Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

In the fight against COVID-19, we are all in this together.

The State of California is working with federal and local agencies to keep residents safe and help those in need during this unprecedented time. Given that this is a rapidly evolving situation, it is important to be calm and informed.

For information about COVID-19 related resources from the State of California, visit www.covid19.ca.gov.

For my part, I am committed to ensuring that state and local agencies have the resources they need to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help those affected. I commend our health professionals and the many other workers on the front lines to keep California safe.

For your part, please heed the guidance from public health officials. While there will be more challenging days ahead, we will ultimately get the upper hand on COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Pat

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long will Governor Newsom’s “Stay at Home” order stay in effect?
The Governor’s order, which went into effect on March 19, 2020, is in place until further notice.

What businesses and organizations are exempt from the Governor’s order?
Click here to see the full list.

Do I need to pay my state and federal taxes?
Yes. However, the deadlines to FILE and PAY federal and state income taxes have both been extended to July 15, 2020.

Click here to access more frequently asked questions.

Key Resources

State of California COVID-19 Website
Official state website with information about the virus and links to several state resources.

California Employment Development Department (EDD)
The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals who are sick or quarantined, have reduced work hours, who are self-employed, or have been affected by closures due to the coronavirus.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely affected by the coronavirus.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
The DMV has asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. The DMV is taking this action so that at-risk populations, including seniors and those with underlying health conditions, can avoid required visits to DMV field offices.

California Volunteers
Every Californian can safely help their community during this difficult time. You can make a difference by delivering meals to vulnerable populations, donating to a food bank, supporting local nonprofits, performing wellness checks, creating hygiene kits, and donating blood to help people affected by the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times Coronavirus Tracking Map
The Los Angeles Times has created a live-tracking map of all cases in California.

Keep Education Going
As schools across California close indefinitely, there are online resources that parents and guardians can share with their children so they can continue to learn.

California COVID-19 Response Spending
List of state government expenditures related to COVID-19.

More Resources

Government COVID-19 Websites

Public Health Information

Taxes

Insurance and Health Care

DMV, Housing, and Education

Small Business and Nonprofits

People with Developmental Disabilities

Mental Health, Veterans, and Other Crisis Hotlines