April 27, 2020: 5 Things to Know
Today at 10:00AM County of Tuolumne Public Health released new Guidance Document Drafts for Operating a Business during COVID-19, HERE and held the first of the Business Sector Webinars. Some participants in the Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality webinar included the City of Sonora, Tribal entities, Lake Don Pedro Recreation, Lake Tulloch Recreation, New Melones Bureau of Reclamation, Camp Tawonga, Pinecrest Lake Resort, United States Forest Service, Tuolumne County Visitor Bureau, Silver Spur, and Yosemite National Park.
Camp Tawonga offered a brief explanation of their proposed protocols as input during the Business Sector Webinar. They shared ideas, such as, Camp Tawonga will consider their location a "closed camp", do temperature screenings on campers/employees, and require campers to not stop before, during or after traveling to Camp.
Yosemite National Park shared they do not know what it looks like to open yet, but did share services will likely be reduced.
In regards to the Updated Economic Stimulus bill passed last weekend. The Paycheck Protection Program now has a provision to ensure funds go to companies with fewer than 500 employees and those companies can apply for loans up to $10-million at 1-percent interest to help cover payroll and overhead expenses. If the business keeps all employees on the payroll, at the current wages, the government will forgive most of the loan and repay bank lenders.
This Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 6:00PM the County of Tuolumne Board of Supervisors, Innovation and Business Assistance, and the Public Health Department will hold the second Weekly Business COVID-19 Update. If you are interested in attending and sharing your input regarding the Operating a Business during COVID-19 Pandemic, you can register HERE.