Business Resources in Response to COVID-19

Business Resources

The City of Placentia recognizes the impact COVID-19 will have on our local businesses and our regional economy.  The City has compiled a list of resources to assist you during closures mandated by the Orange County Health Care Agency. The City will continue to monitor and share information provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency with our business community.  Please check back often for updates as new resources become available.

Orange County Economic and Business Recovery Call Center

The Orange County Community Services has implemented a call center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Businesses can call the Economic and Business Recovery Call Center at (714) 480-6500 during the hours of operations from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Call Center will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate. These resources will support businesses with challenges such as lay-off aversions, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping.

State of California

The State of California has created a new one-stop website for COVID-19 resources, including unemployment and paid sick leave, and much more.

Office of Business and Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The California Capital Access Program for Small Business (CalCAP SB or Program) encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. If you own a small business and need a loan for start-up, expansion or working capital, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program. This program helps communities by providing financing to businesses that create jobs and improve the economy. CalCAP is a loan loss revenue program that may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. With CalCAP portfolio support, a lender may be more comfortable underwriting small business loans.

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. The Small Business Finance Center has a loan guarantee program designed for Disaster Relief and is currently available to small businesses needing assistance to overcome economic injury caused by COVID-19.

The State of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Center provides information on programs available for employers and workers. The website details benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19.

Additional State Resources

California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19. 

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Tax Filing Extension

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has issued Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus.

Federal Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting applications for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) for small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated counties of California and other states to help alleviate economic injury caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, call (800) 659-2955 or email Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020. 

The Internal Revenue Service is providing special tax payment relief to businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. 

Sempra Energy COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund

The Sempra Energy has established a COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund. Sempra Energy will provide grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to small to medium-sized non-profit organizations serving people and families significantly affected by COVID-19. Please visit their website for additional information.

Continual Updates to the Business Resource Page

The City will attempt to post vital resources being offered by the Federal and State agencies to assist our Business community during these unprecedented times. Please check back on this webpage for continual updates.