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. 


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:


IRS

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