COVID-19 TIPS & RESOURCES

Ways We Can Be Safe & Protect Our Community

Things to do​

  • Stay home and maintain a safe social distance of 6 ft. whenever out of the home

  • Avoid seeing people outside your household

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • Wear a protective mask if you need to go outdoors

Things not to do:

  • Leave house for anything other than essential activities

  • Shake hands

  • Touch your face

  • Go to the doctor if you aren’t sick

  • Stockpile masks or gloves

Statewide Information & Resources

Governors Press Releases

Statewide Consumer Protection

  • Consumers are protected again unscrupulous business practices of price gauging. If you know of a business who is price gouging, please contact Local Police Department or submit a complaint at the California Attorney General's Website. (Phone: (800) 952-5225)

COVID-19 Testing Sites

California continues to expand its COVID-19 testing capacity. To find a COVID-19 testing site near you, click here

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Local Information & Resources

Orange County Official Resource Line

  • Call 211 to get Healthcare, Housing, Financial Assistance, Legal, Food, Transportation and other assistance as needed.

 

Orange County COVID-19 Case Count

Health Information & Resources

Important Local Health Hotlines

  • OC COVID Hotline (833-426-6411)

    • ​This hotline provides resources specific to the Orange County COVID-19 response. Through the hotline, callers can be connected to the following county agencies: OC Health Care Agency - as a Health and Behavioral Referral Line, the OC Social Services Agency - for support on Risk Benefits, the OC Office of Aging - for Resources for Seniors, the OC District Attorney's Office - for resources on scams and price gouging, and the OC Emergency Operations Center Hotline for non-medical questions.

  • OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line (800-564-8448)

    • ​Phone number to help get access to health services and community resources.

 

Other Health Resources

  • CDC

    • ​The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • WHO

Food Resources

 

School Districts

  • Garden Grove Unified School District:

    • ​GGUSD’s Grab and Go Meal Service will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to ensure families and food service workers are able to stay home as much as possible, reducing their risk of exposure to illness. The 13 locations are below:

      • ​Alamitos Intermediate School, 12381 Dale St., Garden Grove

      • Bell Intermediate School, 12345 Springdale St., Garden Grove

      • Fitz Intermediate School, 4600 West McFadden Ave. Santa Ana

      • Irvine Intermediate School, 10552 Hazard Ave., Santa Ana

      • Ralston Intermediate School, 10851 Lampson Ave., Garden Grove

      • Peters K-3 Elementary, 13162 Newhope St., Garden Grove

      • Bolsa Grande High School, 9401 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove

      • Garden Grove High School, 11271 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove

      • La Quinta High School, 10372 McFadden Ave., Westminster

      • Los Amigos High School, 16566 Newhope St., Fountain Valley

      • Pacifica High School, 6851 Lampson Ave., Garden Grove

      • Rancho Alamitos High School, 11351 Dale St., Garden Grove

      • Santiago High School, 12342 Trask Ave., Garden Grove

  • Huntington Beach Union High School District:

    • ​Meals offered to students. No paperwork or ID required from 12pm to 1pm. Locations below:

      • ​Ocean View High, 17071 Gothard St., Huntington Beach

      • Westminster High, 14325 Goldenwest St., Westminster

  • Santa Ana Unified School District

    • ​Meals offered to all children 1-18 years from 8am to 11am on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Locations below:

      • ​Esqueda Elementary, 2240 S Main St, Santa Ana

      • Monte Vista Elementary, 2116 W Monta Vista Ave, Santa Ana

      • Martin Elementary, 939 W. Wilshire Ave. Santa Ana

      • Madison Elementary, 1124 Hobart St, Santa Ana

      • Romero Cruz Academy, 2701 W. Fifth St., Santa Ana

      • Carr Intermediate, 2120 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana

      • Mendez Intermediate, 2000 N Bristol St, Santa Ana

      • Sierra Preparatory Academy, 2021 North Grand Avenue, Santa Ana

      • Villa Intermediate, 1441 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana

      • Willard Intermediate, 1342 N Ross St, Santa Ana

      • Saddleback High, 2802 S Flower St, Santa Ana

      • Santa Ana High, 520 W Walnut St, Santa Ana

      • Segerstrom High, 2301 W MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana

  • Westminster Elementary School District

    • ​Students under 18 will be offered lunches starting from 11am to 12:30pm. Locations below:

      • ​DeMille Elementary: 15399 Van Buren St, Midway City

      • Anderson Elementary: 8902 Hewitt Pl, Garden Grove

      • Warner Middle: 14171 Newland St, Westminster

      • Johnson Middle: 13603 Edwards St, Westminster

      • Stacey/Clegg: 6311 Larchwood Dr, Huntington Beach

      • Hayden Elementary: 14766 Eden St, Midway City

      • Willmore Elementary: 7122 Maple St, Westminster

Housing Resources

Rental Relief

  • California issued a statewide moratorium on residential evictions for renters who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 related economic hardships. The moratorium went into effect on March 27, 2020, and is valid through May 31, 2020.

