COVID-19 Information and Helpful Resources
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Thursday, March 19, for all Californians to stay home, except for essential activities and services. You can read the full order here.
This order is critical in the state's efforts to flatten the curve and slow the spread of this pandemic. I recognize this situation is difficult for individuals and families in the district. Adjusting our daily routine is a challenging but essential step in protecting our most vulnerable neighbors, while also ensuring the overall health and well-being of our communities.Please know that California state and local health officials are actively engaged in preparation to keep Californians safe.
Local health officials have issued guidance and toolkits for schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, senior centers, and more.
Given the serious nature of this situation, I encourage you to help spread facts, not fear. My team and I remain actively engaged with federal, state, and local health authorities to ensure that all are responding together to prevent and address risks associated with COVID-19.
Below, we have created a number of webpages compiling resources and information for you:
- Small Businesses and Employees
- Schools and Institutions of Higher Learning
- Seniors and Medically Sensitive Groups
- Homeowners & Renters
As with any virus, I encourage you to continue to protect your health and that of others by taking sensible precautions, including:
- Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cleaning your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
Together, we can keep our communities healthy and safe.
Our office remains available for constituent services and casework. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance with accessing resources related to COVID-19, including the following state agencies:
- Employment Development Department - The Governor has waived the one-week waiting period to receive unemployment benefits for those unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19.
- Franchise Tax Board - The FTB announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2019 California tax returns and payments are due July 15, 2020, for all tax filings and payments due between March 15, 2020, through July 15, 2020.
- Consumer Complaints - The Attorney General is actively enforcing price gouging related to emergency and medical supplies. File a complaint.
- California Department of Motor Vehicles – California DMV field offices will be closed beginning March 27, and will reopen virtually on April 2. An Important Message from the DMV
Official Information and Updates
The State of California has a comprehensive California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response webpage with resources and information - I encourage you to check the webpage frequently for updates.
Price gouging is illegal, and Californians are protected. If you experience illegal price gouging on housing, gas, food, or other essentials, submit a complaint to Attorney General Xavier Becerra at oag.ca.gov/report, or call (800) 952-5225.
Local Agency Closures
Riverside County offices have been closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 18. County government will continue to perform the vital services relied upon by residents and visitors. Community members are urged to visit county department websites, or call for assistance on how to complete requests online, over the phone or through the mail.
Riverside County Superior Court has updated its procedures in response to COVID-19.
City of Corona has closed all non-essential City facilities and programs starting March 17 until further notice.
City of Eastvale has closed its doors to City Hall on Monday, March 16 until further notice. City staff will still be available electronically to provide services to the residents and businesses in the community.
City of Jurupa Valley has moved all City of Jurupa Valley business including Building, Code, Engineering and Planning department business to an appointment only process beginning March 18 until further notice.
City of Norco has closed all public facilities and suspended all programs/events held at said facilities effective Monday, March 16, through Monday, April.
City of Riverside has closed most city government buildings to the public, including City Hall, libraries, senior centers and community centers. In addition, all events at city facilities, except for essential city meetings, have been canceled. Police, fire, water and power, and trash services are not being affected.