Hospitality Industry Resources 

We have compiled a list of resources and information that we hope will be useful as we navigate these unprecedented times.


Sonoma County Extended Shelter In Place Order: Please review the full order and FAQs HERE. Many of the changes impact our industry, especially lodging. 

Sonoma County Tourism All Industry Virtual Town Hall links

  • A recording of SCT’s All Industry Virtual Town Hall is available to download here. (Note: the link will allow you to preview/stream the first 15 minutes, but you'll need to download the video to watch the full 1 hr 22 min meeting.)
  • The PowerPoint deck from the meeting is accessible here.
  • The SCT Tourism Partners video is available to view here.
  • A list of questions received before and during the meeting, along with our answers, are available to view here.

SCT invites you to send any additional questions to info@sonomacounty.com and they will happily address them.  

Sonoma County Economic Development Board has many valuable resources on their site and now has a Coronavirus resource page on their website. There is information on financing, public health agencies, workforce resources, and regional partners as well as information for employees of affected businesses.

Sonoma County EDB Creative Sonoma has compiled a helpful list of resources for the creative business community to utilize during the current public health emergency. To view this list of available resources, please visit Creative Sonoma’s website.

Sonoma County Dept of Health Services has lots of valuable information on their website too. 

Sonoma County Tourism has released their SCT Coronavirus Toolkit , which is full of useful information and resources.

Human Resources Newsletter from Leap Solutions: SCHA Associate Member LEAP Solutions has just released their April newsletter, which provides an excellent summary of employer resources and information for addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. LEAP Solutions also shared the latest information on the newly enacted Federal Manadatory Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Information for Employers.


Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in response to the Coronavirus - Click here for the information flyer and click here to go to their website. Many of the programs launch Friday, April 3. 

The State of California is offering tax deferment and an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program for employers needing to curtail hours of their workforce. Click here for the CA Dept of Labor website. You will also find information you can share with impacted workers.

California EDD Covid-19 FAQs: The Employee Development Department (EDD) is providing a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For more information, please view the EDD’s COVID-19 FAQs.

California Hotel & Restaurant Association COVID-19 Resource Page

If you haven’t already visited this page, please check it out at https://calodging.com/coronavirus-information-resources. You will find a wealth of industry-tailored resources and information, including what is mentioned here in addition to much more.


Newly released: Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress on Friday, March 27 to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This Small Business Owner's Guide will help you get started by providing information on the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside of the scope of SBA.

The Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has business advisors available to help you navigate the SBA programs at no charge. To request assistance, go to the SBDC Website and click on 'Apply Today'.

US Travel Association COVID-19 Resource Page

The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families.Check out the industry focused information HERE.


Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus. Learn more on their COVID-19 Business Resource web page here.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, through their Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, is offering grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Learn more here. 

The Voice of the Hospitality Industry - Please Weigh In

How can we support you? What are your most pressing needs at this time? Please email SonomaCountyHospitality@gmail.com with questions and concerns that we can collect and share with County Supervisors and other elected officials.

Thank you!

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