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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

Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County 

Monterey County 

San Luis Obispo County

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

Dial 2-1-1 

School Districts and Higher Education Information

K-12 and Community Colleges

San Jose City College 

Gavilan College 

Cabrillo College 

Hartnell College 

Cuesta College 

Santa Clara County Office of Education 

Santa Cruz County Office of Education 

Monterey County Office of Education 

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education 

University of California

UC Santa Cruz 

California State Universities

CSU- Monterey Bay 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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.

California Volunteers

California Department of Public Health 

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency 

California Employment Development Department

California Department of Motor Vehicles 

California Department of Insurance 

California State Treasurer 

California Department of Social Services

Additional State Resources and Information

Attorney General’s Office on price gouging

California Water Board on flushing wipes

DMV Now Kiosks by Location

Federal Resources

Our Federal partners are helping to assist and provide relief for small businesses, community healthcare providers and hospitals, and CDC guidelines.

United States Small Business Administration Loans 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines

State Department- Travel Guidelines 

IRS- Tax Relief 

Federal Representatives

Representative Zoe Lofgren 

Representative Jimmy Panetta

Representative Salud Carbajal

Representative Anna Eshoo

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.