Available COVID-19 Resources

As the nation struggles with how to deal with the changes made in response to COVID-19, we encourage you to pay close attention to federal, state, and local authorities to see if they are rolling out benefits or prohibitions of which you need to be aware. Here are a few minimum steps we suggest you take:

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments, which includes checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWorld Health OrganizationOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and your local health departments.
  • Maintain frequent communications with your employees, which includes instructing them to stay home if they feel sick, making sure they know how to recognize COVID-19 symptoms, implementing social distancing, and publishing official reminders about proper hygiene and other prevention tips against COVID-19.
  • Consider curtailing business travel (even to currently low-risk locations)

Internal Revenue Service filing deadline remains April 15

On March 17, 2020, following the declaration of a national state of emergency, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed that taxpayers and business will have until July 15, 2020, to pay their taxes for the 2019 tax year, but the filing deadline remains April 15. Learn more at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

California grants extension to file and pay

On March 18, 2020, the California Franchise Tax Board announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected business and individual taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns, and make certain payments, until July 15, 2020. Learn more at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/extensions-to-file-pay.html

Federal and State Government Resources:

Resources to Help Businesses and NonProfit Organizations Maintain Their Operations:

Employer Guidance from California Labor Agency:

Resources Available to Employees:

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