The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December. Read more by clicking this link.
California is taking no chances. The Golden State will continue requiring people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks in public — both indoors and in crowded outdoor settings — unti … Read more by clicking here.
NEWS RELEASEPublic Health Communication(559) 259-1798 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 17, 2021 FRESNO, CA- This is an update from the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) about the status of masking requirements in Fresno County, which will align with the announcement made earlier by the State of California Governor’s Office and California Department of Public Health…
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fans who attend Saturday night’s Fresno Grizzlies game have the opportunity to get the shot along with some freebies. The clinic is only open to ticket holders and Saturday is the last day people can get the shot at the ballpark. Read more by clicking here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be given to adolescents ages 12-15. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky issued a statement saying, “The CDC now recommends the vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away.” Click here to read more.
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — The Fresno County Department of Public Health is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, allowing more residents to get their shots. Read more by clicking this link.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno, Kings and Madera counties have now met the metrics to move into the red tier of California’s reopening system. Read more by clicking this link.
For an update of the revised eligibility guidelines by the County of Fresno, please download this form: Vaccine-Update-03-26-2021Download
A pair of retailers are helping fully-vaccinated Americans keep track of their COVID-19 dose history. Read more by clicking here.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Read more by clicking this link.
The first batch of the $1,400 stimulus checks are being sent out this weekend. But, some residents may not receive their check until next week, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Read more by clicking this link.
People who are fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus can gather privately in small groups without masks or physical distancing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, relaxing safety guidelines for inoculated individuals under some circumstances. Read more by clicking this link.
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued an alert warning consumers about some healthcare providers reportedly charging patients a COVID FEE when seeking care. A COVID FEE is an additional charge, purportedly for more frequent cleaning and disinfecting, and greater use of Personal Protective Equipment, also known as “PPE,” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click…
LOS ANGELES — Nearly 4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine are headed to states, including California, with injections expected to start as early as Tuesday. Click this link to read more…
The Senior Aid for Food Resources Program is providing groceries to those 65 and older free of cost. Read more here…
Fresno medical leader: I got the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage you to do the same (Fresno Bee Valley Voices)
We’ve seen too many lives cut short by COVID-19 — more than 1,185 in Fresno County alone, as of last Thursday. January was our deadliest month so far. There were 434 people here who lost their battle with COVID. That’s more than the number of people who die in a typical month in our county…
It’s been more than a year since I’ve seen my mother. Like many families, we live a fair distance apart and the pandemic has put a stop to our visits. I was supposed to visit last April to celebrate her 90th birthday, but instead we shared a toast over the phone and tightly crossed our…
‘Please send more vaccines’: Fresno Councilmember appeals to President Biden (YourCentralValley.com)
FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Fresno City Councilmember Mike Karbassi wrote a letter to President Joe Biden, appealing to the president directly for more doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. Read more here…
PPP Loans: Everything We Know About Latest Small Business Protection (The Wall Street Journal) Read more here.
SACRAMENTO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A California-wide COVID-19 relief grant program started accepting applications on Wednesday, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 available to the state’s small businesses and small non-profits. Read more here.
EXECUTIVE ORDER N-84-20 WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist inCalifornia as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates physical distancingmeasures and households to stay at home in order to minimize further spread ofthe disease; and WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the…
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Brittany and Craig Franey, part owners of FS Food Group in Charlotte, NC, were forced to quickly come up with a plan to keep their restaurants running and some of their staff employed. Click here to read more…
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno City officials are hoping thousands of dollars given out to small businesses will give owners some relief as they navigate changes due to the pandemic. About 700 businesses ranging from restaurants to clothing shops applied for and received grants. Click here to read more…
FRESNO, California (KGPE) – The coronavirus pandemic has created financial hardship for many Fresno families – and city officials are responding to that by approving more money to go towards their Housing Retention Grant Program. Click here to read more.
Fresno County stays in red COVID-19 reopening tier. What will it take to keep that status? (Fresno Bee)
Fresno County’s businesses will keep operating under red Tier 2 of California’s coronavirus restrictions for a seventh consecutive week following Tuesday’s update on the risks of COVID-19 spread in each of the state’s 58 counties. Click here to read more.
FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — A $1.5 million relief grant fund was announced Friday that’s meant to benefit local artists, performing arts programs, theaters, museums and other arts and culture groups affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Read more here.
