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Business Relief

From large corporations to our local mom and pop small businesses, so many of our local businesses are searching for help, and answers, during these changing times. There are multiple options of support with many incentives being offered both in the OC, the State and nationally to help see you through it. See links below for advice, special programs and more. We will get through this as One HB!

Business relief
NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance option. This advance is in addition to an EIDL Loan. Per SBA: "In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. Offers LOW INTEREST loans UP TO $2 million.

Find more information HERE and apply directly with the SBA.
SBA 24/7 Helpline:
800-659-2955
COVID-19 SBA Disaster Assistance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
U.S. SBA Paycheck Protection Program SBA Paycheck Protection Program. A new SBA program created in response to COVID-19 to provide an incentive for small busineeses to keep employees on payroll. Decription from website: "SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.

Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.
SBA 24/7 Helpline:
800-659-2955
COVID-19 SBA Disaster Assistance

PPP Application:
Click Here

Find a PPP Lender:
https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find

Treasury Department Paycheck Protection Program Q&A

Information Click Here
SBA Programs - Scam and Fraud Alert SBA Scam and Fruad Alert. SBA has seen a rise in scams pretending to be SBA or offering false assistance to get SBA loans. These scams include offering "SBA" loans when no contact to the SBA has been made, requiring up-front payment or taking high interest bridge loans to get approval, using the SBA logo as part of phishing scams to get personal or baking information, and emails claiming to be from SBA including randsomware. SBA does not initiate contact for 7a or disaster loans without an application. All official SBA emails will come from a "sba.gov" email. Verify anything in an email with the SBA logo on sba.gov before clicking any links. Call the SBA Answer desk for help and report fraud to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Report any suspected fraud to OIG’s Hotline:
800-767-0385

Online Here
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CA GO-Biz Coronavirus 2019 COVID-19 Govenor's Office resources for small business. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled a list of helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Sections are sorted into information from each state department or office. 1-877-345-4633 Click Here
CA Go-Biz Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for California Small Business during COVID-19 PDF - Governor's Office FAQ for Small Business. This FAQ provides a starting point for small businesses and explains where to get specific types of help. N/A PDF Here
Caliornia Coronavirus Response - Businesses and Employers State of California's business relief response. Up-to-date information on California's COVID-19 business response, federal loans, taxes, making businesses safe, and information for essential businesses. N/A Click Here
California Capital Access Program (CalCap) For Small Business CalCAP Loan program for businesses that have difficulty getting loans. Per the CA Treasurer's description: "The California Capital Access Program for Small Business (CalCAP SB or Program) encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. If you own a small business and need a loan for start-up, expansion or working capital, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program." Businesses apply through a participating lender; list of lenders available on the website. CalCAP@treasurer.ca.gov Click Here
California Entrepreneurship Task Force COVID-19 Rapid Response Sessions CA Entrepreneurship Task Force Rapid Response Webinars. The California Entrepreneurship Task Forceis running a series of COVID-19 Rapid Response Virtual Sessions to engage with small business owners and entrepreneurs across CA. The sessions provide access to information and resources and connection to a community of business leaders. Scroll down to see the webinars and registration links. Webinars are recorded and can be accessed anytime, and new webinars are added weekly. Webinars alternate english and spanish. N/A Click Here
CA Go-Biz Rapid Response Webinar in spanish - "Accesso a Capital – con Diferentes Recursos" CA Go-Biz Webinar on accessing capital in spainsh - Accesso a Capital – con Diferentes Recursos en Espanol. On May 1st, the California Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF) and Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), hosted a Spanish-speaking rapid response session entitled, “Accesso a Capital – con Diferentes Recursos.” The discussion featured Latinx and Spanish-speaking leaders from the small business and nonprofit lending community, including a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) sharing how small businesses can access capital during COVID-19. The webinar was recorded on zoom and can be viewed anytime. N/A Click Here
IRS Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax Exempt Enties IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities. The IRS has delayed the tax filing deadline for businesses fo July 15th. The IRS is also providing new tax credit to businesses for coronavirus relief N/A Click Here
CA Department of Tax & Fee Administration (CDTFA) - COVID-19 State of Emergency CDTFA COVID-19 response including extensions for filing business taxes and small business tax payment plans. Relief summary: "Effective March 30, 2020 all taxpayers who file a return less than $1 Million dollars will have an additional three months to file their return, between now and July 31, 2020. If you qualify for this extension it is automatic and you do not need to apply." Small Business Payment plans will be available through CDTFA's online system soon. Businesses interested in a payment plan can fill out a form or call the CDTFA customer service line to sign up to be notified when it is online. CDTFA Statewide Customer Service Center:
1-800-400-7115

