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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The GGRA is here to help. We continue to work with the City, the State, and our leaders in Washington DC to advocate for relief for restaurants, as well as keep our community up to date with information and resources. 
 
We will continue to send updates as they become available. If you have any questions, please call (415) 305-3020 or email me at laurie@ggra.org, thanks! -Laurie

Apply Now  to Use Private Property for
Your Outdoor Seating in San Francisco

You can now apply for a free, temporary Shared Spaces permit for your business to use outdoor space on private property like rear yards, vacant lots, parking lots, and patios.
 
Learn more about the process and application here.
San Francisco Further Extends the Deadline for Businesses
to File and Pay their Business Registration Fee
and Unified License Fees until March 2021

 
Deferral of Business Registration Fee:

The City will extend the 2020-2021 Business Registration Fee deadline to March 1, 2021. Business Registration Certificates issued for 2019-2020 will remain valid through March 1, 2021.
 
Deferral of Business Licensing Fees:
 
The City will provide regulatory fee relief for businesses by further delaying the City’s collection of the Unified License Fees until March 1, 2021. The Unified License Fees include, but are not limited to, charges to restaurants and food businesses, bars, convenience stores, many small retailers, hotels, and tour operators, from departments such as the Department of Public Health, Entertainment Commission, Fire Department, and Police Department.
 
You can find the official press release here.

For updates on these fee extensions, as well as others, please visit The SF Treasurer and Tax Collector Office’s COVID-19 webpage. You can also visit their Help Center or call 311 with any further questions.
City Releases Translated Posters Outlining When to Wear a Mask
 
On July 6th, the GGRA designed this poster to help restaurants communicate when guests are required to wear a mask while dining out. We gave the design to the City and they have provided translated versions as well (see posters below).  Please be sure to post these as they are very helpful in ensuring the safety of your workers and our guests. Thanks!
 

Wearing your face covering while dining out, poster, 8.5x11"

[8.5x11" poster also available in Spanish | Chinese ]

Wearing your face covering while dining out, poster, 11x17"

[11x17" poster also available in Spanish | Chinese ]

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