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Updated on April 15, 2020

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NEW!  To all Old Pasadena businesses, please be sure to take our COVID-19 Crisis Business Survey by the end of day on Friday, April 17. We want to hear from you and advocate for you.


March 19, 2020: Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19

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In light of the measures taken in response to COVID-19 and the mandated closures, we recognize what a hardship this presents to your business and are working diligently to put together several resources from local, state, and national entities expressly designed for small businesses. In addition, we are including information that may be relevant for employees, property owners, and any of our stakeholders. The situation is extremely fluid, but we are doing our best to compile and organize this information.



City of Pasadena Coronavirus Information
Citywide COVID-19 information including News and Press Releases  

Moratorium on Evictions - Tenant Protection Update Frequently Asked Questions to assist the community in understanding Pasadena's tenant protection moratorium.  

For business and/or residential email updates related to the City of Pasadena's response to COVID-19, subscribe here.

Follow the City of Pasadena on Social Media for frequent updates: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Citizen Service Center (CSC), 7:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311

City of Pasadena Public Health Department

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce



California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Gov. Newsom's new, consumer-friendly website highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave and unemployment assistance.

New! California’s Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order  On April 14, Gov. Newsom presented the six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

211 LA County - Residents, renters, and business owners, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County at any time for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services - 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.



New! Small Business Resources and Grant Assistance  We have researched and compiled links to various general resources, grants, and some restaurant-specific resources, as well. This document will be updated periodically as new information and updates become available.

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New! SBDC Webinar Regarding Business Financial Assistance  The California SBDC is hosting a daily webinar including Q&A discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and the SBDC wants to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding. The webinar will be 30-40 minutes daily at 3:00pm with a brief Q&A after. Registration is free and can be accessed here.  

New! CRF-USA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) At 1pm on April 15, the County of Los Angeles in partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) launched a new application portal for small businesses and nonprofits seeking to apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan product created by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Update 1:30pm - April 15:  Due to high demand not continuing to accept applications until further notice.

The Los Angeles County Employer Assistance Grant Fund  Businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for grants up to $10,000. Application opens 8:00am, Thursday April 9.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act  U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress on March 27, 2020. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. 

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals check eligibility and prepare to file for a loan.

Small Business Tax Extension. On March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed an executive order to allow California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to offer a 90-day extensions for tax returns and tax payments for those filling $1,000,000 of tax payments or less. See below for the press release announcing these provisions.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act  Includes Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act, Expansion Act, and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act 

CalChamber Advocacy – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

US Chamber of Commerce – Combating the Coronavirus

Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Comprehensive information on Employer Assistance (tax assistance, work share program, and more), as well as support services for workers (Disability, Family Leave, and Unemployment benefits, and more). They offer a concise visual chart about the various benefits being offered to employees due to COVID-19.

Small Business Administration 
Information on Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance; SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The application link is now open for any California businesses to apply for a Disaster Loan related to economic damage from the COVID-19 health crisis. Businesses are encouraged to apply early. For information about the 3-Step Process, the SBA provides a helpful overview found here.

You can find the link to the Long Term Disaster Loan Application here.

California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program & Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program 
The Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers.

Updated:  Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center 
The Los Angeles SBDC has a valuable COVID-19 Business Resource Guide that details the steps you as a business owner should be taking now and assistance that is now becoming available.

EDD - Employment Development Department 
 - Filing an Unemployment Insurance claim
 - Checklist to file Unemployment Insurance claim

State of California Department of Industrial Relations
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office



Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

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