Nearest office in Irvine:
1-949-440-3473
IrvineInquiries@cdtfa.ca.gov
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California SBDC - Santa Ana - Orange County/Inland Local California Small Buiness Development Center. Contact for help with SBA loans and resources. Twitter: @SBA_OCIE 714-564-5200 Click Here
U.S. SBA Coronavirus Relief Options SBA Relief Programs including new temporary express loans and debt relief.

In addition to traditional SBA loans, SBA has created a few programs for temporary Coronavirus relief through the CARES Act. These program are the Paycheck Protection Program, EDIL Loan advances up to $10,000, SBA Express Bridge loans for businesses who have an exisiting relationship with an SBA lender, and SBA Debt Relief.
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California SBDC - Santa Ana - Orange County/Inland COVID-19 OC/IE Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources. OC/IE Small Businesss Development Center has created video guides, Virtual Business Counseling, webinars and field-specific resource guides for small businesses dealing with the Coronavirus. OC/IE SBDC Response Hotline:
1-800-616-7232
Click Here
CA Employment Development Department (EDD) Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) EDDs Coronavirius support page. Includes information for workers and employers. In the employer section, there is information about heatlh & safety, reduced work hours, potential closures/layoffs, and tax assistance. Small Business Advocate: 916-654-7241
SBDVBEAdvocate@edd.ca.gov
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CA EDD Rapid Response Fact Sheet EDD Rapid Response for Business Intervention. Rapid Response is a service EDD offers if a business is facing closures or layoffs. Per the fact sheet, "Rapid Response teams provide early intervention assistance to help avert potential layoffs, and immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. Rapid Response services are tailored to each company based on the needs of the affected employees." Rapid Response can be accessed by contacting a local America's Job Center of California. The nearest one to Huntington Beach is in Irvine and can be called at 949-341-8000 at 17891 Cartwright Road, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614 To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, OC One-Stop Centers are closed and are providing services over the phone, by appointment, and by Zoom workshops.

Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. p.m.
PDF Here
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC Info for Businesses. Continously updated information from the CDC on how to prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19. CDC Info: 800-232-4636
Contact Form
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OC Economic & Business Recovery Call Center OC Economic & Business Recovery Call Center Created. Effective March 30, Orange County Community Services has implemented a call center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Economic & Business Recovery Call Center will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate. These resources will support businesses with challenges such as lay-off aversion, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping.

Businesses can call the Economic & Business Recovery Call Center at (714) 480-6500 during hours of operation Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bilingual call center operators will be available to assist and assess situations, and offer resources tailored to meet individual business needs. Translation for the call center will be available in over 240 languages.
(714)480-6500
Hours: Moday-Friday 8a.m. - 5p.m.
Click Here

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide. This guide has several articles written by U.S. Chamber of Commerce staff about dealing with remote work, finding funding, the process of SBA and Chamber loans, marketing resource, breakdown of the relief aid package, managing employees now, and more. N/A Click Here
OSHA COVID-19 OSHA COVID-19 Guidelines. OSHA has created this wiki-style website with background on COVID 19, information on hazard recognition, medical information, standards, control and prevetion, additional resources, and workers rights. Also has full text OSHA regulations and studies, and short guidance posters. N/A Click Here
U.S. Department of Labor Familes First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Employee Paid Leave Rights U.S. Department of Labor Summary of employee leave requirements under FFCRA act.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The rules and regulations employers must follow in regards to this new act are summarized on this page. The Wage and Hour Division will enforce the provisions of this act.
Wage and Hour Division hotline:
1-866-4-US-WAGE
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HB Chamber of Commerce HB Chamber of Commerce has a list of resources for business, as well as a list of businesses still open in Huntington Beach. N/A Click Here
SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub SCORE has written an extensive guide for small businesses dealing with Coronavirus. Page includes articles on finding funding, applying for disaster loans, moving a business online, managing employees remotely, marketing, dealing with anxiety, and advice for closing. Also includes links to remote mentoring, local chapters, and webinars. 1-800-634-0245 Click Here
SCORE OC Chapter SCORE OC Chapter. Find a local business mentor, attend a webinar or online workshop, and get help with government loans. score114csm@gmail.com N/A
SCORE OC Webinars SCORE OC Webinars for business self-help. SCORE OC is offering webinars on dealing with issues related to COVID-19 in addition to general business skills workshops. N/A Click Here
Ask SBDC Daily Webinar Ask SBDC Daily Webinar at 3pm on COVID-19 Resources

Description from SBDC: "The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business.

Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.

The webinar will be 30-40 minutes daily with a brief Q&A after.
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Office of Business Development (OBD) COVID-19 Business Resources.
The COVID-19 shelter-in-place order may present financial challenges for local businesses. To help mitigate these challenges, the City has highlighted a variety of resources that businesses can pursue during this difficult time.
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Cable / Phone / Internet

More than ever, we need our technology running to keep us informed and connected to our friends and family. Obtaining timely news, working from home and calling our loved ones has never been so important. The companies below are committed to keeping your daily routine and your new normal going without interruption.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
WIFI Map
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Online and app based map to show WiFi hotspots in your area N/A Click Here
Viasat Internet Connection INFO REGARDING INTERNET ACCESS:
Pledge to keep America connected, halting any disconnection, waiving any late fees. Visit Viasat for connection details.
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Spectrum HELP FOR TEACHERS and PROFESSORS! CHARTER EXPANDS FREE 60-DAY SPECTRUM BROADBAND INTERNET and WIFI OFFER TO INCLUDE EDUCATORS WHO ARE NEW SPECTRUM SUBSCRIBERS.

Educators, who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have broadband, should contact Spectrum at (855) 243-8892 to sign up. A free self-installation kit will be provided to new student and educator households.
(855) 243-8892 Click Here
Spectrum Spectrum will not terminate service until June 30th for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic ○ Similarly, Charter will not charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the pandemic N/A Click Here
Verizon Wireless Verizon wil not charge a late fee or terminate service with a form. Per Verizon's COVID 19, FAQ:

"If I can't pay my bill on time because of COVID-19, will I be charged a late fee or have my service disconnected?

If you are experiencing hardship because of COVID-19 and cannot pay your bill in full, we will not charge you a late fee or terminate your service during this difficult period. This policy is currently in effect through May 13, 2020." Customers will need to fill out a short form on from their Verizon online account to qualify.
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Cox Through June 30th, Cox commits to: not terminate internet or telephone service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; waive any internet or telephone late fees that residential or small business customers incur because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic; and, keep open its Cox WiFi hotspots.

Other services offered through July 15 with sign ups by May 15.
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AT&T AT&T CEO pledges not to terminate any wireless, home phone or broadband customers and will keep AT&T Wifi open. Per AT&T CEO Jeff McElfresh's letter on 3/18/20:

We’re keeping our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for anyone who needs them.

We continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited-income households at $10/month through our Access from AT&T program.

We won’t terminate service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer due to an inability to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – and we’re waiving late payment fees for those customers.

We are underwriting expenses for a “one-stop” resource center to support eLearning."
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Child Care Services

With schools now closed through the end of the 2020 school year, essential workers need child care help so they can continue to report to work while making sure their children are safe and cared for. The following is a list to help with child care needs in our community.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
YMCA of Orange County - Child Care for Individuals or Companies

*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Child Care for Individuals or Companies (your location or at a Y location) - link for gyms and general information relating to Covid-19. Providing Child Care for non-members at 28 OC locations: For all first responders, police, firefighters, military personnel, nurses, people that care for the sick, those that cannot work remotely, those that cannot bring their children to work, and those without child care options, we are here for you. Link for (714) 549-9622
Option #2 for Childcare
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YMCA of Orange County Child Care for Essential Service Providers

*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Child care services page for essential service providers - Link is solely for child care with all needed forms. Essential Service Providers includes but not limited to: hospitals, first responders, public works, and grocery/retail stores. N/A Click Here
OnwardCA - Directory - Essential Services - Childcare OnwardCA - One-stop resource (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other)One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Search the Resource Directory by Category (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other), Location (County or Zip Code), and Area Radius. Email: info@onwardca.org

