Emergency Business Resources

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We’re Here for You
The City of Glendale is committed to both the physical and fiscal health of our community. The City’s Community Development Department is exploring ways to temporarily relieve the impact this will have on the business community. Strategies currently include implementing temporary curbside pick-up locations and developing marketing campaigns that promote local business.

The Economic Development Division is eager to speak with you to better understand your needs. If you would like to speak directly to the City of Glendale about concerns, suggestions or recommendations on how the City can assist in these unprecedented times, please contact us and stay informed as detailed below: 

  • How to reach the City of Glendale
  • Tell us how you and your employees are doing.
    • Are you offering limited hours or modified services?
    • Are you operating at full staffing levels or are your employees working from home?
    • How are your employees and clients responding?
  • Sign Up for our Economic Development Updates

Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses

Small Businesses & Restaurants Marketing Resources

Signage: The City has developed a Support Local campaign. If your business is open for take-out or delivery, and you would like us to deliver or send you signage to post on the window or reserve spaces for curbside parking, email us your address and needs. Downloadable signs are available in our Emergency Marketing Resources page.

Social Media Promotion: Please know that our team is supporting local businesses by offering free marketing support on our social media platforms @chooseglendale. Let us know if you have temporarily changed the way you conduct business or modified your business hours, we can help get the word out through our social media channels.

Check for Updates Often
As circumstances evolve, we urge you to check for updates often and stay informed by visiting the following trusted online resources:

State and Federal Resources
There are also a variety of state and federal resources available to small businesses experiencing financial hardship. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today disaster loan assistance for businesses located in Los Angeles County, among other locations severely impacted. To learn more, click here.

Please visit the online resources listed below for information on how your business can address a variety of issues related to the COVID-19.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  Guidance for Businesss & Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (Press Release 03/12/2020)
  California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program & Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Coronavirus Tax Relief
California Employment Development Department (EDD) Rapid Response Services (PDF)
Work Sharing Program 
  Disability Insurance Claims
  Paid Family Leave - if caring for an ill or quarantined family member
  Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments 
Reduced Work Hours and School Closures may be eligible to receive UI Benefits
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development Information for employers, employees and all Californians regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Coronavirus Response Toolkit
L.A. County Office of Small Business The County plans to assist small businesses in applying for loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Los Angeles County would like to work with utility and service providers to waive late fees and forgo service disconnections for tenants and small businesses who have been impacted. Additionally, the County will consider collaborating with banks and mortgage lenders to waive late fees, forgo notices of default and delay other actions to foreclose on property.
  L.A. County COVID-19 Information for Businesses
  Small Business Concierge
   Emergency Resources for Small Business
   Small Business Preference Programs
California Small Business Finance Center  COVID-19 Resources including financial products, loans 
 California State Treasurer  California Capital Access Program (CalCAP)
California Department of Industrial Relations  COVID-19 - AFQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner's Office
National Restaurant Association  Coronavirus Information and Resources

This information is provided as a courtesy to businesses. Please continue to monitor these trusted and official sources for accurate and timely updates about COVID-19:

New Emergency Orders and Updates Related to COVID-19
03/18/20 - City Council issues orders closing all city counters, addressing fees for City services and announces measures for residential and commercial tenancies as well as adult daycare facilities.

City Council Declares Local Emergency
03/16/2020– In an effort to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), yesterday the Glendale City Council declared a Local Emergency in Glendale, and mandated temporary restrictions for restaurants, gyms, bars, and retail businesses. Grocery stores and pharmacies are to remain open. This action, taken at an emergency Glendale City Council meeting at 1 pm on March 16, 2020, is consistent with a health order implemented across Los Angeles County.

A complete list of the mandates are detailed below:
Effective 11:59 pm on March 16, 2020 until March 31, 2020, businesses must adhere to the following:

  1. All bars, banquet halls, and nightclubs in the City of Glendale that do not serve food shall be closed to the public.
  2. Any bars, banquet halls, or nightclubs in the City of Glendale that serve food may remain open only for purposed of continuing to prepare and offer food to customers via delivery service to be picked up. Dine-in food service is prohibited.
  3. All restaurants and retail food facilities in the City of Glendale shall be prohibited from serving food for consumption on premises. Restaurants and retail food facilities may continue to operate for purposes of preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service, to be picked up or for drive-thru. For those establishments offering food pick-up, proprietors are directed to establish social distancing practices for those patrons in the queue for pick-up.
  4. The following are exempt from this Order:
    1. Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within hospitals, nursing homes, or similar facilities;
    2. Grocery stores;
    3. Pharmacies;
    4. Food banks; and,
    5. Farmer’s Markets that do not provide for sit down dining and don’t have spaces that are likely to confine 50 people or more in a single space.
  5. Trucks and other vehicles engaged in the delivery of grocery items to grocery stores, when such items are to be made available for sale to the public, are hereby exempt from having to complete with any City rules and regulations that limits hours for deliveries.
  6. All movie theaters, live performance venues, bowling alleys, arcades, and similar entertainment establishments shall be closed to the public.
  7. All gyms and fitness centers shall be closed to the public.

The City Council also encourages leaders of houses of worship to limit gathering on their premises and to explore ways in which are respective to their faith while still observing social distancing.