Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

County Approves $20M Relief Package for
San Diego Businesses Impacted by Indoor Closures

On Wednesday, November 25th the San Diego Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $20M relief package. This plan will provide grants to businesses reeling from purple tier restrictions. The proposal co-authored by Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox will allocate $20 million from the county’s general fund to businesses like restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, museums, zoos/aquariums and businesses with fewer than 100 employees that have been handcuffed by bans on indoor services. The $20 million will be split evenly among the county’s five districts, leaving each district $4 million to divide between businesses in their area. This Small Business Stimulus Grant will not need to be repaid. The county will try to focus its attention to helping businesses that don’t have the resources to facilitate expanding outdoors. The goal is to have these funds provide a lifeline that will keep businesses from closing their doors for good. Businesses can use the funds to pay rent and mortgage, purchase equipment needed to comply with COVID regulations and pay employees. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources Email Blasts

The La Mesa Chamber continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in order to provide our business community with the latest information and resources.

LMCC Members Open for Business

In these challenging times with so many making drastic changes in their lives, we have members that are open to offer you a bite to eat -patio dining, take out or curbside pick up – to take the pressure out of cooking. We encourage you to support these businesses, as the mandate to close their restaurants to dining-in guests has made a definite impact on their financial security and the lives of their employees. We also encourage you to purchase gift cards from our local businesses, they are a great way to continue the cash flow and a GREAT way to support our local businesses – use them now or later!

Thank YouLa Mesa Business Disaster Recovery


The La Mesa Disaster Recovery Fund is now closed to donations. Thank you to the many donors who offered their generous support to assist the La Mesa based businesses affected by civil unrest at the end of May 2020.

As promised to the community, fund administrators including the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and East County Economic Development Council will distribute the remaining funds to affected businesses and close out the account by Friday, July 31. Fund administrators will also provide a wrap-up report in the interests of community transparency.