Resources For Impacted Businesses
Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board
As part of the Bounce Back Contra Costa campaign, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board website is providing information and resources to help businesses and employees address the COVID-19 pandemic. For assistance, please call 833-320-1919.
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 applying for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. For personalized assistance, businesses can call (925) 222-5228, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit the Coping with COVID-19 Webinars Website.
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.org website is a one-stop resource for Californians impacted by job loss due to the 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 webpage 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.
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.
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.
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.