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California Coronavirus Response - Stay Home for Essential Needs: The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
Workplace, Health & Safety Resources
Employers statewide directly affected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit payroll taxes without penalty or interest. This extension may be granted under Section 1111.5 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC). A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
The EDD provides services to people and businesses affected by disasters in California. If you lost your job or cannot work because of a disaster or emergency, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (DI), or Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits. When authorized by the President of the United States, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may also be available.
Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.
If you close and/or vacate your business for an extended period of time, follow these important steps for crime prevention.
To avoid attracting negative activity at your business – If you choose to post an exterior sign to notify customers you are closed, please add this important language: This space is monitored by the [insert local police or sheriff department].
Tape an interior-facing phone contact list at all entry and exits into your business to provide quick contacts for first responders. This should not be visible from the exterior.
Notify your alarm company of the extended absence and ensure they have accurate contact information for your business. If you receive an alarm call, do not cancel it.
Notify your landlord to share an email and phone contact that should be utilized in case of emergencies