For the most up-to-date and accurate information, please consult the following:
Including information on the governor’s “stay at home” order.
Local public health departments:
Riverside County Public Health
Including COVID-19 tracking map
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
Including COVID-19 tracking dashboard
Businesses & Workers
Tele-Town Hall – Small Business Resources – LISTEN HERE (recorded 04/03/20)
- Discussing information and FAQs on available programs.
- Featuring Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, and Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Executive Director Vincent McCoy.
Federal CARES Act
- Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship)
- Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses (U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship)
- More information on small business guidance and loan resources.
- List of SBA Lenders - Orange County / Inland Empire District Office
- Information for employers and workers
- More information on Disability Insurance (DI) claims, Paid Family Leave (PFL) claims, and Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, specific to Coronavirus response.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) (updated April 30, 2020)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – 13-week federal extension of unemployment benefits (updated May 14, 2020)
- Information for employers and businesses
Moratorium on Commercial Foreclosures
- The governor has requested financial institutions holding home or commercial mortgages not pursue foreclosures or evictions related to COVID-19 causes. More information on this order (page 3, section 5).
- A new platform, in partnership with private companies, intended to connect displaced California workers to more than 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries.
- Includes links to SBDC’s daily webinars.
- Funding of $2,500 for eligible Small Businesses with 1-100 employees
- Support and Partnership for ALL eligible County businesses who wish to become a COVID Compliant Business Partner
- As of March 18, 2020, taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments until July 15, 2020. More information.
- As of March 12, 2020, CDTFA has authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with a state or local public health official's imposition or recommendation of social distancing measures related to COVID-19. More information.
- The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. More information.
San Bernardino County – Property Taxes
- Tax collector grants penalty relief for late property tax payments. More information.
Other Government Agencies & Departments
- As of March 16, 2020, DMV has asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates. More information.
- If your driver license expired as of March 1, 2020, or will be expiring within the next 90 days, you may be eligible for a temporary license to extend your expiration date. More information.
- Latest COVID-19 Relief Information
- Steps to protect health and safety of customers and employees. More information.
- Price gouging is illegal in all California communities during the declared state of emergency. More information here.
- Information and resources for older Californians. More here.
- As of March 17, 2020, all local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service. More information.
- U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. More here.
- Steps taken in response to COVID-19. More here.
- Specific spending plans announced by the governor.
Common Scams to Guard Against
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Tele-Town Hall with Riverside and San Bernardino County Sheriffs’ Departments – LISTEN HERE (recorded 04/09/20)
- Useful links to help keep education going at home.
- Riverside County Office of Education
- San Bernardino County Office of Education
- Los Angeles County Office of Education
- California Department of Education
- Civics Education at Home – LISTEN HERE (recorded 04/15/20)
- A tele-lecture featuring Sen. Morrell and Arizona Christian University Political Science Professor Kristen Morrell Rutter as they discuss our nation’s founding principles, why they still resonate today, and their connection to our legislative process.
- Special offers extended by various providers throughout the state.
- COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language
- Resources and recommendations for people with developmental disabilities and their families
- A new statewide hotline — 833-544-2374 — in coordination with the non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, gives Californians a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this time. For example, the 2-1-1 system is able to help older Californians access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.
- The governor has authorized local governments to halt all eviction notice procedures. More information on this order.
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Recommended preventative practices and FAQs for faith-based and community leaders. More here.
- Pacific Justice Institute: Legal memo for pastors and church leaders.
- Response to COVID-19 outbreak here.
- Updates – support & response
- Statement on industry conditions and grocery supply here.
- Information for physicians and health care providers
Los Angeles Times Coronavirus Tracking Map
- The paper’s live-tracking map of all cases in California. See it here.
How You Can Help
- Every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times. Here are some ways you can make a difference.
- Blood banks are experiencing a severe shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. More information:
- American Red Cross
- LifeStream Blood Bank
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.