Economic Development and Asset Management

COVID-19 for Businesses



COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program


The COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program invests $30 million in supporting local businesses to ensure compliance with public health safety practices. To support our local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County Health orders and direction, San Bernardino County is implementing the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program. 

This program has two components:

  • Funding of $2,500 for eligible Small Businesses with 1-100 employees
  • Support and Partnership for ALL eligible County businesses who wish to become a COVID-Compliant Business Partner

Learn more and apply to become a COVID-Compliant Business by clicking here.  


Webinar - May 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. - Looking Beyond: What's Next to Help Local Businesses Succeed?

Reserve your seat for a webinar on Tuesday, May 19th, at 11:00 a.m. to join national and local business insiders in a round table discussion as they share expert insights to answer the big question: "Now What?" 

Important Updates from the Governor

Industry Guidelines have been issued by  the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in conjunction with Cal/OSHA, to help workplaces operate and reopen safely. The goal is a safer environment for workers and customers. Businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the Guidelines, but before reopening, all facilities must first perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan.

Industries that are currently allowed to resume full or modified operations, if they're permitted to open per County health rules, can be found on the industry guidance website. Stage 2 expansion will be phased in gradually. Some communities may move through Stage 2 faster if they are able to show greater progress. Counties that have met the readiness criteria and worked with the CDPH can open more workplaces as outlined on the County Variance Page.


California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announces new sectors that can reopen with modifications Statewide. See attached CDPH News Release.


**Click here for your restaurant to apply for the Great Plates Program**


Did you know that advertising on the Shop Upland App is available to ALL Upland businesses? Click here to learn more about advertising your business to Upland residents and beyond with the Shop Upland app!


Upland Executive Order 2020-1 of the Director of Emergency Services permitting temporary signage in the right of way for essential businesses. For businesses offering essential services, as designated by the California Department of Public Health in its list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, and open to the general public with modified services levels, signs may be placed in the right-of-way subject to these limitations:
  • Temporary signs may be placed in the right-of-way and landscape areas of private property in the areas immediately adjacent to the business or shopping center.
  • Signs must be free-standing and be in the form of an A-Frame sign or a Banner affixed to the ground but cannot be attached to any existing structure, tree or parking lot light standard, etc.
  • A business may place one A-Frame sign or one Banner not to exceed 24 square feet per side or 4 feet in height on each street frontage. 
  • Signs shall not be placed to create a hazard for pedestrians or drivers, including line-of-sight obstructions within 20 feet of a corner radius.
Please see the Executive Order 2020-1 in PDF format attached below.


CA Workforce Development Update from Governor Newsom Administration Webinar

Join for a live webinar on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring Dr. Angelov Farooq, Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board.

Discussion will offer:

  • Timely updates on Economic and Workforce Development issues from Governor Newson Administration 
  • Opportunities for local businesses to share their recommendations as state policies are being considered


ON MARCH 17, 2020 SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY ACTING HEALTH OFFICER ORDERED THE CANCELLATION OF ALL GATHERINGS. Since that time, the San Bernardino Department of Public Health has issued additional Health Orders. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines. Click here to read the San Bernardino County Health Officer Orders 

Guidance for Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues: State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues **Click here for your restaurant to apply for the Great Plates Program**

Guidance for Public Gatherings. Information for businesses in regard to recommendations for business operations responsive to the guidelines from the California Department of Public Health can be found here:, specifically guidance as it relates to gatherings and social distancing. 

Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to CA Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19  Please see also new, important CARES Act information here: Small Business Owner's Guide to the Cares Act

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please click here to access the State’s GO-Biz site:

California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) has prepared a page on their website with great information on Federal, State and local resources to assist businesses hit hard by the Coronavirus COVID-19. Please click on the link here:

San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency has created a page that highlights the current business relief programs available to businesses, including everything from SBA loan programs to utility programs. Please click on the link here:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - For COVID-19 business resources, and how SBDC can help your business, please click here: If you have any questions, please call Mary at the SBDC at (909) 983-5005. 


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Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

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