Our office is working to provide you with the latest information and resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community. To speak to someone over the phone our Capitol and District Offices are ready to help you:
Capitol: (916) 319-2070
Long Beach: (562) 429-0470
- For the state's COVID-19 website visit here.
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- Mortgages and foreclosures: Most major banks have agreed to allow residential property owners impacted by the crisis to miss mortgage payments for 90 days. Contact your bank to make sure it is providing this assistance before you stop making payments.
- Student loans: Through the CARES Act, students can stop paying student loans through September 30. No interest will accrue until this date and no garnishments will be issued to pay for student loans. Also, pausing student loan payments will not negatively impact student loan forgiveness.
- Federal lenders are letting borrowers suspend their student loans and loan payments without penalty for the next 60 days.
The vast majority of Americans are set to get direct payments from the federal government as early as next month under a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Get an estimate of how much money you may expect from your 2020 stimulus payment.
Facts about the Governor's Order
Five things to know about essential activities and services
Here are the most important things to know:
- Californians can only go out for essential reasons and must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from other people
- Californians can still go outside for exercise, to walk pets and seek healthcare or provide care for a friend
- This order will stay in place until further notice and allows essential services to remain open, including:
- Grocery stores, convenience stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, pharmacies, gas stations, banks and laundry services
- Also operating are those needed to maintain federal critical infrastructure including:
- Communications, energy, dams, emergency services, water and wastewater, transportation, food and agriculture, financial services and health care
- Critical state and local government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction
- All eat-in restaurant services, bars, nightclubs, gyms, barbershops, nonessential retail stores, movie theaters and other entertainment venues must close and public gatherings of any size must be canceled or postponed