Updated May 22, 2020


When crisis hits, it can be hard to know where to begin what can seem like an overwhelming amount of work. Here are a few resources that might be useful for your company’s operational adjustments and new workplace norms.


As California moves into Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap, every business is working to create a safe environment for their employees and customers. If you provide PPE that businesses need or are in search for certain products for your business, visit our Personal Protective Equipment Suppliers page, here.


While San Luis Obispo County released the START Guide on May 1, it has pivoted to use the State’s Resilience Roadmap to ensure that we can adapt and reopen together as quickly and safely as possible under the State’s order.  The State determines when and how each county may reopen based on a county’s ability to meet the State’s criteria. Helpful links below.

Andre, Morris & Buttery | On reopening – The Questions Every Employer Should be Asking


Best Practices and Advice for Remote Teams

There are numerous resources and tips out there for how remote teams can work the most effectively. We’ve compiled a few that have helped us and that we think will help you too.

Express Employment | Infographic: The Case for Remote Work – Pros and Cons

HBR’s guide to everything from managing your (newly) remote team to working from home with children.

Trello | A Guide on Why Great Teams Embrace Remote Work

Landit | How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team is Remote + A Video Explainer

Helpful Webinars


SBDC Director Judy Mahan shares updates on the additional funding for the federal EIDL and PPP loans, and Morris and Garritano Insurance HR Business Consultant, Louise Matheny and Director of Compliance, Keith Dunlop provide insight on employer’s responsibilities during this time including how to navigate through the FFCRA. Watch, below.

We hosted Small Business Development Center Director Judy Mahan and employment law specialist Kathy Eppright from Andre, Morris and Buttery to share updates on federal funding and employer practices.

We asked our friends Lynne Biddinger and Jennifer Porcher of Unlock-Potential to share some tools they’ve found helpful for staying centered during these challenging times. Watch below.


LightGabler | Legal updates and guidance on COVID-19 related procedures

Emergency Childcare Referrals and Resources

Department of Homeland Security’s official guidance on identifying essential workers

Economic Development Collaborative of Santa Barbara and Ventura | where to start, resources for employers & employees

Labor and Workforce | Resources for Employers and Workers Including Paid Sick Leave and Protecting Workers

Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak


Please reach out if you know of an additional resource you think should be on this list or if there is anything the SLO Chamber team can do to be of service to you.