COVID-19 Updates 4-20-2020

In this every-changing world of information, we wanted you to be up to date on information as we receive it.  This issue has a lot of information that may personally affect you, along with updated business information:

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled 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.  Click here for the Power Point.  Click here for the article.

U.S. Chamber Launches a New “Path Forward Program” to Lead National Conversation on How America Can Return to Work

COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACTS: UCI Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy (CPIP) hosted “Economic Impacts of Covid-19: A National and Local Perspective” on April 14.

GIG WORKERS AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS in California will be able to apply for federally-funded unemployment benefits and receive payments within 24 to 48 hours, said State Labor Secretary Julie Su on Tuesday.  Click here for the entire article.

LICENSE RENEWAL EXTENSION: DMV announced it would automatically extend drivers’ licenses that are expiring during the pandemic, allowing drivers to avoid having to apply for renewals online. 

GET MY PAYMENT: New IRS application to check the status of your economic impact payment, and if needed, update direct deposit information.
Access it here


*ECONOMIC REVIVAL: President Trump has announced the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, who will work together to chart the path forward to the future of American prosperity. Read More.

*CANCELLED PENALTIES: OC Treasurer is now accepting penalty cancellation requests for taxpayers who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. Learn More.

*SENATOR LING LING CHANG’S regarding possible refunds from insurance companies and gyms.


*Orange County Community Services  Workforce & Business Services Economic & Business Recovery

*OC Rapid Response for Individuals

*OC Rapid Response for Businesses

*Who’s Hiring in OC 


* The Federal Reserve has announced that it is establishing a Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in good financial standing before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

* CARES ACT WEBINAR: Hosted by the Irvine Company, this webinar helps companies get funding through the CARES Act on Friday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. PST. Register Here.

* FINANCIAL & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 4 SMALL BIZ: CA Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF) webinar sharing resources and opportunities for small businesses during COVID-19. Watch the recording here.

* FAQ on business interruption insurance and other issues affecting California small businesses

* CSUF SURVEY on business executives’ outlook on the economy. View survey results here. Want to be surveyed? Contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC Vice President of Workforce & Economic Development.

* DAILY WEBINARS by SBA OC/Inland Empire on the Economic Injury DIsaster Loan (EIDL), EIDL Advance, and Paycheck Protection Program provided by the CARES Act. Register here. 

* APRIL WEBINARS: Business-building tips offered through four virtual supplier webinars in April, hosted by SoCalGas and Frontier Communications. April 16 at 11:00 a.m. PST. RSVP at


* Paycheck Protection Program & FAQs

* SBA Preferred Lender

* Small Business Development Center

* SBDC Resources for Small Businesses

* Go-BIZ FAQ for Small Businesses


California’s portal for 70,000 open jobs is 

Google Webinar Wednesday, May 6th

For more information on this and other resources around COVID19 please visit 

For a complete list of events CLICK HERE


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