COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources are updated multiple times a week.

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State of California Guidelines

State of California Guidelines

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

California Department of Public Health Information

The State Public Health Office provides up-to-date information regarding the status of COVID-19 cases and more. To see their most recent update, click here.

A Disaster Distress Hotline is available for those in need. More info here.

Sacramento County Guidelines

Sacramento County continues to trend in the right direction with two metrics used for advancing from the Purple Tier into the less-restrictive Red Tier in the State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The two metrics are 1) the Positive Test Rate (currently 6% and we need to be below 8%) and 2) the Adjusted Case Rate (currently 18.7% and we need to be below 7%). We do not meet the requirement for the Adjusted Case Rate at this time. We must meet the threshold for both metrics for two consecutive weeks to advance. Please click here for the County to view the COVID-19 dashboard. 

Learn more about the updated Sacramento COVID-19 guidelines hereSacramento County is now in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 distribution process. Click here for the Sacramento County Vaccine page.

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

Sacramento County Retail Food Facility Webinar

The Sacramento County Environmental Management Department is hosting an informational webinar to provide COVID-19 information, updates, and resources to assist retail food facilities on Monday, February 22, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more here.


The House is voting on the $25 billion RESTAURANTS Act the week of Feb. 22. The re-upped legislation from the original 2020 RESTAURANTS Act would distribute grants of up to $10 million to small restaurants and restaurant groups. Read more here.

Payment Protection Program Deadline

The Small Business Administration reopened the Payment Protection Program (PPP) in early 2021 and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. If you have questions or need assistance in the PPP process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Capital Region SBDC for support.

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.

Outdoor Dining Structures

The California Department of Public Health provides guidance on outdoor dining structures, stating that 50% of the structure’s perimeter must have impermeable walls, allowing sufficient, unrestricted outdoor air movement resulting in cross-ventilation. Read more here.


Resources for Employers, Business Owners, & Property Owners

Vaccine Update

Sacramento County is in Phase 1b of the vaccination distribution. More information here.