(UPDATED: June 5 at 4:19 p.m.)
Applications for our Reopening Victorville Small Business Assistance Grants will be available at 5 p.m. on June 5. Please click on the Funding Resources tab below for additional information.With Executive Order N-60-20, Governor Newsom announced modifications to the California Stay at Home Order. As a result, businesses deemed by the state to present a lower-transmission risk (Stage 2A) were permitted to reopen as of May 8 as long as they follow guidance and safety protocols mandated by the state. Additionally, San Bernardino County issued a Modified Order stating that it is now following the Governor's modified Stay at Home Order. On May 23, the state approved a request from San Bernardino County, and signed by Mayor Garcia, to move further into Stage 2 enabling additional businesses to reopen. On May 26, San Bernardino County announced additions to the accelerated Stage 2 business reopening plan. Businesses including places of worship, hair salons and barber shops can now reopen in adherence to State-specific guidelines including the County's Readiness and Reopening Plan.
We look forward to a time when all of our local businesses can reopen with necessary safety protocols and measures in place.
Here are resources to help our local businesses plan, prepare and fund their reopening in the new COVID-19 landscape:
Below are various resources that will guide businesses on the challenging task of re-opening doors with safety precautions and protocols in place.
The California Statewide Industry Guidance for businesses to follow, if they’re permitted to open per county health rules can be found here. Industry-specific guidance can be found below.
As of May 29, The Health Officer of the County of San Bernardino issued an order that allows businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations, to require customers, patrons and staff to wear face coverings.
Water system flushing guidelines have been provided by the CDC and the EPA to help businesses refresh water for their reopening.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association has created a detailed guideline for sectors like at-home service providers, construction workers, gym, salon, retailers, restaurants and others as they plan their return to work.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing cleaning and disinfecting guidance for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Print resources from the CDC can also be found here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a guide to help businesses of all types navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic. You can also enroll in free webinars assisting businesses in returning to work.
Funding resources available to help businesses offset the cost for required modifications they must make when re-opening are listed below.
The City of Victorville is proud to announce our Reopening Victorville Small Business Assistance Grant Program. This program is being launched to assist our local small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Applications for the grant program will be available on this page on June 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted and received by the City no later than June 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
The San Bernardino County's COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program supports local small businesses by providing grants up to $2,500 for the purposes of offsetting costs related to COVID compliance requirements for businesses.
Additional funding resources can be found on our Business Assistance page.
The City of Victorville Economic Development Department has compiled resources to help assist businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Business Assistance page includes various options on the national, state and local level.