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Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit

We have compiled this toolkit for Latino business owners with information from Federal, State and local resources to help them navigate the issues facing small businesses in today's environment. We encourage you to stay up-to-date and take all necessary precautions for your business and employees.

Recursos en Español.


California For All

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Check the Blueprint for a Safer Economy page to find the status of activities in your county. You can search by county and activity.

City of Los Angeles

Small Business Support

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (iBank)

iBank Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program

City of Los Angeles

  • LA CARES Corps is a partnership between the City and County of LA to provide small businesses with the help they need to apply for federal loans under the CARES Act

Small Business Majority

Free webinar reviewing the CARES Act stimulus package and how the new law supports small business. On-demand COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Free webinar with funding resources for California small businesses impacted by COVID-19. On-Demand

COVID-19 Daily Updates for Small Businesses


Los Angeles City Economic and Workforce Development Program

LA is helping small business with

  • Micro-loan Program for business impacted by COVID-19
  • Eviction Moratorium for commercial tenants

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

EDD support for business (tax extensions, other program)

  • Employers can receive 60-day extension for payroll taxes

  • Employers can apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs

  • If you operate a business and are planning closure or layoffs - A Rapid Response team is available to help avert layoffs, and provide onsite services to employers.

Click here for details on these programs and scroll down to the Employer section.

EDD FAQ for COVID-19 (scroll down to Employer section for details)

CA Office of Small Business Advocate

OSBA Small Business Centers

Frequently Asked Questions for California Small Businesses

California Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Business advising to help apply for resources and plan for disruption.

COVID-19 Small Business Response Guide (PDF)

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA offering low interest small business loans to businesses in effected CA counties. You can also call SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955

for more information.

Health & Safety

World Health Organization (WHO)

Coronavirus Disease Latest Updates

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Corona Virus Updates - 2022

California Department of Public Health

Coronavirus Disease

CDPH Guidance Documents

California Labor Commissioner's Office

COVID-19 FAQ on laws enforced by Labor Commission

California Department of Labor and Workforce

Coronavirus Resources for Employers and Workers

(scroll down to the grid to see what benefits your workers may be entitled to)

County of Los Angeles Public Health Department

Learn More About Coronavirus

Community Resources

City of Los Angeles

Free COVID testing for Los Angeles residents has been expanded to LA County residents. Click here for eligibility and scheduling


SoCalGas announces suspension of service disconnection

Charter Communications

Charter to offer free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households, and more. Click here for more info.


AT&T offered added relief to customers including unlimited home internet and Cisco Webex meeting services for businesses, universities and schools. Click here for more info


Remote work is on the rise. Consilien recommends employers review their data security policies. Watch this video that provide actionable tips and insights regarding data security.


Free Headspace Meditation App for LA County Residents

Los Angeles County Mental Health Resources


Ready to apply for forgiveness?

  1. Contact your lending institution. Loan forgiveness application are processed through your lender. In addition to the SBA application, your lender may require additional documentation
  2. Fill out the SBA Loan Forgiveness Application (pdf). English Version / Spanish Version
  • The SBA released a PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application (pdf). You can use the EZ application if you meet the following criteria:
    • You are self-employed and have no employees;
    • You did not reduce the salaries or wages of your employees by more than 25% and did not reduce the number of hours for your employees; or
    • You experienced reduction in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19 and did not reduce the salaries or wages of your employees by more than 25%.
Click here for more info from SBA on loan forgiveness details.


    Governor Newsom announces new immediate actions to curb COVID-19 transmission. 

    California Newsroom - updates on the latest issues affecting California

    LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti has issues an Emergency Order, Safe At Home, in effect until April 19. All LA City residents are to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all movement outside their homes beyond essential activities. Read the guidelines. LA City COVID Updates.

    Read CISA Guidelines helping explain what kind of work has been classified as "essential critical infrastructure. Click here.

    LA County Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications


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