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's Video 10.8
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. 

Governor Newsom has launched the "Stay Home, Save Lives, Check In" campaign urging all Californians to check in on all vulnerable neighbors with a call, text,or physically distanced door knock. 

The OC Health Care Officer has issued a recommendation strongly encouraging all residents engaged in essential activities outside of the home and all employees at essential businesses to wear face covering: OC Health Officer Recommends Face Coverings

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 still donate blood to the American Red Cross even though we have received shelter in place orders. Check their website for your nearest donation location: American Red Cross.

The County of Orange has activated its virtual Emergency Volunteer Center managed by OneOC. OneOC has developed a Nonprofit Support Network to provide opportunities for peer support, resource sharing and matches volunteers with organizations in need: OneOC.

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 

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 messaging with Nixle for Tustin PD and with  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

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 -First and third Tuesdays at 4:30pm (closed session) and 5:30pm (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

OC Health Officer Orders and Recommendations (9/8/20)

County of Orange Moves to Red Tier, Re Opens More of Orange County (9/8/20) 

Blueprint for a Safer Economy (8/28/20) 

/County of Orange Launches SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign (8/6/20)

Orange County Launches Second Round of Funding for the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Support Program (7/31/20)

City of Tustin Commences Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II (7/23/20)

City of Tustin Launches Grant Program to Help Local Businesses Comply with Public Health Orders (7/17/20)

County of Orange Significantly Ramps Up Testing Capacity With Private-Public Partnership (7/15/20)

California Orders Additional Restrictions to Slow Transmissions of COVID-19 (7/13/20)

County of Orange Operated Beaches to Close July 4-5 (7/02/20)

Tustin’s July 4th Fireworks Display Cancelled at Governor’s Recommendation (7/02/20)

Governor Newsom Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission (7/01/2020) 

Bars Ordered Closed in Orange County, Effective July 2, 2020 (7/01/2020)

California Public Health Officials Release Guidance Requiring Californians to Wear Face Coverings in Most Settings Outside the Home (6/18/2020)

Acting County Health Officer Approves Re-opening of Specific, Additional Industries and Issues New Order (6/11/2020)

Orange County Business Council - How to Reopen Your OC Business Safely (06/02/2020) 

CA Department of Public Health Announces Most Counties Can Reopen Barbershops and Hair Salons with Modifications (5/26/2020)

Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores (5/25/2020) 

County of Orange Businesses Can Now Move into Stage Two of California’s Resiliency Roadmap (5/23/2020)

County Health Officer Issues New Order and Strong Recommendations to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (5/22/2020)

County of Orange Launches Back2Business Initiative to Help Small Businesses Meet Social Distancing Guidelines (5/22/2020) 

Parking at County of Orange Regional and Wilderness Parks to Reopen May 16, 2020 (5/13/20)

Governor Newsom Releases Updated Industry Guidance (5/7/20)

Governor Newsom Provides Update on California’s Progress Toward Stage 2 Reopening (5/4/20)

The OC Health Care Agency Has Created the OC COVID-19 Testing Network (5/4/20)

2020 Disaster Preparedness Expo Postponed (5/4/20)

County of Orange Launches Great Plates Delivered Program (5/1/2020)

Governor Releases California's Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience (4/30/20)

Governor Newsom Announces Plan for Future Modification of the Stay-At-Home Order (4/28/20)

Governor Newsom Announces Initiatives to Support Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic (4/24/20)

Governor Newsom Provides Flexibility to Medi-Cal Providers and the Department of Health Care Services for Continuity of Service Amidst COVID-19 (4/23/20)

Governor Newsom Announces Additional Relief for Californians Impacted by COVID-19 (4/23/20)

Tustin Adjusts Facial Covering Requirements to Align with New County Orders (4/22/20) 

Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge (4/22/20) 

OC Health Care Agency Announces Launch of the OC COVID-19 Testing Network (4/21/20)

Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions (4/14/20)

How to Make Your Own Face Covering 

OC Health Officer Issues Face Covering Recommendation for Essential Businesses  (April 9, 2020) 

Governor Newsom Launches One-Stop Website for Donations and Sales of Essential Medical Supplies (April 4, 2020)  

Create a Family Plan in the Event of Being Impacted by COVID-19 (April 3 2020) 

Orange County District Attorney Establishes Coronavirus Scam Hotline (April 3, 2020) 

Federal Paycheck Protection Program Provides SBA Loans to Help Businesses (April 3, 2020) 

COVID-19 Cannot Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bites (April 3, 2020) 

County of Orange to Follow CA State Guidelines for Wearing Face Coverings in Public (April 2, 2020)

Health Order Remains in Effect (March 30, 2020) 

City of Tustin limits use of all parks to bicycling and walking (March 26, 2020)

Text message updates now available (March 25, 2020)

Closure of OC parks areas (March 25, 2020) 

All California residents ordered to stay home (March 20, 2020)

Tustin responds to Governor's latest COVID-19 guidelines (March 16, 2020)

Tustin implements temporary operational changes for precautionary measures (March 13, 2020)

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 CEOCOM@ocgov.com

Make sure your at-risk friends and loved ones are okay and understand your role in flattening the curve

Other Resource Links
Business Resources

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.

County of Orange Launches Back2Business Initiative to Help Small Businesses Meet Social Distancing Guidelines (5/27/20)  

Resources for Tustin Businesses and Workers Impacted by Covid-19 (4.12.20) 

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

Job Loss 

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.

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