Last Updated: August 2, 2021
Bay Area Health Officials from the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley have issued orders requiring the use of face covering indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The order will remain in effect until it is rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.
The only exemptions are as follows:
Non-Public Indoor Settings
The Alameda County Health Officer strongly recommends that fully vaccinated people, as well as unvaccinated and not full vaccinated persons wear masks in non-public indoor settings when people from multiple households or at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection are present.
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.
The Small Business Administration is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from all qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and non-profit organizations. 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 or email questions at DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.
EIDL Deferment Period extended until 2022 - see Press Release
The Paycheck Protection Program provided loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period closed on May 31, 2021.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness application portal is open. Borrowers should complete their application and submit to their lender. Visit HERE for forgiveness terms and how to apply.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act). See Employee Retention Credit Guidance. Employers would file Form 7200.
California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced that there will be three additional rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The additional $1.5 billion expansion, for a total of $4 billion, makes this the largest small business grant program of its kind in the country and provides grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The three new competitive funding rounds will be conducted by CalOSBA’s selected intermediary, Lendistry. See Press Release
For more information on grant requirements and eligibility, along with links to application tips and webinars, visit CAReliefGrant.com.
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