"Amidst these times of tribulation when we face a common enemy we cannot see, but we can see those affected by it, I'd like to encourage you to take courage, use wisdom and common sense, look after your neighbor and trust God. Don't lose hope, we will get through this together."

América Figueroa


Food Banks

Resources for Churches

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*Discalimer: These resources are merely informative it does not mean an endorsement.


                    Information and links for:



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

  • 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. 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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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

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.

  • Imperial Irrigation District will not disconnect electricity to any customers for non-payment, until further notice. Customers who are behind on payment will still owe IID for services provided, however they will not be disconnected during this state of emergency. 

  • 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.


  • 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.

important information from the enter for disease control (cdc)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person

  1. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world.

  2. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.

Know how COVID-19 is spread

  1. You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19.

  2. COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person. You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

  3. You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

  1. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

  2. Stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with others.

  3. Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings.

  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Practice social distancing

  1. Buy groceries and medicine, go to the doctor, and complete banking activities online when possible.

  2. If you must go in person, stay at least 6 feet away from others and disinfect items you must touch.

  3. Get deliveries and takeout, and limit in-person contact as much as possible.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

  1. Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

  2. Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

  3. Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.

  4. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, but you can seek medical care to help relieve your symptoms.

  5. If you need medical attention, call ahead.

Know your risk for severe illness

  1. Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19.

  2. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more severe illness.

presidential guidelines

15 Days to Slow the Spread


In order to discourage the spread of misinformation and stay up-to-date with current facts and information from the experts, we encourage you to read directly from the daily briefings from the White House and Coronavirus Task Force by visiting:


América Figueroa for State Assembly 2020


P.O. Box 520
Indio, CA. 92202

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