COVID-19 RESOURCES Santa Barbara county

Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 RESOURCES from Santa Barbara County 


Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Information Portal:


Santa Barbara County’s COVID-19 Business Resource Guide:



U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance Online Application:


·     Please note: If applying for Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster declarations, please only select Economic Injury when inquiring about your business losses.


·     The U.S. SBA is experiencing high volumes of traffic and the site might be slow. Non-peak hours are 7:00 PM-7:00 AM EST.


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development:


·     The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Quick Response Loans:


·     WEV has created a quick response loan program to provide financial support and assistance to businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. 


Santa Barbara County Food Bank’s Food Distribution Sites:


·     The foodbank is hosting additional food distributions in order to meet the growing need in the community caused by COVID-19. All sites are implementing social distancing practices to ensure the food you receive is safe! Many locations offer a drive-thru option to minimize contact, and others are scheduling food pick-up appointments for individuals to prevent crowds. You may be asked to wear provided hygienic gloves.


Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy’s COVID-19- Community Resources (available in Spanish as well):


What you can do to protect yourself and other from Coronavirus.  As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of steps we can take to protect our health and those around us:

·     Wash hands with soap and water

·     Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

·     Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·     Stay away from work if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough

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