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July 3, 2020 Re-Opening Tool Kit

2020-07-03T11:48:46-07:00

July 3, 2020 Re-opening Toolkit Simple and Direct: Our team at the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce has recently put together a Re-opening Toolkit for the business community. This toolkit will help cut through the noise. It is an important starting point on our road to recovery. Follow us for resources, information, and support for your business and for Cupertino.

July 3, 2020 Re-Opening Tool Kit2020-07-03T11:48:46-07:00

The new Santa Clara County Health Officer Order, issued July 2, 2020

2020-07-02T17:20:46-07:00

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Documents/07-02-20_executive_summary.pdf New Order Issued July 2, 2020:  The Health Officer issued a new Order on July 2, 2020.  The County is submitting an application to the State that, if approved, would allow more businesses to open under the State’s Stay-at-Home Order.  The State calls this a “variance.”  If the State approves the County’s application for a variance before July 13, then the Order issued on July 2 goes into effect on July 13.  Otherwise, the Order will go into effect two days after the State approves the County’s variance.  Continue to check the Public Health website for updates.  Below are [...]

The new Santa Clara County Health Officer Order, issued July 2, 20202020-07-02T17:20:46-07:00

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses

2020-06-29T16:27:44-07:00

NEWS RELEASE   Disaster Field Operations Center West   Release Date:  June 29, 2020 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  CA 16502-01 CA 16507-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in the following counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought that occurred in the following primary counties in California, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. Declaration Number Primary [...]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses2020-06-29T16:27:44-07:00

June 15, 2020 Updates from SBA San Francisco District Office

2020-06-15T18:36:18-07:00

June 15th, 2020 Updates from the San Francisco District Office Updates from throughout the region Community Resources San Francisco District Office Contacts Updates from the San Francisco District Office Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Portal re-opens for new applications SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. Now that the EIDL and EIDL Advance application portal is accepting new applications, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts of COVID-19 [...]

June 15, 2020 Updates from SBA San Francisco District Office2020-06-15T18:36:18-07:00

A Statement of Solidarity for George Floyd

2020-06-08T12:38:47-07:00

From the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce June 3, 2020- The killing of George Floyd and countless other Black people is a tragedy that continues to strike at the heart of American society. These racist acts impact everyone across the nation, and no one as much as our Black community members. We collectively mourn and seek justice with, and for our fellow Americans. Business leaders, community leaders, and residents must all actively work against racism and its effects. We are responsible for creating a society in which people of all racial backgrounds can pursue happiness, live without fear of violence, and [...]

A Statement of Solidarity for George Floyd2020-06-08T12:38:47-07:00

Santa Clara County to allow outdoor dining and religious services, in-store shopping

2020-06-02T12:41:21-07:00

New order will take effect Friday, with host of changes By Fiona Kelliher | fkelliher@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 1, 2020 at 1:08 p.m. | UPDATED: June 1, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. Santa Clara County will allow outdoor dining, in-store shopping and outdoor religious services starting Friday as part of a new, loosened shelter-in-place order. The new order — which this news organization first reported Monday morning — will bring the county more in line with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 guidelines for the state, along with counties around the region that have already moved to ease restrictions. [...]

Santa Clara County to allow outdoor dining and religious services, in-store shopping2020-06-02T12:41:21-07:00

Santa Clara health officer suggests California is reopening too soon

2020-05-27T15:32:47-07:00

Santa Clara health officer suggests California is reopening too soon from politico.com By VICTORIA COLLIVER 05/26/2020 11:07 PM EDT OAKLAND — The local public health officer who led the nation’s first regional shelter-in-place order early in the Covid-19 pandemic sounded the alarm Tuesday on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s swift reopening plans, which now allow haircuts and church services. After keeping the state largely in lockdown since March 19, Newsom has quickly advanced counties that meet certain criteria — now up to 47 out of 58 counties — through his reopening phases. Newsom announced Tuesday that barbers and hair salons can reopen [...]

Santa Clara health officer suggests California is reopening too soon2020-05-27T15:32:47-07:00

Updated Order to Shelter in Place Effective May 22, 2020

2020-05-27T15:24:13-07:00

Last updated: 5/21/2020 8:25 PM Because of the substantial progress our community has achieved in slowing the spread of COVID-19, this updated Shelter-in-Place Order allows certain additional businesses and activities to resume, subject to restrictions to reduce transmission risk. The Order also makes important changes to the Social Distancing Protocol requirements for all operating businesses. This new Order will go into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, May 22, 2020, and will remain in effect until the Health Order amends or rescinds it.  This new Order replaces the prior order, which went into effect on May 4, 2020. We refer to [...]

Updated Order to Shelter in Place Effective May 22, 20202020-05-27T15:24:13-07:00

Cupertino 2020 Independence Day Celebration Canceled

2020-05-27T15:24:27-07:00

May 7, 2020 The City of Cupertino has canceled its annual Independence Day Celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and extended Stay-at-Home and Shelter-in-Place Orders. “This was a difficult but necessary decision for the health and safety of our community,” Mayor Steven Scharf said. “Our Independence Day Celebration, including the nighttime fireworks show, is one of the most beloved community events the City hosts each year. I look forward to the day when we can bring it back.” Past celebrations—which attract thousands of guests and spectators— have included a pancake breakfast, children’s carnival, flag raising, children’s parade, concert, swimming, [...]

Cupertino 2020 Independence Day Celebration Canceled2020-05-27T15:24:27-07:00