September 22, 2020
Alameda County Press Release regarding
Red Tier Status from State 

Last month, the State announced their color-coded four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The State recently announced that Alameda County is in the Red Tier. The Alameda County Public Health Department has released a statement that it will proceed more cautiously than the State allows with regard to allowing additional sectors to open.

The County will take the next two weeks (through October 6) to ensure metrics remain stable and will release a phased plan of newly permitted activities that can be implemented, keeping in mind the increased risk of COVID-19 and appropriate mitigation strategies. At this time, there is no change to permitted or prohibited activities in Alameda County. See PRESS RELEASE.

See Approved Open & Closed Businesses

National Small Business Week
September 22-24, 2020

Small businesses, having between 1-150 employees, represent just under half of Pleasanton businesses with more than 3,300 businesses representing over 34,000 employees. Small businesses contribute significantly to the framework of the US economy and are facing unique challenges. We commend Pleasanton small businesses who have been innovative and resilient during this difficult time. 

The US Small Business Administration designates September 22-24, 2020 as National Small Business Week. A free virtual conference with educational presentations and panel discussions is available to help businesses recover, adapt, and innovate in this challenging time. See Virtual Conference and Schedule.

Updated Business Support Fund
Accepting Applications

Call for Community Involvement

Interested in community leadership with the City of Pleasanton? The City Council is now accepting applications for vacancies on the civic arts, housing and youth commissions, and the committees for economic vitality, bicycle, pedestrian and trails, and energy and environment.

Applications are due by September 30. See eligibility or to apply or contact the office of the City Clerk at 925-931-5027. 

Bike to Wherever on September 24, 2020

Bike to Work Day is back on September 24th as Bike to Wherever Day!

Bike East Bay is planning a safe, socially distanced celebration this year, including a smaller number of contact-free energizer stations, digital goody bags, self-guided rides, and more. Celebrate the biggest day of the year for biking and show our community that bikes count. So put on your mask, get all the details, and pledge to celebrate. See more INFO.

Stop by one of our Pleasanton bike shops to get geared up! Superfly Wheels is located at 537 Main Street in Downtown Pleasanton and Mike's Bikes Pleasanton is located at 6754 Bernal Avenue in the Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center.

Free Business Webinars

Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
COVID-19 Small Business Update and Q&A
Hosted by NorCal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | Registration
Wednesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 am
Overview of SBA Disaster and Non-Disaster Loan Programs
Hosted by SBA San Francisco District Office | Registration

Wednesday, September 30, 10:00 am
Made in the East Bay
Hosted by East Bay EDA | Registration

Wednesday, September 30, 10:00 am
Make Your Website Work for You
Hosted by California Office of Small Business Advocate & Google | Registration

Friday, October 2, 11:00 am
Why Manufacturing Matters - Now and in the Future
Hosted by Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative | Registration

City of Pleasanton COVID-19 Business Support

Stay informed! Bookmark the City's
COVID-19 Business Support page to obtain useful information at We are monitoring information related to COVID-19 and will update this page with relevant changes. 

Stay Connected

This newsletter is brought to you by the City of Pleasanton to keep our business community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To adhere to the Alameda County Public Health Department’s order to shelter in place, City of Pleasanton offices are temporarily closed and City government meetings have been suspended. The Permit Center located at 200 Old Bernal Avenue is open for limited in-person appointments. Visit the Permit Center webpage for more information. You may contact our staff at or leave a message at (925) 931-5042.

Catch up on past newsletters:
COVID-19 Business Resources Newsletter September 11, 2020 Edition
COVID-19 Business Resource Newsletter September 3, 2020 Edition[UNIQID]

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