Message from Mayor Mark Murphy and Chairman of the Board Al Ricci
Reopening Businesses in Orange County
As of May 23rd, the State of California has approved the county of Orange's plan to enter Stage Two. Under the "accelerated" Stage 2, destination retail and dine-in restaurant will be allowed to reopen, contingent on their readiness to implement and comply with sector-specific guidance and restrictions. These can be found here.
In this stage, the County of Orange will be allowed to have the following businesses re-open with adaptations:
In-person dining reservations
Retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup
Offices (when telework not possible)
Find more information about reopening your business or your industry here.
The Orange Chamber of Commerce recognizes and understands the challenges facing our members, and we have been working tirelessly on your behalf. Our website has been updated with valuable information from our COVID-19 Business Resources web page to our Support Orange–Shop Orange page. The Orange Chamber is committed to helping local businesses navigate through this shared pandemic journey. Our Board has come up with some creative ways during these past few weeks to help promote businesses, providing on-line networking, and hosting Facebook live conversation with Mayor Murphy just this week. The Chamber is also committed to our community and through our Orange Chamber Care program we have highlighted our outstanding business partners that have stepped up during this time to help the community.
This week will be launching our Drive up, Take out and Save program. This program let’s you go to participating restaurants and get 20% off your meal. It’s is a win-win for all, as it helps local restaurants promote their business, look for list of participating restaurants and coupon at www.orangechamber.com. Restaurants that want to participate can give us a call. Thanks to Mayor Murphy for helping to promote this program and Brian Lochrie of Communications Lab for producing our promotional video.
I would like to thank our members for their commitment and partnership; the Orange Chamber is strong because of you. If there are additional ways we can help your business during this time, please contact our Executive Director, Irma Hernandez, at Irma@orangechamber.com.