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The Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery today announced a new campaign, Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal, to encourage Californians to support small businesses in their communities as they make modifications to protect public health and help our state’s diverse neighborhoods thrive.

This campaign is a call to action to help all California small businesses operate safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their digital footprints.

The State of California has partnered with industry-leading companies and launched a website – https://business.ca.gov/shopsafeshoplocal that connects California’s small business owners to critical tools and resources.

Examples of some of these resources include –

  • Free technical assistance in 31 different languages from California’s network of small business centers

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus have presented extraordinary challenges for California’s small businesses. Small businesses across the state have stepped up to protect their employees and customers with innovations that meet the moment, but thousands have shut down or paused operations and face the threat of permanent closures.