Coronavirus Information

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This is the City of Tustin's dedicated web page for information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check this page frequently for up-to-date information and share it with your friends and neighbors as a local resource. 
Mayor Bernstein's Weekly Update
Message from Mayor
Thank you, Tustin, for doing your part to help flatten the curve and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community and beyond. Following orders in place by our public health officials and the Governor may feel difficult, but we are all in this together. Everyone's sacrifice makes a tremendous impact to ensure our health systems are not overwhelmed, and more importantly, our most vulnerable residents are protected. 

What You Can Do
Please continue to follow all public orders in place. Stay at home except for a quick walk for exercise, travel to an essential job, or a trip for food, gas or prescriptions. Always keep a six-foot distance from people when you're outside of your home. Share information about social distancing with friends, family and neighbors. 

What the City is Doing
Your health and safety is our top priority. City staff is working around-the-clock to ensure residents have the information they need to stay healthy and safe. We have activated our emergency operations plans, which have been developed and practiced to prepare us to respond to a large-scale crisis like this one. 

How to Stay Informed
There are several ways to stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information, including checking this web page daily, signing up for our social media platforms such as Next Door and Facebook, and registering for opt-in text message from the County of Orange by texting OCCOVID19 to 888777. 

Even though we are separated now, we are not alone. We will get through this together. 

Be Well, Tustin. 

Sincerely, 
Mayor Dr. Allan Bernstein


Mayor's Archived Updates
March 27, 2020

City Info
What's Open, What's Closed, What's Canceled

OPEN:
Essential City services will remain available to serve Tustin during the coronavirus situation; however, appointments must be made in advance for in-person meetings. To learn more about detailed department operations, please click here

CLOSED:
The City's public counter is closed, but services remain available online or by telephone. For more information, please call (714) 573-3000. 
The Tustin Senior Center is closed, but the Meals on Wheels program will continue on a modified schedule. Food clients have been notified. 

OTHER:
City Council Meetings -Every Tuesday at 4pm (closed session) and 5pm (regular meetings) 
Commission Meetings- As needed 
Public and Private Events and City Facilities-Canceled/postponed
City Parks (Details Here) - Walking and biking allowed 
Latest Info
Business Resources

The state and federal governments have set up a variety of resources for businesses experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus. Programs are designed to keep businesses afloat, prevent layoffs and closures, and keep the economy moving.

Tax Relief

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Click here to see all the new information, including information on the postponed personal filing deadline.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

A comprehensive guide to small business relief options has been prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help guide small business owners through this uncertain time.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Tools

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Click here to apply.

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: Click here for more information.

Wage Information

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided a number of resources to help employers understand their responsibilities and relief programs related to COVID-19. Click here to see that information.

Economic & Business Recovery Call Center 

The Economic & Business Recovery Call Center will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate. These resources will support businesses with challenges such as layoff aversion, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping.Businesses can call (714) 480-6500. 


Employee Resources

Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim through the state. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 to $1,300 a week. The one-week unpaid waiting period has been waived for coronavirus.

Caregiving/School Closures

If you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 to $1,300 a week.

If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely.

Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. The one-week unpaid waiting period has been waived for coronavirus.

Self-Employed

You may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past five to 18 months. Visit this link to learn more

Facts
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call the Orange County Public Health referral line daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at (800) 564-8448. If you are sick with COVID-19, follow these guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

If you have a non-medical question, please call the public information hotline at the Orange County Sheriff's Department emergency operations center, (714) 628-7085.  For media inquiries only, email EOCPIO@ocsd.org