How to Stay Safe and Support Downtown Sacramento Businesses

The safety of downtown Sacramento’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance to us here at Downtown Sacramento Partnership. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), and we will share relevant changes. Our first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.

During this time of adjustments in social events, work schedules, and travel, we encourage you to remember our many downtown small businesses and throughout our community, even if you cannot visit them physically.

Currently, many downtown Sacramento restaurants, stores, and cultural institutions are keeping COVID in check and taking extra steps to ensure their spaces are clean and safe for customers. Follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public spaces.

If you are not able to visit stores and restaurants physically, there are still things you can do to support our small and local businesses:

  1. Shop online or via phone. Many of downtown’s retailers have online shopping available; our local and independent shops will help you get what you need via phone, Facetime, or other methods, if necessary. 
  2. #SupportLocal and consider making a donation to support #DowntownSac. 100% of funds raised will help support #DowntownSac businesses who are trying to recover.
  3. Purchase custom or corporate gifts from retailers who can handle orders over the phone or online.
  4. If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards to spend later in our various storefront businesses.
  5. For restaurants, order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in. Participate in the #SacramentoRestaurantChallenge if you can by purchasing 3 times a week from a local Sacramento restaurant. 
  6. You can buy gift cards from many local restaurants, too.
  7. Share this post and information widely so others know how to help.
  8. FREE curbside pick-up parking. Look for the orange or blue signs at parking meters at these locations:
  • Front & K streets
  • 2nd & K streets
  • 5th & J streets
  • 7th & K streets
  • 8th & K streets
  • 8th & L streets
  • 9th & K streets
  • 9th & I Streets
  • 10th & L streets
  • 12th & I streets
  • 12th & J streets
  • 13th & J streets
  • 15th & K streets
  • 7th & Merchant Street

First and foremost, prioritize and take all health and safety precautions for yourself and others in our community. Our community health as a whole depends on working together, and our small businesses are the lifeblood of the downtown Sacramento economy. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.

For questions, please contact [email protected].


Thank you Downtown Raleigh for developing helpful tips we can share locally.