COVID-19 Information

Recent News:

August 12, 2020 -  Small Businesses Eligible for up to $12,500 of local COVID-19 relief funding
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors recently authorized a $3.289 million relief program for local small businesses that are affected by COVID-19 and have had their reopening plans approved by the county, and funding is now available. Small businesses can apply on the County's website for grants ranging from $500 to $12,500 per business. 

You can submit your application beginning Wednesday, August 19th at 8:00 am. However, you can begin reviewing the application now and gather all the necessary documentation in order to be ready when the application period begins. 

The County of Humboldt Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant Program (SBRR) will provide direct aid to independent, local for-profit businesses that have suffered financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. The funding will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis, so it is essential that businesses submit quickly. 

There are two grant programs. The Restart Grant provides up to $500 for expenses related to drafting/submitting their business reopening plan. This grant is available only to those who have had their reopening plans certified and approved by the county. The Recovery Grant provides up to $12,000 to assist with COVID-19 related expenses.

Press Release: https://humboldtgov.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3156

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/88411/Small-Business-Restart--Recovery-Grant-Notice-of-Funding-Availability

Recovery Grant Application http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5582265/form
Restart Grant Application: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5580674/form

May 13, 2020 - Humboldt County Launches Online Tool to Help Businesses Meet State Reopening Requirements
The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) launch an online portal for businesses to submit a Reopening Plan in preparation for a gradual lifting of California’s Stay-at-Home Order. Press Release can be found at https://humboldtgov.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2846

Business owners and employers can utilize the online portal as follows:

  • Navigate to humboldtgov.org/covidreopening 
  • Select the Reopening Plan form most appropriate to the business’ sector (i.e. Retail, Construction, etc.)
  • Fill out the form
  • *To go directly to the online form* Submit the form online https://humboldtgov.org/2704/Business-Resources
  • Applicants will receive a certificate of approval or will be asked for additional information
  • Plan approval does not constitute permission to reopen. A business with an approved plan can reopen once their sector is allowed to reopen by the state.
COVID-19 News
On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a statewide shelter-in-place order, and as of May 08, 2020, we are officially moving into Stage 2. During this stage, lower-risk workplaces will gradually reopen.

As of May 7, 2020 there were no new positive cases confirmed in Humboldt County. In order to keep our COVID-19 positive cases low, we need to continue to do our part during the transition into Stage 2. This means that as consumers it is important to recognize that COVID-19 is still being transmitted, so while businesses are reopening, remember to shop safely in crowded settings. Remember to wear a face covering, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands when you return home.

The City of Trinidad urges you to visit the Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ website and the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response webpage https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/ for the most up to date information.

The City of Trinidad wants to thank all residents for their efforts to make Trinidad a place where all feel safe!
 
Additional Resources:

State of CA COVID-19  Response
covid19.ca.gov

Trinidad Chamber of Commerce will be updating their page on a regular basis with tourism information/regulations for the SIP order. https://exploretrinidadca.com


Trinidad California Tourism & Lodging will be providing updated information regarding local restaurants' operating hours. *Currently all local establishments are open with limited seating. However, please contact the local establishments for the most up to date information.*

How to Protect Yourself
⚠️Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
 
North Coast Small Business Development Center
 
California Department of Public Health
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention