SBDC Questions and Answers


What counts as an “Essential Business” during the Shelter in Place order?

All businesses, essential or otherwise, are instructed to follow social distancing and safety recommendations as outlined in their county’s Shelter in Place order.

Humboldt businesses: To figure out if yours is an “essential business” take a look at Section 9 h of the shelter-in-place order issued by Humboldt’s Department of Public Health. If your type of business is not specifically addressed in the order, or if the language is unclear, please use your best judgement and self-adhere to the order until more information or guidance is provided to the public. In Humboldt County you can also call the Office of Emergency Services business services hotline to see if they can clarify.