Governor Newsom today signed an executive order that restricts water shutoffs to homes and small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor said his order will protect those who may not be able to pay for their water service from shutoffs.
Newsom also announced that beginning tomorrow (Friday), small businesses may apply for a loan from the federal government of up to $10 million. Business owners are encouraged to contact their lender for more information on the first-come, first-served program.
Newsom also said the state will be giving $50 million to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank for loan guarantees to small businesses.
Also, new today is OnwardCa.org, a platform that connects displaced workers with more than 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries.