Unemployment Assistance, Paid Family Leave, Disability Insurance, Paid Sick Leave & Workers’ Compensation
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim with EDD.
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine, you may be eligible for Paid Sick Leave.
If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
More information on benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
As part of the federal CARES Act, California has created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program to help unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, and other not usually eligible for UI benefits. More information can be found by clicking here.
In addition to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, the SBA is making payments for borrowers on certain small business loans. Payments are made automatically and lenders on these specific loans have been instructed to refrain from collecting payments from borrowers. To see if your small business loans might be included, please check: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-debt-relief.
- For those businesses that currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender, the Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows access to up to $25,000 quickly.
- Due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented submission of applications already received, the SBA is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief for U.S. agricultural businesses. More information can be found at: https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications.
- California Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (nonprofits are eligible)
Labor and Workforce Development Agency: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers - https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm
Americans with Disability Act Compliance: Coronavirus: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/pandemic-preparedness-workplace-and-americans-disabilities-act
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Resources for Businesses and Employers - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html
An alliance of Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego Grantmakers has put together philanthropic resources for the COVID-19 crisis.
For a list of some available grants: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments
Medical Supply Contributions
For businesses and organizations interested in contributing supplies, visit the California Medical Supply Contributions website. If you are an individual looking for an avenue to donate a smaller amount of resources, please consider donating to your local community COVID-19 response efforts.