As the situation surrounding Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to unfold, we want to assure you that we are here to help. 


Ontario Open For You

Ontario Open For You Interactive Map

Click on the link above to see a map of all of the Dining Establishments, Grocery & Retail Stores that are still open in Ontario. 

Remember, all restaurants that are open are for drive-thru, pick-up, curb-side & delivery only. 


City Hall Appointments  

City Hall is currently open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment with City Staff for the below, please click here

  • Building Permit
  • Building: Plan Plan Check Submittal / Pick-Up
  • Business License Application
  • City Clerk / Records Management
  • Engineering: Encroachment Permit
  • Engineering: Plan Check Submittal / Pick-Up
  • Fire: Plan Check Submittal / Pick-Up
  • Planning: Plan Check Submittal / Pick-Up 


U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans, Small Business Guide and Checklist

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. 

The administration has released initial guidelines; they are available at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals check eligibility and prepare to file for a loan.

Small businesses and sole proprietors can begin applying on April 3. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply beginning on April 10.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans, Small Business Guide and Checklist


Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Information from the U.S. Department of the Treasury



The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Click here to access this site which includes links on how to support employers and employees who are susceptible to the virus’ disruption.


Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources for Your Business

Because of vastly changing concerns regarding coronavirus, small businesses across America have been facing extreme adversity for the past few weeks. That is why the mission at the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center is to ensure the success of small business that have been negatively impacted by this disease and the regulations that have come along with it. Take a look at the resources to see what you can do to help your business prosper. 

Services and Resources


San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board COVID-19 Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is instituting proactive measures to protect the health and safety of its employees, job seekers, and the businesses it serves.

This resource guide provides links to critical resources and services available to businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The WDB is working closely with its business and economic development partners to gauge specific needs within the county, and will update this information as it becomes available.  Click here for the Resource Guide.


California Extended Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020 

During this time of need, California individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 can focus on their health and well-being. Click here to see more details.


IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020 

The IRS moved the national income tax filing day ahead to July 15, three months after the normal deadline for Americans to send in their returns. The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.  Please see the IRS Website for more details.


Additional Employee/Employer Resources 

Below are links to a variety of sources that may be of assistance to you. We encourage you to review each one. There's a brief description of what you will find before clicking through.

Employment Department

Employment Development Department

Employment-related Q&A for both Workers and Employers

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Labor & Workforce

Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Guidance for Employers and Workers, Paid Sick Leave, Family Leave, Unemployment

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Internal Revenue Service

Tax Relief and Guidance

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Small Business Administration

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, SBA Products and Resources

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Southern California Edison

Tools & Resources for Businesses

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Centers for Disease Control

What You Need to Know, How to Protect Yourself

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California Department of Public Health

Public Health and Guidance

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City of Ontario

City of Ontario

Local actions regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

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County of SB

San Bernardino County

County actions regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus 

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CalChamber Advocacy

CalChamber News, Federal, State and Local Resources

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US Chamber

US Chamber of Commerce

Resources & Guidelines for Business, Business Preparedness Checklist

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Greater Ontario Business Council

Information & Resources

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