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 2 Application Window: February 2- February 8, 2021

Round 2 is the final application window for the Program. Grant awards for businesses in the second application window will be made in two decision rounds for funding.

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 
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.

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) 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 released the revised Health Officer Order effective January 29, 2021. This Order allows persons to engage in permitted activities, defined by the Order, but requires that persons practice Social (Physical) Distancing, while put in public and wear a cloth face covering when in or likely to be in contact with others.

The following is allowed with adherence to all of the sector specific directives to ensure distancing, wearing of face coverings, and infection control:

  • Restaurants, and other food facilities that prepare and serve food but only for delivery, drive thru carry out, and outdoor dining. Indoor dining is not permitted.
  • Lower-risk retail businesses at 25% indoor capacity
  • Stand-alone grocery stores where the principal business is the sale of food may operate at 35% of capacity
  • Hotels, motels, shared rental unities and similar facilities may reopen for tourism
  • Indoor mall, shopping center, lower-risk retail open at 25% indoor capacity; food courts and common areas closed
  • Music, film and television production
  • Day camps
  • Fitness facilities open for outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
  • Outdoor portions of museums, galleries, botanical gardens, and outdoor facilities at zoos, aquariums and other similar exhibition spaces limited to 50% occupancy
  • Professional sports without audiences
  • Campgrounds, RV Parks and associated outdoor activities
  • Personal care establishments may reopen indoors at 25% maximum capacity
  • Cardrooms outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
  • Miniature golf, go karts, batting cages outdoor operations at 50% occupancy
  • Childcare facilities in stable cohorted groups of 14 or fewer children

Prior to reopening, all business must comply with the applicable Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Protocols. Please view appendices here.

The following types of higher-risk business, recreational sites, commercial properties, and activities, where more frequent and prolonged person-to-person contacts are likely to occur:

  • Lounge and nightclubs;
  • Bars and craft distilleries that possess a valid low risk restaurant public health permit issues by the County of Los Angeles;
  • Public entertainment venues: movie theatres, live performance theatres, concert venues, theme park, and festivals;
  • Family entertainment centers for indoor operations only and other prohibited activities under Appendix V;
  • All restaurants, but only for indoor in-person onsite dining until further notice;
  • Indoor playgrounds;
  • Indoor portions and exhibits of museums, zoom and aquariums are closed to the public until further notice;
  • Hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas not located on residential property;
  • All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by this Order.

To view the complete Health Officer Order, please click here.

Last updated: 1/29/21 at 11:00 a.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.