San Diego County Board Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, with funding by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz.), have partnered to educate, communicate, and assist San Diego County small business owners with navigating requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen. Assistance includes free online training (live and recorded) and free one-on-one business advising.

“The SBDC is a vital partner for small businesses in San Diego,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “This new, complimentary  online resource will assist business owners adapt to the new way of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.”


Business Safety Framework
San Diego County

COVID-19 Roadmap
State of California

Safe Reopen Checklist
County of San Diego

RECOVER: Responsible Reopening
San Diego Regional Taskforce


To operate your business in the COVID-19 environment, the County of San Diego has created a Safe Reopening Plan template to guide you through the required safety procedures for reopening. Each business opening in this environment must complete the Safe Reopening Plan, implement the safety plan and post the plan at the entrance of your business. If a business cannot fully meet the standards in the template, they may provide their plan to the County of San Diego for approval.

San Diego County has been approved to move into Phase 2, allowing additional business activity. As always, check for the latest updates, recommendations, and regulations.

How to Complete Your Safe Reopen Pan
On Demand Recording

HR Policies you Need to Reopen
Live Webinar | On Demand Recording

Protecting your Online Business and Assets in our New Environment of COVID-19
On Demand Recording

Cybersecurity Awareness – A Guide to Doing Business Remotely
Live Webinar

2020 Instagram Strategy – Covering COVID-19
On Demand Recording

Government Contracting Series: Establishing a Foundation for Success (Module 1)
On Demand Recording


Guidelines for In-Home Child Care Business
English: Facebook Live | On Demand Recording
Espanol: Grabacion Bajo Demanda

Guidelines for Restaurants
English: On Demand Recording
Arabic: Live Webinar
Adapting Checklist

Guidelines for Retail Stores
English: On Demand Recording
Adapting Checklist

Reopening Hair Salons & Barber Shops
English: Live Webinar

The SBDC is here to provides one-on-one advising and training for industry specific and general needs.  To access our free advising and training, sign up here.