Coronavirus Resources for Windsor Businesses

In partnership with the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services and Economic Development Board (EDB) the Town of Windsor has developed a comprehensive list of local, state and federal resources and benefits for businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus. Please feel free to reach to Tim Ricard, Town of Windsor Economic Development Manager, for assistance accessing these resources.

Impacted Businesses

  1. CARES Act
  2. Public Health Agencies
  3. Business Guidance
  4. Workforce

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. These new resources are available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. Please use the resources below to learn more about how your business can use these programs to access forgivable loans, grants, and other resources.

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)- authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as:

  • The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and 
  • Employee and compensation levels are maintained

Paycheck Protection Application Form 

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ 

ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS & EMERGENCY ECONOMIC INJURY GRANTS- These grants provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private non-profits harmed by COVID-19 within three days of applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The advance does not need to be repaid under any circumstance and may be used to keep employees on payroll, to pay for sick leave, meet increased production costs due to supply chain disruptions or pay business obligations, including debts, rent, and mortgage payments.

For more information about these programs and other business resources in the CARES Act visit:

Employees of Impacted Businesses

The Employment Development Department provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by the Coronavirus in California.

  • Sick or Quarantined: If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to Coronavirus, you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible works who have full or partial loss of wages due to non-work-related illness.
  • Caregiving: If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family members with Coronavirus, you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.
  • Reduced Work Hours: If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to Coronavirus, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
  • Layoff Alternatives: Partial claims are for employees whose employers want to keep them when there is a lack of work. A partial Unemployment Insurance claim can be used for any claimant who works less than their normal full-time hours, and whose employers want to keep them.

About Town of Windsor Economic Development 

Developing a healthy and diverse base of local businesses is critical to the success of the Windsor Community. At its heart, economic development is about building a healthy economy in order to have a healthy community. The intent of our Economic Development Program is to strengthen local businesses, expand the Windsor economy, and improve the overall quality of life for residents and community members.

  1. Tim Ricard

    Economic Development Manager