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    May 26, 2020
    The Chamber of Commerce has launched Back to Business, an online series of forums, discussions, and presentations on key issues related to re-opening our local economy. Every week we will spotlight a different topic, with experts on hand to provide valuable information, listen to your comments and ideas, and answer questions.
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU as to what concerns are top of mind as the restrictions are lifted and we get back to business. Please send us your suggestions for future topics at info@chambermv.org. Thank you!
    "Back to Business" Series:
    Weds May 27th at 2pm
    Next week Back to Business will feature El Camino Health's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Adams,
    as we discuss steps businesses will need to take to be safe when re-opening, as well as how to stay healthy while operating in our post-pandemic world.
    Register here to receive the Zoom meeting link. For any additional questions, please email us at info@chambermv.org.
    "Back to Business" Series:
    Our Back to Business series kicked off yesterday! In partnership with the City we had a lively and informative discussion on opening a portion of Castro Street to pedestrians in order to help local businesses recover and to make for a more vibrant downtown. Tiffany Chew from Mountain View's Business Development Office laid out the City's plan followed by great questions and suggestions from the public.
    If you missed it, you can watch the session here.
    Spanish Small Business Tele Town Hall
    June 3 at 1pm
    The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Tele Town Hall in Spanish with CA State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to assist our Spanish speaking business owners in this difficult pandemic. They will have an information specialist on the call to answer questions about loans, grants, insurance and workmen’s comp issues.
    To register and send questions, email crb@insurance.ca.gov with “Teleconference” in the subject line.
    REMINDER: Re-Opening Guidelines from the City
    TODAY Mountain View enters Phase 2. Businesses that are able to reopen under Phase 2 will be required to implement certain physical distancing guidelines, including:
    • Ensuring businesses train employees before May 22 on new county guidelines and have publicly posted in their business the physical distancing requirements customers must follow
    • Allowing only one employee per 300 square feet
    • Requiring face masks inside all businesses or anywhere that has indoor activity
    Expect more updates in The Briefing as new information becomes available. Remember, you can get The Briefing sent directly to your email by texting 'MVCOVID' to 22828.
    Delivering in Difficult Times
    Chamber Member Nuro has teamed up with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to help deliver food safely in a hands-free (and driverless) environment. You may have seen their autonomous vehicles around the area making testing runs - now Nuro is purposefully on the road, directly helping the community during this challenging period. You can read more about their actions and their partnership with Second Harvest on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. Thanks, Nuro, for safe deliveries!
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