Five Things to Know: July 15, 2020
1. Tuolumne County will soon have Personal Protection Equipment Grants of up to $2,000. The program is being designed as a reimbursement, so please retain all receipts for past and future PPE expenditures. Upon approval from the Board of Supervisors, reimbursements can be requested with receipts with a purchase date of March 1, 2020 and after. As I receive more details or when the program is open I will share promptly.
2. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:00am the Innovation and Business Assistance will host a webinar in conjunction with the Tuolumne talks Business Podcast. The show will feature Jesse Torres of Arroyo West, the past Small Business Advocate for the State of California, who has developed a Covid Biz Tools Website and the Hack my Business Podcast that features guests such as policy makers, economic development agencies, CEO's, entrepreneurs, and more to provide resources and assistance to small businesses to hack their way to success. With a special current focus on Covid-19 resources for small businesses who are being impacted.
To join the conversation, register HERE
3. If you would like to join the Business COVID-19 Recovery Webinar this evening, Wednesday, July 15th at 6pm, please utilize your prior access link or if you still need to register, the registration link is HERE
4. The Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery announced a new campaign, Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal, to encourage Californians to support small businesses in their communities.
This campaign is a call to action to help all California small businesses operate safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their digital footprints. The State of California has partnered with industry-leading companies and launched a website - https://business.ca.gov/shopsafeshoplocal that connects California’s small business owners to critical tools and resources.
Examples of some of these resources include –
Free technical assistance in 31 different languages from California’s network of small business centers
Resources, discounts and offers from the state’s partners to help businesses operate safely, such as a branded digital and print toolkit that is free to download and customize - https://business.ca.gov/shopsafeshoplocal/calosba-media-toolkit
Latest state industry guidance and county variances
Personal protective equipment (PPE) through SafelyMakingCA.org, California’s new PPE marketplace
The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus have presented extraordinary challenges for California’s small businesses. Small businesses across the state have stepped up to protect their employees and customers with innovations that meet the moment, but thousands have shut down or paused operations and face the threat of permanent closures.
5. Please find some Health Order Clarifications from the July 13th State Announcement.
To clarify there were two announcements that created local changes.
Across the State and including Tuolumne County these businesses are not permitted to operate:
Bars, brewpubs, breweries and pubs
Public Events and gatherings
Theme parks and festivals
Higher education (in person) with some exceptions HERE
Saunas and Steam Rooms
Recreational team sports
The following businesses were required to close indoor operations:
Wineries and tasting rooms
Family entertainment centers
Zoos and museums
I have attached below a PDF with all the industries permitted to be open and their corresponding links for guidance via the Tuolumne County Public Health Officer Order.