Businesses may find the following resources helpful in dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses are encouraged to check theCity of Oakland’s Business and Worker Resource web page frequently as updates are posted as new information becomes available in this evolving situation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the Small Business Town Hall hosted by Mayor Libby Schaaf.

The FAQs have been posted on the City’s website at:

Here’s the link to the Small Business Administration’s page on what small businesses can do.  Further down the page the SBA lists challenges businesses may face and tools the SBA has to meet these challenges.

Small businesses can apply for an Economic Disaster Loan of up to $2 million.  The loan is designed to help small businesses overcome temporary losses of revenue.

The CDC is providing guidance for businesses and employers.

The Small Business Administration partners in Oakland include:

AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center

(510) 532-5240

East Bay SCORE

(510) 273-6611

Oakland U.S. Export Assistance Center

(510) 273-7350

The Mortgage Capital Development Corporation

(888) 989-8855