CalChamber Statement on Governor’s New Essential Business Directives

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s essential business directives:

“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Governor Newsom and his staff for providing directives that will clarify and give certainty on essential business operations so employers and employees can continue to operate and be productive,” said Allan Zaremberg, President and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce.

“We urge all local officials to follow the lead of the Newsom administration by conforming their directives to these guidelines.  A large number of California businesses operate in many different counties or span the entire state so the need for consistency in supply chain operations is critical.”

“The guidelines provided by the Governor’s office are an important element of keeping our economy open for essential business during this crisis and for resolving the risk of inconsistent and arbitrary enforcement.“

“I am encouraging all business in California to follow the public health directives laid out by the Governor.”

Linked here is the Governor’s directive and a list of FAQs.  

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Denise Davis
Denise Davis, vice president, media relations and external affairs, is the CalChamber's chief liaison with the news media. She oversees communications strategy and outreach, and manages the CalChamber's involvement in select issue advocacy and ballot measure campaigns. Before joining the CalChamber, Davis was a senior-level communications consultant working on a number of high-profile campaigns, legal matters and policy issues. She was Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief deputy communications director and has 14 years of experience serving three California attorneys general as a spokesperson and victim advocate. Davis graduated from the University of California at Davis, receiving a B.A. in communications.