COVID-19: Keep

The Tri-Community Safe

What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?

The PPP is a loan program that provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees.  The PPP is a 100% federally guaranteed loan to help small businesses keep workers on payroll for a period of 8 weeks during this crisis. The loans can be up to $10 million with a 1.0% interest rate with a term of two years. It will be fully forgiven if at least 75% of the entire loan is allocated towards payroll, funds are used for eligible uses, and employment and compensation levels are maintained.

Additional State, Local and Private Sector Loans & Grants

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Additionally there are several loan programs available through the CDC Small Business Finance and the Small Business Administration.

Additional Business Resources

Here You Will Find Resources To Assist Businesses Owners Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

CARES Act & Small Business Explained

A general overview of the CARES Act as it pertains to small business

SBDC COVID-19 Resource Guide

This resource guide provides information and FAQs about Employment Development Department (EDD) resources, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the SBDC Finance Center and how the SBCD can help your business.  **A MUST READ GUIDE**

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist

Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this is a comprehensive guide and checklist for the Paycheck Protection Program. 100% federally guaranteed loans for small businesses. Eligible are small businesses, 501(c)(3), Sole Proprietors, independent contractors, self-employed, Tribal business, and 501(c)19 Veterans Organizations

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. **A MUST READ GUIDE**

How To Keep Your Restaurant Running and Successful Resource Guide

This guide for restauranteurs will go over some practices that can be implemented to streamline operations given the new reality we’re currently facing.

List of Essential Businesses

A list of businesses considered essential in the State of California. This pdf is subject to updates.
Business Assistance


The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.  This order is in effect until further notice.  Details Here (includes a list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers)