• Dec 30 - Jan 8: Apply for $5,000 - $25,000 CAReliefGrant.com
  • Business Closure Update: Shelter in Place through at least January 8
Dec 30 - Jan 8: Apply for California State Relief
If your business or nonprofit has been affected by COVID-19, be sure to apply for a grant of $5,000 - $25,000 before next week. Prepare to apply between Dec. 30 and Jan. 8 with all the details available here: CAReliefGrant.com

If you need assistance applying, we recommend you register for the webinar described below on Dec 30. You can also contact the Santa Cruz Small Business Development Center.
Business Closures: Weekly Update
The Bay Area Region's ICU availability was 11.1% this weekend. Because intensive care unit (ICU) capacity is below 15%a Regional Stay at Home Order is still in effect.

The Regional Stay at Home Order will last until at least January 8th. It will last longer if our ICU availability does not rise above 15% during that period. We will continue to monitor our region's ICU capacity and update you weekly. You can also see the data here: https://covid19.ca.gov/ (hover your mouse over the map of California to see the ICU figures.)

Business operations that must CLOSE under the Stay at Home order include: outdoor dining, hair salons barbershopspersonal care services, movie theatres, wineries, bars, breweries, family entertainment centers, and cardrooms.

Business operations that are allowed to stay OPEN with modifications and 100% masking include: retail at 20% capacity, restaurants for take-out/delivery only, childcare/schools, and critical infrastructure.
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