Chamber doing its part during COVID

As I write this, unprecedented steps are being taken on federal, state, and local levels to combat the spread of COVID-19. This situation continues to evolve, but I’ll attempt to include information in this article that I hope will still be relevant at the time of printing.

The number one thing to stress is to please  — above all else  — listen and adhere to the guidance provided by Plumas County Public Health. This is critically important to protect our community and our healthcare facilities’ capacity to care for our community.

The Chamber is currently supporting both the business community and the community-at-large in the Lake Almanor Basin in a number of ways:

Maintaining a list of local businesses with their current hours and availability, including whether curbside service and/or delivery is available, which can be found here: If your business is not listed, please contact the Chamber with your details.


Collaborating with the Chester Wellness Center, Holiday Market, and Lassen Drug to provide a shopping and medication pickup service for our most vulnerable population. This started on Friday, March 27, and will continue each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Give our team your shopping list (8 to 10 items); wait in your car while we shop; and make a quick payment with our volunteer team outside. Public health safety protocols will be followed. For faster service email your grocery list in advance to [email protected] and fill out the Needs Assessment at, or call 530.264.5064.

Assisting the community by collecting information for a Community Needs Assessment specific to COVID-19 and connecting community members with resources to help meet their needs. Fill out the Needs Assessment at, or call 530.264.5064.

Providing information to our businesses as applications for funds are made available from federal and/or state sources for those impacted by the pandemic.

Rolling out a pilot Mountain Volunteer Project (MVP) platform to connect community members wanting to volunteer with the area(s) where their skills can be best utilized. Sign-up to volunteer at If you have any special skills or certifications (e.g. first aid or food safety), please let us know when you sign-up.


Sharing local information with the community, primarily via our Facebook Page and by email.

Providing the local community with resource links at–info.html (website in progress).

Sharing information from the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency regarding resources for Employers and Workers:

Sharing information as it comes out from Plumas County Public Health:

Sharing information regarding where Plumas County individuals can apply for benefits:

Other supporting activities in-progress.

As a reminder, nominations are still open until April 30 for our 100th 4th of July parade Grand Marshall. Entries may be mailed to LAACC, PO Box 1198, Chester Ca 96020.

Please note that at the current time, many of our area’s upcoming events have been postponed or canceled for the near future. You can always reach out to the Chamber to obtain the status of events you’re planning to participate in.

Keep yourselves and your families well and our community will get through this  — together.