Given the quickly changing circumstances, we want to ensure that you are fully aware of Governor Newsom’s most recent announcements. A helpful resource, which is regularly updated, is the recently established one-stop website: covid19.ca.gov. We have also updated our COVID-19 resource page to better synthesize resources. Click here to review GO-Biz’s COVID-19 resource website.
Recent Action by Governor Newsom
Governor Newsom took executive action to establish a statewide moratorium on evictions. Read more here.Governor Newsom issued a statement on the federal supplemental stimulus bill. Read more here.Governor Newsom visited the USNS Mercy hospital ship with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Watch that here.
Financial and Technical Assistance for Small Business
On March 24, Isabel Guzman, GO-Biz’s Director of the Office of the Small Business Advocate participated in a conference call between the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) California members and other state officials, including Labor Secretary Julie A. Su, to share information on how California is working to help our small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the above image, or here, to listen to the call.

We are here for you. The state of California supports a network of small business support centers to help businesses figure out which loans are best for them, develop resiliency strategies, and find other resources. As the new federal stimulus package becomes available through federal agencies, these centers can help businesses navigate the options. Click here to learn more.
Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
On March 19, Governor Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order identifies certain services as essential. Click here to review the list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (PDF)

California’s seaports, airports, rail yards, highways, warehouses, and distribution centers continue to operate as normal. All aspects of the goods movement supply chain have been deemed essential and will continue to operate while the stay at home order is in place.
Listen to the Podcast
It happens every 10 years, but for the first time it’s digital. The California Census, that’s what we’re talking about on this episode of Made in California. In this episode, you will hear more about why the Census is important and what it means for California from two women: Ditas Katague and Rachel Rios. Click here to listen and be counted!
Additional Resources
We would like to remind you that GO-Biz has shared an FAQ for our small businesses. Please share this updated guidance and the resources with your members. For the latest information from CDPH, visit this website.