Information and Resources for Residents Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On July 24, the California Department of Public Helath released the COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening. The employer Playbook provides guidance for employers to help them plan and preare for reopening their businesses (if allowed) and to support a safe, clean environment for woerks and customers. The guidance and links in each section are provided to give employers the tools they need to open safely and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19.
Orange County Community Services has implemented a call center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Economic & Business Recovery Call Center will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate. These resources will support businesses with challenges such as lay-off aversion, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping. Businesses can call (714) 480-6500 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to access services.
Business Community Resources:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses suffering substantial economic impact as a result of COVID-19. Please visit the SBA website for eligibility requirements. City businesses are also encouraged to reach out to the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce for additional information and resources.
Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA en Respuesta al Coronavirus
For information regarding Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax relief programs designed to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19, please visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
For information regarding COVID-19 related tax relief and updates, visit the California Franchise Tax Board website.
COVID-19 Recursos para Pequeños Negocio:
Para proveer a nuestras cámaras de comercio locales y a sus dueños de negocios de habla Hispana con informaión actualizada de COVID-19 y recursos, los lídere de La Cámara de Comercio Hispana de California (CHCC) ha colaborado con SBDC para traerles información actualizada por expertos en la materia en Español. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener información adicional, incluidas las fechas de los seminarios web.
Utility Company Resources:
SoCalGas: visit https://www.socalgas.com/coronavirus for information on waived late fees and more
SDG&E: visit https://www.sdge.com/coronavirus for customer support.
Additional Resource Links:
California State Treasurer's Office COVID-19 Resouce Page
U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 Information
CA Association for Local Economic Development
CA State Assembly - Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Page
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Emergency Loan Guide and Check-list
Opportunities for Small Businesses in the CARES Act
U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
Orange County Business Council COVID-19 Resource Page