Disaster Recovery Resources
As a part of our disaster relief efforts for COVID-19 and beyond, Menifee Economic Development has compiled resources on this page to help our business community during this time of great need. We will continue to add to these resources and update this information regularly.
Resource Toolkit for Menifee Businesses
This kit will help assist small businesses affected by COVID-19 and includes:
Business Economic Impact Survey
Riverside County is working closely with Governor Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services to gather information about the impact caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Riverside County businesses and non-profit/non-governmental organizations. We are in the preliminary stages of exploring various resources, including public assistance and funding from Federal, State, local governments, and private sources that will help support our business community during this challenging economic time and in the near future. In order to support these efforts, we need your help to determine the economic impact.
Temporary Outdoor Personal Services Permit Application - COVID-19 (Frozen due to State orders)
The City of Menifee is offering Temporary Outdoor Expansion Permits to provide additional opportunity for existing personal services establishments located in the City of Menifee to expand their services outdoor within an approved area in accordance with Governor’s Reopening Plan. Permits granted under such provisions shall require the permittee to comply with the relevant Executive Orders, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to those pertaining to public health and safety requirements. Businesses shall comply with all applicable State and County laws and regulations pertaining to outdoor operations under this provision. No fee shall be assessed for the processing of permit applications. Eligible businesses include hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, outdoor fitness, and outdoor church services.
Webinars for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19
The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics will include but are not limited to:
- The Economic Injury Disaster Loan
- Payroll Protection Program
- Disaster Bridge Loan
- 7a Forgiveness Program
Information is changing and updating daily and the SBDC wants to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.
The webinar will be 30-40 minutes daily with a brief Q&A after.
Please click here to register.
Private Businesses & Organizations COVID-19 Open & Closed Status
This is only a partial list, based on State, County, and City rules as of 7/7/20. For information about required modifications and conditions, please visit covid19.ca.gov
Is Your Business "Essential?"
Essential services and businesses are absolutely necessary to help maintain the health and welfare of our City and community. Use this guide to determine if your business falls within the essential categories.
Workplace Health and Safety
For information on protecting workers from COVID-19, refer to the Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus.
Businesses and employers can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for help with planning and responding to COVID-19.
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.
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 California℠.
Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.