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“COVID-19 Resources and Links for Downtown Vacaville Merchants

A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Image result for keep calm and shop localCOVID-19 and it’s corresponding economic chaos has now reached the heart of our city. That’s why our top priority right now at Downtown Vacaville BID is the health and well-being of downtown employees, residents, and visitors. 

We will continue to communicate with local and state partners to get you information as soon as it is available. Please bookmark this page and join our merchant group on facebook to stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142529623085262/

We’re currently re-evaluating our events calendar through May – already postponing our Art, Wine & brew Stroll and Clean Up Day. As of this moment, Farmers’ Market will continue with it’s April 18th opening day schedule.

We want you to know we’re here for you. As a resource for your business during the outbreak and its economic aftermath…..and ultimately, recovery. And through it all, we won’t stop reminding this community why their Downtown matters. We know you’ll be there fighting alongside us. If anyone is up for the challenge ahead, it’s you – our hearty, resourceful, resilient business owners. 

Many of you have already modified operations to comply with state and county orders. Let us help magnify your communications.  Have you changed your hours, menus, services? Tag us on Instagram @DowntownVaca or on Facebook @DowntownVacavilleBID so we can repost your communications, or post your notice in our merchant community group on Facebook: 

As of now, our Parker Street office will remain open. And we are always reachable via phone at 707-451-2100. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, inform yourself and protect your business….there will be an end to this chapter soon.

Here are important links to information as well as resources for employers experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 impact: 

STAY INFORMED:

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Governor Gavin Newsom Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/CAgovernor/

Solano County OES Text Service: Text your zip code to 888777 to get vital notices from Solano County OES

Alert Solano (Emergency Notification System): http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/oes/alertsolano/information.asp

Solano County Department of Public Health. Daily updates on number of positive cases in the county,  https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/ncov.asp

City of Vacaville: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cityofvacaville/

Downtown Merchants Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142529623085262/

GET THE WORD OUT:

City of Vacaville – Links for Business Owners: https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/city-manager-s-office/covid-19/business-resources

City of Vacaville: “Open for Business” Registry: https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/city-manager-s-office/covid-19/helping-out-small-businesses/?utm_source=S+%26+J+Advertising%2C+Inc.+Virtual+Publications&utm_campaign=a0bea19b14-SolanoYolo-ToGo_2020_04_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8398765eb8-a0bea19b14-19207497

Tag us on Instagram @DowntownVaca or on Facebook @DowntownVacavilleBID so we can repost your communications,

Post your status on our Downtown Merchant Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142529623085262/

GRANT AND LOAN RESOURCES:

Help Main Street! A new web platform allowing any business to solicit local support through gift card sales. This platform will be promoted locally to the public by Downtown Vacaville BID, Chamber of Commerce, Visit Vacaville and City of Vacaville. Register your business today: HelpMainStreet.com

A Guide to the Cares Act. https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2/9/29fc1ae7-879a-4de0-97d5-ab0a0cb558c8/1BC9E5AB74965E686FC6EBC019EC358F.the-small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf  / More on CARES Act: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bLumny3gzY5MMLkbA7-Ap2eWEzTQKWaynbVP2u_VTiY/edit  

SBA offers disaster assistance to CA businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus: https://www.californiasbdc.org/covid19-assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela 

SBA deferment Program: https://cdcloans.com/updates/

Facebook Grants Program: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:

Main Street America Resources: https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources

Solano Small Business Development Center: https://www.solanosbdc.org/about-us/news/covid-19-resources-businesses-march-13-2020

Solano Workforce Development Board: http://solanoemployment.org/covid-19

ADP small business resource center https://sbshrs.adpinfo.com/covid19-state-and-local-guidance

Small Business Association-Guidance for Businesses: https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

COMPLIANCE:

OSHA-Guidance for preparing workplaces for COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

EDD Coronavirus FAQs: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.html

Posters / Visual Aids: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html