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 What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws
Employers should remember that guidance from public health authorities is likely to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Therefore, employers should continue to follow the most current information on maintaining workplace safety. 

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 Final Round California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
Learn about the final funding round.

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 How to Get a Small Business Grant
Learn about the main sources of grants, tools for researching, application tips to increase your chances of being successful and much more from SCORE.

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 California Safer at Work Business Compliance Website 
One-stop-shop for up-to-date COVID-19 compliance information.

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 Residential Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic 
The City of Irvine and our partnering nonprofits and utilities can assist residents if they are experiencing financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 Utility Assistance During Pandemic
Irvine residents struggling to pay their utility bills due to hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive assistance from a variety of sources. 

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 California Rebuilding Fund Loan Program 
Businesses that employed 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million in 2019 are eligible to apply. This program is not associated with the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or any other SBA program. The loans are not forgivable in part or whole. 



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Schedule a one-on-one virtual consultation
Meet with a staff member from Congresswoman Katie Porter’s office for assistance with getting timely answers from the IRS, Social Security Administration, VA, and more.

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Reopen your Building Safely - Water that sits for a few weeks becomes stagnant. Irvine Ranch Water District provides steps for refreshing the water before you open your business.


Presentation on assistance programs - Offered by the Employment Development Department to workers during to COVID-19.

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Orange County Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act - Orange County residents whose employment recently ended as a result of COVID-19 are eligible to receive up to $800.00 reimbursement for essentials such as housing, utilities, childcare, and transportation costs. Dislocated workers can enroll through the Orange County One-Stop Centers located in Irvine and Garden Grove. Or call the Economic and Business Recovery Call Center at (714) 480-6500.

Extension for Toll Payments & Other Adjustments -  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic impacts, The Toll Roads have made temporary adjustments to business processes to accommodate drivers and FasTrak® accountholders.

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Key Financial Deadlines for 2021 - IRS extended deadline for filing 2019 federal tax returns for individuals is July 15. Here are some important dates that you may want to add to your 2020 reminders. 

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Grateful Table Dine Out 
Grateful Table Dine Out campaign promotes restaurant patronage and raises funds for the California Restaurant Association Foundation’s Restaurants Care program, which provides grants to restaurant workers facing hardships. Local restaurants are encouraged to participate, and community members are encouraged to frequent local restaurants.

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California Great Plates Delivered - Program provides economic stimulus to local restaurants & food providers for delivering meals to seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19. Irvine restaurants interested in participating may submit an online application to participate in the program. 


Free Digitalization & Ecommerce Roadmap - Get help with planning your company’s digital roadmap: create a successful digital strategy, define concrete steps to launch, and manage scheduling and budget expectations. 

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Print & Marketing Services - Staples products to help small businesses prepare to reopen.

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Export Documents - The Greater Irvine Chamber offers digital processing of export documentation for Certificates of Origin and Certificates of Free Sale through a convenient digital export documentation system, which applies legally admissible digital signatures that are fully compliant with the ESIGN Act, UET Act, SOX, and many more national regulations. For more information and pricing details, contact Pepper Russell.

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The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District office, in collaboration with SCORE, invites you to learn about the PPP forgiveness process: the latest guidance, eligibility, safe harbor rules, how to calculate your forgiveness amount, and form requirements. Webinars include Q&A session. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.

April 28 | April 29


COVID-19: Are You Ready to Return to Work Safely?

Workplace Continuity: Preparing for Reentry and Reimagining the Workplace

This series is a supplement of the Greater Irvine Chamber's foreign direct investment initiative. Developed to introduce foreign direct investors to the Chamber's Irvine Gateway partners, information presented through this series can be applied to existing Irvine business.


View the Series Here


Presented by CalChamber:

COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace

Improving Diversity in the Workplace

New Role for HR: Mandatory Reporter

COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Be Required?

Performance Reviews in a COVID-19 Year

New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

Emergency COVID-19 Rules Coming Soon

When Employees Talk Politics at Work

COVID-19: Moving Between Tiers

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Reqs

New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business

COVID-19 Laws Employers Need to Know

COVID-19: Enforcing Mask Rules at Work

COVID-19 Positive: Employer Obligations

COVID-19: Masks, 6-Foot Rule

New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave

Vacation Policy Best Practices

Tips for Fostering Workplace Diversity

D&I Critical to Strong Organizations

Tips for Creating a Return to Work Plan

Remote Work: Workers’ Comp Liabilities

Remote Work: Gauging Job Performance

COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Takeaways

Tips for Reopening Your Workplace

COVID-19: Monitoring Off-Duty Workers

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Order Explained

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

COVID-19 Workforce Reduction Guidance

COVID-19: What Employers Ask Part 3

COVID-19: What Employers Ask Part 2

COVID-19: What Employers Are Asking



Workplace Health and Safety

Reduced Work Hours

Potential Closure or Layoffs






Unemployed is a resource for people who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Private Work Space

Several Irvine hotels are extending a special day rate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide you with a quiet, private workspace that includes complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Visit Destination Irvine's website for more information.


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Restaurants are encouraged to provide takeout options to this website:

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Restaurants and small businesses can share new gift cards, food orders, and fundraiser stickers in Stories and on their Instagram profiles.

TripAdvisor New Features for Restaurants:



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