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Chamber Discusses Resources For San Diego Small Businesses During The COVID-19 Virus Crisis

A closed sign at the Currant American Brasserie in downtown San Diego on March 26, 2020. The cafe is one of many businesses that had to close down because of the COVD-19 pandemic.
Andi Dukleth
A closed sign at the Currant American Brasserie in downtown San Diego on March 26, 2020. The cafe is one of many businesses that had to close down because of the COVD-19 pandemic.
Many of San Diego’s small businesses are completely closed, with employees out of work and owners struggling to figure out if their businesses will be able to make it through this crisis. San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's Stefanie Benvenuto joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss federal, state and local programs small businesses can apply for.

Businesses deemed essential, like gas stations and restaurants that offer food for take-out, are doing their best to stay afloat during the shut-down caused by the new coronavirus.

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But, many of San Diego’s small businesses are completely closed, with employees out of work and owners struggling to figure out if their businesses will be able to make it through this crisis.

Federal, state and local programs are now in place to help small businesses recover — but will they be enough?

On Monday's Midday Edition, Stefanie Benvenuto, vice president of public affairs for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, joins Midday Edition to discuss some of the resources available to small businesses.