Updated September 22, 2020:
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California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed.
Read more about the State of CA COVID-19 response: COVD19.CA.GOV
If you are a Downtown SLO business, you are eligible for a “We Got This” Kit, available at no cost to you. Please email ReachUs@downtownslo.com for more information.
We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines of public health officials at the local, state and national level, and high-risk populations especially should exercise caution. Here are a few meaningful ways you can still #ShopLocal and help some of your favorite Downtown businesses during this challenging time:
When you are getting curbside delivery, takeout or delivery, leave a little extra for your part-time service workers who might not have the privilege of income security.
As a promise to return to support them, purchase gift cards to your favorite local shops, restaurants, and salons/services. This puts money in the pocket of your favorite storeowner today to help them cover operating expenses and to help assure a strong tomorrow.
Photo Credit: Heraldo Family Photo
Many Downtown retailers have online shops. Use this time to check out their online offerings. Several businesses are offering discounts and/or free shipping for those that show support for local during this time.
Sing your praises online! Engage with your favorite Downtown businesses – leave a Google, Yelp or Facebook review. Like, follow, comment and engage with them on social media. It’s free to you but it helps remind businesses that they aren’t forgotten and this kind of social currency pays dividends of a different kind. Now is a fantastic time to deepen relationships with friends and neighbors that operate your favorite local businesses.
Bummed because an event you were planning to attend got canceled/postponed? Instead of asking for your money back, donate your ticket back to the cause to allow them to plan for the future of their organization.