COVID-19 Community Resources
Information to support individuals and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.
Downtown Center BID’s President & CEO, Suzanne Holley, has shared the DCBID’s response to COVID-19. Please read her memo from 3.18.20.
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.
And if you are lucky enough to be less impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, please consider these options for how you can help.
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 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/
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the situation. Additionally, the SBA continues to assist small businesses with counseling and navigating their own preparedness plans through their network of 68 District Offices and numerous Resource Partners located around the country. Read more.
SBDC LOS ANGELES
The LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has provided resources to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
SMALL BUSINESS MAJORITY
Daily Updates and Webinars for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19.
- Statewide Updates for CA Small Business Impacted by COVID-19
- Funding updates for CA Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
- Get more updates
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:
JEWISH FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION
JFLA is offering no-fee and interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to cover: small business losses, lost wages, child care costs and funds lost due to canceled travel plans.
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.
INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP