We value and support our customers, employees and community safety first.
With the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we feel it is important to keep you updated with our plan to continue uninterrupted service throughout this evolving situation.
Our Pandemic Response Team is closely monitoring news and updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), national and local health organizations, as well as federal and local governments. Home Bank of California has comprehensive plans and protocols in place that will enable us to quickly respond as changes occur.
AT-A-GLANCE SBA RESOURCES
Here is a quick view and links to SBA financial relief programs.
|Paycheck Protection Program||EIDL Loan Advance||SBA Express Bridge Loans||SBA Debt Relief|
|This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.||This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.||Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.||The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Learn more||Learn more||Learn more||Learn more|
WHAT WE ARE DOING
We have already taken a number of precautions within our office for the health and safety of our customers and employees, including:
- Expanding our cleaning services with a daily disinfecting process for all high-touch areas.
- Providing employees hand sanitizers, disposable gloves, and cleaning wipes to help protect customers and employees.
- Following the Governor’s requirements, all employees 65 and over are working remotely from home.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
As we all work to prepare for this rapidly changing situation, here are some suggestions for actions you can take.
Protect Yourself from Scams Related to the Coronavirus
Scammers are out to take advantage of people during this pandemic. Go to the Federal Trade Commission’s Coronavirus Scam Tips for details and to stay updated.
Follow Trusted Sources Guidelines
If you have questions about COVID-19, we suggest you visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites to learn more about preventive measures you can take to protect yourself and your family.
Also, visit the California Coronavirus Response page for local information and resources.
Explore Finance Relief Support Programs
Visit the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance site, a program that provides disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters. You can read an overview of this program on our blog SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Relief for Small Business.
Review the resources and programs available for small businesses on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources site. Contact the SBA directly for more information.
Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program that authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
Beware of frauds and scams by checking the SBA Programs – Scams and Fraud Alerts site often.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness
The Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application is now available on The CARES Act Provides Assistance to Small Businesses page of the U.S. Department of the Treasury site.
Help for San Diego Small Businesses
The city of San Diego has established a Business Relief and Support site for local businesses to identify financial support programs and details.
Check out this article outlining San Diego’s $6.1 million relief package for city business owners with 100 workers or fewer.
Enroll in Home Bank of California On-Line & Mobile Banking
We encourage you to sign up for On-line Banking and download our Mobile App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. These options allow you to safely access your accounts from your computer or mobile device from anywhere, 24/7.
Use the MoneyPass Network of ATMs
Find the local MoneyPass Network of ATMs closest to you for all your cash and deposit needs. This is sur-charge free for all Home Bank of California customers.
Employee Relations Help and Payroll Questions
For payroll and employee relations questions, as it pertains to the impact of COVID-19 on your business, use these resources:
- Paychex Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center
- Paychex Return to Work Checklist – What you should consider when recalling employees from furlough/temporary lay-off, or rehiring after termination
- Contact Laura Johnson at Paychex: 858-692-4059 | firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEPING YOU INFORMED
We’ll continue to post updates here and please reach out to our team by phone at 858-270-5881 if you have any concerns or questions.