Business Information & Resources

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Current Safety Measures

Effective March 1, 2022, the requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in indoor public settings and businesses was replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, mask in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public. Additionally, after March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings terminated.

California Department of Public Health Guidance on Masking

State Guidelines

Financial Aid for Businesses

Below are "quick links” to the latest business resources and information, especially grants and loans. 

For updates on grants and business resources, subscribe to the Coronavirus Business Task Force list at

Latest Grants & Loans

Get Support

Nevada County partners with the Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Small Business Development Center to provide one-on-one support, funding assistance, trainings, and workshops. 

If you need help with your small business recovery plan or applying for a grant or a loan, the advisors offer free assistance. 

State Resources for Businesses

The State of California has several websites to help you navigate the pandemic and access the resources to help your business recover.

  • The Business page has information for businesses and employers on grants and loans, technical assistance, and how to manage COVID-19 in the workplace. The main page is full of useful resources and general updates, too. 
  • The GO Biz site is run by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and is a good resource for Covid-19 resources. Sign up for the GoBiz newsletter to receive updates and announcements as they happen. 

Nevada County Relief Fund

The Nevada County Relief Fund provides grants to for-profit businesses that are complying with public health guidelines. Visit their website at for information on current funding opportunities.

No Cost PPE for Small Businesses

The County's Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners (25 employees or less) masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. Learn more or apply here.

Workplace Exposure Information & Resources

Connect to employer resources for prevention, preparedness, workplace exposures, and outbreak management. Go to our Workplace Exposures page.

Resources & Support for Local Businesses

Business Assistance

Business Associations

Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Small Businesses Facebook Group

Share resources and support with other local small businesses. Moderated by the County of Nevada and the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Posters, Flyers, & Graphics

Download and print signs and graphics to display at your business.

Webinars & Workshops

View webinars, workshops, meetings of the COVID-19 Business Resource Task Force, and more.

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