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The South of Market Business Association is a nonprofit organization working to promote South of Market as a vital place to live, work, visit and do business. SomBa mobilizes businesses, residents, community groups and government representatives to identify priorities, challenges and solutions to maintain a strong and vibrant community.

Reopening California! 

California is moving Beyond the Blueprint to safely and fully reopen the economy.

As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.

The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Restrictions that ended on June 15 include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Capacity limits on businesses
  • County tier system

Read more at: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

The SF Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will begin accepting loan applications today. Small businesses can apply online at www.CALoanFund.org. The program is being administered through the California Rebuilding Fund in partnership with KIVA and local Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) including Main Street Launch, Mission Economic Development Agency, CDC Small Business Finance, Pacific Community Ventures, and the National Asian American Coalition.  Click the links for more information.

SFCDMA on behalf of SomBa had created a list of Essential Businesses still operating during the pandemic.  To join the list or to search it, click below:

San Francisco Hardship Emergency Loan Program has launched, click on SF HELP.  Also, San Francisco launched a $10 Million Small Business Relief Fund to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19:

For Businesses and Employees Impacted by Covid-19, click here for San Francisco’s Resources!

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