FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Who should constituents call if they want/need to get tested for COVID-19?

A: If insured, constituents should contact their healthcare provider. If uninsured, constituents can call a Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). FQHC’s help constituents, even if they have no health insurance. They are located in most cities and many rural areas. Individuals may also receive primary health care services at their local health center at a reduced cost or free of charge depending on their economic status. To find a health center location, constituents can visit: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

 

Q: Where does someone go to get tested?

A: If insured, constituents should call ahead before visiting their doctor. If uninsured, constituents can call their nearest health center (https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/) to find out the availability of COVID-19 screening and testing. Health Centers can assess whether a patient needs further testing, which may be done over the phone or using telehealth.

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act requires hospitals to screen and stabilize patients with emergent conditions, however, they are not required to provide the care at no cost for patients who cannot pay, and they are not required to provide treatment for non-emergent conditions.

However, whether someone visits a doctor, emergency department, or FQHC; has a scheduled medical appointment; or schedules an appointment to be seen or tested, constituents should inform the clinic if they have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

TAX INFORMATION

California Franchise Tax Board

CALIFORNIA EXTENDED FILING DEADLINE TO JULY 15, 2020

  • During this time of need, California individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 can focus on their health and well-being. Click here to see more details. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-f…/newsroom/covid-19/index.html
  • The April 10th, 2020 due date for property taxes has not been extended. Property taxes can still be paid using either the online payment system, phone payment system (by calling 951-955-3900) or make your payment by sending in a check, money order or cashier’s check by mail.
  • According to the California Association of Treasurers and Tax Collectors, fines and tax penalties may not be assessed for property owners who cannot meet the April 10th deadline.

Federal Taxes

  • Treasury announced that the federal tax deadline will be extended to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers getting a refund are encouraged to file now to get their money.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

FEDERAL:

Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for small businesses

  • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
  • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
  • For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Allows all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest
  • Allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.

H.R. 6201 – Signed into Law 03/18/20

  • Establish a federal emergency paid leave benefits to provide payments to employees taking unpaid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak

○ Both the paid FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and paid sick leave provisions apply only to private employers with fewer than 500 employees and certain public employers.

  • Expand unemployment benefits and provide grants to states for processing and paying claims.

Upcoming Federal Legislation (3/20/20):

  • Loans to small businesses with under 500 employees of $300 billion to be made available through lenders certified by the Small Business Administration, with the maximum loan capped at $10 million. The portion of the loan used by the small businesses to cover their payrolls could be forgiven if firms retain their employees through the end of June 30, 2020. Loans given to firms with tipped employees, such as bars and restaurants, could be forgiven if they are used to provide additional wages to their employees.
  • A one-time payment to Americans who filed their taxes with incomes less than $100,000 in amounts of up to $1,200 per person.

STATE:

EDD/Unemployment Insurance

For Employees

  • Individuals (including self-employed) can enroll in the program who are sick or quarantined with COVID-19 or those who are caring for a family member affected by the virus can file a disability insurance claim to replace part of their lost income.

○ Weekly benefits range from $50 to $1,300.

○ The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/…/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Onli…

  • The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
  • If you’re 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-$1,300 a week.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/…/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Onl…

  • You may also file a Worker’s Compensation Claim if you were exposed to coronavirus at work.

For Employers

  • Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program, which allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm

  • Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program.

○ Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.

○ For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.

Health insurance

  • Covered California and the entire individual health insurance market will have their enrollment period extended for everyone to June 30th. All screening and testing for the coronavirus is free for anyone with coverage, whether through Covered California, MediCal, or employer-sponsored insurance, and emphasized that Californians who are eligible for MediCal can get insurance effective immediately.

https://www.healthforcalifornia.com/covered-california

Department of Public Social Services

  • DPSS is encouraging its new and existing customers to apply for benefits and services through our website and call centers.
  • Customers can apply for the following benefits online through the C4 Yourself website or by Calling the DPSS Customer Service Center at (877) 410-8827.
  • CalFresh: Food benefit program for individuals and families. Online, in-person or fax applications only.
  • General Assistance: Cash assistance program for single adults
  • CalWORKs:Cash assistance program for families. Online, in-person or fax applications only.
  • CAPI: Cash assistance program for immigrants
  • Medi-Cal: Health benefits for individuals and families.
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): in-home provided care for persons with a disability can be applied for by calling the IHSS Application line at (888) 960-4477 or the IHSS Helpline at (888) 822-9622

California Franchise Tax Board

COUNTY:

Electricity/Natural Gas:

  • Southern California Edison will be postponing all noncritical planned power outages while continuing with emergency outage work for public safety and wildfire mitigation.
  • SoCal Gas Company has indicated no customer will have their natural gas turned off due to non-payment. SoCal Gas will not charge any late fees to residential customers or small businesses.

Water/Sewer

  • Beginning immediately, Western and Eastern Municipal Water Districts will be temporarily suspending water shutoffs due to non-payment, and the imposition of late payment penalty fees for all residential customers continuing through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Office of the Treasurer Tax Collector

  • The April 10th, 2020 due date for property taxes has not been extended. Property taxes can still be paid using either our online payment system (Make online payments by clicking HERE), phone payment system (by calling 951-955-3900) or make your payment by sending in a check, money order or cashier’s check by mail.
  • According to the California Association of Treasurers and Tax Collectors, fines and tax penalties will not be assessed for property owners who cannot meet the April 10th deadline.

Employee Development

On March 5, the California Employee Development Department announced support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, the use of online options is encouraged.

Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance claim.

Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave claim.

