We received word from Congressman Levin's office that the SBA has signed emergency declarations with states including California. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The best resource for small businesses looking for more direct help and advice is the SBA San Diego District Office. Download informational flyer. More details.
Webinar: Statewide Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
From Friday, March 13th: Join Small Business Majority, Go-Biz, Employment Development Department (EDD) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) for a statewide webinar covering policy updates related to COVID-19. Learn about what the State of California and Governor Newsom are implementing to ensure public safety. More details.
U.S. Chamber Update: Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response
On March 14, the House of Representatives passed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported, Families First Coronavirus Response Act. President Trump has announced his support for the bill and it is expected to pass the Senate early next week. Secretary Mnuchin has announced that there will be additional technical corrections to the bill as soon as Monday. More details.
Employment Development Department
Includes employee and employer resources, including Workplace Health and Safety, Reduced Work Hours, Unemployment Insurance claims and more. More details.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Includes interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations. More details.
City of Oceanside
Includes timely updates on protocols to stop the spread of the virus, including home isolation for seniors 65+, the closure of bars, nightclubs, and wineries, and limiting restaurant capacities to 50% to facilitate social distancing. More details.
Tri-City Medical Center
Information on measures that Tri-City Medical Center is taking to protect our patients, employees and the broader community relating to COVID-19. More details.
San Diego County Department of Public Health
The County is working to protect the public's health and prevent the disease from spreading locally. You can take steps to educate, protect, and prepare yourself in the event of a local outbreak. This is an emerging situation, the County will provide updated information as it becomes available. More details.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Guidance for Businesses and Employers: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For updates from CDC, please see the following:
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Preventing Stigma Related to COVID-19
- Share Facts about COVID-19
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Web page
- Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Prevention, Symptoms and FAQ
California Association for Local Economic Development:
Economic Development Resources for the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 CALED recognizes that as economic developers, you are the leaders in your communities and play an important role in providing good information to help your residents and businesses feel safe. As businesses and the local economy are hit hard by the virus and its effects, CALED has gathered federal, state, and local resources that provide guidance as well as examples of what communities are doing to help their local businesses. More details.