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

Governor Newsom Executive Order: March 19, 2020- Information on critical infrastructure sectors

Small Business Quick Resources:

SBA Emergency Loans: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, guidance for businesses and employers, government contracting, and local assistance information is available from the US Small Business Administration.

(Live agent to guide you through the process 1-800-659-2955)

*BID CLOSED* City of Sacramento Emergency Loans: The City of Sacramento has established a $1 million economic relief fund for businesses affected by COVID-19. The fund will provide zero-percent interest loans of up to $25,000 per business.

Donate4Sacramento COVID-19 Regional Response Fund: A new community Response Fund designed to help families, individuals, and businesses receive essential assistance during this time of crisis. The fund is supported and will be administered by the Sierra Health Foundation, United Way and Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

City of Sacramento Tenant Protection Program: Information for moratorium on residential and commercial tenant evictions due to COVID-19. Please note there are separate forms for residential and commercial tenants. Please direct any questions to the Tenant Protection Program office at 916-808-8121 or

(Additional resources from the City of Sacramento)

Verizon + LISC’s $2.5M COVID-19 Relief Fund – $10K grants for small businesses: Grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.

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Business and Employment Resources

SBA Coronavirus Resources and Guidance for Businesses: 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: 

California Business Coronavirus Resources: 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 Labor Coronavirus Resources: Labor & Workforce Development Agency compiled information for support services, entitlement, guidelines, and more for employers and employees

Cal/OSHA Coronavirus Resources :Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

California Labor Laws during Coronavirus: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)- FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office

California EDD Coronavirus Resources: California Employment Development Department (EDD) COVID-19 resources and facts guide for workers and employers impacted by COVID-19


General Health Resources

Insurance resources and responses

Health and Public Safety information

Community Resources

Student meals being provided during school closures

Home, School & Remote Work Assistance

At-Home Activities

Other Information

Additional Resources

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