Resources for Businesses

The following video from Councilwoman Haney (Mayor, 2020) contains an important message on how to learn more about State and Local orders affecting businesses and activities.

The City of Yorba Linda is very concerned about the impact the Coronavirus has on the operations of local businesses. The City will continue to monitor and share information provided by relevant agencies with our residents and the business community. If the City can be of service to you, please contact our Economic Development team.

CURRENT STATE ORDERS and Business guidance

Effective Wednesday, March 31, 2021: Orange County is now in the Orange Tier of the State's business reopening framework called the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. To learn more about the businesses/activities open in Orange County, visit covid19.ca.gov. This website offers a search tool that allows users to quickly lookup whether a business or activity is allowed near them.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

On August 28, 2020, the State announced its business reopening framework by launching the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and relauching its coronavirus website, covid19.ca.gov. The new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the State includes revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on certain activities.

  • Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate.
  • Tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determines that the most recent reliable data indicate that immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county.
  • Counties may be moved back more than one tier if CDPH determines that the data supports a more intensive intervention. Key considerations will include the rate of increase in new cases and/or test positivity, more recent data as noted below, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors.
  • The most recent reliable data will be used to complete the assessment.
  • In light of the extreme circumstances requiring immediate action, counties will be required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement.
  • Full details on the Blueprint are available in CDPH’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.

BUSINESS GUIDANCE for SECTORS ALLOWED TO REOPEN

California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy includes guidance and modifications for safely reopening. This guidance and can be found at covid19.ca.gov.

Yorba Linda's Small business Relief Program

The City of Yorba Linda launched a program to provide relief grants to local small businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For more information about the program, view our Economic Development page.

Business resources town hall

The Small Business Development Center recently hosted a Business Resources Town Hall webinar with Mayor Beth Haney (2020) and Council Member Carlos Rodriguez (2020) to address the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics included:

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • Payroll Protection Program
  • Disaster Bridge Loan
  • 7a Forgiveness Program
  • Other Funding Opportunities.

View the webinar recording.

YORBA LINDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOURCES

During these challenging times, the City of Yorba Linda and the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce are committed to providing helpful resources and information to assist our business community.

Business Tool Kit

Please view the Chamber of Commerce’s Coronavirus Business Toolkit, which provides useful information on funding resources and disaster assistance for businesses impacted by the Coronavirus.

SHOP WHERE YOUR HEART IS

Additionally, the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Yorba Linda’s Economic Development office, will be debuting a shop local program next week. The campaign is entitled “Shop Where Your Heart Is” and encourages residents to support our local businesses. More details and promotions on the campaign will be released in the coming weeks. Please connect with the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook and Instagram pages to receive updated information or participate in the campaign.

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Economic and Business Recovery Call Center

Orange County Community Services has implemented the the Economic & Business Recovery Call Center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate. These resources will support businesses with challenges such as lay-off aversion, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping. Businesses can call the Economic & Business Recovery Call Center at 714-480-6500 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has Economic Injury Disaster Loans available beginning March 16, 2020. Small businesses that may be in need of economic assistance as a result of Covid-19 are encouraged to apply on the SBA website.

Republic Services

If your business is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to reduce or suspend your trash services to accommodate your current business needs if you have a direct account with Republic Services. To find out, please contact Republic Services’ Customer Support at 800-700-8610.