On April 17, 2021, the Small Business Association (SBA) released a comprehensive Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program Guide outlining eligibility and the application process. Restaurants and other foodservice entities can now start preparing their RRF Grant Applications (SBA Form 3172). The SBA has explicitly stated not to submit RRF forms at this time.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was created to provide direct relief to restaurants and other foodservice venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Small Business Association (SBA) has yet to release the RRF applications, we encourage restaurant owners to continue monitoring the SBA website for news and updates on the RRF grants and the application process.
Help is on the way for restaurant owners who were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion bill aimed at boosting the American economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just a few weeks ago, the trend line showed that the infection, hospitalization and death rates were moving markedly downward. States across the country were eager to re-open businesses and ramp the economy back up. Now, we are in the midst of a retrenching of our positions, hunkering back down somewhere between a state ofContinue reading “COVID-19 Re-Opening Considerations, Part 4: Understanding The Risk Of Re-Opening”
In my very first class in college – a political science lecture – the professor stated, “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” In other words, every position is relative to the circumstances presented. That phrase has stayed with me over the years, especially as my profession is based upon the representation of myContinue reading “Re-Opening Your Business is Going to be a Process, Not a Ribbon Cutting”
On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, effective immediately. The Executive Order requires all food sector businesses that employee 500 or more “food sector workers” to provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.
Here’s a welcome relief from the emotional strain of the moment’s new normal of constant COVID-19 health alerts and infection updates: positive crisis leadership.
Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, explains new CDC guidelines on employees returning to work if they have been exposed to COVID-19.
Some businesses and individuals weren’t getting the message. So, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties and the City of Berkeley issued an updated Shelter in Place Order on March 31, 2020 (the “Order”).
Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, addresses what food manufactures need to know during the Shelter in Place Order.