COVID-19 Updates

My Office is working closely with state and county public officials to share accurate information and resources. As developments continue, my team will update* this page.

*Please note: We will make an effort to provide the most up-to-date information. Information is changing every day to meet the challenges brought forward. For the latest information please follow the links provided in each section.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. While we have gained a better understating of COVID-19, ramped up testing, administered vaccines, and boosters; we must continue to slow the spread. By doing so, we will help our healthcare systems avoid any further healthcare-related surges.

Information & Key Resources

Información y recursos en español


COVID-19 Vaccine: Make a plan to get a vaccine or booster

All COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide significant protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, certain populations are seeing a slight decrease in vaccine effectiveness against infection. Booster doses of vaccines are very common. They are part of most childhood and adult vaccine series to ensure a person maintains optimal immunity against infection from a disease.

In addition to your first two doses to your COVID-19 Vaccine, the CDC recommends that all individuals get a booster shot in order to receive maximum protection from COVID and variants.

How to get your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster Dose

The State's My Turn page is your one-stop shop to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine. If you need additional assistance, please visit MyTurn.CA.GOV or call 833-422-4255 with assistance in more than 250 languages.

  • First/Second dose
  • Booster Dose
  • Family/Group scheduling
  • In-home visit or transportation

Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccines

(Source: Center for Disease Control)

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information.

Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine | Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

What We Can All Do

(Source: Center for Disease Control)

  • Get Vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces and crowds
  • Test to prevent spread to others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect commonly used areas
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Monitor your health daily

What California is Doing

(Source: CA COVID-19 Page)

To learn about the state’s efforts in fighting COVID-19 and resources for Californian’s visit COVID19.CA.GOV or call the Statewide COVID-19 Hotline: 833-422-4255 (833-4CA-4ALL)

Thanks to millions of vaccinations, California’s economy is open. There are no county tiers, capacity limits, or physical distancing requirements. But COVID-19 has not gone away. To safely go about our daily lives, we need to keep taking steps to prevent the spread.

You have the power to help your friends, family, and community. Add your phone to California’s exposure notification system to get COVID-19 exposure alerts and to protect those around you. CA Notify App will info your phone and get notified if you were near someone with COVID-19.

 

Key Resources

EDD: Reduced Work Hours and Temporary Unemployment

If you’re out of work or had your hours or wages reduced, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits from California’s Employment Development Department (EDD).

Learn more about how EDD can assist you during this pandemic and the latest news in unemployment.

COVID-19 and Frequently Asked Questions with EDD

 

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has begun to offer more services online through its virtual office.

Visit the DMV Virtual Office to see what services are available online.

 

Housing and Homelessness

California is protecting people experiencing homelessness during coronavirus and preventing others from losing their homes. Learn more on California's COVID-19 resource page for housing

 

Help for renters, homeowners, and small landlords

If you are a renter, homeowner, or small landlord please visit Housing is Key for programs available to you.

The California Mortgage Relief Program funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeowners Assistance Fund is designed to provide assistance to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments due to pandemic-related financial hardships. Visit Housing is Key or California Mortgage Relief Program for more information.

If you live in Riverside County and need rent and utility relief visit UnitedLift to see if you qualify and more information.

 
Small Business Relief

California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19.

California Businesses and Employers COVID-19 Resource Page

 

Student Loan Relief

On March 20, 2020, the office of Federal Student Aid began providing the following temporary relief on ED-owned federal student loans: suspension of loan payments stopped collections on defaulted loans, and a 0% interest rate. This relief has been extended at least through May 1, 2022.

Federal Student Aid: Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Please note that each loan service provider may have different relief programs in place, please contact your provider to see what assistance they can provide you with.

 
Price Gouging, Scam Prevention, and COVID-19 Protections

The office of the Attorney General has information to protect you from price gouging, COVID-19 scam prevention, protection from fake charities, and wage garnishment and seizure.

Office of the Attorney General: COVID-19 Consumer Information and Resources

 

Stay Informed

CDC: Managing your mental health and stress

California: Resources for emotional support and well-being

California: Manage Stress for health

Inland SoCal 2-1-1

Residents can dial 2-1-1 at any time to get referrals for local services including food, shelter, and other health-related issues. 2-1-1 is also the County of Riverside Coronavirus Information Hotline.

If you have questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact my office: (951) 369-6644.


Información y recursos en español

Si ha sido afectado por la pandemia de COVID-19. Haga clic en los enlaces para obtener más información y recursos.

Los residentes pueden marcar el 2-1-1 en cualquier momento para obtener referencias de servicios locales, incluidos alimentos y refugio. 2-1-1 es también la línea directa de información sobre el coronavirus en condado de Riverside.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita más información, no dude en comunicarse con mi oficina: (951) 369-6644.