General Website:
onwardca.org
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Children's Home Society - Child Care Subsidies for essential workers Governor Newsom Announces Release of $100 Million to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers and Vulnerable Populations. Executive Order allows essential access to state-subsidized child care and preschool programs, regardless of their income, while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Contact Children's Home Society (CHS) of California for details. CA Website Here Children's Home Society (CHS) of California.
Child Care Resource and Referral Hotline

M-F 9am-3:30pm
714-543-2273
949-364-6605
Email: OCCase@chs-ca.org
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CA Covid-19 Response - Find Childcare near you New portal to find open licensed childcare for essential workers. Parents can search for the kind of care they need in their area. Click the mychildcare.ca.gov link to access the portal. This page also has the link for child care providers to sign up for the database and information on local child care resource and referal agencies. For general child care questions (available in English or Spanish), call 1-800-KIDS-793 (1-800-543-7793) or search https://mychildcare.ca.gov/ Click Here
Orange County Early Childhood portal to find Childcare facilities and to identify sources to Childcare assistance. Orange County Child Care Sites and sources for Child Care Financial Assistance.

Early Childhood OC is working with agencies across Orange County, California, to compile a searchable database of currently open child care centers and family child care homes serving children aged birth - 12. This database will be updated every Friday.
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Orange County Children's Home Society (CHS) child care resources and referral services. Orange County Children's Home Society Child Care Resources and Referral Services.

The Children's Home Society (CHS) Resource and Referral (R&R) Program is a central coordinating link for child care and development services. Through the R&R program, CHS offers a wide range of services to parents, licensed child care providers, and community groups who focus on child care issues. All R&R services are free of charge.
Orange County
Child Care Assistance
Child Care Referrals
333 South Anita Drive, Suite 350
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 456-9800
(714) 456-9825 FAX
Resource & Referral Hotlines:
(714) 543-2273
(949) 364-6605
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Orange County Child Care list for COVID-19 (Public) Orange County Child Care list for COVID-19 (Public), sorted by Zip Code.

List with information on open childcare sites in Orange County. Gives: Date Updated, Type (Family Child Care or Center), Program Name, Phone Number, Email, City, Zip Code, Hours, License#.

NOTE: This list is for child care program contact information only, and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of program or quality. Please direct all program questions directly to the facility.
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California Department of Social Services website posting five years of information about licensed facilities throughout California. California Department of Social Services website posting five years of information about licensed facilities throughout California.

California Community Care Licensing information intended to help learn more about a facility they might be considering. Complaint Investigation Reports on facilities are now available.

Always ask to see the most current licensing information at a facility. Facilities are required by law to provide that information to you.

To get more information on any facility, including more details about any citations, please call the local Regional Office. The phone number is listed on the same screen as the facility’s information.
Orange County Region State Licensing Office

750 The City Drive, Suite 250
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 703-2800
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COVID-19 Testing

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
State of California COVID 19 Testing site COVID-19 Testing Sites in California.

The State launched an interactive website to help Californians find a local testing site and schedule an appointment.

The website lists 2 groups of testing sites:

State Testing Sites– Tests are provided free of charge and prioritizes symptomatic patients first.

Community Test Sites – May require a physician referral first; patients are typically required to pay for tests.
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City of Carson drive up testing - open to anyone, no referral City of Carson in partnership with US Health Fairs is offering FREE drive up TESTING by appointment only. You do not need a medical referral. N/A Make Appointment Here
OC COVID-19 Testing Network The following locations offer FDA-authorized COVID-19 testing to Orange County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19. This test identifies if you are currently infected based upon a sample taken with a swab. It is not a blood test, nor does it test for antibodies. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms sometimes include: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. This list is not all inclusive. You will receive a medical assessment before being tested and you will only be tested if you have symptoms of the disease.

There is no out-of-pocket cost to you for this testing, however your insurance may be billed. You are asked to contact your medical provider first and only access these services if you do not have a provider or your provider is unable to provide testing.

Because of continued challenges of obtaining testing supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care providers conducting tests, testing may be restricted at times to high priority groups, as defined by the California Department of Public Health or Orange County Public Health.

You MUST make an appointment for testing with one of the clinics below to assure eligibility and availability of testing.
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Domestic Violence

If you feel your life is in danger, please call 9-1-1.  Domestic Violence is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.  Please use the resources below to get help.   

