COVID - 19 Resources


COVID Economic Resilience Committee (CERC)-Humboldt
A Committee got together for the first time Monday (3/16/2020) morning to work on providing information, resources, and services to support local businesses and employers through the COVID 19 pandemic. This group is self-organizing and currently comprises representatives from SBDC, the Chambers, County and City departments, and more. North Coast SBDC is on point for service and information delivery, so please keep telling us what your questions and needs are. The McKinleyville Chamber is an active part of this committee and working to help our members through this time. 

North Coast Small Business Development Center: This is your beset resource for all of the compiled guidance and information.

Small Business COVID 19 Emergency Response Mailing List: Fill out the survey here

Humboldt Health Alert: Daily updates on COVID-19 in Humboldt County.

Employment Development Department: Information for employers and employees about Unemployment, Paid Family Leave, Disability Insurance and more.
Watch this video which explains the available work share program: WORK SHARE 

IRSThe Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can't file by the April 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request a six-month extension to file their return.
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COVID-19 and Our Community

March 15, 2020

Chamber Members,

As everything is changing before us on a daily, if not hourly basis, many are filled with anxiety and uncertainty. This message is to let you know that through these unprecedented times the chamber will be here to support our members and our community.

I hear on a daily basis that the reason people love McKinleyville is because of the incredibly strong and supportive community.

Now is the time to remember that.

Reach out to those who you can help, let others help you.

If your business or organization has

  • Relevant announcements
  • Offers of assistance
  • Changes in availability of services
  • Changes in hours and services
  • Specific community needs
  • and more…

please share them with the chamber (via email, Facebook or Instagram). As much as possible I will be getting that information out through emails and social media posts.

Jesse Miles
Executive Director


A picturesque community, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of tree covered mountains. This modern day town, surrounded by rural beauty, has kept its leisurely-paced atmosphere, which makes McKinleyville unique.  We offer something for everyone, whether you are: an outdoor enthusiast, looking for a quiet getaway, taking the family on a tour of Northern California or looking to relocate,
Take a walk or ride your bike on the scenic Hammond Trail, a paved trail that runs parallel to the coast from one end of McKinleyville to the other.  Visit local beaches to spend the day kayaking, surfing, fishing or taking a leisurely stroll looking for treasures.   Many outdoor adventures are just minutes away; bird watching, hiking and camping in State Parks and forests, some of the best river fishing in the world, whitewater rafting trips, horseback riding or taking photos of Roosevelt elk in their natural habitat. Attend a variety of festivals all over Humboldt, including our very own Pony Express Days.
Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968 and is held the first weekend in June.  It is a four day community event where you can enjoy a chili cook-off, barn dance, gymkhana, a parade down Central Avenue and our big Pony Express Family Fun Festival in Pierson Park.  There is something for all ages. 
McKinleyville has now become the fastest growing community on the North Coast.  We are the commercial air gateway to Humboldt County with the Arcata-Eureka Airport on the north end of town. Next to the airport is the Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay headquarters.
The community offers plenty of family activities, parks, a thriving business community offering everything one needs right in town, an active senior center and established school systems, with Humboldt State University only five minutes away.
Humboldt is famous for its pristine coastline, ancient redwood forests, fresh seafood, unique handcrafted products and friendly people. Enjoy McKinleyville and its small town charm with big city services.

Also, be sure to check out the local weather, so you can be prepared for our upcoming events!



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