COVID-19 Industry Information and Resources
Visit Temecula Valley (VTV) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the situation continues to evolve, staying in close contact with our partners, including Visit California, the US Travel Association, Riverside County, the City of Temecula, and Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.
VTV will continue to update this page with talking points and resources for our partners.
The State of California will continue acting swiftly to help workers hurt by COVID-19. Affected workers can visit the Labor & Workforce Development Agency’s website to review what benefits are available to them. For example:
- The DMV is allowing mail-in renewals.
- Riverside County health officials are recommending covering your nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel. You can use bandanas, scarves, neck gaiters, and fabric masks.
- Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is available as an employee resource to help through this process. https://temecula.org/coronavirus-resource-information/#employee-resources
Financial Assistance - CARES Act
- The U.S. President extended the nation’s Slow the Spread campaign until April 30 and asks everyone that can to stay at home.
- Calculate how much money you will receive from the government for COVID-19.
- Remain up-to-date and share the latest news and resources to help prevent the spread of misinformation.
- A Marketing and PR Recovery Plan is in development phase.
- Virtual experiences are bring shared with media and consumers.
- VTV is in constant communication with industry leaders and partners, local government, and community leaders discussing current status, projections, and next steps.
VTV TALKING POINTS
- VTV is working closely with the City of Temecula and Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce in communication and support for our businesses and residents.
- VTV is gathering and sharing the latest information with our partners on a country, state, county, and city level.
- VTV is connecting businesses and organizations where and when appropriate.
- We all must remain calm and focused on what we can do to support each other and recover during these unprecedented times.
- Support our businesses by ordering their products online.
- Stay home, we'll be ready to welcome you when this is over.
- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) COVID-19 Survey Results.
- Most hoteliers are already reporting projected revenue losses of greater than 50% for the first half of the year. Job loss figures by state for hotel industry.
- US Travel Coronavirus Impact
- County of Riverside EDD has issued guidance regarding the coronavirus and specific circumstances of when an employee will qualify for unemployment benefits. You may also call Stephanie Adams, Principal Development Specialist, at (951) 955-3075. https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
- Temecula Valley Hospital Needs Medical Supplies
- TVH needs disposable food trays for patients. These trays can be paper, cardboard, or foam (preferable size: 20” Long X 15” Wide). If you can donate, please contact Carrie Duran, Director of Dietary service at Carrie.Duran@uhsinc.com.
- Support Local Restaurants - Visit California has a new campaign to support - California Takeout Tuesday (#CATakeoutTuesday).
- Support Local Wineries
- Blood Drive at Promenade Temecula, in front of Edwards Theater on Wednesday, April 15, 2pm-7pm. Must be 17 years of age or older and weigh more than 114 pounds. Bring a photo ID. Schedule an appointment - www.sandiegobloodbank.org or call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322).
If you have any questions, please contact Annette Brown, Director of Public Relations, at Annette@visittemeculavalley.com, or call (951) 491-6085.
* Business information updated as of April 8, 2020, 9am. Subject to change.