Thank you, Tustin, for doing your part to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community and beyond.
Everyone's sacrifice has made a tremendous impact to ensure our health systems are not overwhelmed, and more importantly, our most vulnerable residents are protected.
What You Can Do
If you know of a senior who is in need of assistance or access to food and other necessities, please contact the County's Office on Aging Department at (800) 510-2020.
Healthy individuals can donate blood to the American Red Cross. Check their website for your nearest donation location: American Red Cross.
OneOC has developed a Nonprofit Support Network to provide opportunities for peer support, resource sharing and matches volunteers with organizations in need: OneOC.
211OC is a social services resource for people who are in need of help, including, but not limited to food resources, rental and utility assistance, free transportation, a place to sleep, and mental health services, and more: 211OC
The Tustin Community Foundation (TCF) understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our community. TCF coordinates community resources to create positive change and support the area’s actual and most pressing needs: TCF.
What the City is Doing
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 messaging with Nixle for Tustin PD and with the County of Orange by texting OCCOVID19 to 888777.
We will get through this together.
Be Well, Tustin.
Mayor Austin Lumbard
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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 CEOCOM@ocgov.com.
Other Resource Links
The state, federal and county 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.
For Tustin businesses, visit the City's Economic Development page at for more information.
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.
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.
The website OnwardCA.org can help employees access emergency resources, training for a new career and connections to employers seeking people with their current skill set.
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.
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.
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.