COVID-19: For Businesses

BUSINESS RE-OPENING INFORMATION AND FREE WEBINAR

Free Webinar: Safely Reopen Your Business in Moorpark After COVID-19 Opens in new windowPlease click here to review the process for your business to open, including restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, and office-based businesses.

We are also hosting a FREE webinar on Thursday, May 28, at 11:30AM about how to Safely Reopen Your Business in Moorpark after COVID-19. 

Future re-opening plans for businesses not yet able to reopen (personal care services, salons, gyms, etc.) are available at the State’s Resilience Roadmap website.

COMPLETE THE CITY’S COVID-19 BUSINESS SURVEY

As Moorpark and the entire world face unprecedented disruption and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is seeking information about your business and its current operations so that we may assist in providing information and resources specific to your business. While challenging times lay ahead, the City intends to be an active partner in rebuilding the economy and emerging as a more resilient, thriving business community.

LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE 

We are also continuously updating the Ventura/Santa Barbara County region COVID-19 Business Resource Guide for Employers, Self-Employed, and Employees. The guide contains information on:

• For Employers and Self-Employed:

  • FREE business consulting
  • PPP application assistance and Loan Forgiveness assistance
  • How to access EDD’s Work Sharing Program
  • Access to business and personal financing, grants, and loans
  • What businesses should be doing now to prevent the spread of COVID-19

• For Employees:

  • How to apply for unemployment benefits
  • Understand Disability and Paid Family Leave
  • How to get tax filing extensions
  • Search CalJOBS for current job openings

BUSINESS RESOURCE HOTLINE

If you would like to speak to a live person for advice, please call the Economic Development Collaborative’s Business Resource Hotline at (805) 409-9159. We are doing our best to make a live person immediately available.

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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED, 1099 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, AND GIG ECONOMY WORKERS

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) launched its Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program on April 28.  The program extends unemployment benefits to self-employed individuals, 1099 independent contractors, and gig economy workers (such as Uber/Lyft drivers and DoorDash/GrubHub drivers).

FREE WEBINAR SERIES: NAVIGATING LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT

In conjunction with our regional partners at the Economic Development Collaborative, the City invites all Moorpark business owners, their employees, and self-employed individuals to participate in FREE webinars about resources available to help businesses and their employees navigate this pandemic.  Webinars are recorded and archived, in case you can’t participate in the live webinar.  While the weekly webinar series started at the beginning of April, we are only posting the most recent webinar and upcoming webinar to make sure you always have the most current information.


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VENTURA COUNTY “STAY WELL AT HOME” ORDER

The Ventura County Public Health Department issued its original Stay Well at Home Order. The County’s current requirements, along with FAQs, are available at www.vcemergency.com/staywellvc. If you have questions about whether your business can open or not, call the County hotline at 844-VC-OPENS (844-826-7367).

CURRENT COVID-19 CASES IN MOORPARK AND VENTURA COUNTY

Every afternoon, the Ventura County Public Health Department posts updated figures for the number of COVID-19 cases in Moorpark and across Ventura County at www.vcemergency.com.

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CITY SERVICES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Although City Hall is currently closed, we are still able to provide many business services, including permitting, inspections, and business registrations by appointment, phone, or E-mail. For a full list of City services and how to access them, please visit this website.