I’m a student or caregiver who is looking for distance learning and/or financial resources.

COVID-19 is impacting the educational experience of every student in Stockton. During this time, Stockton school districts and universities are providing regular updates and online learning resources to their students. Furthermore, organizations are working to support students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Resources for All Students

San Joaquin Virtual Peer-tutoring Network

The San Joaquin County Education Initiative is a group where students can sign up to either be tutors (for Community Service hours, or just out of their desire to support peers), or sign up to get support with virtual assignments.

Here is the link to their webpage. Call 209-244-0721 if you’d like to follow up for additional info.

    Student aid for current college students

    Stockton Scholars is assessing college student needs in the community to inform the potential launch of an emergency fund for eligible students. We know that students will face unexpected expenses and a likely loss of wages during this time due to the lack of paid family and medical leave. Some may need plane fare to get home, while others need money to pay their rent. Please complete the survey below if you are a college student to help us understand the impact on our current college students.

    Local School District and College Updates

    Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) Update

    • Remote Learning: Starting Monday March 23rd and effective until April 6th, 2020 – all SUSD schools will be open from 7:30-8:30 am between M-F for parents and students to pick up Weekly Learning Curriculum packets (this applies to all K-8 schools and most local high schools in Stockton Unified School District). If students cannot make it to their local school site in person, SUSD students can also download and utilize Distance Learning packets from home in order to stay on track. Families can also visit the SUSD Headquarters at 701 N. Madison Avenue to pick up a remote learning packet (drive-thru style) if needed.

    • Weekly Updates: For weekly updates, families and students can participate in weekly Telephone Town Halls that will be hosted by SUSD administrators to keep folks in the loop about what the district is doing to provide resources and support to families in the coming weeks. To RSVP for upcoming Telephone Town Halls, click here.

    Lincoln Unified School District (LUSD) Update

    Beginning on March 16th, 2020, LUSD closed down its physical school sites and locations until April 3rd, 2020. Additionally, Spring Break will occur from April 6th-10th. 

    San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) Update 

    • SJDC has launched Online Lecture Classes. All hands-on labs that must occur in person have resumed. Please contact coronavirus@deltacollege.edu for questions regarding campus closure and upcoming announcements.
    • Using Canvas for Online Learning: It’s very important to become familiar with and log onto Delta College’s online learning tool, Canvas. (For more information, click on these Canvas Videos/Tutorials to learn how to use and activate your Canvas account). If you have a particular question about one of your classes, email your professor by entering their first and last name into the following format [firstname.lastname@deltacollege.edu].
    • Technology Access: Administrators and staff are currently working to acquire more laptops which students can check out if they do not have a computer at home. The College is also ordering hotspots for students who do not have WiFi. Delta cannot provide every student with these resources, but between the labs, library, and resources to be checked out they can cover the need.
    • Health & Wellness Resources: Students can still make appointments to see a counselor using the online link(s) provided below. SJDC has also listed other local and community-based initiatives aimed at supporting mental health awareness and wellness programming Please browse through the resources provided below for more information on how to get support at this time!

    University of Pacific (UOP) Update 

    • UOP has created a centralized email address to send questions and inquiries about COVID-19 related issues: COVID-19_information@pacific.edu.
    • UOP has also created a COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund, which will provide new and returning undergraduate students who are enrolled in full-time degree programs $1,450 each year to put toward their tuition for up to eight consecutive semesters. The number of grants allowed will be based on students’ class year.

    • Care Managers: caremanagers@pacific.edu or 209.946.2177
    • Office of Services for Students with Disabilities: ssd@pacific.edu or 209.946.3221.
    • CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services): On-call therapist available 24/7. During business hours, call 209.946.2315 x2 and ask to be transferred to the on-call therapist. On nights and weekends, call 209.946.2315 x2 and wait for the CAPS voicemail to begin, then press 4 and you will be connected to a licensed therapist.

    Info from California Colleges and Universities

    • For info by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, click here.

    • For info by the California State University Chancellor’s Office, click here.

    • For info by the University of California Office of the President, click here.

    • For info by the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities, click here.

    Wi-Fi Internet Resources

    We recommend taking a look at this List of Low-Cost & No-Cost Internet Providers. 

    San Joaquin County WorkNet Resources

    The Workforce Development Board of San Joaquin County is offering financial relief for workers during COVID-19. Workers that have been terminated, laid off, had a reduction of hours or are self-employed and unable to work due to COVID-19 are eligible for up to $800 in supportive services. Click Here to learn more, or call 209-468-3660. 
    English Language Learner Grant Program is available to assist assist English Language Learners/Immigrants seeking employment-related skills, and services necessary to overcome barriers to employment, and embark on a career pathway. Click here to learn more, or call 209-468-3109.

    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, mvillapudua@sjgov.org
    If you live in District 2 – Supervisor Miller, kmiller@sjgov.org
    If you live in District 3 – Supervisor Patti, tpatti@sjgov.org
    If you live in District 4 – Supervisor Winn, cwinn@sjgov.org
    If you live in District 5 – Supervisor Elliott, belliott@sjgov.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, 

    • 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,

    file for Disability Insurance (DI).

    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,

    file for Paid Family Leave (PFL).

    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. 

    Avoid COVID-19 Scams [English]

    Avoid COVID-19 Scams [Spanish] 

    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.

    Essential Critical Infrastructure Sectors, on the Department of Homeland Security Website

    What's closed?

    • 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
    • Cardrooms

    Please click here for a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the California State Government in English and in Spanish.

    Want to support #STOCKTONSTRONG?

    Your donation will fund relief programs designed to support
    vulnerable workers, small businesses, and senior residents who are in quarantine.