Press Releases

Friday, April 17, 2020

Small Businesses

Federal and state government agencies are providing relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Federal Assistance:

Under the Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loans Program:

Monday, April 13, 2020

Senator Lena Gonzalez and School Board member Megan Kerr to Participate

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.

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?

Friday, March 20, 2020

Senators Gonzalez, Umberg, Asm. O’Donnell Urge Governor Newsom to Expedite Emergency Funds for reopening of the Community Hospital of Long Beach to treat COVID-19 pandemic patients

(LONG BEACH) — As cases in Los Angeles County continue to rise, California Senators Lena A. Gonzalez and Tom Umberg, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D- Long Beach) sent a letter urging Governor Newsom expedite Emergency Funds to the Community Hospital of Long Beach in an effort to treat COVID-19 patients in the region.