The following provides current information about the efforts of the Employment Development Department (EDD) to implement the unemployment provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Because developments are occurring so quickly, we encourage you to check for updates on the EDD Coronavirus 2020 webpage.
COVID-19 is creating a lot of questions, and for homeowners, landlords, and renters, the details matter. Most recently, Governor Gavin Newsom announced an Executive Order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. This action builds on a previous order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slow foreclosures, and protect Californians against utility shut-offs.
Much is being asked of college students. One of the most frequently asked questions is about how this will affect student aid. The CA Student Aid Commission does not predict any changes to our state financial aid program, including the Cal Grant. The Federal Student Aid Office is providing information on this for college students and their families.
California businesses have been hit particularly hard with COVID-19 restrictions, which have been necessary to save lives. The state has increased support for small businesses through hiring tax credits, automatic sales tax extensions, and access to capital.