North Coast Small Business Pandemic Update 5/14
Special Restaurant Edition
Restaurants Reopening with Care (5/15)

On May 13th The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) launched an online portal for phase 2 businesses to submit their Reopening Plans .

Join a group of restaurant owners getting together by Zoom on Friday, May 15th from 2:30 to 4 pm to brainstorm together how to do this in the safest, wisest way. North Coast small biz co-opetition at its finest!

This will be a Humboldt-centric event because of the new certification process but Del Norte restaurant owners are warmly invited as well.
Ask an Attorney (5/14)

Thursday, May 14 at 4 pm (password: baseforce)
Ask pro-bono lawyers free questions via Zoom

Restaurant owners--consider asking about:
  • pros / cons of "hold harmless" agreements
  • the governor's new executive order specifying that employees required to come to a workplace who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be presumed to have gotten it at work and can claim workers' comp
  • and more.

At 4 pm click this link and enter the password baseforce
Get Your Take-out Menus into Eureka's Virtual Friday Night Market! (6/7)

If you are a locally-owned restaurant get your menu onto the recommended guide for take out on the site. The idea is when customers are picking up their package of Friday Night Market goodies from the Visitor Center they will then pick up dinner on the way home. Send for the listing the restaurant name, link to your full menu, and a telephone number. There is no charge for being listed. Targeted launch is June 7th.

Questions? Contact  Alanna Powell:  or 707-499-0379.
Preparing to Offer Safe Dine-in Service

This document provides guidance for dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.
Restaurants: Pivot to Take-Out and Delivery

How to Pivot quickly and effectively for takeout and delivery. Learning from other pivoters and how they successfully converted their menus
Restaurants: Negotiate Your Rent and Lease

Landlords understand that there will be a 50% or more occupancy rate over the next few years. Now is the best time to get in there and negotiate better lease and rent terms.

This workshop was already maxed out but we will provide a recording once it's available.
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
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