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.

President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan—What Employers Want to Know

Posted September 16, 2021

The Biden Administration’s New Mandatory Vaccination/Weekly Testing Requirements for Private Employers, and the Expected OSHA ETS Emergency Standard to Follow

Posted September 16, 2021

SBA To No Longer Rely on Economic Necessity Questionnaires in Processing PPP Forgiveness Applications

Posted August 3, 2021

Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Posted August 2, 2021

Revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Rules: What Employers Need to Know

Posted June 30, 2021

Unemployment Data Update by the California Center for Jobs & The Economy

Posted June 25, 2021

Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

Posted June 18, 2021

Cal/OSHA Publishes Revised Proposed COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Revisions for June 17 Standards Board Vote

Posted June 15, 2021

Exporting: Grants to Help Find Your Next Customer

Posted April 21, 2021

Manufacturers: Build Now for the Post-Pandemic World

Posted March 31, 2021

California Mandates COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave 

Posted March 29, 2021

EEOC Offers Guidance on Vaccinations and the Implications For California Employers

Posted March 24, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Biden

Posted March 24, 2021

Tax Deadline Extension Announced

Posted March 19, 2021

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

Posted February 25, 2021

Round 2: CA Relief Grant – Applications Due February 8

Posted February 4, 2021

California Relief Grant Program – Applications Due January 13

Posted January 8, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by Economic Aid Act

Posted January 7, 2021

Trump Signs Stimulus Bill; ‘PPP Second Draw’ Provides A Shot In The Arm For Small Business Owners

Posted December 28, 2020

Covid relief bill adds PPP tax breaks the Treasury opposed

Posted December 23, 2020

Congress approves long-awaited $900 billion Covid rescue package, overcoming months of gridlock

Posted December 22, 2020

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Posted December 17, 2020

5-Region Statewide Stay-At-Home Order Protects Essential Manufacturing 

Posted December 3, 2020

Cal/OSHA Votes to Implement Strict COVID-19 Workplace Protections for California Workers

Posted December 2, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Including Temporary Tax Relief and $500 Million in Grants

Posted December 1, 2020

IRS Releases PPP Deduction Guidance

Posted November 18, 2020

Alameda County
CARES Grant Program

Posted November 18, 2020

California Business Roundtable Update

Posted November 16, 2020

California Employment Report

Posted October 20, 2020

SBA Clarifies Deferral Period for PPP Loan Payments

Posted October 8, 2020

Failure to deposit penalties on some employers claiming new tax credits

Posted September 23, 2020

Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk: Reopen Your Business or Facility Safely

Posted September 10, 2020

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s Response to Northern California Wildfires

Posted August 24, 2020

Governor Newsom Signs Heat Emergency Proclamation to Free Up Energy Capacity

Alert — California Manufacturers Urged To Reduce Electricity Load Monday and Tuesday

Posted August 17, 2020

New Statewide & County Closures

(MFRs able to stay open under Governor’s guidelines)

Posted July 16, 2020

CMTA and Governor Newsom Announce Launch of Safely Making California Marketplace

Posted June 26, 2020

Revisions to Loan Forgiveness Interim Final Rule and SBA Loan Review Procedures Interim Final Rule

Posted June 24, 2020

Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings  

Posted June 18, 2020

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Posted June 15, 2020

Trump Signs New Law Relaxing PPP Rules: What You Need To Know

Upcoming Events, Roundtables

AMBayArea Virtual Executive Roundtable – October 21
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NAM: This is Our Shot Project & Resources

Infection Disease Certifications
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Buy PPE: Safely Making California Marketplace


Assessing Your Social Activities Outside the Workplace

Bay Area Council Response & Resource Network


California COVID-19 Resources

CAL/OSHA Recording and Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 Cases


CMTA COVID-19 Updates 

COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Manufacturing

COVID-19 Presumption FlowChart for Employers

COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Tracing Form

Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

Disaster Loan Assistance

Discussion Forum for Bay Area Manufacturers

Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist

Employee Benefits

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFA) 

HR Compliance Bulletin

Incentives for Manufacturers

Infectious Disease Prevention Training

Labor Laws 

Public Health Departments 

AlamedaContra CostaMarinSanta ClaraSan FranciscoSan Mateo, Berkeley 

Small Business Tax Credit

Safe Work PlayBook by Lear Automotive – An Interactive Guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness & Response

Warn Act

Workers Comp Executive Order N-62-20 FAQs

By Margaret Graziano, KeenAlignment

Creating a Return to Work Action Plan &
Sample Return to Work Action Plan

By Janice Berthold, Heffernan Insurance Brokers

How Germany Kept Its Factories Open During the Pandemic

The Wall Street Journal

Taking the Temperature of America as We Reopen the Economy

By Robert Collings of Zag Technical Services

What Coronavirus is Teaching Baby Boomers and Millennials

By Jeff Butler for Thrive Global

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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