COVID-19 Community Resources
Information to support individuals and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.
Compiled below is an ongoing list of important resources for individuals and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) to ensure that you are protecting yourself, your employees, and your businesses. The situation is rapidly changing, so we encourage you to return back to these resources for the latest information. If you have a resource you would like to include, please let us know.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
For the latest accurate information about COVID-19 in California, visit the California Department of Public Health website.
The California Department of Public Health has released guidance requiring Californians to wear a face covering in most settings outside the home and inside in high-risk settings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read the guidelines here.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Labor and Workforce Development Agency
State Treasurer's Office
Employment Development Department
The EDD has eliminated its 1-week waiting requirement for waiting for benefits, and it has set up the following resource for workers and employers impacted by COVID-19: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
EDD has a Work Sharing Program that offers assistance to workers with reduced hours, with the aim to also help employers reduce layoffs and maintain valuable employees through the COVID-19 outbreak.
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary.
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
The City of LA places its latest information about COVID-19 and the local government’s response and recommendations here: http://coronavirus.lacity.org/
- L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund - Donate to this fund to help support families, provide critical services and strengthen the emergency response.
- The City of LA has established a new microloan program to provide financing to strengthen small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was modified on Friday, November 20 to reduce the possibility for crowding and reduce the potential for exposures in settings where people are not always wearing their face coverings in an effort to prevent more cases, increased hospitalizations and more deaths. For the latest accurate information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.
The County of Los Angeles has created information and resources related to COVID-19 and the County’s response and recommendations here: https://lacounty.gov/covid19/
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
The CDC provides the latest information about COVID-19 on its website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/, and has specific resources for businesses and employees:
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
DIGNITY HEALTH VIRTUAL URGENT CARE
Dignity Health is offering a free Virtual Care Anywhere visit for anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including low-grade fever (100.4 or above), cough, or shortness of breath. Instructions for scheduling a virtual visit are available here, and read the FAQ here.
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