COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Monterey County Workforce Development Board is proactively following and monitoring any news regarding COVID-19. We will continue to assess the situation as more information becomes available. Below are the latest updates related to our agency’s response to COVID-19.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Monterey County Workforce Development Board is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of both staff and customers.

While all locations are currently closed to walk-in traffic, phone and virtual appointments are available  

  • SALINAS AJCC – 730 La Guardia Street, Salinas, CA  93905 – Phone # (831) 796-3636
  • MBEST Center AJCC – 3180 Imjin Rd., #157, Marina CA 93933 – Phone # (831) 899-8110 (Adult, Dislocated, and Youth Services)
  • Monterey Peninsula Adult School AJCC – 1295 La Salle Ave, Seaside, CA 93955 – Phone # (831) 708-6484 (Adult, Dislocated, and Youth Services)
  • Greenfield AJCC / City of Greenfield/Civic Center – 599 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927 – Phone # (831) 315-8605

MCWDB is postponing all public events, including job fairs, onsite recruitments, workshops and community events, until further notice.

Information on COVID-19 is constantly changing. We will continue to update you with our current and proposed actions as we ensure the safest environment possible.

For more information call MCWDB Administrative Offices at (831) 796-6434 or (831) 796-3331.

Resources during COVID-19 (Spanish)

Resources during COVID-19 (English)


MCWDB Business Services

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Information for Employers

The California WARN act requires covered employers to provide advance notice to employees affected by plant closings and mass layoffs. Covered employers should continue to file a WARN even if you cannot meet the 60-day timeframe due to COVID-19.  See the hyperlink below for more information.

How Do I File a WARN Notice?


Información del mercado laboral para los empleadores

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Here, you will find numerous resources from the SBA, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State of California, and County of Monterey that will help you prepare for, cope with, recover from, and rebuild your business should your business when the need exists. We are here to help you as well.

County of Monterey, Office of Emergency Services



Small Business Administration / (SBA) Guidance & Resource Page

This page contains consolidated federal resources and information about loan products for small businesses.
For more information, visit SBA Resource Page for Businesses & Employers.

Asistencia por disaster

Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources


CDC Resources For Employers

Below are useful guides from CDC to help your business combat the spread of germs, address changing behavior, and plan for potential disruptions.
CDC Guidance Page for Businesses 
Business Pandemic Planning Checklist | Lista de Preparación en Empresas Para Una Pandemia de Gripe (en español)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

30 days to slow the spread

IRS Resources For Employers

The IRS has set up a special section to help taxpayers and businesses affected by COVID-19. The page will be updated as new programs are made available.

Link: RS COVID-19 page


Monterey County Workforce Development Board Rapid Response (Layoff Assistance or Aversion)

Assists employers and workers affected by anticipated or scheduled layoffs, business closures, and natural or other disasters. Services include on-site sessions where employees learn about unemployment benefits, job search techniques, training opportunities, and reemployment.


Other Resources

Monterey County Public Health Department –

National Incident Management System

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response – Businesses and Employers

Managing stress for health

SAM’s Resource Guide

COVID-19 Business Resource Center

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

MC HOUSING Authority Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information

Message from Congressman, Jimmy Panetta





State Resources

The CA Employment Development Division (EDD) provides a variety of support and relief services to employees affected by COVID-19 in California. For the most up-to-date information, visit CA EDD’s COVID-19 resource page.

Download EDD Unemployment Resource

Download EDD Unemployment Insurance FAQs (rev 4/23/20)

Download California Paid Family Leave Fact Sheet

Download Creating Unemployment Online Account Instructions


Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.


Sick or Quarantined Workers

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.


Please check back regularly for updates.

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