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Welcome to Palo Alto’s Business Support Center, an online resource to find information and support resources for businesses and employees of businesses, during the current public health emergency.
Support for Business
Support for Employees of Businesses
Business Recovery Grant Program
Support Our Local Business
County Shelter in Place Order Restrictions for Businesses - New mandates maximizing the number of teleworking employees, requirements of completing this Social Distancing Protocol form, potentially scaling down, and other items included here.
The County’s new health order put into place long-term risk reduction measures and strict social distancing protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. View the mandatory directives for Outdoor Dining, Food Facilities, and Construction. View the health order page for all other directives. The State Public Health Department, in partnership with CalOSHA, has guidance for restaurants providing outdoor dining, take-out, drive-through, and delivery.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Ac). SBA also plans to issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities. The announcement and the application can be viewed here.
Last updated on March 31, 2021