Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Updates

AD-57 COVID-19 RESOURCES CENTER

Welcome to the 57th Assembly District's COVID-19 Resources Center where you can find up-to-date and accurate information about the current public health crisis.

RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE | NEWS AND UPDATES | HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS


Message from Assemblymember Calderon:

We are facing a crisis unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. This is a time for government to step up like never before. For the foreseeable future, my office will remain open and I will continue working to serve our district and state.

While we are not able to take meetings in-person, my staff is available by phone or email to help any constituent navigate these times.

I am staying in constant communication with my colleagues, local leaders, law enforcement, and medical professionals to help ensure they have what they need to serve the community. My staff and I will spend every day working to bring you accurate information and to answer your questions.

I'm proud of everyone who has worked together to fight this pandemic and help vulnerable members of our community. Although we will stay apart physically through this crisis, we must at the same time pull closer as a community.

Contact Information
District Office – (562) 692-5858
Capitol Office – (916) 319-2057
Email – Assemblymember.Calderon@assembly.ca.gov

Twitter: @IanAD57 | Facebook: @AssemblymemberIanCalderon


Resources & Assistance

Whether you are a resident, small business owner, educator, parent, or nonprofit, my office remains committed to ensuring you have access to the resources you need to stay safe, healthy, and to maintain your livelihood.

Please use this page to find a list of government programs and assistance that may be available to you and your family.

If you need help with any government agencies, please contact my District Office at (562) 692-5858 or send me an email at Assemblymember.Calderon@assembly.ca.gov.


State Resources and Programs

Official California COVID-19 Website
A one-stop website for current information, guidelines, resources, and safety tips related to COVID-19.
https://covid19.ca.gov/

Employment Development Department
For information on or to sign up for paid sick leave, paid family leave, disability, unemployment, and more.
https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
CALL: 1-888-745-3886
Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565

California Department of Public Health
For comprehensive information and guidance including adults in senior care, gathering guidelines, guidance for immigrants, healthcare coverage, and more.
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx

OnwardCA
A platform connection COVID-19 displaced workers with over 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries.
https://onwardca.org/

Labor & Workforce Development Agency
For COVID-19 related information and guidance for employers, workers, business owners, and families.
https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
CALL: 1-916-653-9900
email@labor.ca.gov

Covered California & Medi-Cal
To enroll in healthcare coverage including Covered California and Medi-Cal
https://www.coveredca.com/
CALL: 1-800-300-1506

Franchise Tax Board
For taxpayers and business owners to learn more about the current July 15th tax deadline extension.
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/index.html

Department of Motor Vehicles
For information on the DMV's message on COVID-19.
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/newsrel/2020/2020_12
To schedule an appointment:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/appointments
CALL: 1-800-777-0133

Department of Insurance
For information on insurance-related state programs and protections.
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/Coronavirus.cfm
CALL: 1-800-927-4357

Department of Veteran Affairs
For assistance to veterans including healthcare, housing, education, and other services.
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/find-a-service-provider
CALL: 1-800-952-5626

Small Business Finance Center/IBank
For information on loans and other assistance programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/

Assembly Democratic Caucus
Employees, gig workers, unemployed and retired Californians can use this tool to estimate how much money they could be expecting from the economic stimulus measures.
https://asmdc.org/stimulus-calculato


Federal Resources and Programs

Centers for Disease Control
For the latest federal news, guidelines, and programs aimed at combating COVID-19.
https://www.cdc.gov/
CALL – 1-800-232-4636

U.S. Small Business Administration
For information on and to apply for relief for small businesses and nonprofits including the Disaster Relief Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
CALL – 1-800-659-2955
EMAIL - disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Internal Revenue Service
For information on the July 15 federal tax filing deadline extension.
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Individuals - 800-829-1040
Businesses - 800-829-4933
Non-profits - 877-829-5500

CAL/OSHA
For guidance on requirements to protect workers from COVID-19.
https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/Health-Care-General-Industry.html

Consumer Financial Protections Bureau
Resources and guidance for mortgage relief due to the COVID-19 crisis.
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options/


News and Updates

Having timely and accurate information is critical to ensuring public health in times of crisis. Please see the below updates and alerts to learn about the state's actions to combat COVID-19.

April 2, 2020

The state remains under a stay-at-home order.

April 2 - Governor Newsom announced the launch of OnwardCA, a website connecting displaced workers with 70,000 job openings in critical industries. He also announced several measures to assist small businesses.

April 2 - California currently has 9,191 positive cases and 203 deaths. Approximately 92,500 tests have been administered.

March 31 - Governor Newsom has announced 6,932 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in California, with 150 fatalities.

March 30 - Governor Newsom signed an executive order to help small businesses by providing a 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax.

March 30 - The Governor launched the California Health Corps, calling all individuals with a background in the medical field to sign up to help combat COVID-19, positions are paid and include malpractice insurance.

March 25 - The City of Glendale issues a rent increase freeze effective 3/24 to last through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

March 25 - Governor Gavin Newsom announced mortgage relief for Californians affected by COVID-19. Eligible homeowners would be able to defer mortgage payments for at least three months. The relief package included Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Citi Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase, as well as 200 state-chartered banks and credit unions.

For daily updates, please see the California Department of Public Health's Website.


Health & Safety Tips

Please follow the below "do's and dont's" to reduce your risk and protect your health.

Do:

  • Stay home
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • If soap and water aren't available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Don't:

  • Shake hands
  • Touch your face
  • Go to the doctor if you aren't sick
  • Stockpile masks, gloves, or paper products.

If you are feeling sick:

  • Stay Home
  • Call your healthcare provider before going to the hospital or urgent care.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • New cough
  • Shortness breath

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has more information about COVID-19 symptoms.


Mental Health

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing mental or emotional difficulty in relation to the impacts of COVID-19, please be assured that there are resources available to help.

Advice from the Centers for Disease Control
The CDC has prepared resources and information for COVID-19 related mental health issues including stress, anxiety, and depression.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Advice from the LA County Department of Public Health
http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/CommunicableDisease-StrategiesForCoping.pdf

California Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741741

Los Angeles County Mental Health Crisis Intervention Number
1-800-854-7771