COVID-19 Resources

Resources for business and employees affected by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Provide small businesses with working capital loans 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 up to $10,000 will not have to be repaid. Recipients do not have to be approved for a loan in order to receive the advance, but the amount of the loan advance will be deducted from total loan eligibility. For more information, please visit: Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:

  • First Draw PPP loans- for those borrowers who have not received a PPP loan before August 8, 2020.
  • Second Draw PPP loans- for eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less and that previously received a First Draw PPP loan. These borrowers will have to use or had used the full amount of their First Draw loan only for authorized uses and demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million.

The Paycheck Protection Program remains open for First and Second Draw PPP loans until March 31, 2021, as set forth in the Economic Aid Act, or until Congressionally-appropriated funding is exhausted.

For more information, please visit : Paycheck Protection Program.

Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA)The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) will launch an affordable and flexible business loan program on January 28, 2021 to support and help stabilize businesses in the region. Small Business Stabilization Loans range from $50,000 to $3 million, and can be used for working capital, equipment purchases, inventory, or refinancing of existing loans at higher interest rates.

For more information, please visit: bizstabilization.lacda.org

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The California Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program will award eligible small businesses and non-profits with $5,000-$25,000 grants. This grant program is not first come, first served, nor a rolling approval process.

You may apply through a Partner that serves your area (San Gabriel is within Los Angeles County). Each county and all languages will have at least one Partner from which businesses can choose to apply. You are able to select the one that you think best fits your needs.

Round 3 Application Window (non-profit and institutions only): Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Round 4 Application Window: Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st

For more information, please visit: www.CAReliefGrant.com

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

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is one of the federal CARES Act provisions that helps unemployed Californians who are not usually eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 
CA COVID-19 Rent ReliefCA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments: COVID-19 Rent Relief
CARES ActFor answers to frequently asked questions regarding federal stimulus package: CARES Act
OnwardCAOnwardCA.org is a web-based resource that connects people who have lost their jobs to life essential services, training opportunities, and other potential jobs.
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.

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) 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

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health moved into the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy less restrictive red tier that allows for additional re-openings on Monday, March 15 at 12:01am. The County is principally aligned with the state’s reopening framework for the red tier, with mandatory masking, distancing and infection control practices for every business and permitted activity. Additional safety modifications are required or recommended for certain sectors. 

The Health Officer Order announces several newly permitted business activities and modified safety protocols in the red tier, including the following:

    Restaurants may open for indoor dining at 25% maximum indoor capacity or 100 persons, whichever is fewer. 

    Lower-Risk Retail Businesses may operate at 50% occupancy.

    Fitness facilities may open indoors at limited 10% occupancy.

    Indoor Shopping Malls can increase capacity to 50% with common areas remaining closed; food courts can open at 25% capacity adhering to the restaurant guidance for indoor dining.

    The indoor portions of Museum, Zoos and Aquariums can open indoors at 25% occupancy.

    Personal care establishments may operate at 50% of indoor maximum capacity.

    Movie Theatres can open indoors at 25% of maximum indoor occupancy or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Customers may only purchase tickets for reserved seating only. Groups of customers must be seated in the theater at least 6 feet away from other customers.

    Limited services businesses may operate at 50% maximum indoor occupancy.

    Essential office-based businesses that are open for indoor operations must limit indoor capacity to 50% maximum occupancy. This restriction does not apply to Healthcare Operations, Essential Infrastructure, and Essential Government Functions.

Please review, prepare, implement, and post the required Los Angeles County Protocols applicable to your business provided on the LA County DPH website: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/reopening-la.htm 

The following types of higher-risk businesses, recreation sites, commercial properties, and activities, where more frequent and prolonger person-to-person contacts are likely to occur are to remain closed:

    Lounges and nightclubs;

    Bars and craft distilleries that posses a valid low risk restaurant public health permit by the County of Los Angeles;

    Public entertainment venues: live performance theaters, concert venues, theme parks, and festivals;

    Family entertainment centers for indoor operations only and other prohibited activities under Appendix V;

    Indoor playgrounds;

    Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on a residential property;

    All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by this Order.

To view the complete Health Order, click here.

Last updated: 3/12/21 at 4:00 p.m.

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.