Focus on Business:
Updates From City Hall
The City’s Temporary Outdoor Program (TOP) relaxes regulations concerning use of outdoor spaces for RESTAURANT and RETAIL businesses.

This outdoor program aims to help Citrus Heights businesses adhere to current State and County health orders and guidelines.

To allow for timely implementation, restaurants and retail businesses will not need a permit from the City to participate in TOP.

City staff have created an easy-to-follow guide , providing detailed information and allowing businesses to self-certify.

Businesses wishing to participate should closely follow the guidelines provided.

To view the complete Temporary Outdoor Program guidelines, please clic k here . For questions regarding this program, please contact the Planning Division at (916) 727-4740 or Planning@CitrusHeights.net .
Free Mask Program Re-launched
for Citrus Heights Businesses
The Citrus Heights Police Department has re-launched the free mask program for Citrus Heights businesses.
Our Code Enforcement team has already delivered over 13,300 masks to over 64 Citrus Heights businesses!

If you are interested in receiving free face masks and please email us at LoveLocal@citrusheights.net .
Share your Business Expertise to be Featured on the City's Social Media
The City is encouraging the community to #LoveLocal and #LearnLocal. We are collecting how-to videos and tutorials from you, our local businesses, to get the word out about your business and help build your rapport with our community.
 
We know that supporting Citrus Heights businesses is more important than ever, so while we make it easier for residents to shop local, we also want to promote your business expertise with an extension of the Love Local campaign. By participating in this hyper-local outreach effort, you’ll reach thousands of the City’s followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, NextDoor, and beyond. 
 
Videos should be short, and explain something within your industry that our community would be interested in learning. They can be filmed on a smartphone, and should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar platform, for easy sharing! Once you have your video uploaded to a platform like YouTube or Vimeo, or on a cloud based app like DropBox or Google Drive, send a link to your video to LoveLocal@CitrusHeights.net .

If you have questions regarding video creation, please contact our Economic Development Division .
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) continues to provide support for our business community.

"ASK SBDC" is an initiative of the Northern California SBDC to help your business overcome the challenges of the current economic crisis and prepare your business for reopening.

Visit ASKSBDC.com to discover the most up-to-date, accurate information concerning COVID-19 and Cares Act resources for small businesses.

Call the 833-ASK-SBDC (833-275-7232) toll-free hotline to speak with a dedicated call center staff ready to help your business get answers to questions and connected to the right resources.

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 AM, join Scott Rogalski and Sunita Maharaj with the NorCal SBDC Finance Center Team as they discuss EIDL and PPP updates and information specific to reopening businesses in Northern California.

Need answers fast? Email your question, and someone from the Norcal SBDC finance team will reply within 1 — 2 business days.

Visit the SBDC webpage for more upcoming events and information.
Public Health Order Updates
California Governor Newsom announced that effective July 13, 2020 ALL counties in California must close indoor operations in the following sectors: 

As of 7/13/2020 the following industry sectors must close indoor operations:
  • Dine- in Restaurants
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Movie Theaters
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Zoos & Museums
  • Cardrooms
  • Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations BOTH indoor and outdoor statewide

It was also announced that all counties on the State's Monitoring List for three consecutive days will be required to shut down certain industries and activities unless that can be modified to operate outside or pick-up, Sacramento County is on that list:
  • Fitness Centers
  • Worship Services 
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services such as nail salons, body waxing, and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops 
  • Malls

For more information regarding the Sacramento County Public Health Order, please visit saccounty.net .

To modify your restaurant or retail business for outdoor or pick-up operation, please visit the City's Temporary Outdoor Program .