COVID-19 Updates

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Updated State and County Guidelines

California Vaccine Eligibility

Individuals who are aged 16+ are eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated starting on April 15. 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.

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 Tier Status

Health officials said that they’re hopeful Sacramento County can move up to the orange tier by June 15, the same day California is set to reopen and end the tier system. Less restrictive tiers allow more businesses to open at a greater capacity. Yet in Sacramento the case rate is still a concern — 7.5 cases per 100,000 people, as compared to 4.2 cases per 100,000 people statewide. To move to the orange tier, Sacramento County must bring its case rate down to between 2 and 6 cases per 100,000 people. Read more 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 County Operation Guidelines

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

The National Restaurant Association released guidance for Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant recipients

The National Restaurant Association has released a guide for restaurants and bars that applied for the Restaurant Revitalization fund, which opened on May 3, including records to maintain and keep track of and learning how to address new funds in tax filings. Learn 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.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) moved closer to distributing $28.6b in direct aid to restaurants with the release of detailed applicability information and a sample application form. Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will begin on Friday at 9 a.m. and the application period will start on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. ET. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. Read more here.

More than $2 billion was awarded from the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to about 16,000 establishments during the first week of the new federal aid program for restaurants. Read more here.

Paycheck Protection Program Tax Relief

State senators have passed a bill that would allow restaurants to deduct eligible expenses covered by loans from the Paycheck Protection Program. This tax relief isn’t a done deal until the State Assembly passes the bill and the governor signs it. Read more here.

State Senate Unanimously Passes To-Go Cocktails 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

Paycheck Protection Program Extension

The US Senate voted to extend the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program until May 31 instead of the March 31 deadline. This gives the SBA another 30 days to process loans. The bill will then be sent to President Biden to sign into law. Read more 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

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.

COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

The California COVID-19 Rent Relief program, Housing is Key, is designed to help low-income Californians through the payment of unpaid rent to landlords. Landlords who participate in the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program can get reimbursed for 80% of an eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if they agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent during that specific time period. Read more 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.