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COVID 19 Additional Resources and Guidance for Businesses

COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

This page will be updated regularly as more information comes through.

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Latest Updates: Thurs 3/12/2020 2:00 pm:

In compliance with Ohlone Community College our SBDC Program Host and the Higher Education Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 by the California Department of Public Health, Ohlone Community College District has entered Scenario II: Measures to be taken if there are two or more community transmission cases of COVID-19. 

Small Business Administration to Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

The Flatten the Curve blog is a general resource being constantly updated by a public health professional. [Note: neither the North Coast SBDC nor any of its partners/funders endorses or influences this content. It's posted here for informational purposes only.]

Resources: Please check these links at regular intervals, as guidance continues to evolve: 

Links to multiple state resources on GO-Biz (Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development) COVID 19 web page:
Comprehensive California COVID-19 website
The latest guidance on critical infrastructure 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has very helpful COVID-19 planning tips on their “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers” web page.  
CA Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) COVID FAQ page explains what employers need to know and do.
Employment Development Department (EDD) then lays out how to access the sick leave, family leave, disability, and unemployment insurance supports for your employees at their COVID FAQ page.
The CA Department of Public Health (CADPH) issues daily updates at
Alameda County Emergencies Alert Subscribe
Resources for employers and workers, Labor and Workforce Agency
California’s network of small business support centers help businesses figure out which loans are best for them, develop resiliency strategies, and find other resources. These centers are deployed to respond in disasters (here).

Financial Help

Access to capital programs remain in place, including special disaster assistance at the state and federal levels.

California IBank’s Small Business Finance Center
California Treasurer’s CalCAP
U.S. SBA’s Disaster Loan Program Online Application
3/12/2020 press release: Small Business Administration to Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Or, contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at: 1-800-659-2955 / 1-800-877-8339 (TTY) Or by email at:

Government-backed loan programs are available, including special disaster assistance at the state and federal levels: 
California IBank has a Small Business Loan Guarantee Program for guarantees currently up to $1 million and a micro lending program for loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters.  
The program is run through local mission based lenders, the Financial Development Corporations: Small Business Finance Center

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.