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Statewide Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

About this event

As new developments continue unfolding around the spread of COVID-19, many employers have questions about implications in the workplace. 

Join Small Business Majority, Go-Biz, Employment Development Department (EDD) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) for a statewide webinar covering policy updates related to COVID-19. Learn about what the State of California and Governor Newsom are implementing to ensure public safety.

Topics of discussion:

  • Guidance on mass gatherings statewide
  • EDD guidance for businesses to apply for Unemployment Insurance work-sharing programs if a business is experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services
  • Small Business Development Center updates including SBA Disaster Assistance Loans
  • Healthcare updates for Medi-Cal & Covered California
  • An overview of California’s Paid Family Leave program which is accessible to workers affected by COVID-19
  • Resources 
  • Q&A 

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Small Business Majority

    Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy.

  • Guest speaker
    Michele Sutton-Riggs Deputy Director, Unemployment Insurance Branch @ Employment Development Department

    Michele Sutton-Riggs is the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Deputy Director and has worked in a number of different roles in the UI Program for almost 28 years.

  • Guest speaker
    Gwendy Donaker Brown VP Research & Policy @ Opportunity Fund

  • Guest speaker
    Michael Daniel Regional Director @ Orange County / Inland Empire SBDC Network

    Mike Daniel is the Regional Director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC consists of eight service centers.

  • Guest speaker
    Isabel Guzman Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate @ Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

    Isabel Casillas Guzman brings over 20 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, launching ventures, helping small businesses navigate the federal government, and creating policies and programs to help advance entrepreneurship and innovation.

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