Status of COVID-19 in our County and State
For status of activities, click here to visit the California blueprint for a safer economy by county.
For information on San Joaquin’s move into Tier 2 “Substantial” Risk Level, click here. (09/29/2020)
COVID-19 Testing For All Residents
Stockton Strong is working collaboratively to get you quick access to resources:
Mobile access to our site 24/7
Text COVID19 to 211211 (and respond with your zip code) to receive information about COVID-19 in our community.
Call 211 or 800-436-9997 to talk to a live person-trained specialist 24/7 who can connect you to everything from food resources to medical transportation.
Last updated September 30th, 2020
What can you do now?
Stay at Home
On March 19th, 2020, the State of California issued a stay at home order, requiring all residents to remain in their dwellings except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Because COVID-19 is spread through contact with others, social distancing is a crucially important public health intervention that can help stop coronavirus transmission. Learn More.
Shop locally to provide businesses to coffee shops and restaurants while practicing social distancing and other precaution protocols like hand-washing and sanitizing. You can find a current list of open Stockton Restaurants at Dine Stockton. Many of these restaurants use delivery services like Grubhub, Ubereats, Postmates, or Doordash.
If You Are Sick
Stay home and limit contact with others as much as possible (this includes pets). Symptoms for COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Contact your healthcare provider immediately and tell them you may have COVID-19. Follow CDC recommendations.
San Joaquin County WorkNet Resources
Access the new Supervisorial District Fund
Each Supervisorial District recently received $3 million each. This new funding can be used to reimburse costs to Health Care partners, small businesses that have experienced business interruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and other COVID-19 related expenses. This definition may also extend to nonprofits.
Please connect with your Supervisor via email or phone (click here) so you may learn more about how you can access the dollars:
If you live in District 1 – Supervisor Villapudua, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in District 2 – Supervisor Miller, email@example.com
If you live in District 3 – Supervisor Patti, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in District 4 – Supervisor Winn, email@example.com
If you live in District 5 – Supervisor Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re not sure which Supervisorial District you live in, then please use this district lookup tool.
Update on Coronavirus Stimulus Payments
The IRS has begun sending payments to taxpayers nationwide. Most people won't need to take any action if they are eligible for payment. To check your payment status, visit their site.
Has your employment status changed, or are you working less hours because of COVID?
If you have lost your job or your employer has reduced your hours because of COVID-19,
UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own (including because of COVID-19). Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.
If you are an entrepreneur or independent contractor who needs support,
- You can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).The PUA benefits are payable if an individual doesn't qualify for regular UI benefits in California or another state and also does not qualify for State Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave benefits. For more details, click here.
If you are looking for a new job now,
- Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is hiring. Take a look at their open positions here.
- Dollar Tree, a Stockton Chamber of Commerce member, is hiring nationwide at their stores and distribution centers.
- Amazon is hiring in Stockton. To apply, text STOCKTONNOW to 77088 for job alerts or visit amazon.com/centralvalleyjobs.
- Stockton Unified (SUSD) is hiring. Take a look at their open roles here.
- San Joaquin County WorkNet provides great resources for job seekers, including programs specifically designed for getting you back to work. Click here to learn more.
- CalJOBS is supporting the people of California in getting back to work. Search for job listings in your area here.
If you are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19,
DI provides 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. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
If you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member,
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.
For more information, visit the California Employment Development Department.
If you are an immigrant who needs financial assistance,
You can apply for Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI), a one-time state-funded disaster relief payment for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19 and who are not eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act federal stimulus payments or from pandemic unemployment benefits. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household.
You can begin your application with CRLAF by calling this toll-free number: 877-557-0521.
If you are concerned about COVID-19 financial scams,
CRC (California Reinvestment Coalition) has developed a helpful infographic in English and Spanish to alert people on how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from scammers and bad actors. Vulnerable communities are disproportionately targeted by financial predators.
If you are a farmer, rancher, producer, or you have a rural-based business,
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide that be can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by COVID-19.
Questions about the Governor's Stay at Home Order?
For consistent updates, please visit covid19.ca.gov.
- Dine-in restaurants
- Bars and nightclubs
- Entertainment venues
- Gyms and fitness studios
- Public events and gatherings
- Convention Centers
- Hair and nail salons
- Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals
- Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
- Shopping malls
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
As coronavirus spreads, my number one priority is protecting our community. The economic and health effects of this pandemic are already far-reaching, but this is a time to prepare not panic. Already, our city has taken action to protect our residents, adopting a two month moratorium on residential evictions and creating a $1,235,000 Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Our nonprofit partners are working as hard as ever to deliver critical resources and have established a number of volunteer operations and emergency funds.
Thank you to those on the front lines who risk their own health to provide essential services: healthcare workers, caregivers, law enforcement, and grocery store clerks. As the pandemic develops, we will continue to take swift and bold action. Stockton, we are resilient; together, we will remain #stocktonstrong.