Coronavirus updates, Oct. 30: Fresno to update death toll as California nears 1 million cases – Fresno Bee
To read the article, click this link.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, which administers the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), began accepting loan forgiveness applications Aug. 10. Just two weeks later, the agency, in conjunction with the Treasury Department, released additional guidelines surrounding forgiveness of the pandemic loans designed to keep workers on payrolls. Read more by clicking this link.
Gov. Newsom orders hair salons, gyms, churches, other businesses to close indoor operations in most Central CA counties – ABC30
More business and workplace closures under way. Read more here.
More PPP help on the way. Read more here.
Proposal to invest $30 million in CARES dollars in Fresno’s southern neighborhoods. Read more here.
More information regarding HUB grant recipients. Read more here.
If you applied for a Fresno County HUB grant, the awardees have been selected. Watch the coverage here.
Now you have more time to apply for the City of Fresno Save Our Small Businesses Grant. Read more here.
City of Fresno donating 14,000 face masks to small businesses opening this week. Read more here.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says barbershops and hair salons can open immediately in the 47 counties that have received approval to fully enter Phase 2, often called “Phase 2.5” of reopening. Read more here.
California releases guidelines for churches, synagogues, mosques to open for in-person worship – ABC 30
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — California state officials released new guidelines on Monday for churches and other places of worship to open after weeks of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines for churches, mosques, and synagogues were broken down into sections about how to resume modified in-person services. Read more here.
The Fresno City Council voted to take the next step on two grant programs, one for small businesses and one for residents to keep their homes, with a 6-1 vote Thursday. Read more here.
Quick, painless, easy, and best of all, free. COVID-19 testing in Fresno ramped up in a big way Wednesday with the addition of a drive-up testing site at United Health Centers‘ Fresno location near Herndon and Milburn avenues. District 2 Fresno City Councilmember Mike Karbassi helped launch the site and was first to get a test. The test…
Many California stores can reopen Friday from coronavirus lockdown, Newsom announces – The Fresno Bee
Big news out of Sacramento. We can begin Phase 2 of reopening Friday and some regional variation will be allowed according to data. Read more here.
Here is a good opportunity for small businesses to apply for more grans, this time from the US Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.
Here are the biggest industry winners and losers from the first post-coronavirus retail sales report — one that saw a record spending plunge – Business Insider
What industries are doing well during the COVID-19 pandemic? Find out: click here.
Faith-Based Organizations: Guidance for Eligible Paycheck Protection Program Loans – National Law Review
Interesting information for faith-based organizations applying for SBA’s PPP: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/faith-based-organizations-guidance-eligible-paycheck-protection-program-loans
One of the biggest complaints you have shared with us is that not enough banks are taking SBA applications. Here are some good tips: https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/paycheck-protection-program-ppp-small-business-loans-bank-alternatives.html?icid=hmhero
Learn how to ensure you get your stimulus check: https://gvwire.com/2020/04/11/coronavirus-stimulus-checks-delivered-irs-says-how-to-make-sure-you-get-yours/
Great questions, which need answers: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/coronavirus-paycheck-protection-program-funding-uncertainty.html?icid=hmhero You can watch our webinar with Fresno SBA District Director Dawn Golik for answers: Click HERE.
Great article on options for displaced employees: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/furlough-unemployment-layoff-coronavirus/
Fresno businesses hurt by pandemic can apply for 0% interest loans. But they must hurry – Fresno Bee
Learn more about the City’s rollout of the Save Our Small Businesses Act, forgivable loans for local small businesses. Read the article here: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/coronavirus/article241802041.html
Interesting questions which need answers, especially for sole proprietors applying for assistance. Read the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2020/04/05/paycheck-protection-program-loans-three-things-the-sba-and-banks-need-to-agree-on-now/amp/
Great early resource on FAQ’s about the CARES Act and SBA funding options for businesses, non-profits, the self-employed, etc: https://www.icsc.com/news-and-views/icsc-exchange/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-cares-act
Click here to learn more about this great opportunity for small businesses to use sales tax receipts for a 1-year penalty free bridge loan, up to $50,000. Read the article here: https://abc7.com/coronavirus-california-small-businesses-covid-19-shelter-in-place-gavin-newsom/6071621/
Fresno Offers 0% Loans for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19