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Business Resources for COVID-19

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As the ever-changing situation on the COVID-19 outbreak affects the livelihood of those across the nation, no industry is being impacted to the same degree as retail, food and food-service industries.

Below is a list of resources for restaurant, bar, and food service workers. Click on the title to learn more. This page will be updated frequently as more information becomes available.

California Small Business Relief Grant - Governor Newsom and the Legislature announced a package of assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including $500 million in grants. While the program is being created, please sign up here to receive an update when launched. Additional assistance announced: tax relief (click here); and recovery loans through the California Rebuilding Fund. (Updated December 3, 2020)

LA County Offers $30K Grant for Restaurants That Needed to Close Outdoor Dining (Updated December 2, 2020)

Public Health to Modify Health Officer Order to Restrict Dining at Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries and Bars (Updated November 22, 2020)

California COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-in Restaurants (Updated July 29, 2020)

California COVID-19 General Checklist for Dine-in Restaurants (Updated July 2, 2020)

Little Tokyo Service Center Small Business Assistance Program
Small Business COVID-19 Resource Guide
(Updated on May 1, 2020)
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COVID-19 CARES Act (Updated on April 6, 2020)

What small businesses need to know about the government's new forgivable loan program (Updated on April 3, 2020)

Join Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC)
voice legislative change to save local restaurants


A Useful List of Bar & Restaurant Relief Funds During the Coronavirus Crisis

Supporting Your Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rethinking Your Restaurant Concept In Response to Coronavirus

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians