Restaurant owners and managers are encouraged to visit the CA Restaurant Association's website. The Association is doing an excellent job pulling together webinars, links, updates, and advice for the restaurant industry. New items being added daily. Visit their coronavirus resources page here
The CRA Foundation is also working hard to provide assistance during the pandemic through its Restaurants Care program. They expressed the following in a communication to members:
"We are looking to help fill the gaps where government resources are unable to provide support, while still protecting those who need it most.
At this time, due to our current resources, Restaurants Care grants are focused on restaurant workers who are:
(1) diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19)
(2) those who have been quarantined with a doctor’s note.
Secondarily, we hope to help restaurant workers who are the caregiver for an immediate family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined with a doctor’s note.
We also understand that we are a safety net for those experiencing general hardship on top of COVID-19, and we will continue to provide financial assistance to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury or natural disaster.
We understand how important it is to employers like yourself to care for your staff, and we are continuing to evaluate our funds, explore government assistance available, and determine additional ways in which we can help many more restaurant workers during these uncertain times. We are working on a COVID-19 specific application and resource sheet and will provide an update when it becomes available. Please visit the CRA Coronavirus resource page for frequent updates on the state of the restaurant industry in California."