The Cathedral City Economic Development Department is committed to keeping our Cathedral City Business community up to date on County, State and Federal resources which are being made available to assist small businesses during these challenging times. Please check the www.ccedd.org website daily as information is constantly evolving. Other websites that are providing valuable and timely updates include: SBA disaster assistance, Riverside County Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on the aforementioned resources or if you need assistance completing various applications.
Our business community is an integral component of the beautiful and unique tapestry that makes up Cathedral City. As a City, we must come together to support our businesses. It will be through this unity and support we will both preserve and enrich the beautiful tapestry, which has been assembled over the last 39 years.
“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much” (Helen Keller, July 1888)
When creating your plan, below are resources which will help you get through this situation
Replacing lost income:
For those affected by COVID-19, here is a great summary of what California Employment Development Department is offering.
Unemployment Insurance: Here is how to file a claim.
Paid Family Leave: Here is how to file a claim.
For those with a disability: EDD Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income
For those 65 and over: Supplemental Security Income
Saving money:While there is a nearly endless list of creative ways to save money, below are valuable local resources:
Southern California Gas reduced rate plan for income qualified families (California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE)
Southern California Edison reduced rate CARE and FERA plans;
CVWD-Coachella Valley Water District Help2Others Customer Assistance Program
Desert Water Agency Help2Others Customer Assistance Program
California Earned Income Tax Credit and Young Child Tax Credit
Google “Cathedral City resale store” for a list of great stores offering real bargains
Landing a great new job:
Preparing for interviews: "60 Seconds and You’re Hired". Single best interview preparation resource I have found. Contact me for a copy.
Spend time creating a solid resume; this will be future employers’ first impression of you!
Leverage the expertise provided by the professionals within the Riverside County Workforce Development Center.
Transportation: Coachella Valley’sSunline Transit Agency is demonstrating, yet again, their proactive thinking, leadership and concern for Coachella Valley residents with free local fixed route and paratransit bus service.
Ensuring food security: Keeping yourself and your family healthy during this crisis is best achieved through adequate rest and nutrition. Below are resources to ensure you and your family have enough to eat:
GetCalFresh (California’s SNAP program)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Riverside University Health System WIC program
Find Food Bank
Cathedral City Senior Center
Stay healthy: Managing income loss, health concerns or social isolation one at a time can be challenging. Managing all three of these concerns at once requires intentional effort to maintain a healthy emotional outlook. Below are several articles which can help keep our situation in perspective.
“How to manage the psychological effects of quarantine” by Dr. Mark Banschick M.D.
“8 Things to Do While Under Quarantine” by Dr. Kyle D. Killian, PhD. LMFT
“How to deal with uncertainty” by Dr. Clay Drinko, PhD.
“Healing the Heart During COVID-19” by Christine Fonseca, M.S.
“In Helping Others, You Help Yourself” by Dr. Marianna Pogosyan PhD.
The resources below provide information about organizations who are working to minimize the financial impacts to small businesses.
- Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac instruct servicers to offer 12-month moratoriums on mortgage payments if borrowers suffer hardship
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- Grubhub and Major Cities Across the U.S. Launch Economic Relief Effort up to $100 Million for Independent Restaurants and Delivery Partners Impacted by COVID-19
- Working Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause employers to seek an alternative to layoffs
- Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans for up to $2 million for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus.
- FAQ California Small Businesses
- Small Business Finance Center – Jump Start Loan Program, a Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, and a Farm Loan Program
- Riverside County Economic Development Business Resources
- County of Riverside Microenterprise Loan Program (MLP)
- MicroEnterprise Collaborative Inland Southern California: Small Business Finance & Resource Portal
- Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA en Respuesta al Coronavirus
- Coachella Valley Economic Preparation and Protection Plan
- SBA - Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- EDD - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Workplace School and Home Guidance
- COVID-19 Planning Toolkit for Riverside Businesses
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
SCE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Bill Assistance (for those who need help paying their bill)
Coronavirus Response: How to Help
Everyone has a role to play in the whole community fight against COVID-19. Learn how to help if you are a company with medical supplies to donate or sell, a volunteer who is medically trained, or a member of the general public.
- Economic Protection Plan & Support for Residents - Resident request for support - Lift to rise
Frequently Asked Questions
Cathedral City Restaurants that offer take-out/delivery
- Applebee’s: Curbside pickup and takeout orders from 11 – 9 p.m. daily
- Bontá Restaurant & Bar: Takeout options available from Wednesday through Saturday, 5 – 11 p.m.
- Boy’s Hamburgers: Takeout available
- Capizzi’s Cheesecake-Pizza and then some: Takeout and delivery available through UberEats, GrubHub and Postmates from Tuesday through Saturday, 2 – 8 p.m.
- Daniel’s Table: Takeout options available
- Frankie’s Italian Bakery, Café and Supper Club: Takeout options available from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- India Oven: Takeout and Postmates delivery available
- Los Arcos: Takeout available
- Nicolino's Restaurant: Open seven days a week. 760-324-0411, email@example.com, Take out, curb-side delivery and home delivery (Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Door Dash).
- Oceans Seafood Restaurant: Takeout available
- Piazza Trilussa Ristorante: Takeout available. Delivery from DoorDash and Postmates available
- Pollo Dokys: Takeout available. Delivery from DoorDash and GrubHub available. Takeout special: 1 Whole Chicken & 2 Sides for only $19.50
- Romanos Pizza Subs and Salads: Takeout available. Delivery from UberEats and Postmates from 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily
- Salsas Restaurant: Takeout and delivery available through UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily
- Sammy’s Place: Takeout available from Tuesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m
- Sonic Drive-In: Curbside pickup and takeout available from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
- Southern Belle Restaurant: Open Monday through Saturday 7am to 3pm. 760-442-615-0344. Take out, curb-side delivery and at home delivery (Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Door Dash).
- Sunshine Café: Takeout available daily from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Tony’s Burgers: Takeout and delivery available through UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates. Open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m on weekends
- Upper Crust Pizza: Takeout and delivery available through DoorDash and Postmates daily
- Yiannis Tavera and Wine Bar: Takeout available and delivery from DoorDash.
- Zobo & Meester’s: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub and Postmates available from Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
BY THE NUMBERS
- As of March 30, 2020, California has 6,932 confirmed cases and 150 deaths.
- Testing in California
As of March 30, approximately 86,100+* tests had been conducted in California. At least 28,704 results have been received and another 57,400 are pending. These numbers include data California has received from commercial, private and academic labs, including Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.
Source: Governor’s Office of Emergency Services