COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Guide

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.

 

Health & Safety

 

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.

 

Small Business & Startups

  • 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.
  • The CO - includes easy-to-read articles on adapting your business to COVID-19
  • 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.

 

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.
 

Legislative Updates

  • To assist residential and commercial tenants who have been economically impacted by the coronavirus, Mayor Garcetti has issued an updated eviction moratorium order. Read more.
  • The Chamber is working with city, county, state and federal lawmakers to advocate for a coronavirus relief package. Read our legislative priorities here.
  • The Chamber is tracking legislative updates on a regular basis. For our Legislative Debrief in Response to Coronavirus, dated March 25, 2020, please click here.
  • 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.

 

Press Announcements

  • 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.

 

Resources for Nonprofits

 

Resources from Our Members

  • 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 lori.l.nuzzolilo@aexp.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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Last Updated: March 27, 2020