Covid-19 Resources

California’s Response

California is now on Stage 2 of the recovery roadmap which calls for the following modifications to the state’s coronavirus guidelines:

Gradually opening some lower risk workplaces with adaptations at a pace designed to protect public health and safety, starting with:

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Offices (when telework not possible)
  • Outdoor Museums
  • Limited Personal Services

Limit time outside the home and travel only for permissible activities, such as healthcare, food, outdoor exercise and recreation (individuals and households only). Stage 1 and 2 work, and local shopping or other activities related to open sectors.

Some counties may move more quickly through stage 2, following guidelines laid out on the county variance page.

Other counties may maintain more restrictive public health measures. Monitor critical indicators and alter scope of reopening if necessary to protect public health and safety.

For up-to-date information and to view the rest of California’s recovery roadmap, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap

State & Federal Updates on COVID-19:

State Resources for Employers & Employees:

State & Federal Resources for Small Businesses:

Resources for California Schools:

State Services Impacted by COVID-19:

  • California Department of Motor Vehicles is allowing customers avoid coming to a DMV office for 60 days. Customers whose transactions require an in-office visit will be served on an appointment only basis. In the meantime, many services are being offered online.
  • Announcement: The upcoming deadline for Real ID has been suspended. The new deadline will be posted once it’s announced.

Local Resources for Senate District 37

Orange County

The Orange County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions as the communication and coordination center for both the County and  Operational Area emergency response organization.

Local Updates for Orange County Agencies:

 Child Support Services

  • Court activities will be curtailed until further notice. Clients may visit the website or call (866) 901-3212 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Clerk-Recorder

  • All of the Clerk-Recorder offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Westminster and the Santa Ana Civic Center, including the Old Courthouse, are closed.
  • Marriage, Passport, and other Over-the-counter services are suspended for the time being. 
  • Please check online @ https://www.ocgov.com/gov/clerk/ or call (714) 834-2500 for information about: Vital Records, Birth, Death and Marriage, Fictitious Business Name Statements, Official Record Copies, Notary Public Registrations, Authentications, and Environmental Impact Reports

Health Care Agency

Behavioral Health Services

  • Community trainings (i.e. Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Intervention Training) are suspended.
  • Clients are being screened for symptoms and any client who presents with symptoms is being re-scheduled and referred for a medical appointment.
  • Outreach & Engagement staff have suspended their participation in resource fairs.
  • Office of Care Coordination

Public Health Services

  • California Children Services Medical Therapy Units, which are located on school campuses, are limiting services to medically urgent appointments.

Regulatory/Medical Health Services

  • Several hospital food facility inspections have been postponed to minimize operational impact to hospitals.

Human Resource Services

  • Human Resource Services (HRS) is significantly reducing and might eliminate in-person testing for candidates currently in the hiring process. HRS will work to accommodate candidates who do not have access to online systems.
  • HRS is exploring significantly speeding up the hiring process as allowed per the emergency orders, especially for OC Health Care Agency.

OC Community Services

  • The senior meal program will change to one or two deliveries per week, with 21 meals dropped off.
  • Congregate meal sites are canceled, but brown bag pick-up is open five days a week.
  • Senior home assessments have been waived.  New clients in need of food will be registered over the phone and granted conditional eligibility to be able to start receiving meals immediately.
  • Veterans Services Office is open by appointment only.

Orange County Housing Authority

  • All face-to-face office visits are suspended starting March 16, 2020. 
  • All annual inspections will be rescheduled and postponed starting March 16, 2020.
  • New lease inspections will continue as the units are vacant. All communication with the owner or tenant will be via email/phone calls.
  • Special inspection will be delayed unless it is essential to the health and safety of the tenant.

OC Housing & Community Development

  • Face-to-face and in-person meetings are suspended.
  • Affordable housing monitoring inspections will be rescheduled.

OC Parks

OC Public Libraries

  • All library branches are closed effective March 16, 2020. Library eResources (eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, music, movies, etc.) can be accessed 24/7 at www.ocpl.org/elib.
  • For general reference questions can be answered by contacting any library branch, Monday – Thursday, 10am-5pm. After hours questions can be emailed to [email protected]

OC Waste & Recycling

Registrar of Voters (ROV)

  • Public lobby is closed effective immediately
  • At this time no upcoming elections have been canceled.
  • All phone operations (including all supported languages – Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish) are available. 
  • Call  714-567-7600 for any assistance.

OC Public Works

  • Effective March 17, 2020, through March 31, 2020, Materials Exchange Programs at OC Waste & Recycling’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers will be closed.
  • Additionally, OCPW’s OC Development Services teams will still be available via phone at 714 667-8888. or via phone at 714-955-0100.

Sheriff’s Department

Social Services Agency

  • The Social Services Agency (SSA) has closed the following offices: Aliso Viejo Regional Center, Anaheim Regional Center, Central Regional Office, County Community Service Center, Cypress Regional Center, Garden Grove Regional Center, Laguna Hills Regional Center, Santa Ana Regional Center, Warner.
  • While offices are closed to the general public at this time, staff is still onsite.
  • Clients may apply for Medi-Cal, CalFresh and CalWORKs benefits, review case information, request a replacement benefits card and submit verifications, by visiting http://www.mybenefitscalwin.org or calling SSA’s Service Center at (800) 281-9799.
  • Clients may apply for General Relief benefits, by calling (800) 281-9799 or by faxing an application to (714) 825-3155.
  • Clients may apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) or ask questions related to ongoing IHSS cases, by calling (714) 825-3000
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