In an extraordinary move to help local businesses hit hard by the ongoing pandemic, the Mission Viejo City Council this week approved a $1,000,000 COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program for qualified struggling small businesses and nonprofits located in our City.
Grants up to $25,000 are available to businesses with 25 or fewer employees (full-time equivalent). Applications will be accepted until available funds are exhausted.
With the Governor's mandate of keeping public buildings closed and Orange County's “purple tier” (worst) designation for COVID-19, the City of Mission Viejo will continue hosting City Council meetings virtually.
Holding the meetings virtually follows State mandates and is out of an abundance of caution and concern for public health and safety.
The meetings will resume in-person when the Governor’s mandate is lifted and all COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
New State legislation will protect tenants across California from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on August 28 signed the legislation, which protects tenants from eviction (before Feb. 1, 2021) for non-payment of rent due to a coronavirus-related hardship occurring between March 4 – August 31. For such hardship accruing between September 1 and January 31, 2021, tenants must also pay at least 25 percent of the rent due to avoid eviction.
Residents should remember to seek immediate health care or call 9-1-1 if experiencing a medical emergency, County officials said today, emphasizing it’s safe to visit a hospital when in need.
“I want to assure Orange County residents that our hospitals are fully operational and that it is safe to seek emergency medical care for themselves and their loved ones,” said County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick.