Business Resources

Vaccination Verification Requirement Rescinded

Restaurants, personal care establishments, fitness facilities, and entertainment businesses in Culver City no longer need to check the vaccination status of their employees or patrons, although they may continue to do so if they wish. The City will no longer verify vaccination status at City facilities. A new supplement to public order to replace the November 29, 2021 requirements and match LA County Public Health's current vaccination verification requirements will be issued.  

 

Masking Recommendations & Requirements

Masking Recommendations & Requirements

The City of Culver City is aligned with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health's requirements for masking. Indoor masking is strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in public settings and businesses, except in high-risk settings where federal or state regulations continue to require masking and at City Council, commission, board and committee meetings.

Individual businesses may choose to have their own requirements, such as requiring a mask indoors.

Public Health continues to strongly recommend wearing masks that fit and filter well indoors in public settings, particularly if you, or someone you live with, is at elevated risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Where masks are still required regardless of vaccination status:

  • On planes, trains, buses, ferries, taxis, and ride-shares, and all other forms of public transport
  • In transportation hubs like airports, bus terminals, train stations, marinas, seaports or other ports, subway stations, or any other area that provides transportation
  • In healthcare settings
  • In long-term care settings and adult/senior care facilities
  • In state and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • In shelters and cooling centers
  • In Culver City at in-person City Council, commission, board, and committee meetings
  • In any other location where it is the policy of the business or venue

Masking is also still required for those who exit isolation or quarantine early through day 10 of their isolation or quarantine period.

As a reminder, people can wear a mask in indoor or outdoor settings if they choose to.

Read more about where masks continue to be required

 

 

Federal, State and Local Resources

The City is also actively monitoring programs and resources available through the federal, state and county governments to assist small business and employers navigate this economic disruption. We will continue to update this information as more details regarding the Federal economic stimulus plan are rolled out. Below is a list of helpful resources. 

Federal Resources

State Resources

  • EDD Tax Assistance: Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from in the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes. A written request for extension must be received. Call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center at (888) 745-3886.
  • Employment Development Department: Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program
  • Bridging the Re-Opening: Digital Tools and Strategies 
    • The California Governor's Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) hosted a webinar focused on using digital tools and strategies.  The webinar focused on connecting and sharing resources, challenges, barriers and opportunities for small businesses to improve, pivot and adapt to this new marketplace. 

Local Resources

If you have any questions about any of the programs above, please contact the City's Business Hotline at (310) 253-5765. Culver City staff are available to provide one-on-one case assistance and connect businesses with the latest resources and programs.

 

COVID-19 Community Survey

The Economic Recovery Task Force is committed to exploring and progressing recovery efforts to sustain Culver City’s economic vitality, support our  businesses community and ensure equity for the most vulnerable in our community. We want to hear from Culver City’s residents, businesses, community organizations, and visitors to understand current priorities and how the City can best support you as we recover, today, and into our shared future.

Take the COVID-19 Community Survey Now (Disponible en Español)

 

Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire on July 31, 2022

Eviction of a commercial tenant for reasons related to COVID-19 is prohibited in Culver City through July 31, 2022 or the termination of the local emergency, whichever occurs earlier.

Tenants continue to be protected from eviction during the subsequent repayment of back rent, known as the "Grace Period". The Grace Period length will vary depending on the tenant's selected repayment plan.

Complete information can be found in the Forty-Second Supplement to Public Order(PDF, 194KB) and the Tenth Amended Implementation Measures(PDF, 417KB) regarding the Eviction Moratorium (both issued on April 29, 2022).

Evidence of the inability to pay rent due to COVID-19 and other details regarding the Eviction Moratorium can be found in the 10th Amended Rules and Implementation Measures Regarding Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium(PDF, 417KB).

Report a violation of the Eviction Moratorium via email or call (310) 253-5708.

Repayment of Back Rent After End of Moratorium on July 31, 2022

In order to receive the protections of the Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium (CTEM) during the repayment or Grace Period, tenants must select and adhere to one of the following repayment plans, as further detailed in Section 8 of the Implementation Measures(PDF, 417KB).

  • Repayment of Back Rent in full within 12 months after the Moratorium Termination Date;
  • 24-month graduated repayment plan;
  • 30-month graduated repayment plan; or
  • Any other repayment plan mutually agreed upon in writing by landlord and tenant.

In order to qualify for the protections of the CTEM during the applicable Grace Period, a tenant must select and adhere to the 12-month, 24-month or 30-month repayment schedules by July 31, 2022, unless a different agreement for repayment is reached between the landlord and tenant. 

If a tenant fails to provide written communication to the Landlord selection one of the repayment options on or before July 31, 2022, then the tenant will automatically be subject to the 12-month repayment plan.  (See Section 8.C of the Implementation Measures(PDF, 417KB).)  Examples of the 24-month and 30-month graduated repayment plans are set forth in Section 8.C.2 and 8.C.3 of the Implementation Measures(PDF, 417KB).  Although the 12-month Grace Period does not require regular monthly payments, tenants are encouraged to make monthly payments rather than be faced with a balloon payment at the end of the 12-month Grace Period.

If at any time during the 24-month or 30-month repayment plan, or other repayment plan agreed upon between a landlord and tenant, a tenant fails to make a payment timely, then the tenant will forfeit any protection from eviction afforded during the applicable Grace Period.  

As has been the case since the inception of the CTEM, nothing precludes a landlord from collecting Back Rent through other lawful means. However, during the applicable Grace Period, a landlord shall not evict a tenant for the nonpayment of Back Rent, provided the tenant remains in compliance with any applicable repayment plan.

Partial Current Rent Due Beginning April 1, 2021

 Effective April 1, 2021, tenants must pay 25% of current rent due in order to receive the protection of the moratorium.  If the landlord and tenant already have another payment arrangement in place for current rent, that agreement will supersede this condition.

Definition of Commercial Tenant

Effective March 1, 2021, the definition of Commercial Tenant will be modified as follows (changes in bold):

“Commercial Tenant” means any individual, agency, association, branch, corporation, estate, group, partnership, or other entity or organization entitled by Lease or by sufferance, to the use or occupancy of a Commercial Property, provided that such person holds a valid business license issued by the City of Culver City, unless exempt from business license requirements under the Culver City Municipal Code.  Effective June 1, 2020, “Commercial Tenant” shall not include a multi-national company, publicly traded company, or a company that employed 200 or more employees on March 20, 2020.  Effective March 1, 2021, “Commercial Tenant” shall not include a multi-national company, publicly traded company, or a company that, together with that company’s parent, subsidiary, affiliated, and related companies, employed 200 or more employees on March 20, 2020.

Culver City Community Workforce Resource Poster

All businesses Must Display by October 16, 2020.

The Culver City Community Workforce Resource Poster promotes local workforce safety awareness and access to resources such as the City’s coronavirus hotline, webpage, and other health and employment resources.

All businesses that have re-opened are required by the 27th Supplement to Public Order to post the Community Workforce Resource Poster in both English and Spanish, and in a visually accessible location in proximity to other employee postings (such as minimum wage posters), by October 16, 2020.

The Community Workforce Resource Poster consists of two pages and must be printed on letter size paper with dimensions of 8.5” x 11”, in portrait orientation. It may be printed in black and white or color.

The City will provide limited prints to businesses who do not have access to a printer or printing services. Please email business.assistance@culvercity.org or call (310) 253-5765 to request a printed copy for pick up at City Hall.