During this unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I wanted to provide you with some quick links to essential services and resources. As a part of our response, the Assembly has adjourned until April 13th, and is encouraging appropriate social distancing. Until that time, our staff remains available to you. Though our offices will be physically closed to prevent unnecessary exposure, here are the ways you can contact us.
Santa Clara County constituents: (408) 782-0647
Santa Cruz County constituents: (831) 425-1503
Monterey County constituents: (831) 649-2832
You can also message us HERE.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep you, your family, and the community safe.
2-1-1 for Local Assistance
2-1-1 is a free, 24-hour telephone number that offers support with health and human services, utility assistance, housing and shelter, child care, legal assistance, mental health and counseling, and other vital resources.
Public Health Departments
For the latest updates on how your county is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, please click the links below:
- CA Department of Public Health
- Santa Clara County Department of Public Health
- Santa Cruz County Department of Public Health
- Monterey County Department of Public Health
State and Federal Resources
Unemployment, Disability, and Workers’ Compensation insurance
If you are unable to work due to having or being exposed to the Coronavirus, you can file a Disability Insurance claim here: EDD Disability Insurance claim.
If your hours have been reduced or your employer has shut down operations due to Coronavirus, you can file an Unemployment Insurance claim here: EDD Unemployment Insurance claim.
If you are working fewer hours or not working because your child’s school is closed and you need to care for them, you can file an Unemployment Insurance claim here: EDD Unemployment Insurance claim.
Paid Family Leave and Sick Leave
If you’re unable to work because you’re caring for a sick or quarantined family member with Coronavirus, you can file a Paid Family Leave claim here: EDD Paid Family Leave claim.
If you or a family member are sick, there may be paid sick leave or other paid leave that is available. Additionally, employees at worksites with 25 or more employees may also be provided up to 40 hours of leave per year for specific school-related emergencies, such as the closure of a child's school or day care by civil authorities (see Labor Code section 230.8). Whether that leave is paid or unpaid depends on the employer’s paid leave, vacation or other paid time off policies. Discuss your options with your employer, and read more about Paid Sick Leave eligibility here: DIR Paid Sick Leave eligibility.
* The Labor and Workforce Development Agency has more information about potential benefits, including informative chart displaying and explaining these benefits: LWD Coronavirus Resources.
Income Tax Relief
If the Coronavirus has impacted your ability to file your state income tax return on time, you can file for an extension.
DMV Grace Period
If your driver license or vehicle registration is expiring soon, and you don’t want to risk coronavirus exposure or transmission, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering announced a 60-day extension for renewals of driver licenses and vehicle registrations with expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. More information can be found here: DMV 60-day extension.
Small Business Administration
If your business has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus, you can apply for a low-interest federal disaster loan.