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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.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Coronavirus Disease Latest Updates

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019

CDC Guidelines for Businesses

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



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 videothat provide actionable tips and insights regarding data security.


Facebook announced a small business grant programof $100 million to help small businesses impacted by Coronavirus.



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

City of Los Angeles

LA CARES Corpsis 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

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
  • Small Business Toolkitfor assistance during emergency closure period (pdf)

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)

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)

IBank offers loan programs for businesses affected by disasters in California

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.


LA CityMayor 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.

Governor Newsome takes emergency action & authorizes $150 million in funding to protect homeless Californians from COVID-19Learn more

CA Dept. of Health News Releases

LA County Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications



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