For travel and tourism businesses

Information on this page is updated frequently. Last update: 4/8/2020 2:10pm

SBA

How can my business apply for SBA disaster assistance loans?

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus.

Is my business eligible?

U.S. Travel Association has put together this quick guide to the CARE act and what you're eligible to apply for. U.S. Travel Association's full FAQ guide is available here.

But what does the CARE act offer my small business?

Our friends at CalTravel have provided this 11 page guide to programs the CARE act is appointed to provide. For a more detailed overview of the CARE act, our friends at U.S. Travel Association has created this guide, including their current position on each piece of the act.


What else do I need to know?

How do I volunteer to lease my hotel to the State?

Governor Newsom is requesting additional hotel room capacity to host vulnerable populations such as homeless who may need to be quarantined and/or treated for the coronavirus. See parameters for participation and instructions for volunteering HERE.

What about Emergency Paid Sick Leave and FMLA? How do COVID-19 guidelines affect these?

DOL is clarifying their guidelines and FAQs. Find out more here.

Are there resources from the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce?

Of course! Our friends at the Chamber have assembled this central resource page.

Any other incredibly useful pages I should be aware of?

CalTravel, the advocacy association of which Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism has been long-time members and upon whose board Executive Director Marc Sapoznik currently serves, has put together this great toolkit. It includes forecast information from Tourism Economics, information on small business grants from Facebook and more. Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism staff is in constant communications with CalTravel leadership. We support of their advocacy efforts on behalf of our industry.

Staying Safe

Hotelier best practices:

For the latest health and safety guidelines from lodging properties, please visit the State of California’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website – the Resilience Roadmap section to view the State’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Hotel and Lodging and the COVID-19 General Checklist for Hotels and Lodging Employers.

Follow CDC guidance. Ensure you clean items including (but not limited to): door handles, telephones, toilets, light switches, remote controls, blow dryers, HVAC controls, faucet handles, and other surfaces frequently. For more information, check out ECOLab’s full guidance for Hospitality.

Please note that as of 4/7/2020, Sacramento County extended the stay-at-home Public Health Order until May 1, 2020. Most notably for the travel & tourism community, this order further clarifies the definition of "Essential Travel."

Restaurants best practices:

Restaurants are to offer to-go or delivery options, only. A link to ServSafe’s Coronavirus information is located here. Resources by the National Restaurant Association are online at this link. ECOLab has industry-specific information online here. Link to Restaurants; link to Hospitality; link to Food & Beverage Industry.

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