Information and Resources for Mountain View Businesses

Page last updated  4/1/2020 at  12:52:55 PM

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On March 31, the Santa Clara County extended the Shelter-in-Place Order to May 3, 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:


  • City Resources
    On April 1, the City of Mountain View will be launching a donation portal, #TogetherMV, for people to donate funds to help small businesses. Business owners who want to apply for funds can email to get on an interest list. Interest list members will be notified when the application process is opened and what they will need to apply.
  • Regional, County, State and Federal Help
    We have also compiled a list of resources available to small businesses from other levels of government, including ways to access the recently passed CARES Act stimulus relief from the federal government. Existing resources here are listed below and broken out by topic area in the COVID HELP RESOURCES (COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL) FAQ menu.

    In addition, Intuit’s QuickBooks has partnered with other local tech companies and created a GoFundMe portal businesses can use to apply for grant money. More information may be found here.

    We encourage you to apply for as many and all resources at all levels that you are eligible for.

  • (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.