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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for your business especially during this pandemic. 
The following LINKS will help you prepare for  reopening your business.  


Follow this LINK to open the READY TO REOPEN Guide.

Follow this LINK for State of California Guidelines.

Sector-Specific Guidance

The pandemic has affected different industries differently — likewise, the reopening process will vary by sector. Here are sector-specific guidance from some of the leading industry associations and government sources:

For restaurants: CDC's Reopening Decision Tree for Restaurants and Bars and National Restaurant Association’s Reopening Guidance

For retailers: National Retail Federation’s Operation Open Doors

For office-based businesses: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for General Office Settings

For airlines: CDC’s Interim Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew

For childcare programs: CDC's Reopening Decision Tree for Childcare Programs

For camps and youth programs: CDC's Reopening Decision Tree for Camps and Youth Programs

For schools: CDC's Reopening Decision Tree for Schools

To Download the PDF Click HERE

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Coronavirus Customizable Flyer
Click this LINK for a flyer you can customize and post to inform your employees and customers about the steps you are taking to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

These are common steps recommended by the CDC, states, and local jurisdictions, as of May 18, 2020. This is not a substitute for guidance from your state or local health departments, so please consult those resources as well.

US Small Business Administration

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

CA Employment Development Department

EDD program benefits are available to workers and employers whose earnings are impacted by Covid-19.

CA GoBiz Office

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

California For All

California Covid-19 Response Toolkit.

Onward CA

One stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Yolo County Workforce Investment Board

Resources for businesses and impacted workers.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Information, best practices and strategies to support the region’s economic resiliency and ultimate recovery.

Latest Posts

Update regarding the CA Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant Program

By sue@winterschamber.com | March 4, 2021

On February 23rd, Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package providing urgent relief for the small businesses of CA. The package provides an additional $2 billion – a four-fold increase over the $500 million currently being distributed – for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, and allocates $50 million…

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Yolo County Returns to the Red Tier; Restrictions Ease for Select Businesses

By sue@winterschamber.com | February 26, 2021

(Woodland, CA) – On February 23, the State of California announced that Yolo County would move into the Substantial, or red, tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy (Blueprint) after meeting the red tier’s metrics for two consecutive weeks. As a result, many local businesses and activities will either be allowed to expand…

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Covid-19 Update from Congressman Garamendi

By sue@winterschamber.com | February 26, 2021

County COVID-19 Cases Snapshot Since our last update, the 3rd District experienced 1,639 new cases of COVID-19 and 79 more of our fellow constituents and community members lost their lives to the virus. With 155,673 confirmed cases, our district has an average COVID-19 positivity rate of 6.5%. However, we have seen an average decrease in…

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

By sue@winterschamber.com | February 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin 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. The package, passed by the Legislature this week, builds on the initiatives in the Governor’s January state budget proposal to provide cash relief to…

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Biden Administration Announces Measures to Target PPP Loans to Smallest Firms

By sue@winterschamber.com | February 26, 2021

Firms with Under 20 Employees to Have Exclusive Application Period Starting Feb. 24 The White House has announced several measures to ensure the smallest firms have access to Paycheck Protection Program loans, including an exclusive application window for firms with fewer than 20 employees, a revised loan calculation and funding set-aside for sole proprietors and…

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NEW PPP Information from First Northern Bank

By sue@winterschamber.com | January 12, 2021

The SBA has posted its Interim Final Rules for PPP as Amended by the Economic Aid Act. Please note there are two versions: Version 1: [Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as Amended by the Economic Aid Act (01/06/2021)] Version 2: [Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Second Draw Loans (01/06/2021)]. The SBA has announced that on January 11,…

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Guide to Small Business Covid-19 Emergency Loans

By sue@winterschamber.com | January 6, 2021

As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans. Congress has…

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Deadline Oct. 4th at 5pm! Small Business Grant Program

By sue@winterschamber.com | September 24, 2020

NEW Small Business Grant Program DEADLINE OCTOBER 4th at 5pm Yolo County approved a NEW program September 18th that will benefit businesses affected by Covid-19. This program is available to most, if not all, businesses in Winters. If your business experienced any of the following Covid related expenses, you should apply for this grant. Innovation…

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Gov. Newsom Unveils New Blueprint for California

By sue@winterschamber.com | August 31, 2020

Gov Newsom Unveils NEW Blueprint for California On August 28, 2020, Governor Newsom Unveils Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a Statewide, Stringent and Slow Plan for Living with COVID-19 Blueprint recognizes that COVID-19 will be with us for a long time and that we all need to adapt and live differently to get through this…

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Results of June’s Impact Report

By sue@winterschamber.com | July 14, 2020

Results from the Latest Coronavirus Impact Poll According to the latest MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll, American small businesses report they have reopened in some capacity and are showing signs of optimism about the future, even while still dealing with many ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, Highlights Most businesses…

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