Effective Monday: Phase 2 of Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place Modifications

 Effective May 18th, San Mateo County will move to Phase 2 of Shelter in Place in accordance with the state. Phase 2 allows the reopening of retail (curbside pickup and delivery), manufacturing and logistics operations, office workplaces, limited personal services (pet grooming, dog walking, car washes, residential cleaning etc), and outdoor museums. In addition, childcare can now be available for all children, not just those of essential workers. For the order in its entirely, click here

Each workplace has specific guidelines that must be followed in addition to these basic requirements: 1) facilities must asses the risks and develop a site-specific protection plan 2) train employees how to limited the spread of COVID-19 and how to screen themselves for symptoms  3) implement individual control measures and screenings 4) develop disinfecting protocols 5) institute physical distancing guidelines.

For comprehensive information about protocols for each workplace click here

Small Business Town Hall with State Senator Jerry Hill

On Thursday May 28th at 1PM, State Senator Jerry Hill will host a small business town hall with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up-to-date information on services and resources. Experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the San Mateo County Economic Development Association and the Cities Association of Santa Clara County will also be on the call to answer your questions.

Send your RSVP and any questions you have to crb@insurance.ca.gov, with “Sen Hill Tele-Town Hall” in the subject line. You will receive a call-in number via email one day before the event. The deadline to RSVP is 10am Thursday May 21st.

Ensuring Water Quality for Business Re-openings

During the COVID-19 health crisis, some businesses or buildings may have shut down temporarily.  This may have resulted in water becoming stagnant in pipes and plumbing systems.  As businesses begin to re-open, the City of Brisbane Public Works Department would like to remind all businesses that were closed to flush their water lines before re-opening for business.

The SFPUC has provided start-up flushing guidance and a checklist to assist you in preparing your water system to ensure that high-quality, safe and reliable water service can be restored.

Please contact the City’s Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130 if you have any questions or need any additional information

June Edition of the Luminary

Like many of our fellow businesses, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce has made adjustments in order to ensure our long-term viability as an organization. You will notice this month’s Luminary is shorter than usual as we needed to make necessary reductions to our printing budget. This issue will only feature articles from Mayor Terry O’Connell, Supervisor David Canepa, and Chamber CEO Madison Davis. All other columns can be found in digital form on our website. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented circumstances. We intend to produce our normal 8 page Luminary next month in which we will acknowledge our 2020 Excellence in Education award recipients.