Information and Resources for Mountain View Businesses

Page last updated  3/30/2020 at  6:12:28 PM

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On March 17, 2020, the Santa Clara County was put under a Shelter-in-Place Order, requiring residents to limit travel outside of the home except for "essential goods and services" and exercise (so long as social distancing is practiced). We know that this has a big impact on your business, and we want to provide as many resources as we can to help you through this challenging time.

For new information regarding COVID at and to subscribe to a daily email on short updates about COVID called "The Briefing," you can text MVCOVID to 22828 or complete this online form:


  • (Monday, March 30, 2020) Later this week, we will be launching our #TogetherMV Fund as part of our #TogetherMV community relief effort. The #TogetherMV Fund is a partnership between the City of Mountain View and Los Altos Community Foundation to raise and distribute donations to Mountain View community members who have been economically burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes families that have lost wages from reduced work hours and layoffs, small businesses that have been unable to remain open, seniors in need, and our unstably housed neighbors who face heightened health risks from community spread of COVID-19. The #TogetherMV Fund will support rent relief programs, small business assistance, help for seniors and enhanced services to our unstably housed neighbors. More information will be posted here when it is available. Applications are NOT YET being received for this fund.
  • (Thursday, May 19, 2020) The U.S. Small Business Association now has their  Disaster assistance loans  portal open for financial assistance and is taking applications. (Please note that due to high volume, the page may load slowly.)
    Direct link to the Disaster Loan Assistance Information and Fact Sheets (in English and Spanish) 

Useful Links

County and State Resources:  Below are links to businesses to help employers and employees address impacts associated with COVID-19.

  • Santa Clara County Health Department: “Essential Business” information under Frequently Asked Questions  including a full list
  • State of California Employment Development Department: Support services for employers and employees
  • State of California Labor & Workforce Development Agency: Information on worker benefits
  • Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development:  Additional resources for businesses

Federal Resources: Additional information and guidance.

  • Center for Disease Control: Information for businesses on COVID-19-related information including cleaning and disinfecting.