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  • Chamber Encourages Businesses to Share your Safe and Open Status with the Community

    As businesses continue to reopen, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages all businesses to complete the reopening process outlined by Santa Barbara County, including the county's self-attestation form.

    “It is important that our local businesses follow the procedures outlined by Santa Barbara County when reopening, and complete the attestation form showing they are safely operating and open to the public,” explained Chamber President and CEO Glenn Morris. “By filling out the attestation form, businesses aren’t just sharing with the County that they are safely operating; they are also showing the local community that their business is following proper health and safety guidelines and is ready for customers to return. This “safe and open” status gives community members the confidence that they can safely engage with their favorite local businesses.”

    Businesses ready to reopen and those who are currently open and operating should review the county reopening guidelines and make sure they have filled out the county attestation form. Once the form has been completed, you will receive signage showing your “safe and open” status which you can display in your business.

    The Chamber is preparing to launch a campaign to encourage individual consumers to re-engage with the local economy. The "Safe & Open" notices will be highlighted as a base-line indicator to people that local businesses are ready to go.

    If your business has additional questions or needs assistance, please fill out the Chamber’s business assistance form and someone from the Chamber will connect with your business.