COVID-19 Resources

Food Assistance

Chico Unified Nutrition Services:

CalFresh:Apply in 10 minutes, receive a call from Butte County within a week, get money within 30 days, & buy groceries. https://www.getcalfresh.org/

Internet Services:

Comcast: Comcast is offering two months of free high-speed internet for families who qualify. www.internetessentials.com 

1-855-846-8376                                    Comcast Flyer

Other:

Butte County: EmploymentSocialServices-BenefitCOVID19-032020

Farm Employees: https://www.courthousenews.com/california-lawmakers-push-covid-19-relief-package-for-farmworkers/

California Corona Virus Response: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Guide for Immigrant Califorians: https://covid19.ca.gov/guide-immigrant-californians/

Stimulus Check and taxes 

Local resources- dial 211 or visit  http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Information may include:

  • Food distribution sites
  • Child care resources
  • Health and medical services
  • Financial services
  • AND A LOT MORE!

Feeling stressed?:  Care Solace is a FREE hotline for families struggling with stress or mental health. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services, please visit www.caresolace.com/chicofamilies to begin.

The National Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7/365 crisis counseling & emotional support continues to be available for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak. Calls (1-800-985-5990; press “2” for Spanish) and texts (text TalkWithUs to 66746) are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently-operated crisis centers located across the U.S.

CDC Stress and Coping

Employment:

If your employment has been altered in any way due to COVID-19 (i.e. reduced hours, you’ve been laid off, you are home caring for your children) you can apply for benefits:

  • Disability insurance
    • If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
    • Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy
    • Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks
    • Click here for more info.
  • Unemployment insurance
    • If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19
    • Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
    • Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.
    • Click here for more info.
  • Paid family leave
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.
    • Click here for more info.
  • Paid sick leave
    • If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine
    • The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law.
    • Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.
    • Click here for more info.
  • Workers compensation
    • If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
    • Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. 
    • TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees.
    • Click here for more info.

For more information regarding these benefits or for help applying contact Alliance for Workforce Development or visit https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

If you are self employed visit: https://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/Self-Employed.htm

Alliance for Workforce Development: 

Chico office – 961-5125

Oroville office – 538-7301