For our team members and front line staff looking for employment assistance

Resources regarding industry employment support. #TourismStrong

For general information on COVID-19 and updates regarding government mandates, please consult our Coronavirus 2020 page.

Information on this page is updated as appropriate. Last update: 12/11/20

Federal Information Resources:

California Resources

Employment Challenges Assistance

California Employment Development Department (CA EDD)

UI Work Sharing Program – Staff Reduction Alternatives
This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits.

Unemployment Insurance - Reduced Work Hours
Available if an employee’s hours are reduced or operations are shut down due to COVID-19.

Disability Insurance – Sick or Quarantined
Available if an employee is unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).

Paid Family Leave – Caregiving Available if an employee is unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).

California Department of Industrial Relations

Commission Guidance – Taking Time Off
According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, employees should use paid sick leave when taking time off from work as a result of contracting COVID-19. Should they exhaust their paid sick leave, they may use other forms of paid leave.

California Department of Community Services and Development

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – Financial/Energy Assistance

California Hotel & Lodging Association

Rx Aid Prescription Assistance – Medical Assistance
All members and member employees are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program.

*Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism hotels are members of CH&LA. This membership is service through Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism.*

Industry Assistance


Bartenders in need of emergency assistance should contact the USBG National Charity Foundation. Membership is not required to apply.

The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has opened a fund and resource page for workers impacted by the pandemic.

Sam Adams and the Greg Hill Foundation have created the Restaurant Strong Fund. California restaurant workers can apply for assistance.

Restaurant workers with children can apply for grants through CORE. Core aims to provide meals for the children of restaurant employees during times of hardship.

Apply for National Restaurant Association unemployment grant.


Heard That Foundation is also dedicated to the advancement and support of hospitality workers in the United States. Please check out their Facebook Page for more information.

The Above and Beyond Foundation is issuing $500 grants to front line workers.

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