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ONR 12-28-20: LA County has a fountain of support for small businesses affected by COVID-19

Dudley Najieb also reviews the latest on the NAACP lawsuit against the Trump Administration and details of the recent COVID-19 stimulus package

By ONME Newswire

Producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the NAACP lawsuit which claims that the Donald Trump Administration, his presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee were systematically trying to disenfranchise Black voters through a coordinated conspiracy. They are ready to prove in court that vote-counting efforts were disrupted by these entities.

Congressman Jim Costa of the California Senate from the 16th district breaks down the recent stimulus package just signed by President Trump.

From an EMS briefing earlier this month, Los Angeles County (LA County) is reaching out to small business owners struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in California's second shut-down.

Experts shared resources available to business owners from grants, loans to COVID-19 compliant equipment and supplies needed--even marketing materials are available for businesses educating their customers.

Featured experts include:

Carl Kemp, Environmental Health Public Affairs Manager, LA County Department of Public Health. Mr. Kemp talked about how being COVID-19 certified by the their department, customers will have more trust in their services and products business owners have to offer. Kemp also pointed out that their department it not meant for punitive measures; instead, they prefer to be helpful to businesses who are not COVID-19 compliant. If a customer complaines about business owners and the employees not wearing masks, they can help by providing the right resources for the businesses to have access to such necessities. They do have fines that run from $500.00 to $1,000.00 if the non-compliance continues.

Ernesto Bobadilla, Consumer & Business Affairs Specialist, Department of Consumer & Business Affairs, reviewed the resources available to small businesses through Dept. of Small Business. People can call their Disaster Help Center to get access to current resources available [833-238-4450].

They also have free affordable PPE help to fill out the applications for businesses struggling with the paperwork. T

Bobadilla also noted that there is free COVID-19 compliance equipment they can give out to businesses; they can also help counsel businesses transforming from a brick-and-mortar layout to an online business. People can call their office directly at: 323-881-3964.

Sarah Fisher, Human Services Administrator, Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, discussed the county’s Safer at Work campaign. They are able to offer businesses free COVID-19 digital and tangible marketing materials to help education their customers.

Alisa Shudofsky, Director of Pro Bono Programs, a nonprofit legal aid agency specializing in workplace legal rights, reviewed employer-employee relations in small business and the legal services available to help businesses for free. She also reiterated that all business are suffering dramatically during this pandemic.

(See full video excerpts above.)


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