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
Huntington Beach Police Department
Domestic Violence Information and Resources
If your partner acts controlling, aggressive, coercive or violent in any way, you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. You can be in an abusive relationship even if there's no physical abuse; abuse can also be verbal, emotional, mental, or sexual. Domestic violence doesn't look the same in every relationship, but one thing abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does a variety of things to have power and control over their partners. If things are happening that are frightening or violent, chances are it will happen again, even if your partner promises that it won't. You don't have control over your partner's behavior, but you do have control over how you prepare and respond to abusive situations. If you feel your life is in danger, call 911.

Request non-emergency police service:
(714) 960-8825

General Information:
(714) 960-8811

IOno@hbpd.org@surfcity-hb.org
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Huntington Beach Police Department
Victims Advocate
The victim advocate at the Huntington Beach Police Department can assist victims of domestic violence during the criminal justice process. California law provides victims with important rights. If you are a victim of crime, you may contact the victim advocate at the police department who can answer questions about the criminal justice system and the status of your case.

The HBPD victim advocate can assist you with the following:

Explaining Marsy's Law Victims' Bill of Rights

Explaining what information you are entitled to receive while proceedings are pending

Applying for possible reimbursement and/or restitution to compensate you for certain crime-related losses

Communicating with the prosecution (if applicable)

Assistance with completing a victim impact statement (if applicable) before an offender is sentenced

Offer referrals for support services
If you feel your life is in danger, call 911.

Victims Advocate Line:
714-536-5957

Request non-emergency police service:
(714) 960-8825

General Information:
(714) 960-8811

IOno@hbpd.org@surfcity-hb.org
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National Domestic Violence Hotline Domestic Violence Survivor Support Hotline. This hotline provides confidental support and resources to domestic violence survivors 24/7 free of charge. Their main page currently lists tips for dealing with domestic abuse during self-isolation and quarantine. Chat help is also available. 1-800-799-7233

1-800-799-7233 for TTY

text LOVEIS to 22522
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Laura’s House Ladera Ranch For any of your immediate needs including shelter, counseling and legal services Nonprofit Organization empowering change to end Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline

866-498-1511
Click Here
Human Options Nonprofit organization providing 24 hour hotline, Emergency shelter, Transitonal Hosuing and counseling supportive services. 877-854-3594 Click Here
Interval House, City of Long Beach Domestic Violence Specialized Programs and Services Available HOTLINES:

562-594-4555 & 714-891-8121
Click Here
Orange County Women's Health Project Resources for Domestic Violence Victims North Justice Center Victim / Witness - (714) 773-4575

Domestic Violence Assistance Program - (714) 935-7956

Women's Transitional Living Center - (714) 992-1931

Elder Abuse Hotline - (800) 451-5155

Emergency Shelter Orange County (Counselors 24/7) Call: 800-799-7233
Click Here
Su Casa- Ending Domestic Violence, City of Long Beach Available Resources: EMERGENCY SHELTER, TRANSITIONAL SHELTER, COMMUNITY HOUSING, WALK-IN CENTER 24 HOUR HOTLINE: (562)402-4888 info@sucasadv.org Click Here
WTLC Orange County Domestic Violence Shelter 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline (877) 531-5522 Click Here

Food

In this time of need, nourishing our minds and bodies is essential in keeping healthy. We are grateful to our grocery stores and their workers for continuing to serve our community, keeping shelves stocked, and implementing new safety measures in how we shop. In addition, we need to check in on our seniors and those less fortunate to ensure they have the nourishment they need. Listed are resources to help our friends, neighbors and seniors that might need extra help during this challenging time.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
Meals on Wheels OC Lunch Program Meals on Wheels OC Grab and Go Lunch Program, Meals for Seniors.

The City of Huntington Beach in partnership with Meals on Wheels OC have developed a Grab and Go frozen lunch program at the Senior Center in Central Park.

Up to seven frozen meals will be available for pick up on either Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Senior Center. Meals participants are given the opportunity to provide a voluntary contribution of $3 per meal for those age 60+.

Those under 60 it will be a $5 per meal cost.
714-375-8404

Click Here

Second Harvest Food Bank OC FOOD BANK INFORMATION, MULTIPLE LANGUAGES: 2-1-1 of Orange County will pick up the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can assist callers in multiple languages.

