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COVID-19 is significantly impacting businesses throughout San Mateo County. But there is help.

The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) has compiled an exhaustive list of resources, including financial relief, business continuity and job opportunities.

Financial Help

The Board of Supervisors also seeded $3 million to San Mateo County Strong, a fund collecting local donations to provide financial relief to individuals and businesses. Interested in applying? Learn more here.

State resources for workers like unemployment insurance, disability and paid family leave benefits are here.

State resources for employers are here.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has information on the Paycheck Protection Program, loans and debt relief.

Businesses must do this when open

Local businesses must post social distancing protocols and require face coverings of employees and customers. Need a sign to help remind everybody? Download them for free.

Staying safe

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidance and fact sheets for businesses and employers on how to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

Hotels and other businesses that house individuals should follow proper cleaning protocols for vacated rooms. Learn how in English and Chinese.

Business continuity resources compiled by the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)