Resources for Businesses
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
On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued California’s Stay-at-Home Order, in which all individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping, or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
On August 28, the State launched the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and revamped 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 activities.
Every county in California is now assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.
To learn more about the status/tier of Orange County and what businesses and activities are allowed to reopen, visit covid19.ca.gov. This newly rebuilt website offers a new search tool that will allow users to quickly lookup whether a business or activity is allowed near them.
BUSINESS GUIDANCE for SECTORS ALLOWED TO REOPEN
The status of California’s Stay-at-Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which includes the industry reopening guidance that must be put in place before a business or activity can resume, can be found at covid19.ca.gov.
MEAL GAP PROGRAM - Now Accepting applications from REstaurants!
Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the City of Yorba Linda has received grant funding to supplement necessary expenditures related to the food distribution to senior citizens and other vulnerable residents.
The objective of this program is to utilize qualified Yorba Linda restaurants to serve fresh boxed meals to residents during the City of Yorba Linda’s two drive-thru food distribution programs at the Community Center:
- Senior Congregate Meals distribution (Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.); and
- Grocery Program distribution (Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.).
Businesses participating in this program will be paid for the number of meals prepared at a fixed price.
If your business is interested in this opportunity, please review the program details and requirements and complete the application by visiting the Meal Gap Program page on our website. While an initial distribution schedule has been developed, applications are still being accepted.
For more information or questions regarding the Meal Gap Program or the application process, please email Jthomas@yorbalindaca.gov or call our Parks and Recreation Department at 714-961-7160.
County recommendations for businesses
On April 28, the Orange County Board of Supervisors issued recommendations (PDF) for businesses and the public to follow when the Stay-At-Home Order is modified. Please note: These guidelines do not supersede any conflicting or more restrictive orders issued by local governments, the State of California, or the Federal Government. These guidelines apply equally to businesses, houses of worship, entertainment and sports venues (including youth sports), and education providers, both public and private, and other organizations.
- The County of Orange does not have any current orders requiring business closures, as the State of California’s Stay-at-Home order supersedes the County. Businesses in Orange County may reopen as allowed by the State.
Business resources town hall
The Small Business Development Center recently hosted a Business Resources Town Hall webinar with Mayor Beth Haney and Councilman Carlos Rodriguez 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.
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.
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.
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.
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE
To better serve our community, the City of Yorba Linda has launched a Coronavirus Information Hotline. Residents can speak with a City staff member by calling 714-984-5900 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive referrals to local services and non-medical information.
Services Provided by Local Businesses
The City will attempt to post vital services being offered by our local businesses to assist the community.
Senior Citizen Shopping Hours
The following businesses have extended their hours to assist senior citizens and other vulnerable customers. As a reminder, grocery stores are stocked regularly and their is no need for individuals to "stock-up" on more items than they can use.
|Business Name||Resource Provided|
18421 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
|Exclusive shopping hour from 6 to 7 a.m. for seniors 65 and older.|
22633 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
|Exclusive shopping hour Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. for members 60 and older and those with physical disabilities.|
18527 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
|Exclusive shopping hour from 7 to 8 a.m. for seniors.|
18171 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
|Exclusive shopping hour from 8 to 9 a.m. for seniors 65 and older.|
19655 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
|Exclusive shopping hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors over the age of 60 and those with disabilities who may need more assistance.|
20446 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
|Exclusive shopping hour from 6 to 7 a.m. for seniors.|
Eateries Providing Take-Out Service
View a list of Yorba Linda eateries offering take-out, dine-in, curbside, and delivery options.
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.
Orange County and Google Fiber Offer Loaner Laptops and Hot Spots
The OC Community Services’ Community Investment Division has partnered with Google Fiber and Orange County United Way to provide loaner laptops and hotspots to help job seekers impacted by COVID-19. For more information about participating in this free program, please visit our latest news article.
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.