COVID-19 Resources and Information:

  • The City of Berkeley maintains this COVID-19 information resource page.
     
  • The California Franchise Tax Board has extended state tax filing and payment deadlines until July 15. Federal taxes also don’t have to be filed until July 15.
     
  • For business owners, EDD’s Work Sharing Program can help you avoid laying off employees. 
     
  • The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is also offering low interest disaster loans up to $2 million for small businesses, non-profits and landlords. With the stimulus package, these loans may be forgiven, so we suggest that you file for these as soon as possible. Visit: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
     
  • Likely due to enormous demand, the link to the SBA site is working sporadically. We have found a possible workaround. Go to https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ and hit the middle circle that says apply online. This appears to allow applicants through.
     
  • Related to these regulatory changes, employers have a new required posting they must provide by April 2, 2020 and we have included it here.
     
  • Employment law attorney, Jeanine D. DeBacker of McPharlin Sprinkles & Thomas LLP has a blog that answers many Department of Labor related questions https://calemploymentlawblog.com
     
  • CDA offered a Webinar on COVID-19 and Best Practices for the Dental Team. This webinar, originally recorded on March 20, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions posed by CDA members related to managing their dental team as the result of COVID-19 practice interruptions. To view the webinar, please click on this link.
     
  • The ADA has compiled a number of resources and video presentations for members: Updates to the COVID-19 Resources for Dentists are happening on a regular basis, sometimes daily. Please be sure to check out the new additions within the last few days that may assist your practice or safety questions. The following documents are purposely not hyperlinked to ensure you are always viewing the most current version found on the resources web page. 
    • Dentists Guide to Emergency Procedures
    • Patients Guide to Emergency Procedures
    • Sample letter to patients
    • Employment Agreements
    • OSHA Guidance Summary: Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
    • COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance
    • The ADA Code of Ethics and COVID-19
    • ADA and OSAP Webinar
    • JADA Infection Control Resources
  • Regularly visit cda.org/COVID19 for updated information and resources. 

If we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at exec@sfds.org, Rachel at membership@sfds.org or a member of the SFDS Leadership. Also, please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-29) Update Resources page.