COVID-19 Resources Center
A NOTE FROM KEN:
My team is working closely with state and county public health agencies to share accurate information with our community and to keep vulnerable people safe from COVID-19. As developments continue, my team will update this dedicated page.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The situation is rapidly evolving in California and across the globe. One of the most important things we can do right now is to Flatten the Curve. By doing so, we will help our healthcare systems manage any healthcare-related surges.
As of March 20, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an order for a Shelter-in-Place for the entire state of California for next few weeks. The order carries the force of law and violation of the order can be treated as a misdemeanor crime. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we stay vigilant and adhere to these orders to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.
WHAT CA IS DOING
• CA is rapidly increasing testing capacity for Coronavirus. All medically necessary Coronavirus testing in CA is free. Tests must be ordered by your doctor or medical professional.
• CA is helping workers impacted by COVID-19. If your work situation has been impacted by COVID-19, you may qualify for Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance or Paid Family Leave. Call our office at (916) 464-1910, or visit the State Employment Development Department at Labor.Ca.Gov/Coronavirus2019.
• CA has been planning extensively with our local public health and health care delivery systems and is providing information, guidance documents and technical support for local partners.
If you have questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact my office at (916) 464-1910.