COVID-19 Resources

Business Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reopen Merced County

Ready2Open Small Business Assistance Program

The Ready2Open Small Business Assistance Program can provide local small businesses with up to $50,000 in grant funding to businesses with 25 or fewer employees for the reimbursement of eligible COVID-19 related operating expenses.

City of Merced Gift Card Program

  1. To enroll your business in the voucher program, please visit www.MercedCares.com.
  2. Once you have been added to the platform, you will receive a notification from Giftbar regarding your account. Giftbar will provide information on how to log in and redeem cards as well as serve as a support for any questions or concerns you may have.
  3. Giftbar will also promote and sell your gift cards on the giftbar.com website. They charge an 18% service fee for any new sales they drive to your business. This is separate from the work we are doing through
    www.MercedCares.com. To learn more, please visit the Giftbar website.

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Report Activities That Violate the Stay-At-Home Order

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we need to stay home as much as possible. We’ve heard concerns from residents regarding non-essential businesses staying open and large group gatherings. In response, we’ve developed a hotline and email for residents to report these activities that violate the Stay-at-Home Order. This hotline and email work for unincorporated Merced County as well as its six cities:
• Hotline: 209-381-1100 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday)
• Email: COVIDcomplaint@countyofmerced.com