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

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

California Plans to Reopen Some Retail, Manufacturing Within Weeks

Bay Area Counties Will Extend New Version of Shelter Order Through May

Posted April 30, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Resumes April 27

Posted April 27, 2020

NAM Lays Out Plan for Response, Recovery, & Renewal and How the Manufacturing Community Plays a Key Role

Posted April 21, 2020

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Posted April 17, 2020

Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions

Posted April 15, 2020

Identified Specifications for  California COVID-19 Medical Supply Contributions

For manufacturers of ventilators, N95 masks, surgical masks, gowns, etc.
Posted April 10, 2020

CDC Director Provides Manufacturing Facility Protocol Q&A

Guidance manufacturers can use to supplement current plans and response efforts, plus a letter from CDC Director.
Posted April 9, 2020

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

Posted April 6, 2020 

Paycheck Protection Program – Interim Final Rule

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

Posted March 20, 2020

Order of the State Public Health Officer

Posted March 20, 2020

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

Posted March 20, 2020

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 

Posted March 20, 2020

Congressman Swalwell Collecting N95 Masks

Posted March 19, 2020

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 

Posted March 18, 2020

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

Posted March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Orders in 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: Reopening the Economy & PPE – Recording

CMTA CA MFG & COVID-19 Webinar w/Go-Biz Deputy Director Kaina Pereira – Recording

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

CMTA COVID-19 Updates 

COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Manufacturing

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.

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

Warn Act

Guidance on Conditional Suspension of California 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


PPP Explained – CalCPA


3 Phases of CaresACT – CalCPA

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