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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Business and Worker Resources

Resources for Oakland businesses, nonprofits and workers to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

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Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Visit State Labor & Workforce Development Agency Website
Resources for Employers and Workers
Connect with the Business Assistance Center
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Date Posted: March 11th, 2020 @ 1:28 PM
Last Updated: April 1st, 2020 @ 3:19 PM

Frequently Asked Questions, Updates and Media Releases

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March 31: City of Oakland Announces Availability of Small Business Emergency Grants in Partnership with Working Solutions

March 31: Alameda County issues Shelter in Place Order in effect until May 3, 2020, with more and stricter social distancing

March 28: Resources for Oakland Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations

March 26: Small Business Frequently Asked Questions

March 17: City of Oakland Service Modifications, Suspensions & Closures

March 16: State Health & Emergency Guidance to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission in Food & Beverage Venues

March 16: Alameda County Shelter in Place Order (See Section 10 for information on Essential Businesses)

March 13: City of Oakland Outlines Small Business, Workforce Support to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19

National, State and Local Resources

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SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program

Take the City's COVID-19 Business Impact Data Survey, to receive one-on-one technical assistance

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus

City of Oakland Announces Availability of Small Business Emergency Grants in Partnership with Working Solutions

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend federal filing deadline and federal tax payments

Disability Insurance Elective Coverage for Employers and Self-Employed Individuals

COVID-19 and Oakland’s Sick Leave Law

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and federal tax credits for small and midsize businesses

1-Week Waiting Period for State Unemployment & Disability Insurance Waived

Crowdsourced Zero-Interest Business Loans from KIVA

Yelp's $25 Million Relief for Restaurants and Bars

Reduced Work Hours - Work Sharing Program

Working Solutions SBA loans

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund for restaurant workers, nonprofits and small business restaurants

Request up to a 60-day extension on State Payroll Taxes

Main Street Launch SBA loans

Kabbage Gift Certificate Support, an initiative that allows small businesses to offer online gift certificates and connects them with consumers across the country

File a State Unemployment Insurance Claim

Pacific Community Ventures Small Business Resources

The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund

California's Anti Price Gouging Information

ICA Small Business Resources and News during COVID-19

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund, grants for businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital

File a Workplace Safety Complaint

Apply for a Nonprofit Grant from San Francisco Foundation

Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

File a Retaliation/Discrimination Complaint with the State

Apply for a Nonprofit Grant from East Bay Community Foundation’s COVID-19 – A Just East Bay Response Fund

Small Business Majority webinars for impacted Small Businesses

File a Disability Claim if you’re Sick

Legal resources on health, housing, public benefits and workplace/employment benefit from Bay Area Legal Aid

Paid Family Leave if you're Caring for Someone Ill

Emergency financial assistance, legal representation and supportive services to prevent Oakland residents from losing their housing from Keep Oakland Housed

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Worker Resources at Oakland American Jobs Centers of California for basic information, job search, job placement and training services

Covered California extends special enrollment period through June 30, including premium subsidies

Centro Legal de la Raza Resources for Workers, including workers who are undocumented

Alcoholic Beverage Control eased alcohol delivery restrictions for restaurants, but only with food

City of Oakland Service Modifications, Suspensions & Closures

PG&E COVID-29 Consumer Protections

Opportunity Fund's Small Business Relief Fund

Services for Businesses Reducing Staffing Levels & Employees facing Layoffs

Request late payment penalty waiver/payment plan for City of Oakland Business Taxes

Property Tax Penalty Waivers for Eligible Taxpayers

Oakland's Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Evictions

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