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Coronavirus Resources

Where to get Local Food/Ag Products

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Local farms that provide local agricultural products by Sonoma County Farm Trails including:

FEED Sonoma FEED.bin box delivery program

Resource Guide by Petaluma Bounty to provide information on where to find food in Petaluma during the "shelter in place" order to include free meals and groceries, meals for seniors, farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants, and CSA's. 

Agriculture/Business Resources

*** FAQ for Ag Operations ***

Financial Assistance

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act includes grants and emergency loans for small businesses to help them stay solvent. Guide to learn more about how you can take advantage of those provisions.

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center is offering small business owners and entrepreneurs help and emergency funding. Apply for Emergency Grant and get help with accessing other funding and assistance.

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to CA small businesses suffering substantial economic injury. Apply here.

Small Business Guide & Checklist for Cornonavirus Emergency Loans by U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (pdf)

Business Resources

Agricultural Worksite Checklist to keep employees and the work site safe. By UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health & Safety

CSA and Online Sales Resources for Farmers, from the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), including General Resources, COVID-19 Resources, CSA and Direct Online Sales Tips, CSA and online sales software.

Meat Processors resources for online sales and more by Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network.

Sonoma County Economic Development Board has some great business resources and is updating this page regularly.

Strategic Considerations: Coronavirus Social Media Content from Visit California - Best practices from Visit California for developing content during COVID-19

USDA Coronavirus FAQ's about food and farming.

On- and Off-Farm Food Safety 

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From CDC:

US Department of Labor

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will provide American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. It also requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to the coronavirus. Posting the Act with other workplace notices is required.

EDD - CA Employment Development Department

If you are self-employed and unable to work or have had your hours reduced due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Visit EDD's Coronoavirus page and EDD FAQ's page.

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.

Volunteer/Aid the Community

If you can volunteer to help meet our community’s need, check out the Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition’s web page.