COVID-19 Resources

Last Updated: July 6, 2020 10:00 a.m.

The GSEC team is currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation. While its full impact is unknown, we know that it will be significant for our regional, national and global economies. GSEC is compiling information, best practices and strategies to support the region’s economic resiliency and ultimate recovery. We’ll continue to update this page as those resources are released.

SizeUp small business planning tool

GSEC launched a free online tool, SizeUp, which provides custom market research and data to empower companies to make strategic and data-driven decisions on their next move. This will give businesses that are struggling or those that have closed due to COVID-19 access to hyperlocal information to help them get back to work.

Explore the tool here.

GSEC has launched a follow-up survey to evaluate how businesses in the Greater Sacramento are managing now that the state is advancing through its reopening phases. Take the survey »

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Greater Sacramento COVID-19 newsletter updates

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The President & CEO of @SuncrestBank & GSEC board member Ciaran McMullan talks about the evolution of financial institutions' digital platforms amid the pandemic.
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Welcome to our new Board Chair, Laurie Harting - President & CEO of @DignityHlthSac

"Despite the challenges ahead, GSEC is poised to shape and nurture our future, and I couldn’t be more excited to help lead the organization forward.”

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Congratulations to @OSUPrezDrake who will become the first person of color to serve as President of @UofCalifornia.
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COVID-19 data map

The below map provides information about the spread of the novel coronavirus across the United States. This data comes from the New York Times and is updated daily. Select the entire country or any specific county or region from the drop-down menu, then click on the COVID-19 tab to choose which variables you’d like to display.

Greater Sacramento Community Resources and Updates

Please visit the links below to see additional support provided by the region’s communities and organizations:

Utilities

SMUD
SMUD will not disconnect power due to non-payment and is offering payment arrangements to help customers pay their electricity bill. Take a look at their Facebook page for tips and ongoing updates on SMUD resources and programs to help during this challenging time.

PGE

Educational Institutions

UC Davis 
Sac State
University of California 
Sierra College 
Los Rios Community College District
William Jessup University 
University of the Pacific
California Northstate University

Downtown Business Donations
Seeded by a $30,000 contribution from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the public can now donate to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation to fund Recovery Grants to support businesses that suffered damage and/or theft in recent days. 100% of donations collected will fund the grants.

Donate at GoDowntownSac.com/donate. For large donations, we encourage checks to avoid processing fees. Send checks made out to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation and mailed to: 

Downtown Sacramento Partnership: ATTN Recovery Fund
980 9th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Downtown Recovery Grant
Ground-floor businesses located within the 66-block district managed by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership that have been the victim of street-facing physical damage and/or theft since May 29, 2020 are eligible for $1,500 grants to directly cover the cost of their insurance deductible or storefront repair.

Businesses can apply at DowntownSac.org/recovery.

How can you help?

Please email recovery@greatersacramento.com or call 916-441-2144 if you have a resource that should be listed on this page, have a question for us or know of any employers that are hiring.

Statewide Relief Programs

Webinars

July 9 | Grants for Startups: The Definitive Freelance & Startup Guide Register here

Digital Transformation of Organizational IT: Part 3  View the webinar recording

Capital and Connections Part II: Startup Success for Communities of ColorView the webinar recording

Digital Transformation of Organizational IT: Part II View the webinar recording

Digital Transformation of Organizational IT: Part I View the webinar recording

Capital and Connections Part I: Loans and Resources  View the webinar recording

Reopening:  Navigating State and Local Guidance to Bring Customers Back Safely  View the webinar recording.

Insperity Business Resiliency Series, Session 7: The Latest on Loan Forgiveness View the webinar recording

COVID-19: Your Restaurant is Open, What’s Next?  View the recording

Life After COVID-19: Re-Engaging Your Workforce & New Regulations to Consider as an Employer View the recording

Our Path Forward: The Prosperity Strategy View the webinar recording

Champions Program View the webinar recording

Business Guidance on Next Steps in Recovery for Yuba and Sutter Counties
View the webinar recording

The Current and Future Picture of Education in the Wake of COVID-19
View the webinar recording

Bridging Reopening: Digital Tools and Strategies, California’s Entrepreneurship Task Force Hosts Virtual Learning Session 
View the webinar recording

Economic Recovery Next Steps in Yolo County
View the webinar recording

The Current State and Predicted Impacts of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate in Greater Sacramento
View the webinar recording

Small Business Planning Tool SizeUp Demo View the webinar recording

Economist and Site Selector Perspective Webinar: You can view the recording ONLINE HERE

GSEC Board Leadership Experts Answer Critical Small Business Questions: You can view the recording ONLINE HERE. Download Q&A notes.

SBA Resources to Help Your Business Rebound from Crisis

The Sacramento District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is delivering weekly, district-wide webinars that provide an overview of the resources and a Q&A session with attendees. See upcoming programs and register here.

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