Get help for nightlife businesses and employees for COVID-19

Support and suggestions for nightlife workers who are impacted by coronavirus outbreak.

What to do

Get financial assistance and resources

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) offers guidance for businesses and employees during the coronavirus outbreak.

Non profit arts organizations

The City announced $2.5 million in support to working artists and arts organizations impacted by the coronavirus. Learn about the SF Arts Relief Fund.

Other tips for businesses

  • Launch a crowdfunding campaign and promote to your followers on social media and by email. Ask your followers to share it in their networks. Get tips on crowdfunding from the US Chamber of Commerce.
  • Consider additional business models, like delivery and takeout, if permitted. If you have a liquor license, review ABC’s regulatory relief measures to see if your business can provide delivery or takeout.
  • Sell gift cards and merchandise online. Promote on social media and by email.
  • Consider incentives to keep your followers engaged, like offering a coupon code for a future event, meal, or experience.
  • Partner with musicians, promoters, and other creatives to host remote online performances, classes, and conversations. Link these online events to your fundraiser page.

Last updated June 11, 2020