COVID-19 Business Resource Page

EDD Accepting Unemployment Insurance Benefits Applications for Self-employed, Sole Proprietors and Independent Contractors beginning on April 28, 2020.

Mariposa Roadmap to recovery guidelines. checkout the guidelines to reopening. 

Mariposa county business hotline - (209)742-1345 

Mariposa County CARES Act Small Business Resource Guide


USDA CARES Act Resources Guide

***Current health officer orders

Please click on the following link to view the current health officers regarding medical screening of all Mariposa County employees

Medical Screening Protocol Form


cares act 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a law meant to address the economic fallout of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

SBA Economic Injury disaster loans (eidl)

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved a disaster relief loan program for small businesses and non-profits in Mariposa County that have been impacted by COVID-19.To apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications, go to: 
Call: (800) 659-2955
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.


Paycheck Protection Program - Attention: Yosemite Bank is no longer accepting new PPP applications, although several banks are still accepting new PPPs. For more information, contact the business hotline.

The Centers for Disease Control has published guidance for businesses on the "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)" website.

SBDC COVID-19 Tool Kit

Additional Steps for Employers

Prepare for social distancing to prevent spread of disease. Consider allowing telecommuting, flexible work hours (e.g. staggered shifts) where possible.

  • Be aware that more employees may need to stay at home to care for sick children or other sick family members than is usual.
  • Prepare for employee absences resulting from personal illness, caring for ill family members, and school or childcare closures.
  • To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, use only the guidance described by CDC to determine risk of COVID-19  

Actively Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home:

  • Ask employees who are sick to stay home when sick. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: Fever, cough and shortness of breath and appear 2- 14 days after exposure.
  •  Ensure that sick leave policies are flexible and be sure that employees are aware of these policies.
  • Do not require a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick. Healthcare providers may be extremely busy and unable to provide timely documentation.

Apply Infection Control Measures at the Workplace       

  • Place posters that encourage staying home when sick, cough and sneeze etiquette, and handwashing in high visibility workplace areas.
  • Instruct employees to clean hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing for at least 20 seconds.
  • Provide soap and water and alcohol-based hand rubs in the workplace. Place hand rubs in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene.
  • Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles for use by employees.
  • Routinely clean all commonly touched surfaces. Use the cleaning agents normally used in these areas.
  • Separate employees who become ill during the workday in a designated space if they are awaiting transportation.