COVID-19 Business Resources

​​​​​​​​​​Workplace Health and Safety

Reduced Work Hours or Potential Layoffs 

  • EDD’s UI Work Sharing Program
    • This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs, retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent. Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Potential Closure

Tax & Finance Assistance

Sacramento County Tax and Finance

Capital Region Small Business Development Center

  • Re​​sources and toolkits available online for business owners and operators.

US SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

  • Guidance for businesses and employers, government contracting, and local assistance information. Live agents are available to guide you through the process at 1-800-659-2955.

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation​​​

  • Funding and resources from corporations on a national level.

California Franchise Tax Board

  • Delays the deadline for state tax filing by 60 days for individuals and businesses unable to file on time based on compliance with public health requirements related to COVID-19 filings.

California EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center​

  • Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center. 
    • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886. 
    • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565. 
    • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502

 Food & Beverage Industry​

    • California EDD’s Self-Employed/Independent Contractor website
      • The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months. It is possible these contributions were made at a prior job, or if you were misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. We encourage you to apply for the benefit program that is most appropriate for your situation. 
​​​Health Resources​