COVID-19 Updates








COVID-19 Response Fund 

Placer Community Foundation has partnered with Placer County on an emergency response strategy for nonprofit services. This partnership launched a COVID-19 Response Fund and deployed the initial set of grants on March 27th, 2020. They were based on a needs assessment of over 30 nonprofits in our network, which identified impacts to the food system as a critical need to address.  



Business Resources

For information on state and federal business loan programs, visit the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website.

Other local information resources include:

Shelter Assistance

Anyone requiring referral to an emergency shelter may access resources by calling the Homeless Resource Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237).

The Gathering Inn continues to offer shelter, food service, and assistance with medical needs. For more information, visit

Food and Other Assistance

Many local food banks are open and operating. Please see the following for more information:


The Small Business Association has published a list of Coronavirus small business guidance and loan resources.


View their Small Business Emergency Loan flyer.

CARES Act Documents


Several documents exist to help businesses and workers better understand the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. They include:


>Small Business Resources: 

The following federal and state financial resources are available for small businesses:




Looking for more information about COVID-19 fraud? The United States Department of Justice set up a new website to consolidate information:
Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. There have been reports of:
  • Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud
  • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received
  • Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations
Criminals will likely continue to use new methods to exploit COVID-19 worldwide.
If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home though a number of platforms. Go to:
  • Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email at
  • Report it to the FBI at
  • If it's a cyber scam, submit your complaint through



>Below are some links to government agencies with reliable information on the developing COVID-19 situation. 






>The following federal and state financial resources are available for small businesses:



>Placer County has several resources available for businesses and workers during the COVID-19 situation. These include:

Business Resources

Employer Resources

Worker Resources