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Last updated March 30, 2020 at 5:45 p.m.

Coronavirus Employer and Employee Resources

For general coronavirus resources, please visit: 

Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Loan Program

The City of Sacramento established a $1 million economic relief fund for businesses affected by COVID-19. Due to the overwhelming response, the City is no longer accepting new applications. If additional funding become available, the application portal will reopen. The City is reviewing applications received and will respond to applicants the week of April 6. Please sign-up to our email list for updates.

Small Business Hotline

If you have a question about how or where to find business assistance, please contact the City's Office of Innovation and Economic Development staff through the Small Business Hotline at (916) 808-7196 or by emailing


The Sacramento City Council adopted an ordinance on March 17 to establish a temporary ban on evicting residential and commercial tenants unable to pay rent due to a loss of income caused by COVID-19. Learn more about the Tenant Protection Program and download delay of rent payment forms.

State and Federal EmployeR and employeE resources

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19.

Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)
LWDA has resources for workers regarding paid family leave, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, paid sick leave and workers compensation.

Governor’s 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 corona virus outbreak.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS has tax relief information to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the COVID-19. The IRS has delayed federal tax filing until July 15, and offers advice for deducting COVID-19 costs from your taxes.

State of California Employment and Taxes
Find benefits for people affected by COVID-19. State tax deadlines have been extended.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office

California Employment Development Department resources and facts guide for workers and employers

Local Business and Worker resources

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)
SETA has resources for employees, employers, and individuals seeking employment training. 

Sacramento Central Labor Council
The Sacramento Central Labor Council has volunteered to help local workers impacted by COVID-19 navigate the unemployment process. The Central Labor Council’s hotline for assistance is 916-905-1625.

Sacramento Region Community Foundation (SRCF) 
SRCF activated its Sacramento Region Disaster Fund to help address challenges facing local nonprofit organizations due to COVID-19.

Sacramento Metro Chamber Rapid Response Hub
The Sacramento Metro Chamber's Rapid Response Hub has resources for employers and employees affected by COVID-19.

Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Business Triage Center
In response to COVID-19's impact on small businesses and Asian Pacific Island communities, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce created the Business Triage Center to provide resources for access to capital, technical assistance, employer and employee information, and more.

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber

Rainbow Chamber

Sacramento Black Chamber


City leaders have joined a broad coalition of public, private, non-profit, labor and philanthropic partners to launch a fundraising effort to help those hurt economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations can be made through the Donate4Sacramento website.

Funds will be administered by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, United Way California Capital Region and the City of Sacramento. Visit