COVID Resource Page
With the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic severely impacting our communities, we all need to stay informed about current state actions being taken to protect public health and the resources available to help ease the strain on our families, friends and neighbors.
The Senate met and passed a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package to confront and address the COVID-19 state emergency. Funds will be used to expand hospital services, support the efforts of local government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, assist senior citizen and assisted living facilities, keep daycare centers clean, and provide beds to individuals experiencing homelessness.
During this time, we must all do our best to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. The following actions can help to keep us healthy:
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Follow the guidelines of your local public health officials
- If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider before seeking medical care
Please remember that we are all in this together. Each person plays a role in keeping our families, neighbors and community safe. Thank you to our hardworking healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and are caring for our sick family members and friends.
As your State Senator, I will continue to work diligently to help provide assistance and keep you informed. If you have specific questions or concerns, please click here. I hope you find the information below helpful during these trying times.
County Public Health Information for District 17
County Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Santa Clara County - Call Center is operating 24-hours, 7 days per week: 1-800-704-0900
Santa Cruz County - Crisis Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week: 1-800-704-0900
Monterey County - Counseling services and assistance 24-hours, 7 days a week: 1-888-258-6029
San Luis Obispo County - SLO Hotline is available 24-hours, 7 days a week: 1-800-783-0607
Additional Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Caregiver Help Desk: 1-855-227-3640
School Districts and Higher Education Information
K-12 and Community Colleges
University of California
California State Universities
Other State Resources
California agencies are helping to provide relief to those impacted by COVID-19.
The Employment Development Department has provided guidelines for individuals unable to work due to illness, caring for a loved one who is ill, or has reduced employment hours as a result of COVID-19. You may qualify for unemployment insurance, state disability or paid family leave depending on your unique circumstances.
Other services include, public health guidelines, extension for driver’s licenses and appointments, state tax filing deadline extensions, and emergency services.
Additional State Resources and Information
Our Federal partners are helping to assist and provide relief for small businesses, community healthcare providers and hospitals, and CDC guidelines.
A special thank you to those providing essential support in healthcare, food production and distribution, postal and delivery services, and emergency services. And for those of us who continue to shelter-at-home, thank you for doing your part to stay informed, and to help take care of your loved ones and community. We are all in this together.