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COVID-19 Businesses and Employees recourses

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COVID-19 Temporary Eviction Moratorium for Certain Commercial Tenants 

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San Pablo B2B Micro-Relief Fund

The City of San Pablo in collaboration with San Pablo Economic Development Corporation is providing a one-time grant of $5,000 to small businesses that have experienced adverse financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by the City of San Pablo, the San Pablo Micro-Enterprise COVID-19 Relief Program will provide grants to 10 small businesses within the incorporated City of San Pablo. Click here to learn more. 

Essential businesses:

 Any essential business that is open must follow social distancing best practice.

  • Healthcare Operations and Essential Infrastructure
  • Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, and convenience and corner stores that sell a significant amount of food, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products). This includes stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the habitability, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
  • Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals
  • Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services
  • Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities
  • Banks and related financial institutions
  • Hardware stores
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the habitability, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes
  • Educational institutions—including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities—for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers
  • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery or carry out.
  • Bars that serve food may remain open for food delivery or carry out of food. They may also provide beverage delivery subject to compliance with state and local laws. They cannot provide onsite service for beverages or carry out of beverages. Bars that do not serve food must remain closed to the public but they can provide beverage delivery, again subject to compliance with state and local laws.
  • School meals: Schools and other entities that typically provide free food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so under this Order on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and takeaway basis only. Schools and other entities that provide food services under this exemption shall not permit the food to be eaten at the site where it is provided, or at any other gathering site
  • Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate
  • Businesses whose function is primarily to ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences
  • Airlines, taxis, rental car companies, ride-hailing services, scooter and bike shares, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for Essential Activities and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order
  • Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children
  • Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, and children
  • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted
  • Bike shops may remain open for sales, rental and repair to the extent necessary to provide vehicles for Essential Travel, Essential Business or Essential Activity
  • Businesses that do not fall in one of these categories are non-essential.


Non-essential businesses

Non-essential businesses must cease all activities at facilities located within the City except minimum basic operations. Operations that can continue include:

  • Inventory, ensure security, process payroll, and employee benefits, or for related functions
  • Activities that help employees work from their homes
  • Sanitation, including janitorial

Employees must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other at all times.