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We’re just over a wk into our #COVID19 #StayAtHome order—& my, what a wk it’s been.

Like most, I’m locked down @ home—relying on teleconferences for much-needed facetime w/family, friends & staff. And like many of you, I have a restless toddler on my lap through it all—[thread]
I understand the challenge of our situation. But I hope you—like myself—find power in information & action.

Along w/my colleagues in local & state gov't, I'm working hard to bring you the latest—as quickly as possible. We're approaching this situation w/the urgency it deserves.
To that end, I wanted to provide you w/a list of all the add'l resources avail. during this time of uncertainty & need. My staff & I did our best to incl. resources in response to many of the most freq. questions we've received.

Info & links to these resources follow in thread—
TY to all serving in our moment of need. To the doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, grocery store employees, delivery drivers, public safety officials, maintenance workers & beyond—your work is seen—& is deeply appreciated.

Stay safe. Together, we’ll weather this storm.

The State of CA & @GavinNewsom launched a site w/answers to many questions—& w/links to much-needed resourced.

It has the latest health updates, & info on how to apply for unemployment, disability benefits, paid family leave, small biz assistance, & more👇🏻
If you are experiencing unemployment due to COVID-19, and are eligible, you can file for Unemployment Insurance👉🏻…
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to #COVID19—you’re encouraged to file a Disability Insurance claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury or pregnancy.
If you're unable to work b/c you’re caring for an ill or quarantined family member w/COVID-19—you’re encouraged to file for Paid Family Leave (PFL). PFL provides up to 6 wks (extends to 8 on July 1) of benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages👇🏻
Gov @GavinNewsom recently issued an order extending eligibility periods for many safety net srvcs—waiving re-determinations for 90 days for Californians using:

▶️Medi-Cal health ins
▶️CalFresh food assistance
▶️Cash Assistance for Immigrants
▶️In-Home Supportive Srvcs
Due to #COVID19, @CoveredCA has opened a special enrollment period. You can apply now for coverage if you are uninsured and eligible👇🏻
The @CA_DMV has announced a 60-day grace period for transactions that have a deadline of March 16 or later & require an office visit.

DMV offices are still open—but no walk-in visitors are allowed—only those w/prior appointments. No behind-the-wheel tests are being given.
And for those worried about needing a #REALID to travel, the federal government has announced they will delay implementation of #REALID due to #COVID19 — more specific details to follow.
The deadlines to file federal & CA state income taxes—have been extended to July 15th. There will be no penalties or interests imposed.

CA property taxes are still due 04/10, though some localities are allowing for waivers of late penalties due to #COVID19. Check w/your county.
The Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to CA small businesses suffering substantial economic injury due to #COVID19.

For more info about SBA disaster assistance programs, visit👇🏻
Gov. @GavinNewsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (@CAGoBiz) also has all the most up-to-date information and resources for small businesses.

They released a useful FAQ for small businesses, which can be found here👉🏻…
And, lastly, The California Department of Public Health (@CAPublicHealth) is tasked with releasing the latest State guidance for individuals, our schools, health facilities, and more.

Their updated guidance material can be found here👉🏻…
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