Business & Employment
New Health Guidelines for Businesses under high level of transmission
- Refer to Business Manual
- Require 6’ of distancing between household groups, unless masks are worn
- Post signage listing COVID-19 symptoms, asking employees and customers with symptoms to stay home, and encouraging physical distancing
- Offer alternative pickup options when possible (such as curbside pickups, delivery, takeout)
- Ensure ventilation systems operate properly
- Plexiglass barriers between staff and customers where feasible at cash registers and customer service counters when 6’ distancing is difficult
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect restrooms at least twice daily
- Facilitate employees working from home when ill or if they are higher-risk individuals
- Stay Safe to Stay Open Pledge (or a similar industry-approved pledge that increases health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19) is strongly encouraged
Physical distancing in restaurants (including buffets)/Bars
High level of transmission: 6 feet between parties at all times
(including waiting areas and when seated)
Any establishment that allows public gathering, such as live events, movie theatres, sporting events, weddings, recreation and entertainment
- Masks are required; performers are excluded
- Completion of Event Management Template is required
- Individual businesses will be expected to modify their operations based on individual outbreaks; Local Health Department discretion on severity of modifications, supported by Utah Department of Health.*
- 6’ physical distancing between household groups
- Exception to 6’ physical distancing between household groups can be requested through county executives in consultation with the local health officer. Exceptions may be reviewed every 14 days. Due to the high risk of transmission in this level, exceptions will be rare and are strongly discouraged.
You can find Salt Lake County Health Department’ requests for exception to the social distancing requirement form at https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/business/Yellow/COVID_19_Event_Planning_Template.pdf
Visit the Utah CoronaVirus page for a comprehensive look at the health guidance under the High Level of Transmission: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/
We have streamlined COVID-19 resources for Salt Lake City’s business community to plan, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. There will be updates. As we follow public health guidelines and common sense, we will give Salt Lake City the best opportunity to stay resilient during this challenging economic time.
Visit our main page for more information: https://www.slc.gov/ed/covid19/
- The SBA Disaster Loan Is Now Available in Salt Lake City.
- If you own a small business in Salt Lake City, the State of Utah has developed bridge funding until the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) federal assistance programs are up and running. Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan
- Utah COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program
- Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide (Source: https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/coronavirus-small-business-guide)
- The State of Utah
- PPE Push Pack Request
- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses: Application for Paycheck Protection Program
- IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Americans for the Arts
- UA&M COVID-19 Emergency Funding : Emergency funding available for Utah-based individual artists/creative workers and Utah-based nonprofit arts organizations.
- Salt Lake County (for businesses) SLCo Business Relief Hotline 385-468-4011.
- SBIG – Small Business Impact Grant: The Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) is a COVID-19 relief program for small businesses in Salt Lake County funded by the CARES Act. SLCo will award up to $40 million in grants through one-time payments of $500 to $35,000 to impacted businesses that apply.
- Bartender Emergency Assistance
- Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
- Local First Utah
- Utah Nonprofits Association at 801-596-1800
Utah Muslim Civic League is offering resources and services for Individuals and business owners in the Muslim-identifying communities. Services include:
- Help applying for PPP/EIDL loans
- Business grants
- Training and mentorship for start-ups and existing business
- Access to digital resources
- Food distribution
- Housing and rental assistance
- Transportation services
- Access to medical service resources
- Mutual Aid Group
The team is a multilingual team. For more information please contact Luna Banuri, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SALT LAKE COUNTY HIRING TEMPORARY POSITIONS
Salt Lake County is hiring for multiple temporary positions.
- Positions can be found at https://www.slco.org/jobs/.
- Department of Workforce Services –https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/index.html
- Virtual Job Seeker Workshops: https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/index.html.
If you need assistance in your language to apply for unemployment:
- Select option 1
- Enter the last 5 digits of their social security number Or the # sign,
- select option 5
- Wait for UI representative and tell them their language.
- The Federal Reserve and our Federal Government have approved the CARES Act, including a $10,000 grant advance through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program. View an overview of the CARES Act at https://www.slc.gov/ed/sbaemergencyloan/, or visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance to apply.
- If you have been furloughed or laid off, visit the Utah Department of Workforce Services at https://jobs.utah.gov/ for resources including access to unemployment benefits, food, energy, and medical assistance, as well as job postings.
- If you can’t work because you need to take care of a sick family member, you may be eligible for Family Medical Leave Act job protections. View more information about the Family Medical Leave Act at https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.