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the Coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Anza

Anza Community Center

RSB Indian Health
56630 Hwy 371 Anza, CA 92539
(800) 732-8805 Ext. 1899
Pick-Up Only
Tuesday and Friday
11:30am -12:00pm

Banning

Banning Senior Center

Family Services Association
769 N. San Gorgonio, Banning, CA 92220
(951) 849-1920
Pick-Up Only
Wednesday’s
11:00am- 1:00pm

Morongo Senior Center

RSB Indian Health

11555½ Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220
(800) 732-8805 ext.1899
Pick-Up Only
Monday through Friday
9:30am -1:30pm

Blythe

Doris Morgan Community Center

Office on Aging
445 N. Broadway, Blythe, CA 92225
(760) 922-8801
Pick-Up Only
Monday through Friday
11:00am-11:30am

Blythe

Cabazon

James A. Venable Community Center Family Services Association
50390 Carman Ave., Cabazon, CA 92230
(951) 922-1097
Pick-Up Only
Wednesday’s
11:00am- 1:00pm

Calimesa

Norton Younglove Senior Center

Family Services Assassination
908 Park Avenue Calimesa, CA 92320
(909) 446-1071
Pick-Up Only
Wednesday’s
11:00am- 1:00pm

Cathedral City

The Cathedral Senior Center

Mizell
37-171 West Buddy Rogers Dr.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 323-5689 ext. 129
Pick-Up Only
Monday thru Friday
11:00am-12:00pm

Coachella

Eleanor Senior Center

Mizell
1540 Seventh Street,
Coachella, CA 92236
(760) 323-5689 ext. 129
Pick-Up Only
Monday thru Friday
10:00am-11:30am

Corona Casa Grande – (Residents Only)

Corona Senior Center

Sodexo
801 Magnolia Ave., Corona, CA  92879
951-827-6316
Pick-Up Only
Friday’s
11:30am to 12:30pm

Temecula

Mary Phillips Senior Center

Sodexo

41845 Sixth Street Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Thermal

Jerry Rummonds Senior Center

Mizell

87-229 Church Street,

Thermal, CA 92274

(760) 323-5689 ext. 129

Home Delivery Only

Torres-Martinez Senior Center

RSB Indian Health

66-725 Martinez Road Thermal, CA 92270

(800) 732-8805 ext. 1899

Pick Up Only

Monday through Friday

11:30am -1:00pm

Riverside County Office on Aging Congregate Meal Sites Rv. March 2020

Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Senior Center

Mizell
11-777 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 323-5689 ext. 129
Pick-Up Only
Monday through Friday
11:00am-11:30am

Good Hope

Moses-Schaffer Community Center

Sodexo

21565 Steele Peak Drive

Perris, CA 92570

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Highgrove

Norton Younglove Community Center

Family Services Association
495 Center Street, Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 341-6634
Pick-Up Only
Wednesday’s
11:00am- 1:00pm

Indio

Indio Senior Center

Mizell

45-700 Aladdin Street, Indio, CA 92201

(760) 323-5689 ext. 129

Pick-Up Only

Thursday through Thursday

11:00am-12:00pm

Lake Elsinore

Lake Elsinore Senior Activity Center –

Sodexo

420 E. Lakeshore Dr.

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Mead Valley

Charles Meigs Community Center

Sodexo

21091 Rider Street Perris, CA 92570

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30pm-12:30pm

Mecca

Mecca Community Center

Mizell

65250 Cahuilla St., Mecca, CA 92254

(760) 323-5689 ext. 129

Home Delivery Only

Menifee/ Sun City

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center

Family Services Association

29995 Evans Road Menifee, CA 92586

(951) 679-0119

Pick-Up Only

Wednesday’s

11:00am- 1:00pm

Murrieta

Murrieta Senior Center

Sodexo

41717 Juniper Street Murrieta, CA 92562

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Norco

Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center

Sodexo

2690 Clark Avenue Norco, CA 92861

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Palm Springs

The Mizell Senior Center

Mizell

480 South Sunrise Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 323-5689 ext. 129

Pick-Up Only

Monday through Friday

11:15am-12:15pm

Palm Springs Pointe – (Residents Only)

Mizell

3200 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 323-5689 ext. 129

Pick-Up Only

Monday & Thursday

10:30am-11:00am

Pechanga

Silver Feather Hall

RSB Indian Health

12784 Pechanga Road

Temecula, CA 92592

(800) 732-8805 ext. 1799

Pick Up Only

Monday thru Friday

9:30am -1:00pm

Perris

Perris Senior Center

Family Services Association

100 N. D Street Perris, CA 92570

(951) 943-4190

Pick-Up Only

Wednesday’s

11:00am- 1:00pm

Riverside

Eddie Dee Smith Senior Center (Rubidoux)

Family Services Association

5888 Mission Blvd. Riverside, CA 92509

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Wednesday’s

11:00am- 1:00pm

Janet Goeske Center

Sodexo

5257 Sierra Street Riverside, CA 92509

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Stratton Community Center

Sodexo

2008 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

UCR Extension Cafeteria/
Senior Nutrition Center

Sodexo

1200 University Ave Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

Ysmael Villegas Community Center

Sodexo

3091 Esperanza Street Riverside, CA 92504

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

San Jacinto (HD Only)

Sodexo

2008 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 827-3613

Pick-Up Only

Friday’s

11:30am-12:30pm

UCR Extension Cafeteria/
Senior Nutrition Center

Soboba Tribal Hall

RSB Indian Health

23904 Soboba Rd.

San Jacinto, CA 92539

(800) 732-8805 ext.

Home Delivery Only