COVID-19 Resources

As we monitor the evolving situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to be sure to keep our business owners and employees up to date on current information and available resources.

  • How to reach the Economic Development Division 

Resources for business and employees affected by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)Payroll Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll. These loan payments can also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees. For more information, please visit: Payroll Protection Program

Economic Injury Disaster Loans provide 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 loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance of $10,000 will not have to be repaid: Economic Injury Disaster Loan
California Employment Development Department (EDD)Unemployment Insurance due to layoffs or loss in wages due to reduced hours: Unemployment Insurance

Disability Insurance if you are unable to work due to having or being exposed to  COVID-19: Disability Insurance

Paid Family Leave you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or  quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional): Paid Family Leave
CARES ActFor answers to frequently asked questions regarding federal stimulus package: CARES Act
California Franchise Tax Board For special tax relief available to California taxpayers affected by COVID-19: FTB
California Department of Tax and Fee Assistance (CDTFA)For special assistance including tax filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties: CDTFA
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)For interim guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19, you can view the OSHA/HHS guidance document here: Workplace Guidance
Small Business Finance CenterDisaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program that provides loan guarantees up to $1 million.

JumpStart Loan Program for loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters.

The programs are through local mission based lenders, the Financial Development Corporations: Small Business Finance Center
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)California funds a network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) that can help small businesses community navigate about loan programs and other private options, as well as help with strategy for resiliency: SBDC
California Treasures OfficeSmall business loan program with special disaster assistance that is used extensively by the CDFI community: CalCAP
LA County Consumer and Business AffairsCentralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners: LACountyHelpCenter.org
LAEDC (Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation)For immediate no-cost business assistance and crisis relief program consultation, please contact Joseph Torres at (213) 448-1804 or joseph.torres@laedc.org. To view the LAEDC Resource Guide, visit: www.laedc.org/coronavirus
Southern California EdisonOffering flexible payment plans to customers impacted by COVID-19: Southern California Edison
SoCal Gas CompanyOffered to waive late fees for small businesses who are experiencing financing hardship to customers impacted by COVID-19. Please call 1-800-427-2200. Visit: SoCal Gas

We understand that it may be confusing to identify what resources are available to employees. For an easier guide to this information, consider visiting Labor & Workforce Agency’s websiute https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/


To prevent the further transmission of COVID-19, Los Angeles County has issued new restrictions on public gatherings known as "Safer At Home." Residents in San Gabriel and in Los Angeles County are required to stay at home and away from groups who are not in their immediate family, effective March 20, 2020 until April 19, 2020. Only necessary tasks are permitted. You may read the order from the County here.

The City of San Gabriel will comply with requests from Los Angeles County. More information about these restrictions may be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.


Restricted Activities

  • Nonessential retail businesses
    • You may not go to work unless you are providing essential services defined by the order.
  • For essential business not prohibited by this Order, the owner, manager or operator of the Essential Businesses shall:
    • Enforce social distancing measures by requiring members of the public to be separated by at least six (6) feet from others, to the extent feasible. Persons who are family members or household contact, may stand or move together, but must be separate from others by a distance of at least six (6) feet.
    • Provide access to hand washing facilities with soap and water or to hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
    • Post a sign in a conspicuous place at all public entries that instructs members of the public to not enter if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough.
    •  Adhere to communicable disease control recommendations provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, including guidance for cleaning and disinfecting the site. See guidance posted at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.
  • Public spaces
    • All indoor malls, golf courses, barbershops, nail salons, shopping centers, playgrounds, entertainment venues, gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades must close.
  • Restaurants
    • All restaurants and permanent food facilities must limit their services to preparing and offering food to patrons through delivery service, pick-up, take-out or drive thru only.

Last updated: 03/31/2020 at 8:30 a.m.