Second Harvest Food Bank doesn’t distribute food to individuals at its Irvine location. You must go to a food pantry to receive food.

Update: In response the increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest is distributing bags of shelf-stable food at its Pop-up Drive Thru food distribution at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturdays from 9 am to noon until further notice. (Cars only – no walk ups)
Call: 2-1-1

Text: 898-211
Click Here
CalFresh Assistance CALFRESH PROGRAM DESC AND APPLICATION:

Eligible for CalFresh? We can help you apply.

Meet with our CalFresh Application Assistors at a location near you! Our staff is located in nearly 20 locations throughout Orange County to provide convenient, friendly, and quick application assistance for CalFresh (food stamps), Medi-Cal, and other programs.

Appointments can be made online or by calling (855) 2-FeedOC. Applications take 30 minutes or less.)

Click here to book an appointment online. Once you have selected a time, enter your contact information and note the documents that you will need to bring.

You may also call (855)2-FeedOC to make an appointment or if you have any questions. Helpline staff are available in English and Spanish.
(855) 2-FeedOC Click Here
CalFresh EBT Online CalFresh: EBT Online

As of April 28, 2020 you can use your EBT card to make purchases online.

Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.

If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make purchases online at Wal-Mart.
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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be available for eligible California families soon!

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving in May, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May.

Additional information will be posted here as soon as it's available.
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211 OC Food Pantries in Orange County Search URL to locate Food Pantries

Dial or Text 2-1-1

If dialing 2-1-1 does not work from your phone, you may also dial: (888) 600-HELP ((888) 600-4357) toll free

(949) 646-HELP ((949) 646-4357) local
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211 OC Groceries:

Food Pantries, Formula/Baby Food, Children's After School Meal Programs, Pet Food

Hot/Prepared Meals: Soup Kitchens, Home Delivered Meals, Older Adult Congregate Meals

Food Expense Assistance: 211OC CalFresh (Food Stamps/SNAP) Appointment System. CalFresh (Food Stamps/SNAP), WIC

Restaurants/Markets that Accept CalFresh (EBT/Food Stamps): Restaurant Meal Program (RMP), Locations that Accept EBT
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Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Newsroom - OC grab-and-go meal schedules Huntington Beach City School District

GRAB-AND-GO SERVICE: Lunch offered to all children 1-18 years..
DISTRIBUTION DAYS: Monday through Friday

TIMES: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Perry Elementary

11:00 a.m. to Noon at Peterson Elementary

LOCATIONS:

Perry Elementary, 19231 Harding Ln, Huntington Beach

Peterson Elementary, 20661 Farnsworth Ln, Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Union High School District

GRAB-AND-GO SERVICE: Meals offered to students. No paperwork or ID required. Students must be present.

DISTRIBUTION DAYS: Monday through Friday

TIMES: Noon to 1 p.m.

LOCATIONS:

Ocean View High, 17071 Gothard St., Huntington Beach

Westminster High, 14325 Goldenwest St., Westminster
Orange County Department of Education

200 Kalmus Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626

P.O. Box 9050 Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050

(714) 966-4000
Click Here
Ocean View School District Grab-N-Go Meals Free Grab-N-Go Breakfast & Lunch for children ages 1 - 18. 9:00 - 11:00am Monday - Friday. Available at these schools:

Circle View Elementary, 6261 Hooker Drive, Huntington Beach

Harbour View Elementary, 4343 Pickwick Circle, Huntington Beach

Lake View Elementary, 17451 Zeider Lane, Huntington Beach

Mesa View Middle, 17601 Avilla Lane, Huntington Beach

Oak View Elementary, 17241 Oak Lane, Huntington Beach

Star View Elementary, 8411 Worthy Lane, Midway City

Westmont Elementary, 8251 Heil Ave, Westminster

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Huntington Beach City School District Update #9 (March 23): Student Learning; Food Service Continues "Grab N Go" service offered
(Please note: Meals are served to families in their vehicles only. We are not able to accept walk-ups or bike-riders at this time.)
HBCSD

8750 Dorsett Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Ph: (714) 964-8888
Click Here
Free Food Locator Map
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
URL FOR FREE FOOD LOCATIONS: Call 211 for help or click here to find a food distribution near you. N/A Click Here
Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District (HBDBID)
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
HB Downtown restaurants currently open and accepting Takeout Orders:
PDF HERE
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HB Chamber Open for Business HB Chamber Members Open For Business. Food & Beverage | Services | Hotels N/A Click Here
Visit HB Open for Business Huntington Beach Businesses Still Open During Stay-At-Home Order N/A Click Here
The Beachcities Pantry
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
The Beachcities Pantry is Delivery Service Only to meet urgent needs for basic food and household items. No walkups permitted. No income verification required. See also: Donations/Volunteers Orders must be placed over the phone or online prior to delivery.

