We want to hear from you: contact us directly regarding your needs or concerns as they pertain to COVID-19 response in our region.
Sacramento County Testing Sites
Sacramento County Public Health has partnered with California National Guard and Sacramento Public Library Authority to offer pop-up COVID-19 testing sites every 1-3 days at rotating Sacramento County public library locations. No appointments needed, but testing will be first come first served for those 18 y.o.+ with valid ID and contact information for test results. The exact times and locations will be announced the evening prior to each new location.
City of Sacramento
- City of Sacramento Resources for COVID-19
- City of Sacramento 3-1-1 App
- Sacramento CARES Mediation Program
Free services for all commercial and residential tenants and landlords in the City of Sacramento for impacts related to COVID and the tenant eviction moratorium.
- Residential Tenant Protections and Temporary Moratorium on Eviction
Public, private, labor and nonprofit leaders throughout the Sacramento region have joined forces to raise both awareness of what we as a community are confronting and resources that will be dedicated to help vulnerable populations and small businesses.
City of Citrus Heights
- Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce
- Citrus Heights COVID information and resources
- Citrus Heights Business COVID information and resources
- Citrus Heights Shop Local Business List
- Citrus Heights Temporary Signage allowance
City of Elk Grove
- Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce
- City of Elk Grove Resources for COVID-19
- City of Elk Grove Foreclosures & Eviction FAQ (Commercial and Residential)
- City of Elk Grove Utility Relief & Resources
City of Folsom
City of Rancho Cordova
El Dorado County
City of Auburn
City of Loomis
City of Rocklin
City of Roseville
- Yolo County Reopening Resources Toolkit
- Visit Yolo COVID-19 Resources
- Yolo County Property Tax Guidelines
- City of Davis COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- City of Davis Local Business Support / Business and Employee Assistance
- City of Davis Temporary Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Tenant Evictions
- Davis Downtown COVID-19 Community Support Page
- Davis Chamber COVID-19 Response Facebook Page
- West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
- City of West Sacramento COVID-19 Resources & Updates
- City of West Sacramento Residential and Commercial Tenant Temporary Moratorium on Eviction
- Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce
- Yuba County Resources & Updates for COVID-19
- Yuba County Property Tax Guidelines
- Yuba County Small Business Economic Resiliency Grant
All applications must be submitted to by 3PM August 28th, 2020.
California State Resources
- California EDD’s UI Work Sharing Program
This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs, retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent. Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.
- California EDD Rapid Response Services for Businesses
Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or explore other alternatives from California EDD to laying off employees.
- Capital Region Small Business Development Center
Resources and toolkits available online for business owners and operators.
- California Restaurant Association Resources
Resources specific to the restaurant industry from the California Restaurant Association.
- Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.
- Labor Commissioner’s Office FAQs
Employee leave options, compensation, and salary.
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Job protection and employment discrimination.
- Central Labor Council (telephone hotline)
For more information on your local council, check the California Labor Federation website.
- California Governor’s Executive Order
This state order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect Disability Insurance 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. Full text of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20.
- California Department of Public Health
National & International Resources
- U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline.
SMUD is providing the following resources for businesses and residents. You can also call directly: 1-888-742-7683
- Suspension of power shutoffs for non-payment and power reconnection. Through January 4, 2021, SMUD will not disconnect power due to non-payment for all customers. They will also reconnect customers whose service was disconnected due to non-payment as long as the meter or equipment is not damaged and conditions are safe.
- Flexible Repayment Program. SMUD will work with customers on repayment terms that are doable for small businesses and individuals that are hard hit.
- EAPR Discounts for Businesses that offer Transitional Housing.
- Energy Efficiency Loans for Small Business
PG&E is offering additional support for customers experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Suspend service disconnections for non-payment and waive new service deposit requirements for residential and small business.
- Implement flexible payment plan options.
- Provide additional support for low-income and medical baseline customers, including enrollment in (CARE) program.
- Will continue its policy to never charge late fees.
- Keep Americans Connected
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that many Americans will face in the coming months, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative. Providers, including most Northern California providers, have pledged in the next 60 days to:
- Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Open Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
Comcast Xfinity extended deadline until May 13th for low-income households and families to sign up for 2 month free offer
- Comcast Business Customers
- Consolidated Communications
- Los Rios Community Colleges
- McGeorge School of Law
- Sacramento State
- San Joaquin Valley College (Rancho Cordova Campus offering career training online)
- UC Davis
County Offices of Education