Reopening Selma

Steps to restart Business
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused disturbances in many industries. This page serves as a guide to businesses seeking to reopen after mandated closures. Information on this is changing constantly. Please contact us for the most up to date information and assistance with programs and grant opportunities to retain your business. 

1.Read your industry guide and make a plan. 
State Industry Guides

2.Write up your policies and procedures for training staff, cleaning, and responding to COVID related issues.
Sample Documents

3.Complete any required forms for the County of Fresno.

4.Ensure signs are clearly posted to help your customers and staff remember the basics for COVID safety.

5.Stay up to date with local information. Restricting services may be required if cases rise or an outbreak occurs. Have a backup plan ready to go.

Consider applying for financial assistance or restarting unemployment benefits.

Communication Resources

Department of Labor Workplace Posting

  • Required to be posted in all workplaces
  • Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Mask Flyer
Optional but encouraged posting to communicate to your customers and employees the current mask requirement from the State of California that is applicable to the City of Selma.


County Flyers

The County of Fresno has created many other flyers that may be useful in sharing with employees, customers and your community. Click the link below to view the County of Fresno COVID-19 website. New flyers are posted on the right side and other can be found at the bottom of the web page.

Fresno County Department of Public Health

CDC Marketing

The Center for Disease Control has several resources including additional guidance and marketing materials to support your business.


HR Resources Hotline

Free for businesses and employees across Fresno County. Provided for by the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board. Call (559) 230-4062 for questions regarding COVID-19 leave and sick time laws as well as other possible human resource issues. 
Business Service Center (WDB)

Additional Resources

Grants for Businesses

Private Low/No-Interest Business Loans

SBA Disaster Relief Loans

Apply online for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) through Small Business Administration (SBA)

Questions? Contact the local SBA office: (559) 487-5791 [email protected]  or visit

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Federal funding available through private banks to support the maintenance of employment for small businesses. Apply with your lender or view information here at the Small Business Administration website to locate a lender and learn about program details. Program recently extended with additional funding available.

Business Support Agencies and Webinars for Businesses

Business Support Line - Fresno EDC - (559) 476-2509

City of Selma Press Release: Outdoor Dining Allowance 5/29/20

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Business FAQ

Which businesses can be open?
Which businesses can be open?

The City of Selma will be following the guidelines provided by the State of California and the County of Fresno.

Ordered: Stay at Home except for essential needs - State of California FAQ
Who do I call if I see a business operating when they shouldn't be?
Please call City hall (559-891-2200) or the Police non-emergency line. The city will respond to all reported businesses and determine if they are allowed to operate while the orders are in effect. You may also use the Contact Us page to report any non-emergency issues related to COVID-19.
My business is going to close permanently, who can help me?
For employers who need immediate assistance for potential business closure *Please contact both the City of Selma and the Workforce Development Board (WDB) Rapid Response Program at 559-490-7147
Who else can help me with technical assistance, resources and information?

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