In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California and Mendocino County have modified their Shelter-in-Place Orders to allow for limited reopening under the State's "Stage 3" reopening plan.
BEFORE businesses can reopen they must comply with State and County of Mendocino guidelines and submit a self-certification to the County of Mendocino. The County developed www.mendocinocountybusiness.org website to help business achieve compliance for reopening. The County recommends businesses review www.mendocinocountybusiness.org on a regular basis for updates to industry best practices.
COVID-19 Signage for Businesses
In order to assist businesses with reopening Public Health has developed a business tool kit. Businesses are welcome to use the COVID-19 safety signs below in their business.
- Business Tool Kit (all 3 signs) Updated 6.24.20
- Facial Coverings Required Sign Updated 6.24.20
- Do Not Enter If Sick Sign
- Social Distancing Required Sign
- Social Distancing and Facial Covering Required Sign 8.5x11 (NEW)
- Social Distancing and Facial Covering Required Sign 11x17 (NEW)
Attention business owners: the road to recovery will be long. Help us collect accurate data on the financial impact our County businesses have incurred since SIP orders. Use this link to help us assess the damage.
FAQ Mendocino County COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey
What is the purpose of this survey?
The purpose of this survey is to capture current, ongoing, and cumulative data on the total amount of economic loss for businesses in Mendocino County. This data will be used in the total claim submitted by Mendocino County for disaster relief. This data in the survey will have a direct correlation to the funding Mendocino County will get for economic recovery.
What economic resources will my business be eligible for with COVID-19 disaster relief?
This is dependent on what resources state or federal agencies provide for the relief and then the program requirements. Many local economic agencies are working together collaboratively to be able to apply for relief funding for our area. Please keep checking in with https://www.westcenter.org/covid-19-business-resources and https://www.workforcealliancenorthbay.org/home/covid-19/ for updates on available business resources.
What if I don’t know total losses my business will occur due to COVID-19 yet?
The survey is designed to be taken multiple times. Please update the submission on a pay period (bi- weekly) basis during the COVID-19 event. A total amount of economic impact will be submitted to the disaster recovery agencies on your businesses’ behalf by the County of Mendocino.
Should I use numerical Values for the revenue questions?
Yes, please use numerical values for revenue specific question. Also submit a short explanation of the business impacts you have experienced.
How many times should I take this survey?
Survey submissions should be submitted on a bi-weekly basis throughout the duration of the COVID-19 disaster event.
Will my information be confidential?
Data provided in this survey will only be viewed by essential staff working on the final report and will protect the confidentiality of the businesses information. Total aggregated data from all submissions, will possibly be shared with partner agencies also coordinating economic support responses.
Where can I call to get further information on in regards to my business and County of Mendocino COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order?
For more information please follow this link to review the County of Mendocino Shelter in Place Order, or please call the Mendocino County COVID-19 Business Information line Mon-Fri 8am-8pm at (707) 234-6052
Local Business Resources
| West Business Development Center: Your local non profit resource center available to assist your business
with free counseling on all topics relating to your business growth and prosperity. See complete
corona virus support at www.westcenter.org/covid-19-business-resources
| EDFC: Provides loan funding through federal government sources including low interest resiliency loans
|| Workforce Alliance of the North Bay: Network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, that
result in a regional talent pool to drive economic growth for workers and career seekers in the North Bay.
State Business Resources
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19. The emergency proclamation includes provisions that protect consumers against price gouging, allow for health care workers to come from out of state to assist at health care facilities, and give health care facilities the flexibility to plan and adapt to accommodate incoming patients. A copy of the emergency proclamation can be found here.
California Support for Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19
- Information on business assistance for resilience can be found on GO-Biz’s website here.
- UI Work Sharing Program is available for employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the Coronavirus impact. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs.
- Access to capital programs remain in place, including special disaster assistance at the state and federal levels.
California Support for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
- Paid Family Leave provides up to eight weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for
an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) Employees may file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.
Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
- Resources for Employers and Workers Small business employers can access support for t their employees with these helpful resources.