Business Resources

Submit Your Reopening Plan

Local businesses may now apply to reopen on a gradual basis consistent with state and local orders. Businesses already open to the public will be prioritized.


Economic Impact

A map of revenue and job loss by region can be found here.

Pie charts displaying revenue and job loss by sector can be found here.


Data is current as of 06-23-2020.

Data is based on Humboldt County businesses who are self-reporting and who have submitted responses through the Humboldt County OES Economic Impact Survey. Losses have not been independently verified and may be subject to change.


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  1. July 30, 2020 - Supervisors approve $3.2 million in CARES Act funding for local businesses

    The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of CARES Act funding for the Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant Program. This program will provide direct aid to small and locally owned and operated businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read on...
  2. July 22, 2020 - Ag Officials Encourage Safe Industry Practices to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

    County and state officials are encouraging agriculture and livestock business owners to adjust workplace protocol and behavior to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  3. July 14, 2020 - Encroachment Permits Allow Businesses to Operate Outdoors

    Following the state’s order to restrict certain industry sectors to outdoor-only operations, businesses in the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County are invited to apply for a no-cost encroachment permit to convert parking lanes or stalls for... Read on...
  4. July 14, 2020 - State Places Additional Restrictions on Certain Sectors; Takes Effect Locally Friday

    California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide order to close bars and transition six industry sectors to outdoor-only operations to limit spread of COVID-19. Local implementation has begun and will take full effect Friday. Read on...
  5. June 23, 2020 - Most Industry Sectors Cleared to Begin Reopening With EOC-Certification

    Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich today announced that businesses in industry sectors with state-provided guidance can begin to reopen after their reopening plan has been certified Read on...
  6. June 15, 2020 - Certified Hotels, Short-Term Rentals, Personal Care Services Can Reopen Friday

    Hotels, short term-rentals and personal care services, including nail salons, tattoo parlors and massage studios, can begin reopening as soon as Friday, June 19, with certification from the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Read on...
  7. June 11, 2020 - Campgrounds, RV Parks Cleared to Begin Reopening Process

    Campgrounds and RV parks can now submit a Business Reopening plan and may reopen to visitors following certification by the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center. Read on...
  8. June 8, 2020 - Certified Hair Salons, Barber Shops Reopening; Precautions More, Not Less Important

    A total of 114 hair salons and barber shops have been certified by the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and have been cleared to reopen today. Read on...
  9. June 6, 2020 - Certified Hair Salons and Barber Shops Cleared to Reopen Monday

    Hair salons and barber shops whose plans have been approved and certified by the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) can start reopening Monday, June 8. Read on...
  10. June 5, 2020 - *State Says ‘How,’ County Decides ‘When’ Businesses Reopen

    The Office of the California Governor and California Department of Public Health issued COVID-19 safety guidance late this afternoon for additional business sectors, although these sectors have not yet been cleared to reopen locally. Read on...
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