COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources are updated multiple times a week.

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Updated State and County Guidelines

 

California Vaccine Eligibility

Individuals who are aged 12+ are eligible to make an appointment. Please continue to check your local jurisdiction for the most up-to-date vaccine eligibility and available appointments. Learn more about the updated California COVID-19 guidelines here.

Vaccination Progress Update

The State of California is at 57.2% of all residents fully vaccinated. Sacramento County is at 45.4% of county residents fully vaccinated.

Confused about what’s true or false when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines? Get the Facts about the Vaccine.

State of California Guidelines

Learn more about the updated California COVID-19 guidelines here.

California Department of Public Health Information

CDPH Has released information for Beyond the Blueprint starting June 15. Learn more about updated guidelines upon the State Reopening here.

Sacramento County New Health Order

Due to the continued day-over-day case rate increases of COVID-19 from the highly infectious Delta variant, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has issued a health order requiring masking indoors regardless of vaccination status. Read more here.

Cal/OSHA Revises Workplace Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Workers

California regulators approved revised workplace pandemic rules that allow employees who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus the same freedoms as when they are off the job, including ending most mask requirements. Read more here.

State Provides a Portal to Access Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

Safely access your digital vaccine record for free with the information associated with your vaccine record. This is an optional means to obtain your COVID-19 vaccine information and is the digital version of your paper vaccine card. California is not implementing a mandatory passport system at this time. Learn more and access your digital vaccine record here.

Sacramento County Operation Guidelines

To view the updated operation guidance for restaurants, bars, and wineries, please click here.

Sacramento County Health Services Director, Chevon Kothari

Chevon Kothari is Sacramento County’s new Health Services Director, a position that has been vacant since December of 2020 following Dr. Peter Beilenson’s resignation. To learn more about Chevon, click here.

Free Transit to Vaccine Appointments

Sacramento Regional Transit has extended free transit rides to scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointments through Saturday, July 31, 2021. The free rides include all vaccination sites in Sacramento County within SacRT’s service area, including hospitals, pharmacies, and other immunization locations. Read more here.

Sacramento Regional Transit Update

SacRT will be increasing to full seated capacity on all buses and trains. Local health officials have approved a safe increase of passengers per vehicle. 100% Seated capacity means all seats will be available, and signs blocking off seats will be removed. By Federal Law, masks are still required on public transit through September 13, 2021. You should avoid public transit if you are sick, positive for COVID-19, or if you think or know you have been exposed to COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 precautions here.

Police Directory

The Sacramento Police Department created a new online business registry. The Sacramento Police City Portal is a great resource for accessing and signing up for Police Department-related information and services such as business notification sign-up to receive timely information related to crime and other concerns that may impact your business, citizen watch, bicycle registration, and more. Read more here

Resources for Restaurant & Retail

 

Federal Grant Resources from the Independent Restaurant Coalition

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund portal is now closed. The Independent Restaurant Coalition is advocating for the program to be refilled so that everyone who needs relief can access it. In the coming weeks, they will share more on how businesses can demand Congress refills the program with more funds. Read more here.

Lawmakers push for $60B Refill of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Sponsors of the Restaurants Act will introduce a new bill today to infuse $60 billion into the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Read more here.

SNAHC offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Hospitality and restaurant employees, and their immediate family members, can receive the COVID-19 vaccine by making an appointment. Simply call (916) 394-5101 directly to make appointments with the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC). At this time, appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Read more about SNAHC here.

CDC – What you can do once you’re fully vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Read more.

State Senate Unanimously Passes To-Go Cocktail Legislation

An effort to allow restaurants to continue serving alcohol to go beyond the duration of the pandemic is one big step closer to becoming California law. Read more here.

Re-opening Guides

As restaurants across the country are re-opening to indoor dining, it’s crucial that the operators, workers, and diners have a clear understanding of how to keep themselves and each other safe.
The Safety First guide provides information that meets and supplements local, state, and federal public health requirements. Access the full Safety First guide here

COVID-19 Relief Package

Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package of immediate actions that will speed needed relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. This package includes immediate relief for Small Businesses and Fee Waivers for Heavily Impacted Licenses. Read more here.

