Coronavirus Resources for Californians

On March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Though far from perfect, I voted for it because workers, small businesses, and health care providers need help right now. It will help slow the spread of the coronavirus and support families on the brink of financial ruin. I'm working with my colleagues on next steps because we have so much more to do to provide assistance to families and small businesses, expand paid leave, protect homeowners and renters, and more.  

Below are resources for accessing financial relief made available through the CARES Act:

Direct Cash Payments: You may be eligible to receive a one-time payment of up to $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for married couples, and up to $500 for each qualifying child.
Small Businesses: The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering loans and grants for small businesses to retain their employees and assist with operating expenses.
Unemployment Insurance: Eligibility for unemployment insurance has expanded and benefit amounts have increased for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional Resources

California COVID-19 Website: The State of California has launched a new website where constituents can find the most up-to-date information on our state’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, including resources to apply for unemployment, disability benefits, and paid family leave. Visit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: It’s critical that everyone stays informed about the coronavirus and what you can do to protect yourself from it. If you have any questions, please be sure to speak with your health care provider and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website by clicking here.

This page was last updated on April 3, 2020.