A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
COVID-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 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/.
Downtown Vacaville BID events have been cancelled through August 1st, along with our annual Oktoberfest in September. Our organizations’ goal is to bring people to Downtown Vacaville. Our Farmers’ Market launched on May 2 with only essential fruits and vegetables offered. We hope to expand the market as soon as our state, county and city give us the go ahead. We’re also currently developing safe alternatives to large festivals that keep our community engaged with our merchants, public places and attractions. Stay tuned!
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:
Our Parker Street office is open for appointments. 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.
COVID-19 Resources and Links for Downtown Vacaville Merchants
Here are important links to information as well as resources for employers experiencing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 impact:
STAY HEALTHY & INFORMED:
- COVID testing now offered to all in Vacaville! https://admin.solanocounty.
- 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/.
- State of California Governor’s Office: Resilience Roadmap: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/
- Solano County’a Amended Stay at Home Order: https://mcusercontent.com/59c285d90cd9002079d9e814a/files/b67431ec-d325-4df1-992b-f902a84f01a9/Solano_County_New_Health_Off._Order_05_07_20_updated_05_19_20.pdf
- State Recommendations for reopening https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/
- Solano County Guidelines for reopening: http://solanocounty.com/depts/ph/coronavirus_links/roadmap_to_recovery.asp
- Guidelines and CDC Signage for Restaurants: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html
- Guidelines for Retailers: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-retail.pdf
- Guidelines for Offices: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-office-workspaces.pdf
- FREE, printable sign templates: https://www.signs.com/coronavirus-signage/
- Keep Vacaville Open: https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/city-manager-s-office/covid-19/keep-vacaville-open
GET THE WORD OUT:
- 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/.
- 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
GRANT AND LOAN RESOURCES:
- City of Vacaville – Links for Business Owners: https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/city-manager-s-office/covid-19/business-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
- Solano Workforce Development Board Layoff Aversion Fund: https://solanoemployment.org/layoff-aversion-fund
- 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
- 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
- CDC Posters / Visual Aids: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html