Occasionally, people use these times of emergency to try to make an extra profit. When businesses raise their prices too much during and after an emergency, it may be considered price gouging, a crime in California.
Residents and businesses alike must protect themselves from price gouging. Please visit the county Consumer & Business Affairs webpage on price gouging for more guidance.
The Duarte Chamber of Commerce is maintaining a list of the latest statuses of our:
Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, this information is subject to change. Please give your favorite local businesses a call to verify they are indeed open before placing online orders or leaving your home.
In January 2021, the County announced the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program, an affordable and flexible business loan initiative designed to help stabilize businesses in our region. Loans range from $50,000 to $3 million and can be used for working capital, equipment purchases, inventory or refinancing existing loans at higher interest rates. The Application period opened on LACDA's website on Thursday, January 28, and will remain open indefinitely. In order to apply, eligible businesses are requirement to attend the "Applying for An Affordable & Flexible LACDA Loan" webinar and complete a one-on-one counseling session.
On October 6, 2020, the L.A. County Department of Public Health released the revised Health Officer Order outlining business sector re-opening timelines and guidelines.
L.A. County is helping train businesses on the implementation of COVID-19 safety protocols through a no-cost online training course called COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certification Program (CSCCP). Once completed, business owners receive a certificate and window seal to display on their storefront, which can reassure employees and customers alike that the business is following COVID-19 infection control and physical distancing requirements.
The City is waiving Temporary Use Permit (TUP) fees so businesses can offer outdoor dining and curbside pick-up services. Duarte business owners: here’s what you need to know to secure your TUPs.
Join the Duarte “Stronger Together” movement, the Chamber of Commerce and City’s joint venture in providing banner signage to businesses so they can let the community know that they are open and ready to serve. Please visit our News Article for details.
If you are interested, please contact Sheryl Lefmann at (626) 205-5664 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to place your order. Banners will be delivered to businesses.
L.A. County is offering Great Plates Delivered to help older adults and adults at high risk stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day as well as provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses. The county will assign participants to restaurants located in the same city or neighborhood.Duarte restaurants interested in participating should fill out the county’s interest form. Visit the Great Plates Delivered Program website for more information, including criteria.
Please follow the City on social media and check back here to be notified when other sectors are permitted to reopen: