As the region adjusts to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing the resources and information necessary to address the needs of our business community during this unprecedented time. In uncertain times like these, the Chamber is working to minimize the impacts to health, communities and our economy. Although, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted daily life for everyone across our region, we must remember that we are in this together. This is not the first challenging situation the Los Angeles region has faced, but when Los Angeles comes together there is nothing we cannot face.
Please leverage this resource guide to help you, your families and businesses through this dynamic situation.
Metropolitan Water District COVID-19 and drinking water FAQs in English and Spanish
Education & Student Resources
L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline Guest Speaker Series Students interested in the tech industry can connect with industry professionals through Bixel Exchange's virtual series that will provide best practices on how to secure an internship, insights on how to navigate your career journey and practical skills. Learn more.
FREE 1:1 Advising and Mentorship with Bixel Exchange's Startup LAunch Tech SBDC Startup LAunch is offering free 1:1 advising and mentorship to navigate your business challenges, including helping you with technology plans for setting up remote work stations for employees; concerns about cashflow during disruption; and concerns about credit and finance issues. Learn more and apply today.
Payroll Tax Deferral 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. Learn more.
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.
JFLA Loans Available for Those Affected by Coronavirus Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) is offering no fee and interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to cover: small business losses, lost wages, child care costs and funds lost due to cancelled travel plans. Learn more.
Funding Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, March 18 ACCESS the presentation slides and VIEW the on-demand webinar.
Statewide Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, March 13 ACCESS the presentation slides and VIEW the on-demand webinar.
How Can You Help?
Help Your California Safely with COVID-19 California Volunteers has provided a guide to the ways in which every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times. Learn some ways you can make a difference. Read more.
L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund Donate to the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles to help support families, provide critical services and strengthen emergency response.
American Red Cross Blood Donation Needed The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, and donations are needed. You can also help spread the word.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Announces L.A. Emergency Relief Fund To Support L.A.’s Most Vulnerable During Coronavirus Response The Pandemic Relief Fund will support L.A. County's unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus. Learn more and donate today.
Mayor Garcetti Issues Land Use Emergency Order Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued an emergency order in response to COVID-19 tolling and suspending all deadlines prescribed in the Los Angeles Municipal Code pertaining to public hearings and decisions made by legislative bodies, zoning administrators, the Director of Planning, the General Manager of the Department of Building and Safety and other City department general managers. Read more.
Beginning on April 11, the day after property taxes are due, businesses unable to pay on time for reasons related to COVID-19 may submit a request for penalty cancellation online. Click here to be directed to the Los Angeles County Tax Collector's website.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger jointly issued an Emergency Order, Safer At Home, in effect until April 19 for all L.A. City residents to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely essential to limit the spread of COVID-19. Read the latest revised order and addendum, with stricter guidelines.
By Executive Order of the Mayor of Los Angeles, the following establishments within the City of Los Angeles are closed to the public effective 12 a.m., March 16, 2020: Bars and Nightclubs, Dine-in Restaurants, Entertainment Venues, and Gym and Fitness Studios. Learn more.
Governor Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read the order here. The order identifies certain essential services which can continue despite the stay at home order. Read the full guidance here.
Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19 Governor Gavin Newsom has taken a series of significant, additional actions to protect Californians experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. Learn more.
SoCalGas Announces Suspension of Service Disconnections as Part of Company's COVID-19 Response Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill. Read more.
Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1.844.488.8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Read more.
American Express is assisting many of their customers during this time with Funding Solutions. Contact Local Regional Manager, Lori Nuzzolilo, at email@example.com to learn what you qualify for and to handle the application process. Learn more.
Restaurants or small businesses seeking the use of delivery during this time can sign up at UberEats' Self-Signup webpage. UberEats is launching daily communications — both in-app and over email — to promote delivery from local restaurants, especially those that are new to the app. Learn more.
Sempra Energy Foundation To Donate Up To $1 Million To California Nonprofits Impacted By COVID-19 Sempra Energy today announced that the Sempra Energy Foundation will donate up to $1 million to help small to medium-sized nonprofits in California as they continue to serve critical needs related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Read more.
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