Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Resources

The Chamber recognizes the impact this outbreak has on small businesses in our region. The following are helpful resources we believe will be beneficial to our small business community. We will continue to update these as we receive more information:

Employer and Employee Resources

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled resources for employers, employees and all Californians for updates on public health, and loan assistance: https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

  • California Responds to COVID-19 Emergency by Providing Path to Coverage for Millions of Californians. Covered California expands special enrollment and medi-cal seeks waivers to encourage coverage. Learn more here

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARE): Learn more here

  • Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses: Learn more here

Coronavirus Guidelines and Fact Guide

  • Employee coronoavirus FAQ on workplace rights. See attached in English and Spanish

  • Guidance from the Alcoholic Beverage Control to licensees on limitations of on-sale privileges. Read more here.

News Updates

  • City of Sacramento is planning new emergency measures to help businesses in this difficult time. It is estimated there will be a $1 million economic relief fund allocated for small businesses, including restaurants, retail, and day care providers: Apply here: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/covid19-relief  (This has now been closed).

  • Governor Newsom issued an executive order to permit vote-by-mail procedures to be used in three upcoming special elections, protecting public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here.

  • Franchise Tax Board extends filing and payment deadline for all California taxpayers until July 15, 2020, due to COVID-19. Read more here.

  • ​Governor Newsom Said California Will Likely Remain Closed Through April: Read more here

  • ​From the City of Sacramento - Temporary Moratorium on Tenant Evictions Due to COVID-19. Learn more here

  • Public, private, labor and nonprofit leaders throughout the Sacramento region have joined forces to raise both awareness of what we as a community are confronting and resources that will be dedicated to help vulnerable populations and small businesses. Please visit Donate4Sacramento to learn more.

  • The federal financial institution regulatory agencies and the state banking regulators issued an interagency statement encouraging financial institutions to work constructively with borrowers affected by COVID-19 and providing additional information regarding loan modifications. Read more here.

General Resources

  • AT&T has committed to not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer and waive any late payment fees that are incurred because of economic hardship related to the panedemic. Learn about AT&T's efforts here.

  • Comcast is offering 2 months FREE for Internet Essentials customers.You may qualify for the program if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.  https://www.internetessentials.com/

  • Downtown Sacramento Partnership creataed a COVID-19 Business toolkit. Learn more here.

  • AARP has launched a new platform, “Community Connections.” This informal online organizing tool enables seniors to find and start virtual mutual aid groups. The platform offers a way to stay connected, share ideas, and help those most affected by the Coronavirus. Please visit their website at: https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/

  • Designed by Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council this business opportunity matchmaking portal immediately assist corporations, government agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurs in order to accelerate the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://minoritysupplier.lpages.co/covid-19/

General Health Resources

To learn more information on health and public safety please visit the resources below:​

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