Note: all yellow text are clickable links.
SLO County is under the State's Stay at Home Order. Reopening will roll out according to the State's Resilience Roadmap.
Retail Reopening Toolkit - in-store retail allowed as of 5/20/20
Lodging Toolkit - hotels, motels, VRs, RV parks must have their self certification completed and available for inspection
Restaurant Reopening Toolkit - dine-in service allowed as of 5/20/20
Self Certification Form MANDATORY *note, anyone can ask to inspect your self certification.
Payroll Protection Program (PPP)
This program is implemented through the SBA and US Dept of Treasury, but it is processed through local commercial banking institutions. Please contact your banking institution directly for more information and most up-to-date application forms.
The Cal Poly CIE/SBDC has created four task forces in the following fields of expertise: CPA, eCommerce, HR, Banking/Local Lenders. If you would like assistance from one of the task force members, please sign up here. Our local Central Coast Small Business Development Center network has an incredible resource page that can be found here.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (SBA EIDL)
Helpful hint: The Cal Poly SBDC has a 12 person task force ready and able to assist you with the SBA EIDL loan application process. Please contact Judy Mahan, Cal Poly SBDC Director, at 805-458-0610 or sign up for an appointment at this link.
The EIDL also has an up-to $10,000 EIDL Advance. If you applied for the EIDL prior to 3/30/20, you MUST reapply at this link for the $10k supplement. The information takes ten minutes to fill out, there are no forms needed, but you must have your business account and bank routing number ready.
Financial Assistance for Self-Employed Individuals
Click on yellow for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
If you’re been denied by EDD, you have to appeal. The EDD website has the forms and the instructions here: https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/appeals.htm. You'll have to be prepared to cite the disaster declaration and the entitlement as a result.
Here's a helpful review from National Law Review, pay special attention to:
"An individual works as an independent contractor with reportable income and is unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work because the COVID-19 public health emergency has severely limited his or her ability to continue performing customary work activities, and has thereby forced the individual to suspend such activities. For example, a driver for a ridesharing service may qualify for PUA benefits if he or she has been forced to suspend operations as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, “such as if an emergency state or municipal order restricting movement makes continued operations unsustainable.”
DUA consists of weekly payments that are com in the same way as regular unemployment insurance (UI) payments, that is, figured on a base period of earnings as prescribed by state UI law. The base period for all DUA claimants is the most recently completed tax year prior to their last date worked. For most claimants this is the prior calendar year. The exception to this is that unemployed self-employed individuals may base a claim on net self-employment earnings. The minimum weekly amount will be 50 percent of the average unemployment compensation amount in California during the quarter immediately preceding the date of the disaster. Access the fact sheet here.
FMLA Tax Credits
Unemployment Insurance Assistance
Note: The enhanced UI at $600 per week ends on or before July 31, 2020.
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We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.