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City Continues COVID-19 Free Webinar Series with Three Business-Themed Presentations

Post Date:May 12, 2020 1:54 PM

Business and Workforce WebinarsThe City of West Hollywood is responding to community needs and providing regular updates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. The City is taking extensive steps to support the community during this unprecedented time. The City will continue its COVID-19 free webinar series with three upcoming informational presentations.   

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. the City will present Employer and Employee ResourcesThe new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020 to help protect people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses. The CARES Act has raised a lot of questions, oftentimes without clear answers. The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to quickly shift protocols and tackle workplace culture with a new perspective. 

Employers may have uncertainty about available options, and may want information about what steps to take. The webinar will include information about the CARES Act and how it may benefit employers and employees, including: an overview of the Paycheck Protection Loan Program; safely bringing back the workforce; managing remote employees; cost-effective and creative ideas on how to leverage remote resources; improving the workplace culture utilizing technology; and, employee support programs. Register online at: https://app.livestorm.co/city-of-west-hollywood/employer-and-employee-resources

On Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 3 p.m. the City and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will present Accessing Mediation Services for Commercial Tenants and Landlords to provide information on mediation services available to commercial tenants and landlords who are unable to agree upon the terms of rent repayment, rent owed during the state of emergency, and additional details that may need to be negotiated as a result of the City’s temporary moratorium on commercial evictions. This webinar will provide interested parties information on how to access mediation services, what to expect through the process, and how it benefits both the landlord and the tenant to willingly participate in the process. Register online at: https://app.livestorm.co/city-of-west-hollywood/mediation-services-for-commercial.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. the City will present How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats. Many businesses have transitioned to working virtually as a result of COVID-19Now more than ever, cyber security is vital to help keep your business secure. In this presentation you will learn about the current threat landscape, where the threats are coming from, and how to prevent being a victim of such threats. It’s not all doom and gloom however; participants will also learn multiple techniques to protect themselves and customers’ information from harm. Register online at: https://app.livestorm.co/city-of-west-hollywood/protect-your-business-from-cyber-threats.

The City of West Hollywood has issued an Emergency Executive Order aimed at assisting businesses and workers and has produced a toolkit for businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. Information is available on the City's website at www.weho.org/coronavirus where there are links to Small Business Resources.

Prior City of West Hollywood webinars topic include: Combatting Loneliness, Isolation, Depression, and Anxieties during COVID-19; Rethinking Your Business Model; Information on the City’s Residential Eviction Moratorium; Information on the City’s Commercial Eviction Moratorium; and, Information on the City’s Job Assistance Programs. These webinars are archived on the City’s coronavirus information page located at www.weho.org/coronavirus for future viewing. 

The City of West Hollywood’s COVID-19 Free Webinar Series is for informational purposes only and webinars not intended to constitute legal or medical advice; rather, all information, content, and materials available in these webinars is for general informational purposes only.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for health professionals.

West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, parks, dog parks, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.

To view essential-business City meetings, tune in to WeHoTV at:

For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news. To receive urgent updates to your phone by text and to your email, text your ZIP code to 888-777.

For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or media@ph.lacounty.gov.

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or slunn@weho.org.

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