The following page contains resources for employers and employees affected by COVID-19.
STAY AT HOME Order Extended Through May 15th.
The order now requires Essential Businesses to implement by no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020, a Social Distancing Protocol, which includes a requirement to provide all of their employees whose duties require contact with other employees and/or the public with a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others. Click here to view the updated order. Click here to view the May 8th addendum.
The public is also required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses.
All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited. Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed.
Work Place Prevention
COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-In Restaurants
This document provides guidance for dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
The CDC interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Resources
OSHA has compiled information, with special consideration for workers and employees in healthcare, laboratories, and travel. Visit Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus to learn more about workplace requirements.
Restaurants and Bars
Effective immediately, bars, clubs/nightclubs, wineries/breweries/pubs/tap rooms, movie theaters, entertainment centers, gyms and fitness centers are ordered to be closed until further notice. Restaurants and “permanent food facilities” are required to limit their services to only preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service, take-out, and/or drive throughs. Dining-in services are strictly prohibited. Please note the City will be monitoring business operations citywide to ensure strict adherence to same. We appreciate any cooperation in advance. Click here for additional information.
Business Loans and Advising
CRF USA COVID-19 Relief Loan
The County of Los Angeles has partnered with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) to bring $15 million in additional private capital to small businesses and nonprofits in the Los Angeles County region. The capital will be deployed by CRF through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan product created by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Early reports indicate that funding for federal PPP loans may be exhausted nationwide as early as Friday, April 17, 2020. As such, CRF will expedite the opening of a new loan application portal. The application portal will provide an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits to apply for PPP loans if they have been unable to do so through a traditional banking institution.The online portal will open TODAY, April 15th at 1pm and can be accessed at https://crfusa.com/ppp/la-ppp-inquiry/.
Los Angeles County Development Authority Business Recovery Loans
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved the Small Business Recovery Loan Program that is available to the eligible business located in Los Angeles County Community Development Block Grant Participating Cities and the Los Angeles County unincorporated communities. To be considered for eligibility, businesses must have 25 or fewer employees and have been operating for a minimum of 2 years. For more information and to access the online application, please visit: LA County Development Authority
Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) Disaster Loan Fund
EDC is offering loans to give a cashflow boost to businesses impacted by reduced sales, supply chain disruption or other challenges. The EDC also offers no-cost business consulting. Please visit the EDC's website to make an appointment.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans provide capital to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Please visit SBA's website to apply for a loan.
U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Economic Injury Disaster Loans - (En Espanol)
Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) Quick Response Loan
WEV’S Quick Response Loan is designed to provide financial support to businesses experiencing economic hardship.
Visit the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation website to view the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Resource Guide to access help for-profit and non-profit employers.
Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources
Please visit he EDD website to get answers to:
- What can I do if my business has slowed due to COVID-19?
- What if I have to let go of some of my workers temporarily until business improves?
- What can I do if I have to shut down my business permanently?
- What if I can’t file or pay my payroll taxes on time because of COVID-19?
Several utility providers are suspending disconnections and waiving fees for individuals or businesses unable to pay due to COVID-19 hardships.
Southern California Edison (SCE)
SCE is helping customers with their bills by suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees for business and residential customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources
Workers experiencing reduced hours, those who are sick or quarantined, and those who are providing care for family members may be eligible to file a claim. Please read the FAQ page from the EDD for clarification.