Over the course of the last few weeks the business climate in the U.S. has undergone a series of massive changes as a result of COVID-19, leaving many of our businesses struggling. In an effort to respond to these concerns, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce is working closely with SAMCEDA, The City of Brisbane, and the County to compile a list of resources for those impacted.
The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) continues to update their website regularly with helpful information regarding assistance and guidance for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19. There you can find information regarding the shelter in place order, loan assistance resources, surveys, telework resources, implications for businesses and the economy, etc. The website is the most comprehensive source I have seen for businesses thus far.
Please visit them at: samceda.org/COVID-19-Resource-Links-Business
If you have questions about how the health order pertains to your business please email the county at: healthorderFAQ@smcgov.org
At the county level, efforts are underway to assist individuals, non-profits, and small businesses impacted by COVID-19 by way of tax relief and with an emergency fund. Details will be provided once available.
With respect to Brisbane, we ask you support local restaurants as much as possible. The following businesses are open for takeout: Lucky House, Daisy’s Taqueria, Na Na’s Kitchen, Subway, The Brisbane Lunch Truck, and Saigon BBQ. The following businesses are open for takeout AND delivery: Melissa’s Taqueria, Julie’s Deli, Ichika Sushi House, and Mama Mia Pizza. Midtown Market is also open for your shopping needs.
In conjunction with The City of Brisbane, Brisbane Village Helping Hands, The Brisbane Lions Club, and local churches, the Chamber is working on providing help for our residents in need during this time under the organization: Brisbane COVID-19 Response Coalition (BCRC). Through this organization, people in need can fill out a form and will be matched with someone who can help get them food, medications, or other necessities. Volunteers can also register on the BCRC website if they would like to help those individuals and families impacted. In addition, the website allows for people working on the frontlines to register so members in the community can show support by sending a meal or a “thank you” for all the extra hours and dedication during this difficult time. If you would like to log a request over the phone please call our Brisbane Village Helping hands at: 415-508-2185 who will be fielding calls from 8am-8pm or to log your request online visit the website at: tinyurl.com/brisbanecrc
For non-emergency, non-medical inquires regarding COVID-19 please call 211. If you think you have COVID-19, please visit projectbaseline.com to see if you are eligible for a test. Tests are currently being conducted at the San Mateo County Convention Center. To receive emergency alerts from the county please text “94005” to 888-777.
If you have any questions not answered by the resources listed here, please call me directly, 415-706-5276 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce will continue to send out updates via email and will post helpful information to our website.