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 Guidelines

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

Sacramento Stimulus

The City of Sacramento received $89 million in stimulus money from the federal government. The city is forecasting a $30 million drop in overall revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic for this fiscal year, which ends in June, and $60 million for next year. The federal funds can’t be used to fill budget gaps, however, and must be used before the end of the calendar year. Read more here.

City of Sacramento Resources

Visit the City of Sacramento for links to for employee and employer resources, including information on the Central Labor Council, SBA low-interest disaster loans, Labor & Workforce Development, and more. The City of Sacramento loan application is closed at this time and staff is reviewing all applications.

The Office of Innovation and Economic Development launched a video series to help Sacramento businesses navigate COVID-19 resources. The first video covers background and answers questions about the City’s temporary moratorium on commercial tenant evictions. Watch the video here.

 

Resources for Business and Property Owners

 

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. For more information and to apply, click here.

Paycheck Protection Program

President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act for the fourth package that Congress has approved in response to the pandemic. The latest bill was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate on Tuesday and was approved on Thursday by a vote of 388-5-1 in the House. The $484 billion package includes $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, $10 billion for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, $50 billion for additional SBA grantees under its broader disaster loan program, $75 billion for health-care providers, and $25 billion for COVID-19 testing. Read more 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

Sacramento Police Department: Building and Storefront Security Tips

If your business or building will be closed, please be sure to post your contact information inside the door facing inwards and near the reception/register. Contact information should include a phone number available in the evening so you can be reached in the event of an emergency. Click here to read more from the Sacramento Police Department.

Additional building and business security steps while your building has less activity than usual include locking and securing all windows and doors, keeping lights shining bright, and ensuring that your alarm system is working and do not dismiss alarm notifications until you are sure they are false or have been responded to.

Check your property and businesses every 2-3 days to ensure there’s no unreported vandalism. You can file a police report here if needed. Additionally, let Midtown Association know if you have any video to share with Sac PD. Click here for signage to place in your business. For a notice of agency, click here.

 

Resources for Employees & Residents

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Read more here. A flowchart can be found here.

The RedRover Relief Emergency Boarding Grant Program

The RedRover Relief Emergency Boarding grant program helps animals who need temporary boarding while their owners are hospitalized due to the COVID-19 virus. This grant will cover the cost of up to two (2) weeks of boarding while a pet owner is hospitalized. Read more here.

Ease into Midtown: Parking Transportation

Click here to view updates on modes of transportation like rideshare, carshare, SacRT, and more.

Jump Bikes and scooters have temporarily been pulled from Sacramento locations.

Please contact us if you’re programming and pick-up service may need support from the city parking services. The City of Sacramento is now temporarily offering free parking at all 6,200 metered spaces in the Central City and Old Sacramento after 4:30 p.m. At this time, many food establishments are still open for takeout and delivery and this change can make food pickup easier. The City is still enforcing all other parking regulations.

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Resources

Visit the Sacramento Metro Chamber online for their Rapid Response Hub including employee and employer resources. The Metro Chamber will share your stories and information with our elected officials and local government leaders to call for additional supports and resources. To help us better serve you, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. In case you missed the Virtual Town Hall meeting with Mayor Darrel Steinberg, click here to listen.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Call 1-800-985-5990. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 1-800-273-8255, the California Peer-Run Warm Line can be reached by calling 1-855-845-7415, and a line has been set up specifically for senior citizens which is 1-833-544-2374.