The Cathedral City Economic Development Department is committed to keeping our Cathedral City Business community up to date on County, State and Federal resources which are being made available to assist small businesses during these challenging times. Please check the website daily as information is constantly evolving. Other websites that are providing valuable and timely updates include: SBA disaster assistance, Riverside County Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please email me at with questions on the aforementioned resources or if you need assistance completing various applications.

Our business community is an integral component of the beautiful and unique tapestry that makes up Cathedral City. As a City, we must come together to support our businesses. It will be through this unity and support we will both preserve and enrich the beautiful tapestry, which has been assembled over the last 39 years.

“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much” (Helen Keller, July 1888)

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Hair Salons and Barber Shops Reopen

Governor Newsom has announced that County’s such as Riverside with attestation plans approved may now allow the operation of hair salons and barber shops. Of course these businesses need to follow the practices set forward by the State. This allowance is effective immediately.

The guidance for those facilities operations can be found here:

Paycheck Protection Plan

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

To apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you (the Borrower) must complete this application as directed in these instructions, and submit it to your Lender (or the Lender that is servicing your loan). Borrowers may also complete this application electronically through their Lender.

Download: Payroll Protection Plan Application

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Business Resources

Business Plan

When creating your plan, here are resources which will help you get through this situation
When creating your plan, below are resources which will help you get through this situation

The resources below provide information about organizations who are working to minimize the financial impacts to small businesses.

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California's iBank Microloan program

Several important provisions the business community should know about.

Businesses and employers - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

California is providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes: Small business interest free deferral of sales/use tax up to $50,000 for businesses with less than $5 million in taxable sales. Federal small business stimulus programs: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Debt Relief 90-day extension […]


Micro Loan

Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) : California Infrastructure Economic Development Bank (IBank)

How to Apply. Qualifying small business owners may apply for a loan guarantee or get additional information by contacting one of the participating Financial Development Corporations (FDCs) from the list below.. Jump Start Loan Program

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Coronavirus Rumor Control
Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed on what is rumor versus fact related to the coronavirus response.

Coronavirus Response: How to Help
Everyone has a role to play in the whole community fight against COVID-19. Learn how to help if you are a company with medical supplies to donate or sell, a volunteer who is medically trained, or  a member of the general public.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Messaging and Resource Links

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Emergency Orders

The City Council voted unanimously to enact Emergency Order 2C which forbids the marketing, rental or lease of short-term lodging facilities through June 19, 2020 except for items listed in Sections 3 and 5.

Emergency Order No. 2C

In an effort to stop or slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the City Council voted 4 to 1 on Emergency Order Number 3 to mandate the use of face coverings, effective immediately.

Emergency Order No. 3


The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now .


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Cathedral City Restaurants that offer take-out/delivery

List of Cathedral City Restaurants that offer take-out / delivery
As we abide by the “Stay at Home” order during the CoronaVirus pandemic, you are still allowed to enjoy your favorite dishes from Cathedral City restaurants via “take-out” or “delivery.”  Many restaurants have devised new systems for you to pay in advance and then they will bring the food to your car (curb side service) if they do not have a drive-thru window.  Additionally, many delivery services will drop off the food at your home, ring a doorbell, and step away to provide the social distancing needed. It may be some time before we are able to enjoy dining inside a restaurant.  We want these restaurants to be open when this pandemic ends (and it will), but we need you to continue to support them now so they can make it to the end. Another idea is to buy gift cards from your favorite restaurant now, which provides them revenue now, and then use them when dining at restaurants is allowed once more. Here is a list of available restaurants according to KESQ and updates sent to Cathedral City: Cathedral City *If you are not listed and want to be, please send your restaurant name, types of service (takeout, delivery via…), days open and hours, plus your website or Facebook page – to  Thanks!  We will do our best to update the list daily.

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By the Numbers

  • As of May 25, 2020, California has 96,733 confirmed cases and 3,814 deaths.
  • Testing in California
    As of May 25, 1,696,396 tests have been conducted in California and reported to the California Department of Public Health. This represents an increase of 52,294 tests over the prior 24-hour reporting period. These numbers include data from commercial, private and academic labs, including Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 25 state and county health labs currently testing. The Department is now reporting all tests reported in California, rather than the total number of individuals tested.

Source: Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

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