Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Resources
The Chamber recognizes the impact this outbreak has on small businesses in our region. The following are helpful resources we believe will be beneficial to our small business community.
We will continue to update these as we receive more information:
- The City of Sacramento is planning new emergency measures to help businesses in this difficult time. It is estimated there will be a $1 million economic relief fund allocated for small businesses, including restaurants, retail, and day care providers: City of Sacramento Emergency Management
- The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled resources for employers, employees and all Californians for updates on public health, and loan assistance: California Business Coronavirus Resources
- Labor & Workforce Development Agency compiled information for support services, entitlement, guidelines, and more for employers and employees: California Labor Coronavirus Resources
- Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus: Cal/OSHA Coronavirus Resources
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)- FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office: California Labor Laws during Coronavirus
- California Employment Development Department (EDD) COVID-19 resources and facts guide for workers and employers impacted by COVID-19: California EDD Coronavirus Resources
- SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), such as access to capital, SBA products and resources, exporting assistance, government contracting, and local assistance: SBA Coronavirus Resources and Guidance for Businesses
General Health Resources
To learn more information on health and public safety please visit the resources below:
STUDENT MEALS-are still being provided during school closures
- Sacramento City Unified School District
- Natomas School District
- Robla School District
- Twin River Schools District
- Sacramento Public Library System-After School Meals
Home, School & Remote Work Assistance
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Updates Regional Business Community on New Stay at Home Order
- Critical infrastructure (when remote option is not possible)
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Child care and pre-K
- Outdoor recreational facilities (including outdoor gyms and fitness): Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Playgrounds may remain open. Overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
- Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity, and 35% of capacity for standalone grocery stores, with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Hotels and lodging: Allow for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions – including measures to protect homeless populations.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out or delivery. No outside dining is allowed.
- Offices: Allow remote work only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
- Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor activities only.
- Entertainment production: Industries, studios, and other related establishments such as those that provide content for professional broadcasting can operate without live audiences.
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters (except drive-in)
- Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Limited services (i.e. laundromats, auto repair shops, car washes, etc.)
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks