From our farms to our shops and businesses, no corner of our city’s economy has been spared the economic impacts of COVID-19. The Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce will continue to work with our State, County and City partners to ensure our business members and community have the best resources to weather this situation. The following is a list of information and links for agencies that can assist you. Please follow our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and "We are Reedley" social media pages for regular updates of information and educational pieces to help you through this time.
COVID-19 UTILITY BILL RELIEF FOR SALONS, BARBERS, AND PERSONAL CARE SERVICES
COVID-19 has impacted businesses around the City since March, 2020. In July, because of increasing case counts around Fresno County, and other counties in the State, the Governor repealed certain business’ ability to operate. The City recognizes the uniquely difficult challenges that our small businesses are faced with this summer. On behalf of the Reedley City Council, I invite you to take
advantage of a small business program that may ease some of the burden of being closed. The Reedley City Council recently approved a second round of Business Utility Bill Forgiveness Program to provide relief to barbershops, salons, and personal care service businesses that are unable to reopen to customers due to current regulations from the State of California. These personal care businesses are eligible for up to three additional months of City utility bill forgiveness (water, sewer, solid waste), as well as Streetscape Assessment District fees for applicable businesses. Businesses must apply using the enclosed application and attest that they have been impacted in the months of June, July and/or August 2020, or portion thereof.
Businesses that have not yet paid for June, July and/or August 2020 may apply for forgiveness of their outstanding balance.
Businesses that have already paid for the months of June, July and/or August 2020, can request up to a three-month credit on their account.
All applications/requests for utility bill forgiveness must be received by end of business September 30, 2020 to be considered. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until funds allocated for the program are exhausted. Utility bill forgiveness is only applicable to eligible Reedley businesses. Residential utility billing is not part of this program. Click here for the application.
California Services and Information for Education, Employment and Taxes, Health Care, etc. in relation to COVID-19. Click here for more information.
This Employer Playbook provides guidance for employers to help them plan and prepare for reopening their business and to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. The guidance and links in each section are provided to give employers the tools they need to open safely and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak. Click here for more information .
Workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the COVID-19. The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by the virus in California. Find information on work sharing programs, as well. The local number to call to speak to a live representative is (559) 230-4069. For faster and more convenient access to services, they encourage the use of their online options. Click here for more information.
Tools for businesses to help you consider your options for continued business practices during this time. Click here for information.
Revive Fresno County is an initiative to responsibly reopen local businesses and restaurants while prioritizing the health and well-being of both consumers and employees. Businesses that have completed the steps to reopen and operate safely using guidelines created by federal, state, County and City leadership are designated as a Revive Fresno County business.
All workers in California, if your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an unemployment (UI) Claim. UI provides partial wage replacement to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced. Click here for more information.
Stay informed about COVID-19 to keep yourself healthy. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.
Designed to encourage banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. Click here for more information.
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Click here for more information.
The FCDPH is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor COVID-19. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available. Click here for more information.
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