FAQ Topic: COVID-19 Business Resources

Work Sharing Program

Employers can apply for the Work Sharing Program if they are looking for alternatives to layoffs due to reduced production, services, or other conditions. This program helps you keep your trained employees so that when business conditions improve, you can avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees, and save your employees the … Continued


Employers may be able to avert layoffs or work reduction by offering flexibility in work location and hours through telecommuting. The U.S. General Services Administration website provides an array of resources to help guide employers in offering and managing telecommuting or remote work. For more information, visit Resources for Managing Teleworkers

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) provides many services to employers affected by COVID-19. For the most up-to-date state resources for businesses, visit the GO-Biz resource page. The CA Employment Development Division (EDD) is granting a 60-day extension to file state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or … Continued

Small Business Lending & Financial Resources

The Office of Emergency Services are making SBA Disaster Loans available to businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can find more information on those programs, here. KIVA is another small business lender, though they haven’t announced any COVID-19 related lending as of yet. You can find more information about them here. California IBank has low-interest and … Continued

SBA/SBDC – Small Business Guidance from the CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus Disease. Find resources at the Small Business Development Center website. Small business loan resource: Kiva Additional updates: http://www.oesnews.com/sba-to-provide-small-businesses-impacted-by-coronavirus-covid-19-up-to-2-million-in-disaster-assistance-loans/  March 12 Marin County update 

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