COVID-19 Resources for Business

Nevada County

Purple Tier information

If you missed 11/18/20 community webinar  here’s the link:

Covid Business Alliance Meeting Recording here


Add your business/non-profit to the “Spread Thanks, not COVID” listing via YubaNet 

Click HERE

November 19, 2020 – Nevada County businesses and non-profits are invited to fill out [a] short form and be added to the listing of local businesses keeping their staff and the community safe this holiday season [click on link above].

Give the community an opportunity to shop safely and support our local economy! We will promote the listing, doing our part to keep the community safe and dollars local.


No Cost PPE for Small Businesses

Apply HERE while supplies last

The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. This personal protective equipment (PPE) has been made available to California small businesses through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) in collaboration with the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA).

PPE will be available for pick up in Western Nevada County at two locations: the Nevada County Contractors Association and the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. In Truckee, small businesses may pick up PPE from the Truckee Chamber of Commerce.

To request PPE, small business owners must complete an online application in advance to apply, click one of the application buttons above.

After completing the online PPE request form, small businesses may print their confirmation email, or display their confirmation email when picking up PPE. Small businesses may send a family member, volunteer, or employee as a proxy to pick up the protective equipment. Please complete one form per business only. Hand sanitizer and surgical masks will be available while supplies last.


Fee Waiver for Environmental Health Permit: Apply by Nov. 3oth


The Environmental Health Department Permit Fee Waiver Request Application is in response to the severe impact that COVID -19 Restrictions and State Public Health Mandates have impacted certain Businesses in our County. The Waiver is intended to provide some relief to the following business types: Restaurants, Bars/Breweries, Public Pools and Spas, Body Art and Tattoo Facilities and Organized Campgrounds for the operational period of October 31, 2020 through November 1, 2021. If you wish to submit a request from, please review and complete all areas of the Waiver Request Application below and on subsequent pages. Please note that you must complete all information and submit to the Nevada County Department of Environmental Health by November 30, 2020 to be considered for the FY 20/21. Submittals after November 30, 2020 will not be considered.

New parking for Downtown on Mill and Main Streets

2 new ADA parking spots and 10 more new spots available for customers at Church St lot.

In an effort to make pick-up easier for our restaurants and retailers the City posted signs to allow for some parking places on Mill and Main Streets to be either 15 minutes or 30 minutes long. We hope that this will make it easier for the Downtown Customers to be able to pick up their food or merchandise from the stores that are offering curbside pick up for merchandise or to go food.

Also if you or any of your employees are working in your business the City and GVDA would ask that you don’t park your cars on Mill or Main. Please leave these space open for the convenience of the Downtown customers. Please utilize the City lots to park in and leave the street parking for those that are picking up.

If you have any questions feel free to call me at the office, 530-272-8315. If you have any questions for the City please feel free to call Mayor, Lisa Swarthout 530-274-4315.

Thank you all for your cooperation.

Main Street Forward

main street america logo

Now more than ever, Main Street leaders have a crucial role to play in supporting small businesses, maintaining quality of life, and ultimately restoring the vitality of commercial districts. We are here to support you.

Our new COVID-19 recovery-oriented resource center, Main Street Forwardoffers a wide range of free resources, including recovery planning tools, guidance as it relates to Four Point activities, research, advocacy efforts, and best practices and examples from around the Network.

Together we will move Main Street Forward.

Business Resilience Tool Kit

business resilience toolkit

While this kit was created for phase 2 reopening, there are many resources still useful for business owners.

Download the Business Resilience Tool Kit

Signs for Businesses

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Download the Open Sign Grass Valley

Nevada County Relief Fund

nevada county relief fund

Apply for Funds here:

Covid Community Alliance

covid community alliance
Who is open and practicing best practices? Go to Covid Community Alliance

Shop local, shop safely, be kind and tolerant

Coronavirus Updates

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevada County to the next tier ranking.  Individual action will lead to collective mitigation that will shift the county’s tier status and our collective behavior this weekend matters. Wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing your hands and getting tested can help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support decreased modifications to business operations.

For more information visit:

Face Coverings

masks make a difference

Find shareable flyers on Nevada County website on:

Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in English (Nevada County Public Health)
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in Spanish (Nevada County Public Health)

Contact the County to ask questions at

Business Resources

Join the Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Small Businesses 

Resources, support, and information for small businesses in Nevada County. Creating community to work together to overcome the unique challenges we face in this region.

Sierra Business Council

Sierra Small Business Development Center Norther California Network

211 Connecting Point  

Call 211 on your phone for information about anything 24 hours a day or visit their website


Please use this resource link, Virtual Shop & Support Local – Nevada County, CA , or who is doing online shops, deliveries, call in orders, offers.  This will be a real time link to what is happening in this fluid time.

We encourage everyone to support our local businesses as much as possible.  Our local business community has been so faithful in supporting so many worthy causes – we are partners in helping to get through this crisis.  All of us.

The most important thing is to take care of yourself and those you love. As always, we are encouraged and inspired by the great spirit of our community. This fuels all of us to do our best. Thank you for making a difference.

With Gratitude,

Your Grass Valley Downtown Association Team

Customer Code of Conduct

Requirements & Guidance for Retail. Restaurant, Office, Manufacture Stage 2 Businesses


Trusted information sources

for valid updates, resources:, , 211 to stay tuned.

Those resources include information about SBA Loans, and EDD Unemployment, testing etc. at

News Sources  and The Union  


All Nevada County updates at 

MyNevadaCounty has a list of resources for EDD, SBA loans, and an extensive list of resources and updates.

Nevada County FB site at

Subscribe to newsletters from the County at

Stay up to date on the State Information at Employment and Taxes

Updates from Governor Newsom’s office