COVID-19 Business Support

Last Updated: March 4, 2022

City of Pleasanton COVID-19 Information

Announcements

Alameda County is in alignment with the State of California's masking requirements which were recently updated on February 28, permitting unvaccinated individuals from going without masks in indoor public settings. This change is a result of continued improvements in local and statewide measures. See Press Release
 
Alameda County states that while risk of COVID exposure is down, masking indoors is still strongly recommended for everyone. Businesses may choose to protect staff and patrons and require all patrons to wear masks. 

Indoor masking is still required in the following settings, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Public Transportation
  • Emergency Shelters and Cooling/Heating Centers
  • Health Care Settings
  • State and Local Correctional & Detention Facilities
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Long Term Care Facilities including Adult & Senior Care Facilities

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).

Vaccination Information

The Health Officer also strongly recommends that all eligible persons in the County be vaccinated, including booster shots. Information on obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine in the County of Alameda is available here: Vaccines Guidance & Resources | COVID-19 | Alameda County Public Health (acgov.org)


Pleasanton Business Assistance Program

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.  

Learn more about the Business Assistance Program  


COVID-19 Scams & Fraud Schemes

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.


Resources for Businesses 

U.S. Federal | California State-Level Support 

Federal Resources

Federal Programs | Loans

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

  • All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note.
  • All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2021, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 18-months from the date of the note.

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.

Shuttered Venue Grant Program | Restaurant Revitalization Fund | SBA Debt Relief | Cross-program Eligibility  

  • Internal Revenue Service

Employee Retention Credit

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.

State Resources

State Programs | Loans 

County | Local Support 

Career and Job Seeking Assistance

Other Resources

  • Opportunity Fund | Small Business Relief Fund aims to raise support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis — especially those run by women, people of color and immigrants. 

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