State of California Extends Eviction Moratorium for Commercial Businesses

When the State Eviction Moratorium was extended through to June 30, 2021, the City’s commercial eviction moratorium was extended automatically.  The eviction moratorium provides protections for businesses where the effects of the pandemic have created losses in revenue due to mandatory closures or reductions in operation.  Unpaid rents are still due and a business owner that has not fully paid all rents during the term of the moratorium will be allowed six-months for repayment after June 30, 2021, unless the Eviction Moratorium is once again extended to a later date.    


San Diego County Providing Additional Grants to Small Businesses

Local small business and restaurant owners suffering financial losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a grant from the County of San Diego.    For-profit and nonprofit businesses are eligible for a San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant if they can show losses are a direct result of the pandemic. To qualify businesses must have:

  • 100 or fewer employees
  • Headquarters in San Diego County
  • A minimum 1-year operating history as of Feb. 14, 2020
  • Documentation of financial hardship because of COVID-19

Businesses are urged to apply early. For more information and the application, visit https://sandiegocounty.gov/stimulusgrant.

Pivoting to Online Selling: Six Tips for Success During COVID-19 Webinar

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced small business owners everywhere to re-evaluate their business models and pivot to selling online instead of in their brick-and-mortar shops.

This 90-minute workshop is designed for the novice technologist, and will present six steps to success, including determining feasibility of selling online, building your online storefront, leveraging online marketplaces, developing social media marketing and more!

If you are curious about setting up an online presence but have never tested those waters, check out this free workshop for Encinitas businesses sponsored by the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, Cardiff MainStreet 101, Encinitas MainStreet 101, and Leucadia MainStreet 101. Click here for the recording.

California Resources

California has a one-stop website for COVID-19 business and employer resources.

These specific items may be of interest to local businesses and employees:

  • Apply for unemployment
  • Apply for disability benefits
  • Apply for paid family leave