Reopening your Business

Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency has created reopening your business guidance documents complete with submission forms, posters and guidelines.


Tulare County Roadmap to Recovery Guide

Informational guide outlining the business that are permitted to be open in Tulare County


COVID-19 Guide: Playbook for Reopening Your Business in the Age of COVID-19

To ensure the safety of our community and to help navigate the new normal, Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency has created this playbook. This comprehensive guide includes many of the recommendations and developed guidelines from the CDC and other federal, state, and local agencies. This resource will act as a living document, which we will update as this fluid situation changes.


Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk of COVID-19

Businesses looking to reopen are encouraged to review the latest industry guidance documents that are relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action prior to reopening.

Businesses and employers can view statewide industry guidance to reduce risk of COVID19 on the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response webpage and on the California Department of Public Health Guidance Documents webpage.


Guidelines to Prepare your Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace. CDC provides the latest guidance for businesses to follow online at CDC Business Page. 

Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19 Guide

Interim CDC Guidance for Essential Businesses and Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Essential Businesses and Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to COVID-19 - QUICK GUIDE Document


Resources for Businesses and Employers


California is providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:

For more information visit the California COVID-19 Response website.


California "GO-Biz" Resources

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Californians can access the California Go Biz Coronavirus Resources page for newsletters, program instruction videos, weekly webinars, latest updates and more information related to business and economic development.



Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a variety of relief options and additional resources for business owners to help overcome challenges created by this health crisis. SBA is offering multiple funding options for those seeking relief made possible by the CARES Act, which contains relief funding for American workers and small businesses.

Visit the SBA website for funding options and more information.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marshalling its full resources to assist companies and businesses continue to operate and keep paychecks flowing to American workers. The Chamber of Commerce has created an array of resources and guidance for business owners. Visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website for information regarding Emergency Loan programs, Economic Injury Disaster Load Programs, and other relief programs for businesses and independent contractors.