COVID-19 Resources for Local Businesses

Access Business Assistance Programs


State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) may be able to provide income replacement for a variety of reasons during these difficult times. If you have been laid off, experienced a reduction in hours, sick/quarantined, caring for an ill/quarantined family member or your child’s school is closed you may be eligible for benefits. Governor Newsom recently waived the one-week unpaid waiting period and encourages those affected to file a claim as soon as possible to avoid a delay in benefits. Please visit the EDD website for more information.

Stay Informed

Information about the outbreak is changing rapidly. Below are resources to help you stay informed:

 Updated March 24, 2020 at 3:11 p.m.
  1. Town Hall About the Shelter in Place
  2. Statewide Updates for  Small Business
  3. Resources for Employees of Small Businesses Impacted

Telephone Town Hall About the Shelter in Place: This telephone Town Hall was to allow our Alameda County and Contra Costa County public health experts to explain the Health Order and why it was called, and to provide some basic answers to questions our office has been receiving about this virus and the steps that have been taken to contain its spread.

 Date recorded: March 19, 2020 | Listen to recording

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