Get down to Business & Coronavirus Information

March 16, 2020

Links, details, and information are below to support your business.

Here’s a list of federal resources.

Here’s a list of state resources.

Here’s a list of local resources.

FACEBOOK has grants and resources available to support your small business:  CLICK HERE



LINK to CDC for support with the Coronavirus 

2019 Coronavirus Infographic from CDC

2019 Coronavirus FACT SHEET  

Small Business Resources from US Chamber of Commerce

During this challenging time for the business (among a multitude of others) community across the state and around the world, CalChamber has resources dedicated to helping employers navigate the current health crisis.
On CalChamber’s Advocacy website, you will find continual updates on the developing pandemic as well as links to websites aimed at helping employers.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a guide for aiding workplaces, that can be found here.
Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control has ample resources for businesses, employees, parents, and more. All of which can be found on their website here.

North Sacramento Chamber of Commerce has our backs as business owners click here to link into business support, including SBDC, EDD, and SBA Loan information 

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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​The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Sacramento County small businesses and nonprofit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that are unable to be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay and eligibility is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Contact the SBA Disaster Customer Assistance Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] Additional disaster assistance information and online applications are available at https:/​/ The deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.

Cal/OSHA and The CDC can provide you with clear information about how to protect your workforce from COVID-19. There is a lot of misinformation being passed around. Don’t risk it. Go to the experts.
The UI Work Sharing Program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs. Visit the site to learn more about its benefits for employers and how to apply.
The Department of Industrial Relations has good information about how your employees can use sick leave.
Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the COVID-19 impact on the economy can get help through the EDD Rapid Response Program.
Employers may be eligible for up to a 60-day extension to file state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest with a written request for an extension to EDD. Click here for more information.
Restaurant Association: this gives information pertaining to food safety, restaurant support and more!
Sacramento County has issued a public health order directing all individuals living in the county to stay home, except for essential activities. The mandatory order was issued to slow the transmission of the COVID-19, provide more detail and add enforcement ability. We urge everyone to be safe and adhere to the Sacramento County public health order. Under this direction, there should not be gatherings in any formal setting and people should self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, with the exception of “essential activities.” The County’s direction states “essential businesses may stay open and their employees may leave home to go to work.” This means that in compliance with social distancing requirements to the extent possible:


  • All bars, nightclubs, gyms, fitness studios and gathering venues should be closed. (see list here)
  • Restaurants, cafes, and similar establishments may remain open to supply meals* to the public via delivery and carryout. Dine-in is not permitted.
  • Those who provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation can remain open.
  • Healthcare operations and essential infrastructure, including construction workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction) may continue.
  • Non-essential businesses are allowed to perform “Minimum Basic Operations” on-site, so long as employees maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another to the greatest extent feasible.
*The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has temporarily suspended enforcement of specific legal prohibitions, including off-site consumption sales and delivery restrictions. Learn more here.


For further guidance on whether your business is essential, look at page 5 of the Public Health Order and FAQ. For general information or questions about COVID-19, visit Sacramento County’s Department of Health Services.


To protect your business, employees, and customers, businesses and employers should visit the CDC for information and guidelines about COVID-19. Additionally, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) regularly issues updated state-specific guidelines and the California Dept. of Public Health recently provided food and beverage establishment guidelines here. For information on protecting workers from COVID-19, refer to Cal/OSHA.

If you close and/or vacate your property for an extended period of time, email us to share an email and phone contact that should be utilized in case of emergencies.


 State Board of Equalization

Alert from California Department of Tax and Fee Administration


During the 60-day window specific in the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Order, CDTFA has been able to make it easier for taxpayers to request relief. Please see our COVID-19 State of Emergencypage for additional details.

CDTFA wants to remind taxpayers they can call our customer service center at 1-800-400-7115 with questions about filing, extensions, or tax relief.

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Free Printable Signs for this crisis CLICK HERE

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