Chamber Update Provides Extensive Resources For Reopening Businesses



LACDC Zoom Calls, Restaurant List & Business Status List
The LACDC staff continues to host remote Zoom meetings with the local business community to discuss support options and advocacy. Please pre-register. You may send questions ahead of time to There is a meeting today, Wednesday, May 20 at noon. Register


All Together New Mexico – Covid-Safe Practices For Individuals and Employers
The most recent New Mexico Emergency Public Health Order mandates compliance with COVID-safe practices, a series of requirements and best practices for individuals, businesses and other services that will assure the safety of employees and customers when businesses reopen. The COVID-safe practices were compiled with industry input and the oversight of the governor’s Economic Recovery Council.

Sector-Specific Guidance
The pandemic has affected different industries differently — likewise, the reopening process will vary by sector. Here are sector-specific guidance from some of the leading industry associations and government sources:

For restaurants: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Restaurants and Bars and National Restaurant Association’s Reopening Guidance

For retailers: National Retail Federation’s Operation Open Doors

For home service providers: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for At-Home Service Providers

For construction businesses: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for Construction Environments

For gyms and fitness facilities: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for Gyms and Workout Facilities

For office-based businesses: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for General Office Settings

For hair and nail salons: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for Hair and Nail Salons

For airlines: CDC’s Interim Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew

For childcare programs: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Childcare Programs

For camps and youth programs: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Camps and Youth Programs

For schools: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Schools

Small Business-Specific Guidance

UNM online course for the community, New Mexico Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online – Part 1

During this time of economic uncertainty, many New Mexico small businesses need to build or increase their online presence to offset a decline in retail in-person traffic, as well as grow businesses beyond New Mexico borders. The will teach businesses e-commerce techniques including developing storefronts and online presence.

This course is open to anyone in the community and available completely online. You will need to be able to access the internet at a minimum. Ideally, you will have a microphone/headset, small video camera or PC camera or tablet/smartphone in order to interact for office hours and any other class interaction.

The course is being offered at our cost of $17. The 6-week course runs from June 1-July 10, 2020. Register Now


Download this step-by-step guide to help your company reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed as restrictions lift across the country. The playbook includes safety and sanitation guidance, communications advice, and other best practices information.

Additional Tools and Resources


Download this questionnaire for sample screening questions to ask employees upon return to work and on a regular basis moving forward. This template is based on questions required or recommended by various states as well as input from U.S. Chamber member companies of all sizes and sectors.


Customize, print, and post this workplace flyer to communicate to your employees and customers the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Advertising Specials for Re-Opening Businesses

Los Alamos Monitor
Contact Advertising Manager Jan Montoya to discuss their new Community Pandemic Relief Program, or CPR Program, which will provide you with one free dollar of advertising for every dollar you spend during the months of May and June. Office – (505) 662-4185, cell – 505-795-4220,

Santa Fe New Mexican
Contact Multi-Media Consultant Chris Alexander to discuss their “Open for Business Weekly Packages”. Office – 505.995.3825, Cell – 505.470.0522,

Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos Daily Post Memorial Day Online & Print Advertising Special: Both online ( and print advertising are discounted in the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper: 15% discount when either online or print ads are purchased,  20% discount when both online and print ads are purchased.  Please place your advertising by May 31, 2020. Please contact KayLinda Crawford at 505-695-4996 or for more information.

CDC and OSHA Guidelines and Resources 

CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree Guide for Employers

CDC Coronavirus Resource Center for Businesses and Workplaces

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Updated May 2020)

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Workplaces and Businesses

CDC FAQs: Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Workplaces

CDC FAQs: Healthy Business Operations

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Other Quick Links

White House’s Opening Up America Again Guidelines

Find your state government website and state agency websites (

National Safety Council’s SAFER (Safe Actions for Employee Returns) Report

American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Back to Work Safely Guides

The weekly US Chamber Path Forward podcasts take place at 1p MST every Thursday. Register Now.

If you can’t attend, you’ll find a recording of each episode on the Foundation’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

May 21 at 1 p.m.
Path Forward: Social Distancing, Sanitization, and More: How to Create a Healthy Environment for Your Employees and Customers


Grant Opportunities

All Together NM Fund awarding $750K in grants

New List of Federal Grants 5/18/20

Attached please find the most recent Federal Grants Advisory. If you see any grants that you would like a letter of support in applying for, please contact Steven Ortega and/or Patricia Dominguez. If you would like to receive these email messages, email Patricia Dominguez, to be added to the distribution list.

Steven Ortega, NM Delegation Office, Washington, D.C.
Office: (202) 224-8962

Patricia Dominguez, Field Representative, Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, 123 E. Marcy St., Suite 103, Santa Fe, NM 87501
E: Patricia_Dominguez@Heinrich.Senate.Gov
T: (505) 988-6647

Chamber Member (and others) News:

Jessica Booton Photography Offers Monday Head Shots
Jessica Booton has announced the launch of her updated website and new session offering, “Headshot Mondays,” at her relocated studio in downtown Los Alamos above EXIT Realty, at 1615 Central Ave. Suite 212. Monday evenings from 5-7 p.m., Booton will offer headshot portraits for $150. During the 30-min. session, participants will receive three professionally edited portraits. Scheduling is still required in advance by contacting the studio at 505.320.4605 or in order to maintain social distancing.

Los Alamos Farmers Market on Thursday, May 21
Thursday markets take place at Ashley Pond Park near Central Avenue from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, extra precautions will be implemented in accordance with the state and New Mexico Farmers Market Association. This includes proper distancing between booths, food pre-bagged for pickup, masks and gloves for all food handling, and other measures that minimize touch points. Additionally, the Los Alamos Farmers Market will be providing locally made hand sanitizer to each booth, and an electric hand washing station will be available to the public. The public is also encouraged to wear masks when visiting the market.