The Economic Development Collaborative has made a business resource guide available for employees and employers who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Published and housed online via the EDC’s website at edcollaborative.com/covid19, the guide encompasses a list of local, state, and federal resources available to affected members of the business community at large.
As the spread and impact of COVID-19 still remains unknown, within the guide the EDC –— a non-profit public/private partnership focused on supporting economic vitality in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties — recommends five immediate steps employers can take to help mitigate financial loss.
Additionally, the guide outlines no-cost business consulting services, Work Share Programs, extension filing guidelines for payroll, personal and business taxes, and a variety of Business Disruption Loans available for employers. Employees are encouraged to access the document to learn more about unemployment insurance, disability insurance, and paid family-leave options.
The guide also includes a comprehensive list of relevant \websites and resources the public can access to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information related to COVID-19.