Resources For Impacted Businesses

Local Resources

Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board  

As part of the Bounce Back Contra Costa campaign, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board is providing information and resources to help businesses and employees address the COVID-19 pandemic. For assistance, please call 833-320-1919. 

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (Contra Costa SBDC)

The Contra Costa SBDC has created Coping with COVID-19 Webinars to provide tools for navigating the economic difficulties posed by COVID-19, including step-by-step directions on filing an application for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. For personalized assistance, businesses can call (925) 222-5228 or email admin@contracostasbdc.org.

State Resources

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

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to COVID-19. The COVID-19 resource page includes information about the State of California’s small business loan programs, Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program and labor and workforce support for businesses and employees. 

OnwardCA 

OnwardCa.org is a one-stop resource for Californians impacted by job loss due to COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a “Dynamic Matching System” to match your profile and to resources, trainings and jobs. OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and individuals who want to help.

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

The EDD has created a centralized COVID-19 resource page for both workers and employers impacted by COVID-19. Workers experiencing reduced hours, as well as those who must miss work to receive treatment or care for sick family members or children during school closures, will find helpful resources. 

Employers who are experiencing a hardship due to COVID-19 will find helpful resources related to tax relief, such as a 60-day extension to file state payroll reports and deposit payroll taxes, and potential closure or layoffs. For example, the Work Sharing Program, a form of unemployment insurance, helps employers reduce hours as an alternative to layoffs. 

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)

LWDA is an executive branch agency that provides leadership to protect and improve the well-being of California’s current and future workforce. The agency has created this centralized COVID-19 resource page to help workers, employers, and families access information and assistance.

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 

Per Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard (section 5199), employers must protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as COVID-19. CAL/OSHA’s COVID-19 resource page offers guidance to help employers comply with safety requirements and to provide workers with information on how to protect themselves.

California Labor Commissioner’s Office

The mission of the California Labor Commissioner’s Office is to ensure a just day’s pay in every workplace in the State and to promote economic justice through robust enforcement of labor law. To help employers and employees understand their obligations and rights, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office has created a COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.

Federal Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 

The SBA is offering several relief options to help businesses, nonprofits and faith-based community organizations recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. These Programs include the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Shutter Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. A full list of resources from the SBA can be found here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has published interim guidance on what is currently known about COVID-19 and how businesses and employers can plan, prepare, and respond to the disease. Visit the CDC website to view the guidance for businesses and employers.