COVID-19 Community Resources

COVID19 Graphic Banner with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia logo

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 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

Para obtener información en español, visite nuestra página del Coronavirus (COVID-19).


California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Website


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


Economic Relief 

NEW: Have you lost your job? OnwardCA is an initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.


Apply/Check your Eligibility for CalWORKS -Cash Assistance, CalFresh - Food and Nutrition, or Medi-Cal Health Care programs

California Employment Development Department 

If your job or work hours have been impacted by COVID-19 you may qualify for either Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Leave, Disability Insurance or Workers Compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment Benefits  


Labor and Workforce Development Agency Guidance for Employers and Workers.


Small Businesses and Employers 

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) aid for California businesses impacted by COVID-19. 

Federal small business stimulus programs:


The California Attorney General 



State of California Franchise Tax Board All California taxpayers (individuals and businesses) the deadline for filing California tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020.

E-File Help Desk: (916) 845-0353


California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: Small Business Relief & Extensions for Filing Returns

Questions about filing, extensions, relief, and more: (800) 400-7115 


The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

  • California is in a State of Emergency, DMV offices are temporarily closed to the public and appointments are currently not available. Check the Online Services page for ways to complete your DMV business.
  • The Federal Government will begin enforcing REAL ID on October 1, 2021 (one year later than previously announced).

AD 56 Community

Connection to local information and resources


* COVID-19 Information and Resources for Immigrants and our Undocumented Community / COVID-19  Información y Recursos Para Inmigrantes y Nuestra Comunidad Indocumentada

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

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