California COVID Pandemic Relief Act

An agreement between the Governor and legislature provides $7.6 billion in emergency relief for individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, and other key support for Californians. Read more here.

How COVID-19 Relief Efforts Have Been Helping Sacramentans

CARES Act funding has helped provide more than 1.5m masks to local businesses and residents, helped provide more than 500k meals to seniors, and help relocate more than 1,500 individuals experiencing homelessness to motel rooms and trailers. Read more here.

 

 

Resources for Employers, Business Owners, & Property Owners

Eviction Moratorium Extended

On June 30, 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation extending the state’s eviction moratorium through September 30, 2021 for commercial (first-floor only) and all residential tenants clearing tenants’ rent debt for qualifying Californians that have suffered economic hardship due to the pandemic. Deadline for first-floor commercial tenants to pay unpaid rents for the period March 2020 to September 2021 is set for January 28, 2022.

Under AB 832, the state will provide a significant cash increase to both low-income tenants and small landlords as part of the state’s $5.2 bullion rent relief program covering up to 100% of past due and prospective rent, as well as utility bills.

Reopening Your Business Safely Post-Covid Restrictions

As we enter the summer, businesses are prepping for the busier summer season. These three tips will help you reopen safely. Read more here.

Grant Program from The Small Business Administration Will Reopen

The Small Business Administration will open its $25 billion Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance grant program to millions more small businesses in the coming days. Read more here.

City Invests in the Community During the Pandemic

The City of Sacramento received $89.6M in federal CARES Act funding in April of 2020. Following City Council direction, the city launched and expanded approximately 70 programs to help residents in need and to invest in the community. To watch a video on how the city invested in the community, click here.

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program

Governor Newsom unveiled another component of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan: making historic investments in small business relief. Governor Newsom’s Plan expands the state’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant program to a total of $4 billion, representing the largest such program in the entire country. Read more here.

Host a Vaccine Clinic at Your Business

Sacramento County Public Health is gathering information from businesses that are interested in hosting an onsite vaccine clinic for their employees, their families, and/or patrons. This survey will help us determine if we are able to meet your request based on the availability of vaccine and staffing resources. Learn more and take the survey here.

Event COVID-19 Guidelines

If your business is looking to host an event, please review the following COVID-19 guidelines for events in Sacramento:

  • Visit the Sacramento County website for the most updated information and guidance here.
  • Review the Sacramento County COVID-19 Community Event/Gathering Application here.
  • If the event plans to serve alcohol and needs ABC approval, and a one-day license is planned, the attached application will need to be approved first before sending in the ABC COVID-19 application along with the one-day license, application, and a cashier’s check. View application here.
  • If the event is being planned on City of Sacramento streets or alleyways, a Special Event Permit would be required. If it is on private property but outside, such as a parking lot, the Community Development Department may require input.
  • If the event is at a venue, you will need to check with the venue’s protocol regarding COVID-19 and social gatherings, but the Sac County COVID-19 application is still mandatory, regardless.
Free Window Decals

MA has free window decals requesting customers to wear face masks prior to entering your business. If you would like some delivered, please email us here.

Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance Program open Tuesday, May 11th until funding is gone. Eligible applicants can receive assistance for past rent and utilities owed from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and may qualify to have a portion of their rent paid for April, May and June 2021. The total assistance amount available will depend on household need. For eligibility and to apply please view the program website here.

Grants Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of up to $6 million in grant funding under The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program and The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program. Learn more here.

Free Rides to your COVID-19 vaccine

SacRT is offering free transit rides for everyone who needs to get to a scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment location. This includes all vaccination sites in Sacramento County within SacRT’s service area, including hospitals, pharmacies, and other immunization locations. Read more here.