Volume 12 | September 2020
Your Business News & Updates
The City of Laguna Niguel is working to support our local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond. We will provide timely information, resources, programs and updates to help your business thrive!
Hair Salons, Barbers Reopening Under State's Blueprint
A new blueprint for business sector reopening was unveiled by Governor Gavin Newsom on August 28, which includes a color-coded tiered system that will use two metrics to measure the novel coronavirus: spread rate and test positivity percentage. Along with the tiers, Gov. Newsom announced that hair salons and barbers could reopen to a limited 25 percent capacity in Orange County. 
The tiers are designated by four colors: purple (widespread), red (substantial), orange (moderate) and yellow (minimal with the lowest restrictions). Orange County is currently in a blended purple/red tier; and with the numbers trending in the right direction, the County is on track to transition to the red tier on September 8.
Counties must remain at each tier for a minimum of 21 days. The State’s new website, www.COVID19.ca.gov, will track the metrics, show an interactive map and list business sectors open by each county.

Businesses can visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ to search by business or activity type to check current operational status. 
Next Round of Grant Applications for Small Businesses
Small businesses facing immediate financial pressure during the pandemic can apply for LISC Small Business Relief Grants. The Round 6 application period is now open. Click here to apply. Applications are due before 9 pm on Monday, September 7.

Before completing the application, businesses should review the Grant Information and FAQ.

Please keep the following in mind:

·    For business owners with multiple businesses, answer the survey based on your largest business.

·    Each awardee is limited to one grant.

·    Funding will be granted to qualified businesses and based on accurate and complete submission and verification of required documentation.

For more information, email smallbusinessgrants@lisc.org.
Laguna Niguel is Open for Business
The City of Laguna Niguel continues to support local businesses through its Featured Business program, designed to highlight the spectacular restaurants, stores, establishments and brick-and-mortar companies in good standing that are the fabric of this dynamic community.

City staff can assist with filming the video or businesses can submit a short video.

For more information, contact econdev@cityoflagunaniguel.org or 949-362-4300.