Last Updated: September 3, 2020
The Alameda County Health Officer has issued a revision to the Shelter in Place Order effective Friday, September 4, 2020, which aligns with a limited selection of the State’s Purple Tier permitted activities. The State recently introduced a color-coded four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy and altered requirements for some businesses and activities. Alameda County is in the Purple Tier and can be more restrictive than the State.
The County’s revised order allows for the following to operate indoors:
Hair Salons and barbershops – Hair Salon and Barbershop Reopening Guidance.
The County also provided clarification on the following allowed operations:
Mini-golf, batting cages, driving ranges, and kart racing, as allowed by the State’s
Nail salons, waxing, skin care and non-medical massages are allowed to operate outdoors only. Services that require a client to remove their face covering, including eyebrow threading and waxing and eyelash treatments are not permitted at this time. Tattoo, piercing, and electrolysis businesses are not allowed to operate indoors or outdoors. Reopening Guidance
Resources for businesses, schools, and organizations to plan for safe, modified reopening are available HERE.
On April 15, the Pleasanton City Council approved a Business Assistance Program to support businesses affected by COVID-19. The program is built around Communications and Promotion, Transient Occupancy Tax Penalties Waiver for hotels, City Utilities Penalties Waiver and Deposit Deferral, and a Business Support Fund. The Business Support Fund program sets aside approximately $3 million dollars to provide zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans to eligible independently, locally owned micro-enterprises, restaurants and retail businesses.
Learn more about the Business Support Fund - Updated as of August 19, 2020
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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