SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL RESOURCES

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
New dates and deadlines:
Start a new application: December 30, 2020 – closes January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
Update and upload documents for in-process applications: January 6, 2021 – January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
Click for details.

Small Business COVID-19 Relief and Resources Guide - from California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)
On November 30, Governor Newsom and the Legislature announced that the State would build on its ongoing support for businesses impacted by COVID-19 by providing a new package of assistance for small businesses, including tax relief (here), a recovery loan program (here), and $500 million in grants for small businesses impacted by COVID and health and safety restrictions.
Small Business COVID-19 Relief Notice
Small Business COVID Relief Resources Guide
Tax Relief for Small Business
California has increased support for small businesses throught hiring tax credits, automatic sales tax extensions, and access to capital, click for more information.

ROAD MAP TO RECOVERY STATE AND COUNTY ORDERS FOR BUSINESSES


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE

State and County Departments of Public Health are calling on the public, all business owners and community organizations to support the safe reopening of businesses and public spaces. Collective Safer at Home efforts have allowed for a phased reopening of many aspects of regular life with adaptions and infection control measures.
To aid in this transition, Public Health asks all businesses and institutions to take appropriate steps in alignment with the Recovery Plan.
The following five key areas are critical and must be addressed to ensure that workers and consumers reduce the risk of spread as we transition to a more open phase: 1. Protecting and supporting employee and customer health 2. Ensuring appropriate physical distancing 3. Ensuring proper infection control 4. Communicating with the public 5. Ensuring equitable access to services
All businesses must implement all applicable measures listed within their respective protocol guidelines and be prepared to explain why any measure that is not implemented is not applicable to the business.

ALL FACILITIES MUST:
  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and create a site-specific protection plan
  2. Comply with all the precautionary measures mandated by the City, State and County
  3. Comply with all the postings in view of employees and patrons mandated by the City, State and County.
  4. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19 including mask wearing at all times, how to screen themselves for symptoms and when to stay home.
  5. Set up individual control measures and screenings
  6. Put disinfection protocols in place
  7. Establish physical distancing guidelines

It's important that employees with COVID-19 know they should stay home. Your sick leave policies will need to support that.


GUIDANCE, CHECKLISTS AND REOPENING PROTOCOLS FOR BUSINESSES
Statewide Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk
https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/#top

CONGREGATE LIVING
EDUCATION
ENERGY AND UTILITIES
EQUESTRIAN CENTERS
FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY
OTHERS
STAFF
SWIMMING POOLS

 

  • Food Packing and Processing

o   Guidance for Food Packing Processing
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-food-packing.pdf

o   General Checklist for Meat, Dairy, or Produce Packing or Processing
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-food-packing.pdf

 

  • Gyms and Fitness Establishments

o   Guidance for Fitness Establishments

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_FitnessEstablishments.pdf

 

 

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops

o   Guidance for Hair Salons and Barbershops

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-hair-salons.pdf

o   Reopening Protocols for Hair Salons and Barber Shops

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_HairSalons_Barbershops.pdf

o   Checklist for Hair Salons and Berber Shops Returning to Work by CBBC

https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/forms_pubs/publications/salon_reopen_chk.pdf

o   Guidance for Expanded Personal Care Services (June 12, 2020)

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/expanded-personal-services.pdf

o   California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

  • Hotels and Lodging and Short Term Rentals

o   Guidance for Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-hotels.pdf

o   Reopening Protocols for Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_LodgingShortTermRentals.pdf

o   General Checklist for Hotel and Lodging
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-hotels.pdf

  • Life Sciences Industries

o   Guidance for Life and Sciences Industries
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-life-sciences.pdf

o   General Checklist for Life Sciences Industry Employers
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-life-sciences.pdf

  • Logistics and Warehousing Facilities

o   Guidance for for Logistics and Warehousing Facilities
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-logistics-warehousing.pdf

o   General Checklist for Logistics and Warehousing Facilities
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-logistics-warehousing.pdf

o   General Checklist for Manufacturing Employers
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-manufacturing.pdf

o   Reopening Protocol for Warehousing, manufacturing and Logistic Establishments
http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HOO_Safer_at_Home_Order_for_Control_of_COVID_5.13.20_APPENDIX_C.pdf

  • Music, Film and Television Production

o   Reopening Protocol for Music, Film and Television Production

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_MusicTelevisionFilmProduction.pdf

 

  • Office Work Spaces (Published May 12, 2020)

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-office-workspaces.pdf

o   Reopening Protocols for Office Worksites
http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_OfficeBasedWorksites.pdf

o   General Checklist for Office Workspaces
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-office-workspaces.pdf

 

  • Outdoor Museums and Galleries

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-outdoor-museums.pdf

o   General Checklist for Outdoor Museums and Galleries
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-outdoor-museums.pdf

 

  • Ports

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-ports.pdf

o   General Checklist for Ports
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-ports.pdf

 

  • Professional Sports Leagues and Facilities Opening for Training Sessions and Spectator-Free Events

o   Reopening Protocols for Professional Sports Leagues and Facilities Opening for Training Sessions and Spectator-Free Events

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_SportsFacilities.pdf

o   Guidance for Office Workspace

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-office-workspaces.pdf

o   Guidance for Retail

https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-retail.pdf

  • Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail

o   Guidance for Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-transit-rail.pdf

o   General Checklist for Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-transit-rail.pdf

 

  • Real Estate Transaction

o   General Checklist for Real Estate Transactions
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-real-estate.pdf

  • Retail Establishments

o   Guidance for Retail Establishments
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-retail.pdf

o   Reopening Protocols for Retail Establishments 

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_RetailEstablishments.pdf

o   General Checklist for Retail Establishments https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-retail.pdf

  • Schools and School Based Programs

o   Guidance for Schools and School Based Programs
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-schools.pdf

 

  • Shopping Center Operators

o   Reopening Protocols for Shopping Center Operators

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_ShoppingCenters.pdf

 

  • Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls, and Swap Meets

o   Guidance for Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet malls and Swap Meets
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-shopping-centers.pdf

o   General Checklist for Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls, and Swap Meets
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-shopping-centers.pdf

  • Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Groups

o   Reopening Protocol Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Groups

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_SUDMentalHealth.pdf

 

  • Swimming Pools in Shared Residential Facilities

o   Reopening Protocol in Residential Facilities

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_ResidentialSwimmingPools.pdf

  • Swimming Pools in Public Facilities

o   Reopening Protocol for Public Swimming Pools in Public Facilities

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PublicSwimmingPools.pdf

 

  • Tennis and Pickleball Courts

o   Reopening Protocols for Tennis and Pickleball Courts

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_TennisPickleballCourts.pdf

 

  • Tribal Casinos

o   Guidance for Tribal Casinos
https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-casinos.pdf

  • Worship Facilities and Providers of  Religious and Cultural Ceremonies

o   Guidance for Worship Facilities and Providers of Religious and Cultural Ceremonies
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/community/GuidanceFaithBased-English.pdf

o   Reopening Protocols for Worship Facilities and Providers of  Religious and Cultural Ceremonies http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PlacesofWorship.pdf

 

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