SF Family Business COVID Resources – The Essentials

SF Family Business COVID Resources – The Essentials

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We don’t have to tell you that these are tough times for any enterprise, especially small, local, and family businesses. Luckily, there are many organizations working hard to keep these businesses up-to-date on all available support—both in the Bay Area and nationwide.

Our list of family business COVID resources includes all the essentials to keep businesses informed on changing regulations, health & safety recommendations, and available financial aid programs

San Francisco COVID Resources

City and County of San Francisco

SF.gov |Link

  • Updates on local Shelter-In-Place orders.
  • Guidelines for operating your business during the pandemic.
  • Regulations for using sidewalk, street space, and private property for outdoor business activity.
  • Tips about food preparation and packaging for delivery services.

SF Office of Economic & Workplace Development

OEWD.org | Link

  • Spreadsheet of available loans comparing maximum loan amount, interest rates, approved uses, and first payment due dates.
  • SF Shines Program offering 5k grants to reimburse safety equipment including barriers & furniture.
  • Guidance for the self-employed, sole proprietors, and independent contractors.
  • Details on the commercial evictions moratorium.

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

SFChamber.com |Link

  • Small Business Resiliency Program–free coaching and guidance to small businesses.
  • Links to Chamber & Partner resources.

SF Disease Prevention and Control

SFCDCP.org | Link

  • Current health officer orders and directives.
  • Chart of capacity & activity allowances for retail, dining, gyms, personal services, theaters, hotels, etc.
  • Signage, ventilation, cleaning, and PPE requirements for businesses.
  • Guidance for specific industries.

State & Federal Financial Aid

California Rebuilding Fund

Connect2Capital.com | Link

New loan program supporting California’s small businesses who employ 50 or fewer employees and had gross revenues less than $2.5 million in 2019.

CA Department of Tax & Fee Admin

CDTFA.ca.gov |Link

  • Main Street Small Business Tax Credit
  • Extended due dates for filing returns.
  • Small business relief payment plans for sales & use tax.

Small Business Administration

SBA.gov |Link

  • COVID-19 funding options
  • Guidance for businesses and employers
  • Application for EIDL Loan

Health & Safety COVID Resources

Center for Disease Control

CDC.gov |Link

  • Preparing workplaces for COVID-19.
  • Workplace FAQs.
  • Cleaning & disinfecting of workplaces.
  • Reopening businesses safely.
  • Responding to workplace COVID-19 cases.
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