Page Updated 3.28.20 at 5:30 PM
We understand the significant challenges Hermosa Beach businesses face as a result of disruptions and closures caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19. Recognizing the growing need to provide our local community with the rapidly evolving list of resources and directives, the City has compiled the following local, state, national and private resources that can help local businesses during this time and ensure our businesses are doing their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As these resources are changing daily, you are encouraged to check back on this page frequently or sign up to receive daily updates from the City through our e-notification system.
These are unprecedented times, but our local businesses are committed, creative, and resilient. They are coming up with new options for curbside pick up, new virtual experiences, and expanded online shopping. Let’s show everyone what it means to be the #bestlittlebeachcity, and we'll get through this together. Stay Strong Hermosa!
Looking for a list of local businesses that are open for takeout and delivery orders and retailers that are offering online specials? Find or add your business to the Directory of Local Businesses and Status prepared by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce.
- A Letter from the Mayor to Our Hermosa Business Community
- Keep Calm and Carry Out Hermosa Graphics - The City of Hermosa Beach implemented a series of temporary, free short-term parking zones in its commercial areas to help safely support curbside and takeout orders from local restaurants and businesses.
- Urgency Ordinance Enacting Temporary Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions for Residential and Commercial Tenants Due to COVID-19
The City has made the following changes related to City fees and fines as of 3.25.20:
- Extended Business License renewal due dates to May 31, 2020
- Extended Parking Permit renewal due dates to May 31, 2020
- Delayed Parking Citation unbilled late fees until May 31, 2020
- No Parking Citations will be placed on hold at the DMV until May 31, 2020
- Waived Temporary Banner/Sign permit fees until May 31, 2020
- Suspended Restaurant Encroachment fees until April 30, 2020 (will be re-evaluated in April)
Download a Handout on City Extensions of Fines and Fees.
- LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center
- Handout for Local Business Activities Affected Under LA County Public Health Directive
- LA County Public Health Directive Guidance - 3.16.20
- LA County Public Health Graphics Library
- LA County Price Gouging FAQs
- LA County GIS Dashboard of COVID-19 Resources
- The U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Learn more at the SBA Disaster Assistance and Disaster Loan Assistance pages.
- Facebook is currently offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to help small businesses during this challenging time. Learn more at the Facebook Small Business Grants Program page.
- Tax Day Postponed to July 15: According to a Tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Federal Government is moving both tax payments and tax filing from April 15 to July 15 to give taxpayers and businesses additional time to file and make payments without incurring interest or penalties. Previously, only payments were delayed but not the filing of the forms.
- California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) offers tax assistance resources to employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, including a 60-day filing extension. Learn more at EDD’s dedicated Coronavirus Resources page.
- California Department of Tax and Fee Administration provides additional tax resources to assist individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Learn more at their COVID-19 State of Emergency page.
- California’s EDD offers Rapid Response Services for Businesses, a proactive, business-focused program designed to assist companies facing potential layoffs or plant closures. For additional information, please see this Fact Sheet on Rapid Response Services for Businesses.
- Senate Approves $2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package: The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan $2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package and sent it to the U.S. House for consideration. The package is designed to help ease the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide relief for American workers and businesses. The proposed legislation includes direct payments of $1,200 to most individuals making up to $75,000, or $2,400 for couples making up to $150,000, suspends student loan payments, delays the Real ID deadline, expands unemployment benefits and small business loans and provides aid for local governments and industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Banks Give Californians 90-Day Mortgage Moratorium: Governor Gavin Newsom announced in a briefing and Tweet today that over 200 major banks including Wells Fargo, CitiBank, JPMorgan Chase and US Bank have agreed to give California homeowners a 90-day grace period for mortgage payments to assist with financial difficulties caused by COVID-19.
- Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) provides a variety of emergency economic programs (e.g. financing, work-sharing, paid family leave, payroll tax extensions, etc.) in an effort to help tide businesses over during this coronavirus crisis. Learn more at the LAEDC Coronavirus Webpage.
- Stay at Home Order Updates: Following up on yesterday’s Stay at Home Order, Governor Newsom has released additional resources further explaining the decision and its ramifications. These resources include a list of Frequently Asked Questions and a video link to Newsom’s original address.
- The South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution offers dispute resolution services related to landlord and tenant disputes at 310-376-7007 (no charge to Hermosa Beach residents).
- Los Angeles County is providing information that includes a Rapid Response Fact Sheet and a Price Gouging Brochure. For additional information, please see the County’s Business Resources Page.
- Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs provides Coronavirus Updates and Resources for Consumers and Businesses.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers based on what is currently known about COVID-19 along with a Coronavirus Resources page.
- Cal/OSHA provides Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus to help employers comply with new safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.
- California Department of Public Health offers a dedicated COVID-19 Resources page that includes relevant information and links to their latest News Releases.
- The World Health Organization also has a page providing COVID-19 Resources for individuals and businesses.