Communities throughout Northern California and the nation have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions put in place beginning March 2020. Two organizations with overlapping service areas—NoRTEC and 3CORE—joined efforts to launch an online survey of business owners in the region. The purpose of the survey was to inform NoRTEC, 3CORE, and their partners of the economic impact on business operations.
The online survey was conducted from May 4 to 15, 2020. Workforce and economic development partners in each county promoted the survey through email, press, and social media.