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Resources: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Women In Consulting® (WIC) is providing this page as a resource for our community. Please contact the individual agencies or companies to inquire further.


Information for Employers, Employees and Self-Employed/Contractors


SBA/Small Business Guidance

About the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act

NEWA guide has been created and can be found here, The Small Business Guide to the CARES Act.


The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is a brand new program. The EDD is working with deliberate speed to stand up this new program and the other new provisions to serve unemployed Californians, including the self-employed. Californians should follow the current instructions on this page regarding potential UI benefits with more details to come later in the week.

The full text of the law is on the government website here

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also has created a checklist that can be found here:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide & Checklist


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

There is more information re: the Paycheck Protection Program (this is the forgivable loan program. As long as you don’t reduce your staff/salary spend – the loan is forgiven and you just owe the interest) that was passed last week.

Follow the links to learn more:

More details...

  • Applications will be accepted starting on Friday, April 3rd.
  • Large institutions like Chase, Wells, US Bank, and others will accept applications online with little- to-no human interaction.
  • Smaller financial institutions should have a web app on their website. If they do not, you may have to complete the form by hand.
  • Official documents spelling out the rules, etc. are finally out (see attached).
  • If you have employees who make over $100K, your loan value related to them is capped at $100K.

You can use the funds for:

  • Payroll costs, including benefits.
  • Interest on mortgage obligations that were incurred prior to 2/15/20.
  • Rent under lease agreements that were in force prior to 2/15/20.
  • Utilities for which service began prior to 2/15/20.

What is not clear yet is if you can include 1099 contractors in your payroll calculations, if you outsource a job that typically would be in an internal job (i.e. an outsourced CFO). 

If you’re based in the US and you’ve felt the impact of COVID-19 on your agency — don’t dilly or dally. Be sure you’re one of the first in line to apply for this forgivable loan.

Click here to learn more.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

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Your Health and Well Being

Going Grocery Shopping?

Watch this 14-minute video BEFORE you go grocery shopping, get food delivered or order takeout.


Just For Fun ~ Sometimes We All Can Use A Laugh

Coronavirus Parody of Les Miserables

Laughter Yoga
Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides similar physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. It is usually done in groups, with eye contact and lots of playfulness between participants.


Staying Physically & Mentally Fit While Staying At Home


Volunteering in California & Neighborhood Support

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Learning Online ~ All Ages

KIDS learning

Adult and kids learning

Free online college courses

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Tools & Tips 

Companies offering free group video chat

  • whatsapp (up to 4 people)
  • facetime (up to 32)
  • google duo (8)
  • google hangouts (10)
  • skype (50)
  • zoom (100 with 40min limit)

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The Facts

Center for Disease Control


From the California State Governor's Office


U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


California Department of Public Health


California Employment Development Department (EDD)


California Labor Commissioner’s Office


California Department of Fair Employment and Housing


California Labor and Workforce Development Agency




Other Resources

California Chamber of Commerce ~ Advocacy


San Francisco Paid Sick Leave and the Coronavirus



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