Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

For the most up-to-date and accurate information, please consult the following:

California: COVID19.ca.gov
Including information on the governor’s “stay at home” order.

U.S.: Coronavirus.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Department of Public Health

Local public health departments:

Riverside County Public Health

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
Including COVID-19 tracking dashboard

Los Angeles County Public Health

Businesses & Workers

See the state’s list of who can be at work here (“Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers”)

Federal CARES Act

Small Business Resources (CA State Treasurer’s Office)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

National Federation of Independent Basis (NFIB) Coronavirus Webinars

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist

CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Employment Development Department

  • More information on Disability Insurance (DI) claims, Paid Family Leave (PFL) claims, and Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, specific to Coronavirus response.

California Chamber of Commerce

Moratorium on Commercial Foreclosures

OnwardCA

  • A new platform, in partnership with private companies, intended to connect displaced California workers to more than 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries.

Small Business Development Center (Inland Empire)

Riverside County Economic Development – Coronavirus Resources

Riverside County Workforce Development Center – Resources Guide

San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency – COVID-19 Updates

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board – COVID-19 Resources

Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs – Coronavirus Information

Taxpayers

Franchise Tax Board

  • 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.

California Department of Tax & Fee Administration

  • 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.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • 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

Department of Motor Vehicles

  • 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.

CA Attorney General – Consumer Protection

  • Price gouging is illegal in all California communities during the declared state of emergency. More information here.

California Department of Aging

  • Information and resources for older Californians. More here.

Social Security

  • As of March 17, 2020, all local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service. More information.

Veterans

California Department of Parks and Recreation

Additional Resources

Keeping Education Going

Getting Internet Access: Available Plans

  • Special offers extended by various providers throughout the state.

Disability Voices United

Stay Home. Save Lives. Check in. (Older Californians)

  • 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.

Eviction Moratorium

Faith-Based Groups

Southern California Edison

  • Response to COVID-19 outbreak here.

SoCalGas

California Grocers Association

  • Statement on industry conditions and grocery supply here.

California Medical Association

Los Angeles Times Coronavirus Tracking Map

  • The paper’s live-tracking map of all cases in California. See it here.

How You Can Help

California Volunteers

Give Blood

Tips:

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.
 

Wash Your Hands