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


Suggested Sites to follow for the latest information:

Updated March 31, 2020

Updated March 26, 2020

Updated March 23, 2020

  • The US Treasury has moved US Tax Day  filing from April 15 to July 15 

From the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

  • Economic Recovery Package Memo – COVID-19 (March 10, 2020) – The SF Chamber and our community partners urged our federal, state, and local elected leaders to develop an economic recovery package for Bay Area businesses impacted by COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 and Employee Lost Wages (March 17, 2020) – The SF Chamber and our small business members urged Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors to consider allocating unused HealthySF dollars held by the City to provide restaurant, bar, and retail workers wages from lost hours during this public health crisis.
  • Business Interruption Coverage (March 19, 2020) – The SF Chamber requested that Mayor Breed issue a Civil Authority Order to ensure that small businesses impacted by COVID-19 have access to insurance benefits. 

Updated March 19, 2020

Grants & Funds

  • The Small Business Finance Center of California partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers.
  • Small Business Advocate of California  has a network of small business centers throughout the state to offer consulting and training and access to capital. 
  • (IBANK)Small Business Relief Due to Covid-19 will issue loan guarantees up to 95 percent of the loan through its partner Financial Development Corporations to help small business borrowers who were impacted by disasters or public safety power shutoffs and who need term loans or lines of credit for working capital. Small businesses, including small farms, nurseries, agriculture-related enterprises and nonprofits that have suffered an economic loss Resources for Businesses and/or physical damage may apply. IBank is offering loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in the declared disaster and emergency areas through its Jump Start Program.

Updated March 17, 2020

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.


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”.

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