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

Employers: please fill out our COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey.

For more information, please see the Economic Impact Survey FAQs (PDF).

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.

Humboldt County Private Sector
COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey
Current Damage Assessment
Businesses Self-Reporting:783
Reported COVID Business Revenue Loss:$41,529,493.53
COVID-19 Related Job Loss:2503
Disaster Loans to local businesses through Partner Agencies:1114
Community Members served through The Job Market:2273
Local Business Outreach:1,218

All data is current as of 05-14-2020.

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.

The Good News Report


“The Private Sector Economic Recovery Report measures the outcomes of local (Humboldt County) resources and initiatives which are aimed and supporting businesses who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. This report is compiled using data from local banks and partner economic development agencies. This data is based on self-reporting. It has not been interdependently verified and is therefore subject to change.”

  1. News
  2. Employers
  3. Employees
  1. May 28, 2020 - Certified Dine-In Restaurants Cleared to Open Friday; Certified Business Lists Online

    The Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has reviewed more than 1,000 Reopening Plans since the online portal was launched May 13. Almost 850 plans have been certified. Read on...
  2. May 26, 2020 - Places of Worship and Certified Restaurants Set to Reopen

    Restaurants that have been certified by the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) can begin dine-in services as early as this Friday. Places of worship may reopen with safety modifications in place. Read on...
  3. May 19, 2020 - Additional Businesses Now Allowed Under Updated Order of the Health Officer

    Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich today issued an Order of the Health Officer to modify the Shelter-in-Place Order and allow additional businesses to reopen once their safety plan is approved. Read on...
  4. May 15, 2020 - Some, But Not All Businesses Can Begin to Reopen

    More than 350 business Reopening Plans have been received and 75 have been approved since the online certification process began Wednesday afternoon. The Reopening Certification Team is prioritizing those businesses that are able to reopen immediately. Read on...
  5. May 14, 2020 - Humboldt County Moving Forward with Expanded Reopening Plans Following State Approval

    Humboldt County today was approved by the state to reopen certain business sectors as fast as conditions allow after meeting criteria outlined in California’s roadmap to reopening. Read on...
  6. May 13, 2020 - County Launches Online Tool to Help Businesses Meet State Reopening Requirements

    The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) today is launching an online portal for businesses to submit a Reopening Plan in preparation for a gradual lifting of California’s Stay-at-Home Order. Read on...
  7. May 8, 2020 - Allowable Services List Updated to Include New State Guidance

    The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) has updated the allowable services list to reflect changes made to the California Stay-at-Home Order and clarify which local businesses can reopen in this stage of the state’s reopening plan Read on...
  8. May 7, 2020 - News Release from the CA Employment Development Department

    "New data illustrating historic demand for unemployment benefits in California" Additional Info...
  9. May 7, 2020 - State Releases Guidance to Businesses for Developing Safety Plans

    The Office of the Governor and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updated industry guidance for businesses to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission as they begin to reopen. Read on...
  10. May 6, 2020 - Soft Opening of Some Humboldt County Businesses Set for Friday

    The state has authorized some Humboldt County businesses with lower COVID-19 exposure risk to begin reopening on Friday, May 8. Qualifying businesses must have modifications in place to protect the health and safety of both employees and customers. Read on...
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