Alameda County is in alignment with the State of California's masking requirements as announced recently, effective June 25 at 12:01 am. Order 22-03 rescinds County of Alameda Health Officer Order no. 22-02, which mandated masking for all individuals in the County of Alameda in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. The Alameda County Health Officer closely monitored local COVID-19 trends while the masking Order was in place and has determined that it can be lifted given current conditions. Daily reported COVID-19 cases have peaked and continue to decline, and case rates are improving across each of the County’s largest racial and ethnic groups, including Hispanic/Latino residents who were once again disproportionately affected. See Press Release
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Alameda County continue to strongly recommend masking indoors. County residents, visitors, and workers will be bound by that state Guidance. Employers should consult the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards for work-related activities, if applicable. Businesses, venue operators, and hosts may choose to continue requiring patrons and workers to wear masks to lower COVID-19 risk in their settings.
Indoor masking is still required in the following settings, regardless of vaccination status:
Workplaces will continue to follow the COVID-19 Prevention Standards set by CalOSHA. For additional County resources, visit Home | COVID-19 | Alameda County Public Health Department (acgov.org).
The Health Officer also strongly recommends that all eligible persons in the County be vaccinated, including booster shots. Everyone 6 months and older is now eligible for safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines. Information on obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine in the County of Alameda is available here: https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines.
Through the City of Pleasanton Business Assistance Program, over $1.3 million has been provided in financial assistance to 115 Pleasanton businesses. The program sets aside approximately $3 million dollars to provide financial assistance to eligible businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
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
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.
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