COVID-19 Business Resources

During these trying times, Los Banos Downtown Association is working to provide guidance through various resources to local businesses and employees. Please find URL links to these resources below:

U.S. Committee On Small Business & Entrepreneurship:

Merced County Resource:

Worknet Merced County:

CA Small Business Development Center:

We will keep updating this page as more information arises. Stay safe and healthy!

(Updated July 6, 2020 2:28 pm PST)

July 15, 2020 Update from Economic Development Director Stacy Souza Elms

Dear Business Owners,

Based on Governor Newsom’s Amended Health Order of July 13, 2020, the following businesses/activities shall close their facilities and cease all operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up All sectors, businesses, and establishments not authorized to open or reopen may continue basic minimum operations such as activities to maintain value of the business’s inventory, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or related functions. Violators of these Orders may be subject to fines and/or citations.

*All bar/pub operations

*Indoor dining at restaurants

*Wineries/tasting rooms

*Family entertainment centers (e.g. bowling,  movie theaters, theme parks, zoos, museums etc.)

*Other indoor entertainment centers including nightclubs, concert venues, festivals, cardrooms

*Use of playgrounds, picnic areas, indoor facilities at parks

*Youth sports/activities (outside of other sanctioned sectors such as day camps or fitness centers)

*Worship/religious services


*Fitness centers including saunas/steam rooms, hot tubs

*Offices for Non-Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

*Personal care services

*Shopping malls

Additional information and updated statistics can be found on the Merced County Department of Public Health website:

Please continue to do your part by social distancing, avoiding gatherings, washing your hands, and wearing your mask while out in public. Remember Los Banos businesses, this is a fluid situation and things are constantly changing. We will continue to do our best in providing you the most up-to-date information.