(Updated: June 21 at 9:24 a.m.)
As of June 15, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery. For more information of safely reopening California, click here.
The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here are resources to help our local businesses plan, prepare and fund their recovery and 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.
As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and provided new guidance for the reopening of California. The new public health order effective June 15 details restrictions that have ended and provides continuing safety measures for the health and well-being of Californians.
The City's of Rancho Cucamonga, Yucaipa and Victorville have collaborated to introduce a COVID-19 Business Reopening Template designed to help formally develop and establish the best management practices that should be implemented and completed to ensure a safe environment for customers and staff. Businesses are encouraged to complete the template and follow all local, state and federal guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Funding resources available to help businesses offset the cost for required modifications they must make when re-opening are listed below.
For information regarding the Reopening Victorville Small Business Assistance Grants program including eligibility guidelines, click here.
The State has allocated an additional $12.5 million to the California Rebuilding Fund. The fund , which makes available $25 million to help impacted small businesses rebuild from the economic crisis and keep local economies strong, is built to be a resource in the market for the next year as businesses pivot and recover. The additional funds will allow the fund to be fully capitalized and help 3rd party administrators of the fund raise $125 million to make more low-interest loans to small businesses with less access to loans from traditional banking institutions. To receive information on the California Rebuilding Fund for small businesses/borrowers when available, click here.
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.