FDA Food Safety - Reopening Practices

The most recent information available can be found at the top of each section. Updates are listed in the order they were released.


View Open Businesses During COVID-19
Including Take-Out/Delivery Options


Stay Informed

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Shelter in Place - June 2, 2020

Appendix C - Additional Businesses Allowed to Operate - June 2,2020

Contra Costa Countywide Curfew Order

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Health Order

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Official State Website

Contra Costa Health Services - Official Website

Shelter in Place FAQ Fact Sheet

City of Walnut Creek Coronavirus Update - March 17, 2020

Public Safety Update from the WCPD


Reopening Resources

CA Resiliency Roadmap

FDA Food Safety - Reopening Practices

CDC Reopening Guidance

EPA Cleaning/Disinfecting Guides



The following are resources for small business owners impacted COVID-19.  WCD will continue to provide our membership information to support you and your employees as it becomes available. 

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and the county Workforce Development Board announced the opening of a call center Thursday serving local businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The WDB COVID-19 call center operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the Workforce Development Board, which is part of the county's Employment and Human Services Department. The call center offers resources to businesses, such as how to handle layoffs and insurance needs, and how to access federal loans and payroll subsidies. Small business owners can contact the call center at 833-320-1919. #BounceBackContraCosta

Executive Summary of New Shelter Order Issued on March 31, 2020 (CC Health Services)

Business Social Distancing Health Order Sheet

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application


SBDC Survival Guide

SBDC Webinars (FREE)

Emergency Moratoreum on Evictions – Residential/Commercial

State Treasurer's Office: Small Business Resources

HR Advisors Employer/Employee Info Sheet

***U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Disaster Declaration*** 

GoBiz - Small Business Resource Website

Employment Development Department


Employer: Reduced Work Hours

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent.

Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Employers: Potential Closure or Layoffs

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.


Financial Resources/Grants

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and advertising credits to help small businesses during this time.

James Beard Foundation started a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need.

Guy Fieri Restaurant Relief Grants


Google Small Business Advertising Grants



WCD Webinars

COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety

Economic Resiliency: The Road to Recovery

Website & Marketing Insights During & After COVID-19

Small Business Insurance in the Time of COVID-19

Social Media in the Time of COVID-19




Worker: Reduced Work Hours
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.

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