Coronavirus Resources for Windsor Businesses

In partnership with the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services and Economic Development Board (EDB) the Town of Windsor has developed a comprehensive list of local, state and federal resources and benefits for businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus. Please feel free to reach to Tim Ricard, Town of Windsor Economic Development Manager, for assistance accessing these resources.

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Impacted Businesses

  1. SoCo Launch
  2. What's Open in Sonoma County
  3. CARES Act
  4. Grants
  5. Public Health Agencies
  6. Business Guidance
  7. Employer and Employee Benefits
  8. Business Safety Posters 
  9. Outdoor Commerce

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SoCo Launch is a new online portal created to help business owners understand at what point they may be able to reopen for consumers and to provide the resources they need to safely and successfully reopen their business in accordance with the latest Public Health Order.

This site was created by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, with assistance from the Town of Windsor and other economic development organizations, after gathering extensive input from local business sectors and the Department of Public Health. The goal was simple: to develop mitigation strategies to help local businesses reopen as quickly and as safely as possible.  

Business Mitigation Measure Checklist

  • As you build your business plan to incorporate the necessary protocols to reopen once allowed by local and/or state health orders, review this checklist to ensure you’re meeting or exceeding necessary requirements to reopen.

Best Management Practices

  • To ensure businesses in specific industries have a consistent and easy-to-use outline for suggested approaches in order to quickly and safely reopen their businesses, we’ve created guidelines for local industries to reference as we move through the different phases of reopening.

Business Self-Certification Portal

  • We’ve created an online portal for businesses to self-certify, once state and/or local health orders allow them to open, that they are committed to meeting or exceeding requirements of the Business Mitigation Practices put into place by the County of Sonoma to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Employees of Impacted Businesses

The Employment Development Department provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by the Coronavirus in California.

  • Sick or Quarantined: If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to Coronavirus, you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible works who have full or partial loss of wages due to non-work-related illness.
  • Caregiving: If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family members with Coronavirus, you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.
  • Reduced Work Hours: If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to Coronavirus, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
  • Layoff Alternatives: Partial claims are for employees whose employers want to keep them when there is a lack of work. A partial Unemployment Insurance claim can be used for any claimant who works less than their normal full-time hours, and whose employers want to keep them.

About Town of Windsor Economic Development 

Developing a healthy and diverse base of local businesses is critical to the success of the Windsor Community. At its heart, economic development is about building a healthy economy in order to have a healthy community. The intent of our Economic Development Program is to strengthen local businesses, expand the Windsor economy, and improve the overall quality of life for residents and community members.

  1. Tim Ricard

    Economic Development Manager
    Phone: (707) 838-5339