  • If COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay all or part of your rent, you should:

    • Explain your financial situation to your landlord and relay how much you are able to pay​

    • Save all financial documents

    • Pay as much of your rent as you can

  • If your landlord is attempting to evict you for not paying rent and you took all of the above steps, contact a local legal aid provider.

  • Letter to extend rent grace period

    • This is a sample template for individuals to be able to plug in their circumstances and send to their landlords. It's tailored toward restaurant/service workers, but should be pretty easy to modify to fit any circumstance. Stay safe and healthy! (Rev. 3.26.20 @ 8:00pm)

Mortgage Relief

  • Below is a list of contact and other information from national banks, state-chartered banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders and servicers who have agreed to provide the mortgage and fee relief announced by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 25.

  • If you are impacted by COVID-19, these financial institutions will offer mortgage-payment forebearances of up to 90 days, which allow you to reduce or delay your monthly mortgage payment. In addition, they will:

    • ​Give you a streamlined process for requesting forbearance for COVID-19-related reasons, supported with available documentation;

    • Confirm approval of and terms of forbearance program; and

    • Provide you the opportunity to extend your forbearance agreement if you continue to experience hardship due to COVID-19.

 

Utility Assistance

  • Some Orange County utility providers are temporarily suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees by request for customers affected by COVID-19. If you are having trouble paying your bill, contact your utility provider to make arrangements.

Employment/Business Resources

Employment Development Department (EDD)

  • Disability Insurance

    • ​Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (must be certified by a medical professional), may file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments that amount to approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income).

  • Unemployment Insurance

    • ​Individuals who have had hours reduced or their employer has shut down have the option to file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim through EDD. UI will provide workers who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced with partial wage replacement benefit (applies only to those who have lost their employment or had hours reduced through no fault of their own).

 

Small Business

  • Economic and Business Recovery Call Center (714-480-6500)

    • ​Bilingual call center operators will be available to assist and assess situations, and offer resources tailored to meet individual business needs. Translation for the call center will be available in over 240 languages.

  • United States Small Business Administration (800-659-2955)

    • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Assistance is available up to $2 million with a loan interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses that have been impacted economically by COVID-19.

Resources for Vulnerable Communities

Assistance for Seniors

  • Office of Aging (1-800-510-2020)

    • ​Seniors who are in need of support are urged to call this hotline.

 

Assistance for Undocumented Individuals

  • Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance

    • ​$500 relief grants. Workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback may apply for funds. Application here: 

  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (714-834-8899)

    • ​Cash aid for senior and/or disabled undocumented immigrants 

  • CHIRLA (888-624-4752)

  • Farmworkers COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund

    • ​Assistance for Farmworkers, application not available yet. Visit website for updated details.

  • National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund

    • ​At this time, the application is open to domestic workers who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), NDWA chapters, affiliate organizations, circles and current Alia users. We will open the Fund for applications from other domestic workers as soon as funding allows.

  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network – Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund (626-799-3566)

  • One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

    • ​Cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers & more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.

  • Public Law Center (714 541-0110)

    • ​Founded in 1981, The Public Law Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing free legal services to low income residents and other nonprofits in Orange County. 

  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

    • ​Restaurant workers in need of financial assistance.

  • Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

    • ​Emergency assistance for those employed by restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier. Application available here.

  • Root & Rebound Fund

    • ​Anyone in California or South Carolina who is formerly-incarcerated and systems-impacted (including a family member or friend of a person with a record) in need of basic necessities. Application here.

  • UndocuScholars Relief Fund

    • ​If you are undocumented yourself or have family members who are undocumented and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Application available here.

  • USBG National Charity Foundation – Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

    • ​Bartenders, or the spouse or child of a bartender who have experienced an emergency hardship.

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