Citywide Santa Monica Curfew is in Effect at 6:00 p.m. on June 3rd through 6 a.m. June 4th. 

Business Development & Technical Support

Business Reopenings

Reopenings to follow LA County Health Officer Orders

The timeline for reopening Santa Monica businesses will align with Los Angeles County and the State of California. Where the two conflict, the City will follow whichever guidance is stricter.  The County still encourages people to continue to telework as much as possible. Read more.

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Reopening Guidelines & Checklists

Every business is required to post their Protocol for Social Distancing at or near the entrance.

Every business in Santa Monica is required to adhere to relevant County Department of Public Health’s reopening protocol for their sector. Look for these checklists at

This is not intended to be exhaustive. For all other County of Public Health COVID-19 documents and protocols, visit

Additional Resources

Small Business Resource Guides 

El Camino College Small Business Development Center 

Need some hand holding? 

Contact our local  Small Business Development Center at El Camino College SBDC  for free advice/support in applying for funding support. 

Buy Local Santa Monica 

Free and open to businesses that are physically based in Santa Monica with a valid City of Santa Monica business license. Upon joining, your businesses will receive free marketing and promotional assistance, training and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and  more.    

Tag @BuyLocalSM for some extra help in sharing/retweeting posts about your business on social media. 

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Connect with Local Business Improvement  Districts (BIDS)

Now more than ever, your local BIDs and community business partners are an integral source of hyperlocal promotional support. 


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