Business Resources (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Links & Resources 

Reopening Guidance & Resources:

Stockton Healthy Pledge:

  • Have your business take the Stockton Healthy Pledge!  Let your customers and employees know you value their safety! 
    Visit StocktonHealthyPledge.com to learn more and to take the pledge.

State of California Guidance:

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Find out how businesses and activities can open in your county on August 31st.

Find the status of activities near you

Learn more about the tiers.

Understand your county’s status

Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.

San Joaquin County is currently in the Purple “widespread” tier. To view what industries can open and get guidance click the link below and enter “San Joaquin” in the County box at the top.

https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

Reopen your business or facility safely

Follow the Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening to help plan and prepare for reopening your business.

The playbook includes detailed information on:

  • When and how an employer must report a COVID-19 positive employee.
  • What is defined as an outbreak.
  • Guidance for employers who may be considering whether to suspend operations due to COVID-19 spread in the workplace.

Wearing a mask or face covering is required statewide in public or common spaces. Employers must provide face coverings to workers, or must reimburse workers for the reasonable cost of obtaining them. Find all requirements and exceptions to these rules in the guidance on this page below.

All businesses and facilities must follow the items listed here before reopening:

  1. Scroll down this page to find the guidance for your industry, business, event, or activity.
  2. Review it completely.
  3. Perform a detailed risk assessment and create a worksite-specific protection plan.
  4. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. This includes how to screen themselves for symptoms and when to stay home.
  5. Set up individual control measures and screenings.
  6. Put disinfection protocols in place.
  7. Establish physical distancing guidelines.
  8. Establish universal face covering requirements (with allowed exceptions). See CDPH guidelines (PDF).
  9. Post your completed checklist so everyone can know the steps you’ve taken. Feel free to add more safety measures to the ones included in your industry’s guidance.

Employer policies and resources

It’s important that employees with COVID-19 know they should stay home. Your sick leave policies need to support that. Workers also need safe and reliable childcare options during the COVID-19 response. See information on:

To view all the different Industry guidance click the link below:

https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/

San Joaquin County Guidance:

Reopening Information & Resources:

Cleaning:

General COVID-19 Information:

San Joaquin Officials Update County Stay at Home Order August 31, 2020

Orders:

Local Protocols:

Social Distancing Protocol

San Joaquin County Public Health Proclaims Local Health Emergency

Isolation Documents and Instructions

Text COVID19 to 211211 (and respond with your zip code) to receive information about COVID-19 in our community.

Coronavirus Rumor Control
Due to the large amount of speculation regarding COVID-19, this is a reminder to rely on OFFICIAL sources for accurate information. Help control the spread of rumors by sharing this page: fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

Coronavirus Testing:

San Joaquin County has expanded free COVID-19 testing to all area residents, including residents showing no symptoms. 

Testing and contact tracing are going to be the key to reopening business and establishing a new normal.

Click here for a map of all the testing sites in San Joaquin County:
San Joaquin County Testing Map

Click on the image below for a full List of San Joaquin County Testing Sites:

State Wide Testing Map

Free Testing:

Project Baseline: Drive Up Coronavirus Testing San Joaquin General Hospital

To schedule a drive-up appointment at San Joaquin General Hospital, please access www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/eligibility/

ONLINE APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Eligible persons must be 18 years or older, live in San Joaquin County, and must be willing to electronically sign the COVID-19 Public Health Authorization Form and Lab Consent. This program is intended to expand access to COVID-19 risk screening and testing. It is not intended for people experiencing severe symptoms such as severe cough, severe shortness of breath, severe fever, or other concerning symptoms who may need more immediate medical care.

OptumServe Walk Up Testing at the Lodi Library

To schedule a walk-up appointment at the Lodi Library, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting.

Eligibility: If you are a parent/guardian registering on behalf of a minor please call 888-634-1123 to register for a test. If you are 13 years of age or older and are registering on your own behalf, please proceed with the following questions and online registration process.

Please note that phone registration will only be used for people without internet access or registering minors.

Tracy Testing Site at McKinley Elementary School

The City of Tracy, Tracy Unified School District and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte are providing free COVID-19 testing in the McKinley Elementary School parking lot. Days and Hours vary, please visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-mar-monte/campaigns/covid-testing to find the most current schedule.

Testing is available to all community members, symptomatic or asymptomatic. No appointment is required.

There will be some paperwork required when you arrive:

  • Please bring photo ID.

You will not be charged for testing: 

  • California passed a law requiring all health insurers, including Medi-Cal, to cover the full cost for COVID-19 testing. 
  • Please bring your insurance card, if you have insurance. We will bill your insurance, but your insurance company will not send you a bill. 

    Questions? Email COVID19testing@ppmarmonte.org or view our FAQs below.

CVS Manteca

San Joaquin County Coronavirus Statistics

To get the most up to date numbers on COVID-19 Cases in San Joaquin County please visit www.sjcphs.org/

Financial Assistance:

Business Loan Assistant: Fill out a questionnaire that will help identify which disaster relief program your small business qualifies for during these difficult times.

        – Paycheck Protection Program
         Notice: Paycheck Protection Program closed August 8, 2020
Current law dictates that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) close at the end of August 8, 2020. As such, SBA is no longer accepting PPP applications from participating lenders.
        – PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQ’s
        – Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)  
        – Click here to view the EZ Forgiveness Application. (June 17, 2020)
        – Click here to view the Full Forgiveness Application.
        – SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (June 12, 2020)
         – SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (June 17, 2020)

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National Resources:

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If you have a link for a resource or information you think should be included please email to Timm Quinn, tquinn@stocktomnchamber.org.