COVID-19 Cannot Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bites (April 3, 2020)
Health Order Remains in Effect (March 30, 2020)
Important Message from Mayor Bernstein (March 27, 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)
Parking enforcement for street sweeping temporarily suspended (March 16, 2020)
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.
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.
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.
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.