COVID-19 RESOURCES

COVID-19 TESTING and VACCINE INFO

In California, provide your health insurance information to get tested for COVID-19. Most health insurance plans cover the full cost of testing. If you do not have insurance, there are low-cost options for you.

You can now search for all COVID-19 vaccine types, including those recommended for adults, children, and teens.

GUIDANCE and 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 CA GUIDANCE

CDPH Issues new Isolation and Quarantine Q&A, March 13, 2023.
Visit the CDPH website to learn more.

CDPH Issues Revised Guidance for Local Health Jurisdictions on Isolation and Quarantine of the General Public March 13, 2023
Visit the CDPH website to learn more.

Updates effective March 13, 2023:

  • Removes recommendation to test in order to leave isolation before Day 10, if the individual is well with no symptoms, or symptoms are mild or improving and is fever-free for 24 hours.
  • After ending isolation, persons may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 after two sequential negative tests one day apart.​
  • Updates definition of infectious period

Guidance for the Use of Face Masks

With the end of the California COVID-19 State of Emergency, it is appropriate to revise our current masking framework. California’s path forward will be predicated on our individual, smarter actions that will collectively yield better outcomes for our neighborhoods, communities, and state.

Consistent with the SMARTER Plan and our adaptation of the SarsCoV-2 virus in our lives, California is updating its masking guidance. Effective April 3, 2023, ​the updated guidance is intended to provide information that each Californian should consider based on their unique circumstances. The updated guidance is unchanged for general community settings and continues to use a framework based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels. The updated guidance replaces mandatory masking requirements in high-risk settings with recommendations, which are also based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels​.

Regardless of the COVID-19 community levels, CDPH recommends:

  • Wear a mask around others if you have respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat),
  • Consider wearing a mask in indoor areas of public transportation (such as in airplanes, trains, buses, ferries) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, and seaports). This is increasingly important as the risk for transmission increases in the community.
  • When choosing to wear a mask, ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95, KN95 and KF94 are best).
  • If you’ve had a significant exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, wear a mask for 10 days.

For detailed guidance from the California Department of Public Health, click here.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Downtown Stockton Enterprise Loan Fund (DSELF)

  • Loans available to Downtown Stockton Businesses.
  • Loans available in amounts from $25,000- $65,000.

Visit Downtown Stockton's website for more information.

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)
The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) was created in 1994 to finance public infrastructure and private development that promote a healthy climate for jobs, contribute to a strong economy and improve the quality of life in California communities. IBank has broad authority to issue tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds, provide financing to public agencies, provide credit enhancements, acquire or lease facilities, and leverage State and Federal funds. IBank's current programs include the Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Loan Program, California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center, the Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan fund, Small Business Finance Center and the Bond Financing Program.

Visit IBank's website for more information.

U.S. Small Business Administration Funding Programs
The Small Business Administration has several funding options for businesses.

Visit SBA's website for more information.

Grants, Loans, and Training Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs
While funding can be an obstacle for many new entrepreneurs, veterans have some advantages. Federal agencies must set aside a certain amount of funding for vets. This is especially helpful, given that many veterans lack the sufficient credit history to obtain funding from traditional sources like banks.

Visit Digital.com's website for more information.

GUIDANCE and RESOURCES

The Value of Chambers of Commerce for Businesses (guide)
This guide explores the business value and ROI of joining a chamber of commerce. Small business owners and entrepreneurs often overlook chambers of commerce out of unfamiliarity or a lack of understanding. However, this guide provides a useful introduction to the benefits of joining a chapter an organization, the fees and choices available to business owners, and how to become a chamber member.

Visit Online MBA's website for more information.

Stockton Entrepreneur Resources
The Stockton Entrepreneurship Ecosystem interactive resource map is now live! Learn about the different resources available to a business in every phase - from the planning stages to an established business.

Visit City of Stockton's website for more information.

Small Business Development Center Northern CA
Whether you are just starting out, or looking to grow, SBDC can help you navigate every turn at every stage of your business. The expert-level advising is completely confidential and 100% FREE to you.

Visit SBDC's website for more information.

San Joaquin County WorkNet
The San Joaquin County WorkNet Business Services team and our partners are here to help the business community.

Visit WorkNet's website for more information.

American Express Small Business Resource Center
Learn more about the Shop Small Movement and how American Express is helping support small businesses.

Visit American Express' website for more information.

INSURANCE RESOURCES

California Department of Insurance
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) was created in 1868 as part of a national system of state-based insurance regulation. The insurance market place has changed dramatically over time, but consumer protection continues to be the core of CDI's mission.

Visit CDI's website for more information.

Medicare Plans – Resource For Veterans
For many veterans, Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when choosing doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits.

Visit City of Stockton's website for more information.

VETERAN RESOURCES

Grants, Loans, and Training Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs
While funding can be an obstacle for many new entrepreneurs, veterans have some advantages. Federal agencies must set aside a certain amount of funding for vets. This is especially helpful, given that many veterans lack the sufficient credit history to obtain funding from traditional sources like banks.

Visit Digital.com's website for more information.

Medicare Plans – Resource For Veterans
For many veterans, Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when choosing doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits.

Visit Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center for more information for more information.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

Recently Laid Off?
The WorkNet Rapid Response Team Can Help Answer Your Questions. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am, they will have conference calls.

Visit WorkNet's website for more information.

WEBINARS AND PODCASTS

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce periodically adds webinars and podcasts from a number of business outlets. Visit our Webinars and Podcasts page for more information.

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