Below is the a list of news and resources for San Francisco based small businesses and non-profits regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. While the GGBA is a member-centric organization, the resources listed below are for everyone, regardless of membership status, as we are all in this together. 

There are many opportunities and resources specifically for LGBTBE Certified Business.
For companies not yet certified, now is a great time to do so as that may open a wealth
of opportunities and resources to you.

To start the process, or for more information on becoming a Certified LGBTBE, go to https://www.nglcc.org/get-certified


This list will be updated regularly, though is by no means 100% complete or up-to-date as we are an all volunteer Board of Directors.

If you are able to provide services to others in need at time, or if you’d like to share how the Covid-19 has affected your business email us at covid19@ggba.com 

If you know of a resource which should be added to this page, please email us at covid19@ggba.com


Staying Safe

The United States Department of Health Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released a comprehensive packet entitled Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Covid-19 containing “recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace”.

Suggested Sites to follow for the latest information:

Updated June 26, 2020
SF pauses reopening after city sees 103 new Covid-19 cases in one day  – Click Here for full article

Updated June 22, 2020
SF looks to speed up reopening salons and bars, citing encouraging health stats   – Click Here for full article

The NGLCC’s ‘Sip & Pitch’: Next day, July 17, 2020
NGLCC invites you to take advantage of what we do best: bring business leaders together and create new relationships. Even in this time of social distancing, virtual meetings allow us to be closer than ever.continues..

Sip & Pitch is a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas.  If you have a 5 minute (or less) presentation with all the bells and whistles: great! If not: that’s great, too! Simply bring your “elevator pitch” and any messaging you’d like to work on with our experts. This is an open forum! Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC community businesses to enjoy: 3pm PST / 5:00pm EST



Resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19


Government Resources

On March 12, 2020, Governor Newson issued an Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Pursuant to this Executive Order, through May 11th, the CDTFA has the authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with a state or local public health official’s imposition or recommendation of social distancing measures related to COVID-19. This assistance includes granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties, and filing a claim for refund.


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