COVID-19 Updates & Resources 

for Bay Area Manufacturers

Association of Manufacturers Bay Area

AMBayArea is committed to supporting the manufacturing community during these challenging times. We will continue to vet information and provide the latest updates, resources and thought leadership articles for manufacturers. Follow AMBayArea on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest updates.



National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Provides Summary of Federal Tax Incentives

Posted April 8, 2020 

Governor Newsom Launches One-Stop Website for Donations & Sales of Essential Medical Supplies in Fight Against COVID-19

Manufacturers can visit to submit products they can make to assist during COVID-19.

Posted April 6, 2020 

Paycheck Protection Program – Interim Final Rule

This interim final rule announces the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). 

Posted April 3, 2020

Updated Health Officer Order  Requires Essential Businesses to Implement Social Distancing & Post Signage

Appendix A: Social Distancing Form

Completed Appendix A is required to be posted on all entrances at businesses operating as “essential” by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

Posted April 2, 2020

Treasury and IRS Release FAQs to Help Small and Midsize Businesses Navigate Paid Sick and Family Leave Tax Credits

Posted April 1, 2020

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses

Posted April 1, 2020

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Posted March 31, 2020

IRS Delays Tax Filing Deadline To July 15, Mnuchin Says

IRS will move the income tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
Posted March 20, 2020

Order of the State Public Health Officer

The State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health have ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. 
Posted March 20, 2020

SBA’s Disaster Declaration Makes Loans Available Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The entire State of California is now designated as eligible for assistance, and soon the rest of the country is likely to be.  Interested businesses are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later as applications will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Posted March 20, 2020

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 

Posted March 20, 2020

Congressman Swalwell Collecting N95 Masks

Eric Swalwell is partnering with Alameda and Contra Costa County Building Trades to ask contractors to donate N95 masks for healthcare workers.
Posted March 19, 2020

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today announced updated special tax relief for all California taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted March 18, 2020

Executive Order to Allow Timely Delivery of Vital Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to ease restrictions on commercial drivers engaged in support of emergency relief efforts.
Posted March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Orders in Bay Area Counties

CMTA President Lance Hastings addresses the shelter in place ordinances that have been put in place in several Bay Area counties.
Posted March 16, 2020

Shelter In Place Order – Bay Area Counties

View the shelter in place orders for Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda

View Shelter in Place Order — Clarification for Businesses.
Posted March 16, 2020


CMTA CA MFG & COVID-19 Webinar – Friday, April 10, 2:30 p.m.

NAM COVID-19 Press Conference Call – Recording

Bay Area Council Webinar: Bay Area Impacts COVID-19 – Recording

Bay Area Council Response & Resource Network

From the Bay Area Council 


Resources from Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). 

California COVID-19 Resources

Information and updates provided by the State of California.


From the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including Assistance for Small Businesses

CARES ACT: What Employers Need to Know

Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

Disaster Loan Assistance

U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting applications for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) for small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated counties of California and other states to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Discussion Forum for Bay Area Manufacturers

As manufacturers work to deal with the rapid changes occurring due to COVID-19, a forum has been set up to share information and ask questions related to manufacturing. The forum is moderated by Mark Martin, Regional Director of Advanced Manufacturing Workplace Development.

Essential Critical Workers List 

The State Public Health Officer has designated this list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Employee Benefits

Information from the Employment Development Department on Disability, Caregiving, Potential Layoffs, etc. 

Plus, Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Chart provided by Labor & Workforce Development Agency.

Employee Rights Poster – DOL poster notifying employees about the new paid sick leave must be posted or sent to employees.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFA) 

HR Compliance Bulletin

New Coronavirus relief laws require paid employee leave.

Insurance Carrier Resources

AetnaAnthem, Chinese American Health Plan, Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthnetKaiserOscar HealthSharp HealthSutter Health, United Healthcare,  Western Health 

Labor Laws 

FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Leadership Resources From Harvard Business Publishing

Resources to effectively lead amid COVID-19 including Leading Through a Pandemic, How to Communicate in a Crisis, etc.

Public Health Departments 

For more information about COVID-19 activities in these areas, visit the Department of Public Health sites for AlamedaContra CostaMarinSanta ClaraSan FranciscoSan Mateo, or Berkeley counties.

Warn Act

Guidance on Conditional Suspension of California WARN Act

Thought Leadership

AMBayArea will continue to post relevant articles by subject matter experts. View additional Thought Leadership articles.

How You Can Help Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

By Meredith Hoffman

Covid 19, Your Facility & Your Operation: A Response Plan

By Nik Lahiri, Essel Environmental Consulting

Did Your Contract Anticipate the Arrival of Coronavirus?

By David Mawhinney of

What Your Business Can Do to Help the Community During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Megan Kashner via KelloggInsight

How the Coronavirus Is Already Rewriting the Future of Business by Harvard Business School

By Harvard Business School

How Small Businesses Can Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak by Harvard Business School

By Harvard Business School

Love Letter to Every Small Business Owner

By Allison Tabor, Coppia Advisory

Our Time Has Come (To Donate Masks)

By Kevin Kelly, Emerald Packaging

Essential Guide to Leading & Working Remotely

By Decker Communications

A Perspective on Supply Chain

By Rosemary Coates, The Reshoring Institute

Pandemic Meets Supply Chain: Tools, Threats and Thoughts

By Hannah Kain, ALOM

Food & Beverage Podcast: COVID-19

By Food & Beverage Insider

Survival Tips for Small Businesses

By Michelle van Schouwen

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