Skip to main content

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Resources

California continues to issue updates on COVID-19 including the latest mitigation efforts, facts about the virus, and guidance documents on the California Department of Public Health website and on the Governor’s COVID-19 Website.

COVID-19 EDD Information

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 Homeowner & Renter Information

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.

COVID-19 Information for College Students

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.

COVID-19 Information for Parents of Students

Governor Newsom, along with health and education experts, predict that students may not be able to return during the spring semester, putting strain on multiple systems and a stressor on parents and families.

COVID-19 New Small Business Resources Available

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.

COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act EXTENDED

The Tenant Relief Act Extension of 2021 extends protections until June 30, 2021 and creates a new State Rental Assistance Program. There will be $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance available statewide.

Make A Plan - Get The Vaccine

Now is the time to make a plan for how you will get vaccinated when one is available to you. Contact your doctor and discuss what stage of distribution you will qualify for, and then ask how you’ll be notified that you can receive the vaccine.