Call 657-259-7913
Online Order Form
Click Here
Food banks near you Food banks near you N/A Click Here
California food stamps program application CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $192 a month per household member on an EBT card. N/A Click Here
OnwardCA - Directory - Essential Services - Food OnwardCA - One-stop resource (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other), for the people of California impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Search the Resource Directory by Category Location (County or Zip Code), and Area Radius. Email: info@onwardca.org

General Website: Click Here
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Doordash delivery
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Search: Huntington Beach to locate Delivery or Pickup (takeout) restaurants N/A Click Here
Grubhub delivery and take out
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Search: Huntington Beach to locate Delivery or Pickup (takeout) restaurants N/A Click Here
Uber Eats
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Search: Huntington Beach to locate Delivery or Pickup (takeout) restaurants Contact Information Here Click Here
Instacart
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Order online, get your groceries delivered to your home. Participating stores in OC: Smart & Final, Pavillions, Ralphs, CVS, Petco, Target, HMart, Total Wine, Stater Bos, BevMo, Sur la table, Alerbertsons, Superior Grocers, Sprouts, Vons, El Super, Wolesome choice, Mothers, Food4Less, Costoc, Sam’s Club, Aldi, Healthy-Spot, SK Super King N/A Click Here
Shipt
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Order online, Same-day grocery delivery in Orange County, CA. Participating stores in OC: CVS, Office depot, Pavillions, Petco, Ralphs, Smart&Final, Sur la table, Target, Vons N/A Click Here
Orange County Register Map of Grocery Store Hours for Seniors Map of grocery store hours for seniors in Orange County N/A Click Here

Financial

In this time of uncertainty, many folks across the nation, and the world, are feeling financial impacts. Below are resources to help our community through financial hardship – from applying for unemployment to tax extensions for all.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
IRS INFORMATION ON TAX FILING:

3/21/2020: The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days.
N/A Click Here
Franchise Tax Board State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 N/A Click Here
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Tax Relief 4/1/2020 California State Treasurer Fiona Ma's informational resouce list on tax relief N/A Click Here
Property Tax | Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Property Tax payment online only.

The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector is not accepting in-person property tax payments, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Pay online 24/7 at ocgov.com/octaxbill.

If a taxpayer is unable to pay by the deadline:

After the April 10 payment deadline has passed, if a taxpayer is unable to pay by the deadline, then they could submit a Penalty Cancellation Request form (Form Here) along with their payment and supporting documentation.

All such requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
N/A Click Here
OnwardCA - Directory - Essential Services - Money OnwardCA - One-stop resource (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other)One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Search the Resource Directory by Category (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other), Location (County or Zip Code), and Area Radius.
Email: info@onwardca.org

General Website:

https://www.onwardca.org/
Click Here

Government Updates

With hourly/daily updates from our local, regional, state and national leaders, it’s hard to keep track of it all. With the links below, we try to keep it clear and straight. Visit the CDC and CA COVID-19 websites for the most accurate information.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response State of California COVID-19 Updates N/A Click Here
California Department of Health California Department of Health COVID-10 Updates N/A Click Here
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) CDC COVID-19 Updates new:

April 3: CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
N/A Click Here
CDC press release relating to masks Press Release N/A Click Here
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) CDC COVID-19 Updates Interim Guidelines Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 CDC Update 4/8/20 N/A Click Here
Coronavirus.gov Coronavirus.gov is a compliation of federal information about COVID-19. It was created in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the CDC, the US Deparment of Health and Human Services and FEMA. Also includes an online tool/app created by Apple to guide individuals in seeking health care for potential COVID-19 infection.

