COVID-19 Community Resources

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The California Assembly is actively working with Governor Newsom to protect public health, slow the spread of, and alleviate hardships caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our office remains open to continue serving residents while our state’s Department of Public Health, the Health and Human Services Agency, and the Office of Emergency Services engage in regular contact with the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are closely monitoring the outbreak. The California Legislature approved up to $1.1 billion in emergency funds to address the COVID-19 crisis and expand hospital capacity.

Important Announcement: Effective March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom has declared All Californians Must Stay Home except for essential needs in order to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.

The State of California has launched a dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) response website: Official updates may also be found at the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please contact either our Coachella (760) 347-2360 or Imperial (760) 355-8656 District Offices with any questions, for help making connections to local resources or to check eligibility for state assistance.

The health, safety, and well-being of our community is our highest priority. We are all in this together! Everyone’s participation is important. We all play a critical role in keeping California healthy and saving lives.

State of California

California Department of Public Health

NEW: California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Website: Newly launched website highlighting critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave and unemployment assistance. Includes public service announcements from Dr. Sonia Angell, California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer, and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, News

The California Department of Aging Senior Information Line: (800) 510-2020

California FREE Information Sharing Program, Call: 211 for connections to food, housing, job assistance and more

Apply/Check our Eligibility for CalWORKS, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal assistance programs

California Employees and Employers: If the coronavirus is affecting your business, if your work hours have been reduced, or if you cannot work due to the coronavirus you may qualify for state assistance.

Affected employees and employers can visit the California Employment Development Department or the Labor and Workforce Development Agency for more information on available benefits. Our District Offices would be able to assist with this.

The California Attorney General has issued a consumer alert declaring that price gouging is illegal in all California communities when a state of emergency is declared. If you think you’ve been the victim of price gouging, or has information regarding potential price gouging, you can file a complaint with the Attorney General Office by calling (800) 952-5225.

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All California taxpayers (individuals and businesses) the deadline for filing California tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. See information from the CA Franchise Tax Board for more information.

California Small Business Loans from the Small Business Administration: for California businesses impacted by COVID-19. Application Filing Deadline: December 16, 2020

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has asked law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020.

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Local information and resources

Riverside County

Imperial County

U.S. Federal Government

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Administration for Community Living

U.S Department of Homeland Security: Scam Protection Resource

Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA)

U.S-Mexico COVID-19 Travel Restrictions