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.



Thought Leadership

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

Posted June 5, 2020

Congress Agrees On Favorable Changes To Paycheck Protection Loans: What Does It Mean For Borrowers?

Posted June 5, 2020

Senate Passes Bill to Give Businesses Flexibility in Spending Coronavirus Aid, Sends it to Trump

Posted June 4, 2020

Most Bay Area Cities Move to Stage 2 (allowing for manufacturing with physical distancing measures)

Posted May 20, 2020

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Posted May 18, 2020

CDC & OSHA Provide Interim Guidance for Manufacturing Workers & Employees

Posted May 15, 2020

Western States Pact Urges Federal Support for States and Cities Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted May 12, 2020

Governor Newsom
Announces Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers who Contract COVID-19 During Stay at Home Order

Posted May 7, 2020

SBA Issues PPP Guidance on Laid-Off Employees Who Refuse To Be Rehired

Posted May 6, 2020

No Deductions for Expenses Paid by PPP Debt That Is Forgiven

Posted May 1, 2020

Upcoming Webinars, Roundtables


Wed., Dec. 2, 10 a.m.
Strategies For Infectious Disease Prevention in Manufacturing

Thurs., Dec. 17, 12 p.m.
AMBayArea Virtual Executive Roundtable

View More Events

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

Infectious Disease Prevention Training

Labor Laws 

Public Health Departments 

AlamedaContra CostaMarinSanta ClaraSan FranciscoSan Mateo, Berkeley 

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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