COVID-19 Information

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TESTING:

If you have been exposed to the virus, work or live in a high risk setting, or have visited a high risk area, we recommend you obtain a COVID-19 test immediately, regardless of vaccination status. You can check your symptoms using the CDC's symptom screener. However, symptoms may only appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. For information on where to obtain free COVID-19 testing, follow the links below:

Orange County:
Click here to view the latest information on getting testing in Orange County

Statewide Site:
Click here to find vaccination sites near you anywhere in the state of California

VACCINE INFORMATION:

To learn more about vaccine priority and distribution follow the resources below. Information on scheduling your vaccine can be found from your county and from your primary care provider.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccination, click below;

Statewide
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations from the state of California click here

Orange County
For the latest on COVID-19 vaccination in Orange County click here.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS:

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 from major AD-74 health care providers, click below:

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

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DISABILITY INSURANCE:

If you have COVID-19, you may be eligible for Disability Insurance.

Disability Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness or injury.

Find out if you are eligible and submit a Disability Insurance claim online .

FOOD ASSISTANCE

You may be eligible for CalFresh, California's food assistance program (SNAP). Apply online for CalFresh .

The online application takes about 10 minutes to complete. As part of the process, applicants can upload information online and have a follow-up phone interview. See if you are eligible for CalFresh.

Orange County schools continue to provide school nutrition programs, many with grab & go service. Visit your school district website for details:

JOB SEEKERS

There are many industries that are looking for workers right now.

California has launched Onwardca.org to help match job seekers with open jobs in high demand industries.

GENERAL SERVICES

DMV:

  • California DMV offices open for appointments and limited services for select critical transaction that require an in-person visit:

**Behind-the-wheel driving tests resumed statewide on Monday, February 1. Appointments canceled between December 14 and February 1, have been rescheduled. New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available in mid-February once all previously postponed tests have been rescheduled.

HOUSING RESOURCES:

HELP FOR RENTERS, HOMEOWNERS, AND SMALL LANDLORDS:


Qualifying renters and landlords are eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed. This relief comes from the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. Go to the Housing is Key application portal or call 1‑833‑430‑2122 to apply as a renter or landlord.

Renters

  • The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act prevents eviction if you declare your hardship.
  • Qualified renters are eligible for 100% reimbursement of past due and future rent payments. They are also eligible for 100% reimbursement of utility bills.
  • Protection from eviction and relief for unpaid rent runs through September 30, 2021.

More information is available at Housingiskey.com

Homeowners and small landlords
Mortgage forebearance is available for homeowners and small landlords who have federally-backed mortgages through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Check the Help for Homeowners page for information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

Small landlords can also apply for California COVID-19 Rent Relief at Housingiskey.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Participating in Keep Your Home California will not affect your Unemployment Insurance eligibility. Find out if you qualify today: call Keep Your Home California toll free, (888) 954-KEEP (5337) or visit their website .

HOMELESS RESOURCES:

SENIORS:

  • Legal Assistance for Seniors
    • Legal information related to COVID-19 including Medicare information and other up-to-date resources for older adults.
  •  California Department of Aging COVID-19 Information & Resources for Older Adults
    • A wide range of statewide resources that includes, but is not limited to COVID-19 information for older adults, people with disabilities and families; activity guides in multiple languages; statewide data; resources to bridge the digital divide; mental health resources; and links to other helpful organizations across California.
  • The following senior resources can be found Care for Seniors & Disabled | Orange County (ocgov.com): home delivered meals, errand running and shopping assistance, senior health and supported services, transportation options for seniors, and paratransit for people with disabilities.

OTHER SERVICES:

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