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Friday, April 3, 2020

State and Federal Agencies Offering Financial Help

(Sacramento) – Emergency state and federal assistance is on the way for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Successful Distance Learning Crucial for Students’ Education

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D - Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s announcement that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Chair of Assembly Education Committee Concerned Not All School Districts  

Are Providing Meals and Instruction to Students   

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and colleagues sent a letter to the Governor calling for greater accountability over school districts during the current closures. This is in response to reports that some students are not receiving critical services such as meals and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — The economic relief bill Congress is expected to approve this week would provide $1,200 direct payments to many American adults, expand eligibility for unemployment benefits to include actors and gig workers and provide funding for states.

Those provisions are among many just coming to light in a roughly $2.2-trillion package intended to help households and businesses get through the economy’s virtual shutdown as the nation combats the coronavirus outbreak.

Although supporters say the bill will help buoy Americans who have been laid off or are working reduced hours, critics have identified holes in the legislative safety net. A fourth coronavirus-related relief package already is under discussion.

Key provisions will have an effect for Californians. Among them:

Direct payments

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Chair of Assembly Education Committee provides answers to frequently Asked questions during COVID-19 pandemic

As a parent, teacher and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I would like to share with you frequently asked questions and answers regarding California schools during this crisis:

Q: What has the Legislature and Governor done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?