We're in this together. As COVID-19 continues to spread, we are here to help you navigate the evolving situation during this fast-paced and uncertain time. Below is a running list of federal and local aid resources that are available.
LOCAL AID RESOURCES
For local aid resources, free industry meals, and businesses that are hiring immediately, click through for the following cities.
FEDERAL AID RESOURCES
Provides loans for small business losses, lost wages because you can't go into work, child care costs when schools are closed, funds lost due to canceled travel plans and more.
IRS allowing people 90 more days to file and pay taxes
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster.
Provides paid sick and family leave for some for U.S. workers impacted by the illness expands unemployment assistance, includes nutrition assistance and increases resources for testing. Efforts are already underway to put together a third, larger relief measure that could total $1 trillion.
Supplies emergency assistance to people employed in restaurants, bars, and hotels on an as-needed basis for any unexpected hardship that may arise.
Relief and response information for bar industry
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Provides updates for programs, relief, and news on COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides news, updates, tips to dealing with COVID-19
National organization of which restaurants like L’oca d’Oro are a part of, can offer assistance to restaurant workers.
Federal a COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund to benefit both restaurant owners and workers
FederalIRS extends tax filing deadline by 90 days
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and resources guide provides guidance on what to expect and where to find support, and answers specifically in regards to COVID-19
For the past several weeks, MHA has been using its unique database to monitor daily this increase in anxiety. According to our screening data, we experienced a 19 percent increase in screening for clinical anxiety in the first weeks of February and a 12 percent increase in the first two weeks of March. This suggests that our screeners are not just “worried well.” Instead they represent thousands of people whose lives and sense of well-being are being severely impacted by concerns about the virus. As things unfold in the coming days and weeks, MHA will continue to monitor anxiety.
Tips, guides, and resources on how to manage anxiety and stress from COVID-19
Providing Free Internet for 60 days Federal We'll offer new customers who don’t have Spectrum internet two free months of internet and WiFi to help households with students in Pre-K to 12 and/or college with their remote education.
Providing at Discounted Rate Federal AT&T is offering Internet access to qualifying limited income households for $10/month through the Access from AT&T Program. Eligibility has been expanded to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.
Comcast is providing free Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots around the nation. People can find hotspots here and then select the “xfinitywifi” network.
Offers small financial grants — the maximum is $2,500 — for bartenders who find themselves in financial need, such as long-term unemployment due to a natural disaster or illness.
Providing free cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.
Gives Federal CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances.
The nonprofit Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United has set a target of $500,000 for its emergency relief fund, which seeks to help documented and undocumented restaurant workers who lose their jobs during the pandemic.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
Provides food and other aid to children and families in need
When health insurance is not enough, we’re here to help — with copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses for supplies, supplements, surgeries and more.
RIP Medical Debt buys up bundles of medical debt, effectively canceling it for recipients.
Savi and Student Debt Crisis are offering help to folks who are having trouble paying their student loans because of the coronavirus' impact to their income.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance has set up a fund for in-home care workers, nannies and house cleaners.
The grocery chain has nearly 5,000 open positions. Most are based in retail stores, but there are a handful of openings in specialized fields such as human resources, public relations, and IT.
Roughly 30,000 temporary jobs are being created at the grocery chain, which includes Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, and Carrs. To help fill the roles, the company is working with hospitality and food service companies that have had to furlough workers.
Drugstores are seeing a surge in business during the coronavirus pandemic. CVS will hire 50,000 additional staffers to keep up with demand and is awarding bonuses of $150 to $500 to employees who work directly with patients. Roles include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees, and member/customer service professionals. Hiring will take place via virtual job fairs, virtual interviews, and virtual job tryouts.
The company that fills grocery store orders plans to hire 300,000 full-service shoppers over the next three months, more than doubling its current workforce.
The drug chain is looking to fill roughly 9,500 full- and part-time positions, ranging from customer service associates to pharmacy technicians to shift leads.
How to obtain your aid from the stimulus package