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Federal, State, County, City, Local Business Org, Local Businesses BullseyeCOVID-19 Business Reopening Information:

The City and County are following the State of California's Resilience Roadmap for modifying the statewide Stay Home order. The State’s Roadmap provides stages for workplace re-opening and state directed guidelines for business. Currently, the City and County are in "Early Phase 2" of the State's Resilience Roadmap. The County has created a very useful set of guidelines, check lists and self-certification forms to help with reopening: click here

Business Reopening Inquiry Form:

To support businesses operating in San Luis Obispo and to answer questions regarding reopening operations, the City has implemented an online Business Reopening Inquiry form. The online form provides business owners the option to request clarification on what operations can be performed at this time and even have a City staff person visit your business.

Business & Community Hotline: 805-783-7835

To support businesses operating in San Luis Obispo and to answer questions if a business can reopen, the City has implemented a dedicated business support assistance within the Business & Community Hotline. The phone number is 805-783-7835 and is staffed during regular business hours. After hours calls will be returned the next business day.

SLO Take-Out and Delivery Business Listing Form:

Is your restaurant or cafe offering to-go, delivery or curbside orders? Please complete this form if you would like your restaurant to be added to our new map of local takeout and delivery options. Once you're on the map, we will help you spread the word to the community that your business is open. We care about our SLO businesses and we are here to support you.

SLO Virtual Shopping Business Listing Form:

Would you like your business to be added to the Map for Virtual Shopping in the City of San Luis Obispo? If so, Please complete this form! Once you're on the map, we will help you spread the word to the community about your business. We care about our SLO businesses and we are here to support you!

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Information: 

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is providing temporary relief measures to help businesses recover from COVID-19. For the latest information please check the ABC website.

For information and resources for businesses, please visit: 

"We Are SLO" Signs!

The City has designed signs and posters to help direct people to the City's website for COVID-19 related information and to share positive and encouraging messages in our community. Please feel free to print and share. We're all in this together!

Stay Informed

The City is committed to keeping our business community informed. To receive updates from the City regarding Economic Recovery & Development, please register through City News e-notifications or follow the City of San Luis Obispo on social media. 

County of San Luis Obispo Business Information

For updates on business that may open, and for businesses looking for more resources on how to reopen click here to see guidance for each industry on reopening for each Phase of the State's Resiliency Roadmap.

Local Business Organization Partners:

Local Offices and Community Partners who can help:

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) District office, which you can find here.
  • The SBDC Network which serves 14 counties in Central California with Six dedicated SBDC Centers, whose business advisors are here to help answer your questions, apply for business resources and plan during COVID-19, here. For assistance requests go here.
  • The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce has provided more information on the CARES Act and resources, here.
  • Downtown SLO has created a Virtual Downtown SLO with resources for businesses during COVID-19

Federal Government Business Resources:

CARES Act Business Info

The City is working to provide links to the resources small businesses can use to navigate the CARES Act small business component and will continue to update the City’s COVID-19 page with this information. 

Direct Business Loan Resources:

Small Business Administration, SBA 7(a) LOAN: the CARES Act authorizes $350 billion worth of Small Business Administration loans for Small Business’ to apply for. More info here and a summary of the loan can be found here.

EIDL: SBA EIDL Loan info here. Application here.

SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loans

For more information regarding U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans related to COVID-19, please visit the links below: 

SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet (English)

SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet (Spanish)