As COVID-19 evolves and continues to impact our economy, we, in Redding, need to be aware of legislative actions by all levels of government. We also need to assess how we, as a community, should respond and adjust to changes as they happen. It is crucial we have a coalition that is successfully leading Redding during this crisis.
Stay Home Except for Essential Needs
On March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order identifies certain services as essential. These services can continue to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
Is my business considered essential or non-essential?
Please see the list of Essential Infrastructure Workers (PDF).
- Resources from ADA https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm
- OSHA Workplace Guide and Standards – https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf and their Standards: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html
US Treasury New Guidance
- Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
- California, following President Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.
- The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline.
- This deferment allows those who owe a payment to the IRS to defer the payment until July 15 without interest or penalties.