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
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 www.treasury.gov. 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.
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.
- For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
- If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE
- If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE
- The application for borrowers can be found HERE
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.
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 Development Department
Employment-related Q&A for both Workers and EmployersVisit Page
Labor & Workforce Development Agency
Guidance for Employers and Workers, Paid Sick Leave, Family Leave, UnemploymentVisit Page
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Relief and GuidanceVisit Page
Small Business Administration
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, SBA Products and ResourcesVisit Page
Southern California Edison
Tools & Resources for BusinessesVisit Page
Centers for Disease Control
What You Need to Know, How to Protect YourselfVisit Page
California Department of Public Health
Public Health and GuidanceVisit Page
City of Ontario
Local actions regarding COVID-19 CoronavirusVisit Page
San Bernardino County
County actions regarding COVID-19 CoronavirusVisit Page
CalChamber News, Federal, State and Local ResourcesVisit Page
US Chamber of Commerce
Resources & Guidelines for Business, Business Preparedness ChecklistVisit Page
Greater Ontario Business Council
Information & ResourcesVisit Page