COVID-19 Resources for Craft Breweries

Updated: March 25, 2020 

CA Governor Newsom issued a statewide order for all to stay-at-home except to fulfill essential needs to help reduce the spread and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

YOUR BREWERY IS STILL ALLOWED TO CONDUCT ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS per the exemptions mentioned by the Governor on the CISA site. This includes:

  • manufacturing and packaging beer
  • working with your wholesaler or self-distributing
  • shipping beer within CA
  • delivering direct-to-consumers’ addresses
  • filling to-go orders (subject to local interpretation and enforcement)

CCBA continues to work with the Office of the Governor, the California ABC, and county health officials to advocate for financial and economic support for the 1000 craft breweries in the state of California.



  • FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages – FHFA info here.
  • Governor Newsom’s executive order suspends all state laws that would prevent local governments from enacting policies to protect you as a resident or business owner from eviction because of nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19.


  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: : CA Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at
  • California IBank has a Small Business Loan Guarantee Program for guarantees currently up to $1 million and a micro lending program for loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters. The program is run through the Small Business Finance Center. 
  • California Treasurer’s Office has a small business loan program with special disaster assistance that is used extensively by the CDFI community: CalCAP




  • IRS EXTENSION FOR 2019 TAX RETURNS: The Franchise Tax Board moving deadline for filing and payment to June 15. Payment Deadline is extended to July 15, 2020. 
  • Franchise Tax Board (State of California) EXTENSION FOR 2019 TAXES: Affected taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments until July 15, 2020. This update supersedes the FTB’s previous announcement that extended the due dates for filing and payment of taxes until June 15, 2020.
  • CDTFA (California Sales Tax): Pursuant to Executive Order, through May 11th, the CDTFA has the authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with a state or local public health official’s imposition or recommendation of social distancing measures related to COVID-19. This assistance includes granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties, and filing a claim for refund. Request a delay in filing sales tax return (deadline March 24) info here
  • EXCISE TAXESThe State Board of Equalization may be providing similar relief to alcohol taxes but it is not yet posted.
  • PAYROLL TAX EXTENSION: Employment Development Department is allowing people to request a 60 day delay in payroll taxes. This extension is for filing state payroll reports and/or depositing payroll taxes without penalty or interest.


REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF – List in progress as more local relief is announced for small businesses

  • Sacramento
    • Applications for $1 million relief loan program. Apply here. 
    • Sacramento resources on eviction bans for residents, waiver on delinquent utility payments & more info here and moratorium on commercial lease evictions, info here. 
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • City of Corona
    • Business Tax Relief: Business automatically qualify when located within Corona.  The city of Corona charges no utility, payroll, or inventory tax. There is no sales tax for Corona. (Riverside County sales tax: 7.75%). Info here. 
  • City of San Diego
    • Mayor Faulconer Outlines Economic Relief Package for San Diego Businesses Affected by COVID-19. Relief Package to Include Small Business Loans, Fee Deferrals Extension of Building Permits. Info here.


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