As Los Angeles County navigates the recovery process, Agoura Hills is committed to ensuring there is a groundwork in place for a safe reopening of our area businesses. Below you will find the city and county specific information and tools necessary to aid with effectively reopening your local business.
ROADMAP TO RECOVERY
Los Angeles County is following suit with the State's 5 stage reopening plan. Each stage allows for more businesses to reopen while following social distancing and health guidelines. We are currently in Stage 3 which allows lower-risk businesses, public spaces, and some higher-risk businesses to reopen.
The full roadmap to recovery provided by LA County is available: LA County Roadmap to Recovery
WHAT IS OPEN TODAY
A quick guide to what is currently allowed to open in LA County can be found on their website at this link: What's Open in LA County
This list includes the stages 1-3 businesses identified within LA County's most recent health officer order. The health order can be read in it's entirety here: LA County Health Officer Order 7/1/2020
The most recent order mandates that all restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, zoos & museums, entertainment centers, and card rooms must close indoor operations effective immediately. Bars must close all operations effective immediately. We urge these businesses to read fully the county guidelines outlined in the health officer order by referring to their type of business in the appendixes listed in the health order.
Appendixes for the Health Officer Order are listed below:
STEPS TO REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS IN AGOURA HILLS
(1) Complete the appropriate Reopening Protocol Document for your business-type. Protocols can be found listed on the Los Angeles County Public Health website at the following link: http://publichealth.lacounty.g
(2) For questions regarding signage for advertising purposes, please contact the City’s Planning Director, Doug Hooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org
(3) Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit application: Download the PDF here.
For questions or submittal of the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit application, please email questions or completed application package to Dawn Robinson at email@example.com or call (818) 597-7337.
As a way of helping the reopening and recovery process of our business community, the following is a list of companies along with contact information, that are readily available and willing to assist in preparing exhibits , and a list of companies that are readily available to help with signage.
For general questions regarding the reopening of businesses within the City of Agoura Hills, please contact Community Development Director, Ramiro Adeva, at firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTAURANT COUNTY RESOURCES
Los Angeles County has released guidance for outdoor dining: LA County Outdoor Dining Guidance
Los Angeles County guidance for use of barriers in food service: LA County Barriers Guidance
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
The city of Agoura Hills has a limited amount of PPE (personal protective equipment) available to public businesses on an as-needed basis. For inquiries regarding obtaining PPE equipment please email John Treichler at JTreichler@ci.agoura-hills.ca.us.
Below are local companies that have PPE supplies available:
MEDWEST SURGICAL INC.
Sales Rep: Julie Urban
# 818-371-9744 or visit their website: www.medwestsurgical.co
Sales Rep: David Bernard
# 310-508-2081 or via email: email@example.com
SOS SURVIVAL PRODUCTS
# 800-479-7998 or visit their website: www.sosproducts.com
Los Angeles County has a list of PPE vendors that can be accessed here: PPE Vendor List
LA COUNTY GUIDANCE FOR CLEANING & CUSTODIAL STAFF
LA COUNTY BUSINESS & WORKER DISASTER HELP CENTER
If you own a small business or are a worker that has been affected by COVID-19, you can get free support by either: Calling (833) 238-4450 or visiting http://LACountyHelpCenter.org
LOS ANGELES AREA COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
The $3 million dollar Recovery Fund aims to assist small businesses, nonprofits, and microentrepreneurs that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing $5,000 grants to microentrepreneurs, and $15,000 grants to non-profits and small businesses. To ensure equitable access to capital across various demographics throughout the region, grants will be distributed through an equitable lottery system.
More information is available on the website: https://www.lacovidfund.org/
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small business suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES & WORKERS
If you’ve been laid off or had your hours reduced, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance through the State Employment Development Department (EDD). https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/
Employees who need leave to take care of children or family members can apply for Paid Family Leave (PFL) through the State EDD. More Information available here.