COVID-19 General Information and Resource Guide

As California continues to take measures to prevent the spread and risks of COVID-19, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus remains dedicated to providing the latest resources available. Please make sure to stay informed and take the necessary precautions.



As of March 19, Governor Newsom, the CA State Public Health Officer and Director of the CA Department of Public Health ordered all individuals in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed for the continuity of operation of the federal infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.

More information can be found through the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Website.



If you lost your job due to the health crisis, cannot work because you have contracted COVID-19, or if you cannot work because you are caring for a sick family member, you may apply for a program that best fits your needs and the Employment Development Department (EDD) will determine your eligibility for benefits.

More information and resources can be found at Labor.Ca.Gov/Coronavirus2019



If you do not have a source of health care coverage or have recently lost your employer-sponsored health care coverage, here are some options you can explore.

Covered California

Due to COVID-19, Covered California has extended their enrollment period through June 30.
Visit or call 1-855-295-2023 for more information.


California has put a 90-day hold on Medi-Cal renewal reviews, ensuring those already enrolled can continue their coverage and freeing up resources to quickly process the expected new enrollments.Visit or call 1-800-300-1506 for more information.



Th California Department of Education (CDE) has issued the following guidance for parents whose current childcare facility is closed:



If you do not feel safe at home, it is important to ask for help. These organizations are available 24/7:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • RAINN: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
  • WEAVE: (916) 920-2952



Need to vent? Contact the California Peer-Run Warm Line, a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. Assistance is available via phone, (855) 845-7415, and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.