COVID-19: California Resources

As many of you are aware, the State of California and many municipalities have taken emergency actions to slow the spread of the COVID-19. In addition to closing numerous public venues, and encouraging California residents to practice social distancing, the state is also placing additional requirements on businesses to prioritize the health of employees and the public.

The information and resources provided here includes general state and local guidance for navigating the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as specific information and resources for business owners.

Resources from State Agencies

California State

Helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians on employment, tax, paid-leave and unmployment.

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response »

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

In the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. Use the guidance below to determine what is best for you, your family, and your workplace.

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers »

California Office of Business and Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

COVID-19: Information for Businesses and Employees »

California Employment Development Department

The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. Find resources for workers and employers affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19: Resources in English »

COVID-19: Recursos en español »

Local Resources

Berkeley, CA

City of Berkeley: 
Prepare Your Business for a Potential COVID-19 Outbreak »

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs:
Coronavirus – Information for Businesses »

Los Angeles Small Business Development Center:
LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide »

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce:
COVID-19 Resource Guide »

Oakland, CA

City of Oakland:
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Business and Worker Resources »

Sacramento, CA

City of Sacramento:
Resorces for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) »

San Francisco, CA

Treasurer, City and County of San Francisco:
COVID-19 Response - Deferral of Business Taxes and License Fees »

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development:
COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund »
COVID-19 Solicitud de Fondo de Resiliencia para Pequeñas Empresas »

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development:
Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19 »



Upcoming California Webinars and Events

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM

Part 5 of the Novel Coronavirus Series: Doing Business During a Pandemic

Webinar | CA
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 4pm

Small businesses across the country are losing customers or being forced to temporarily close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Webinar | CA
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am PT

Telephone Roundtable on Orange County Small Business: Assistance and Relief Programs During the Coronavirus Crisis


Conference Call | CA
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 3:00pm PT

Con el nuevo desarrollo del virus COVID-19, muchos empleadores tienen preguntas sobre las implicaciones en el lugar de trabajo.

Webinar | CA