• Emergency Resources for COVID-19

 

 

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is creating a challenging business climate in our area and across the country. Your continued success is important which is why we have put together a list of resources to help you lessen how the pandemic affects your business, and your employees. We’ve also gathered some links to resources that may be helpful for employers in general

 

 

 

 

 

The Northcoast Small Business Development Center is providing regular updates and resources on their page.

Sign up: North Coast Small Business Pandemic Updates Mailing List

Read previous: North Coast Small Business Pandemic Updates

 

 

 

We have published a Business and COVID-19 Special Edition - the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce shares resources and messages from our community leaders. Click on the cover graphic to read more about support and information for community resilience.

 

 



The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services asks for the participation of every Humboldt business to complete its COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey.

The purpose of this survey is to capture current, ongoing, and cumulative data on the total amount of economic loss for businesses in Humboldt County due to COVID-19. This survey is an electronic version of the Disaster Economic Impact worksheet for businesses and is meant to be taken on a bi-weekly basis. Completing this survey will provide data that will be used in the total claim submitted by Humboldt County for disaster relief. Please note that your information will be confidential and not be made public.


Reduced Work Hours

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs. Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Because many people are concerned about potential exposure to COVID-19, we want to let you know how to access our services if you think you have been exposed and are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms.


 

 

 

Click the financial resources graphic for a comprehensive menu of help being offered through local financial institutions. Stay tuned for listings of grants, low-interest loans, payment help, and much more.

 

 

 

 


Do you have a marketing strategy in place for your business amidst covid-19? Here's some tips and a great article by Retail Strategies to help you navigate through these difficult times. 

 

 

 

 


Helpful information about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 from St Joseph Health

 

Please call ahead before coming in person to one of our physician clinics, urgent care centers or emergency departments. You can find phone numbers for our providers and locations at www.stjosephhealth.org.

See a provider virtually using Express Care Virtual*. With this service, you can visit with one of our providers via online video from the comfort of your home, seven days a week.

Click here to print eVisit flyer

Use our new online coronavirus assessment tool. We developed this “chat” tool to help you assess your risk and to connect you with a provider virtually if you are at a higher risk for the virus.

By calling ahead or connecting with us online, we can talk with you about seeking care, including options for testing, while minimizing the risk of exposing yourself or others through an in-person visit. 

For more helpful tips visit the St Joseph's Coronavirus site 



Stay Up To Date: 

 

Count of cases in California

Access Humboldt

Humboldt Health Alert

Humboldt County Office of Education school status list

City of Arcata Covid-19 updates & information

The California Department of Public Health issued new guidance on its website including information for businesses and employers.


 

Other Resources:

 

Free Business Coaching

Avoid layoffs and closures here: https://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8714rrb.pdf

 

Health & Safety of your Workplace

Read CAL/OSHA Guidelines on protecting your workers in the workplace from COVID-19: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/Health-Care-General-Industry.html

 

Loans

Businesses with 750 employees or less may access loans from the State’s Small Business Finance Center (SBFC): https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/

 

Tax Assistance

Employers may request a 60 day-extension of time from the Employment Development Department (EDD) within 60 days of any delinquent payment

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

 

Unemployment Insurance

Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services or other conditions cause layoffs:

https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm

 

Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim. For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.

 

Caregiving

If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

 

Reduced Work Hours

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs. Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

 

Potential Closure or Layoffs

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.

 

 

 

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