDC announced on March 18, 2020 emergency 0% interest loans to restaurants in South County. Here is the link for the application and other information.


    Technology Tools for Small Businesses
    Maintaining your 
    businesses during Covid-19 may require you to use technology resources such as virtual meetings, remote accessability, and other digital tools. The link below provides resources compiled by the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Go-Biz. Go Biz List of Small Business Tools


    Employee Resources

    Resources for employees of California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-10.


    State Tax - From State Controller Betty Yee

    During this COVID-19 pandemic, Californians' priority focus should be on their health and well-being. Having extra time beyond the April 15th deadline to file your state income tax returns and to pay any taxes owed can help you do this, as the experts work to control the spread of the coronavirus. As California State Controller and Chair of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).


    If You Would Like To Help Others

    The County of San Diego announced the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help with food security, rental and utility assistance, and income replacement or gap funding. Click to make a tax-deductible donation today!



    Tax Updates Federal

    As of Tuesday March 17,2020, the U.S. Treasury and IRS announced that individual taxpayers can delay paying income taxes on as much as $1 million in taxes owed and Corporate taxpayers on as much as $10 million in taxes owed up to 90 days, to July 15, 2020. This is a reprieve for 2019 taxes.The Due Date for the 1st installment on 2020 estimated taxes is moved to July 15, 2020. We are awaiting confirmation on the due date of 2nd installment generally due June 15.The Due Date for tax returns of Individual and Corporate Taxpayers has been moved 90 days as well to July 15, 2020

    California Tax Updates

    Taxpayers with tax filings between March 15, 2020 through June 15, 2020 have been granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments to June 15, 2020.

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