COVID-19 Business Impacts

This page last updated 3-26-2020 at 12:00 pm

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SBA Offers Disaster Loan Assistance to California Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans for working capital to small businesses in Alameda County (and elsewhere) suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. These low interest loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.

For more information about the SBA’s process including the documentation required to process applications and make disaster loan decisions, download the SBA brochure, The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans.

California small businesses can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan on the SBA website. To apply by mail, call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail for more instructions.

Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC) is available to assist Alameda County businesses with the disaster loan application process:

  • Small businesses that are currently SBDC clients should contact their advisor.
  • Non-SBDC clients will need to complete an online application for services. Go to the ACSBDC website, then click the red “apply now” button at the top of the page to begin the application process.

Alameda County Shelter In Place Order

On March 16, 2020, the Health Officer of Alameda County  issued a Shelter In Place Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This Order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended by the Alameda County Health Officer.

Essential businesses allowed to operate during the recommended action include health care operations; businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals; fresh and non-perishable food retailers (including convenience stores); pharmacies; child care facilities; gas stations; banks; laundry businesses and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence.  In addition, health care, law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action. For the full list, please see section 10 of the Order

For more information on the public health order, please go to

View the March 16, 2020 Order as a PDF.

Read the Alameda County Public Health Department Frequently Asked Questions |Preguntas más frecuentes (Spanish update coming soon)

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Alameda County Small Business Development Center Resources

ACSBDC is available to assist any small business in Alameda County with their application for an SBA Disaster Loan.

Visit their COVID-19 webpage for more information and resources.

State and Other Resources

Please visit the Other Business Resources page for additional resources.

Supporting Local Restaurants

Visit the #DublinEats webpage for a list of local restaurSupport Dublin Restaurants #DublinEats graphicants offering to-go and delivery services during the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place.

And also check out Visit Tri-Valley’s  #TakeOutTriValley webpage for other restaurants in the Tri-Valley area that are operating.

Keep Informed

Business News Updates

The City of Dublin will continue to update this webpage with information and resources as they become available. If you are a business in Dublin and did not receive the notices listed below via email, please send us an email and request to be added to the Business News Update distribution list.

Archive of Emailed Special Notices to Businesses:

3/13/2020: Special Notice #1

3/16/2020: Proclamation Declaring A State Of Emergency

3/16/2020: Special Notice #2

3/17/2020: Special Notice #3

3/19/2020: Special Notice #4

3/23/2020: Special Notice #5

3/24/2020: Special Notice #6

3/26/2020: Special Notice #7

Didn’t receive the AC Alert?

If you did not receive a message from Alameda County through AC Alert on Monday, March 16, 2020 about the Order, please register with AC Alert to receive future emergency notifications via text message or email.