Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:00 am

The CCA team is closely monitoring the crisis and tracking any resources that our members can utilize and any opportunities to get involved.

Resources for Reopening Businesses

Resources for Business Owners Financially Impacted by COVID-19

Resources for Employees Affected by COVID-19

  • File for Disability Insurance if you are sick or quarantined with COVID-19.
  • Go to the LA Jobs Portal if you are unemployed or underemployed to find employment across all industries.
  • Go to OnwardCA to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.
  • Take Paid Family Leave if you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member and must miss work.
  • File for Unemployment Insurance if you experience a reduction in your hours.

Support for Customers and Workspaces

  • AT&T is expanding eligibility based on income and households participating in National School Lunch and Head Start Programs, and is waiving home internet data overage fees until September 30. They're also offering first responders who sign on to FirstNet 50% off monthly rate plan charges for six months -- learn more here.
  • CPM is providing comprehensive services that sanitize, protect and maintain social distancing for workplaces. This includes professional disinfectionspace studies and custom acrylic barriers.
  • Verizon previously pledged to not terminate service or charge late fees for wireless, residential and small business customers for inability to pay due to COVID-19. As of July 1, these customers are automatically enrolled in Verizon's repayment program. Learn more about repayment here and read customer FAQs here.

Medical and Family Support

Webinars and Courses

  • LA Chamber of Commerce's daily webinars for resources and information to address the needs of founders, small business owners and community members.
  • SBDC free webinars with Q&A on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program. They have no-cost advising, workshops and low-cost training to help entrepreneurs respond to business disruption.

Places to Contribute 

  • California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC): Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical items to combat the virus, provide care for patients and ensure the health and well-being of their front-line medical teams -- see their relief fund in the section below.
  • DPPS Summer Care Kit Donation Drive during July and August to support people experiencing homelessness. Donations include face masks, soap, socks, reusable bags and more. Email to schedule a drop off time.
  • Instacart to donate the value of your grocery cart or any amount you choose to support families in need until August 14 -- 100% of proceeds go to Feeding America. 
  • The Midnight Mission: Monetary donations | Donate much-needed items such as to-go food containers, disposable utensils, napkins and more.

Donate to a Fund


Please let us know if your organization has any opportunities to which our members can contribute.