Last Updated: November 17, 2020
The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency announced that due to rapid and widespread increases in the COVID-19 case rate, the State has moved Alameda County - along with 40 other counties - into the Purple Tier, the most restrictive level in the state's color-coded four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Effective Wednesday, November 18, all activities and sectors must conform to the State's Purple Tier requirements. See California Department of Public Health Blueprint Activity and Business Tier allowed openings. The following activities and business sectors which were previously permitted must be modified:
There are no changes to the following:
Visit Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) Shelter in Place website for the latest information. Resources for businesses, schools, and organizations to plan for safe, modified reopening are available HERE. See Approved Open and Closed Businesses in Alameda County.
The City has created a NO FEE temporary administration process to allow downtown businesses the opportunity to expand outdoor dining and display areas into the right-of-way. Visit the Planning Department for detailed information. Downtown Pop-Up Guidelines | Application
Allowed businesses outside of the downtown district that want to use outdoor space are asked to complete a no-fee application available at the Planning Department.
Through the City of Pleasanton Business Support Fund program, nearly $1 million has been provided as assistance to over 100 Pleasanton businesses. The program sets aside approximately $3 million dollars to provide zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans to eligible independently, locally owned micro-enterprise businesses.
Learn more about the Business Support Fund
Meet Shipra Channon, owner of JJ’s Threading Salon at the Rose Pavilion. Shipra is one of the many business owners that applied for and received funds through the City’s Business Support Fund loan program. Hear how the simple application process provided funds to help her small business prepare to reopen during COVID-19.
Calls, emails, or other communications offering COVID-19 related grants or payments requesting personal financial information, advance fees, charges, including the purchase of gift cards are likely scams. Report any suspected fraud to Office of Inspector General Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online.
On June 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications to qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses. SBA's EIDL program offers long-term, low interest loans that can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or fund other expenses.
Applications are funded on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For submitted application inquiries, call SBA Disaster Office at (800) 659-2955.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs | Questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program fund availability can be directed to your SBA-approved 7(a) lender. PPP application period has closed as of August 8th.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application portal is open. Borrowers should complete their application and submit to their lender.
California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) 30-day grace period for certain ABC licensees. Deadline is August 31, 2020.
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