Download our informative pdf to learn more about potential resources for businesses during COVID-19.


Download our informative pdf to learn more about potential resources for workers impacted by COVID-19.


Download our informative pdf to learn more about potential benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19.



Rapid Response (RR) is a proactive, business-focused program designed to assist companies facing potential layoffs or plant closures. If you are considering laying off employees, closing a division, or shutting down business operations within California, our RR Team created a packet with essential EDD information for impacted workers.


EDD services are temporarily closed to in-person services. Please claim benefits virtually if you are able. There are
multiple ways to do so:

  • Online: File a claim at:
  • By-phone: Representatives are available at the following toll-free numbers, Monday through
  • Friday from 8 a.m. to noon
  • English 1-800-300-5616
  • Spanish 1-800-326-8937
  • Cantonese 1-800-547-3506
  • Mandarin 1-866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese 1-800-547-2058
  • TTY 1-800-815-9387

General UI Information:

UI Check List:

UI Video:


Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid health care program. It pays for a variety of healthcare services for children and adults with limited income and resources. If your income is less than $1,271 for individuals or $1,720 for a couple, then you qualify for free, full scope Medi-Cal. If your income is higher than $1,271 for individuals, you may qualify for Medi-Cal’s Working Disabled Program or ABD-MN Medi-Cal instead. See the benefitscal website to apply:

CalFresh is California’s version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp program. It provides financial assistance (via EBT cards) for purchasing food for low-income California residents. See the GetCalFresh website to apply:

CalWorks is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. The statewide program is operated locally by county social services agencies. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses. See the benefitscal website to apply online:

Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That means when you apply, you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Apply online at the Covered California website:

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is a federally funded program that provides income support to eligible individuals who are aged 65 or older (with very limited income and financial resources), blind or disabled. SSP (State Supplementary Payment) is the state program which augments SSI. To apply for SSI/SSP, sign up with the Social Security Administration’s Online Services:



Not sure where to start?  Click below to go to State of California’s main COVID-19 website.

$2+ Trillion CARES Act

A very informative summary of the CARES Act for Businesses, Impacted Workers & Individuals has been assembled.



Workforce Alliance of the North Bay’s network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, and programs result in a regional talent pool that drives economic growth for businesses and social mobility for workers and career seekers in the North Bay.