CDC Statement on COVID-19 Apple/Google Play App:

Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms. The tool provides CDC recommendations on next steps including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider.

Users can download the free app from Apple’s App Store or on Google Play or access the tool online at Everyone has a role to play as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.
N/A Coronavirus.gov
County of Orange Health Department OCHD COVID-19 Updates N/A Click Here
AlertOC AlertOC Emergency Text, Email or Phone Notifications. Alerts are sending out daily COVID-19 counts.

AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies that may require immediate life saving actions.
Text OCCOVID19 to 888777 to opt in for COVD-19 alerts Click Here
Orange County District Attorney's Office COVID-19 Scam Hotline:

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has established a hotline to report individuals or businesses they suspect of engaging in price gouging or any other COVID-19-related scam.

Email: reportascam@da.ocgov.com
reportascam@da.ocgov.com
(714) 834-3482
Click Here
Californa State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center Californa State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center:

This online resource serves as a one-stop center to find park safety and closure information, and messaging and graphics from the “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” social media awareness campaign. Please check this webpage regularly, as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

From Resource page can access Cal-Parks Closure List Click Here

Cal-Parks Flyers Click Here

Cal-Parks Graphics Click Here
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OC Covid-19 General Hotline OC COVID-19 Hotline.

#OCCOVID19 | Effective immediately, residents can now call 1(833)426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus (#COVID19) in Orange County, California.

Automated system with phone tree for medical help, mental health, warmline, eligibility for benefits, Office on aging, and scam hotline.

Call will direct to EOC Hotline at the end of the menu.
1-833-426-6411 Click Here
OC EOC Hotline Hours change OC EOC Hotline Hours Change 4/4:

8-5 M-F
1-833-426-6411 Click Here
California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): California State of Preparedness for COVID-19. California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Legislative & External Affairs Division. Compiles very detailed reports on California: State of Preparedness for COVID-19.

Some of the topics:

COVID-19 at a Glance (Detailed Statistics).

State Operations Center (SOC) COVID-19 Taskforces.

Actions Taken by the State and Federal Government. Chronological (most recent on top) and updated regularly.

California Preparedness. (Assessment of response capabilities)

How Can People Protect Themselves.

About the Disease.

About the Tests.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

Orders, Resources, and Press Releases.
N/A Click Here
COVID-19 — GUIDANCE FOR IMMIGRANT CALIFORNIANS California has developed an immigrant resource guide to provide information about COVID-19 related assistance, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians. N/A Click Here

Housing

Housing should be the last thing to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are asking everyone to do their part to stay at home, we know that the possibility that you may not be able to pay your rent or your mortgage is a worry you don’t need. We have assembled information below to help guide you and answer your questions

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic (N-28-20 Press Release March 16, 2020) Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic (N-28-20 March 16, 2020).

Press Release.
N/A Click Here
Governor Newsom Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19. (N-28-20 Text 3-16-2020) Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic (N-28-20).

Note: Executive Order N-37-20 supersedes Executive Order N-28-20 to the extent that there is any conflict with that Order.
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order for Moratoriam on Evictions. (N-37-20 Press Release ) Governor places moratorium on evictions N-37-20 3-27-2020 - Press Release.

Supersedes Executive Order N-28-20 to the extent that there is any conflict with that Order.
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Governor Newsom Executive Order on Moratorium on Evictions. (N-37-20 Text 3-27-2020) Governor places moratorium on evictions N-37-20 3-27-2020 - Text.

Supersedes Executive Order N-28-20 to the extent that there is any conflict with that Order.
N/A PDF Here
Governor Newsom Executive Order - Enhance authority of California’s Judicial Branch to take COVID-19 emergency action. (N-38-20 Text 3.27.2020 ) Governor Enhance authority of California’s Judicial Branch for COVID-19 crisis. Executive Order N-38-20 Text (March 27, 2020). N/A Click Here
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued updated guidance to California tenants regarding emergency eviction rule Judicial Council’s April 6 emergency eviction rule N/A Click Here
Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Suspending all face-to-face office visits from March 16, 2020 until further notice.

All inquiries and questions should be made via phone call, email and by mail (1501 E St. Andrew Place Santa Ana, CA 92705).
714-480-2700

OCHAContact@occr.ocgov.com
Click Here
Fannie Mae Assistance Options for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19 (March 18, 2020 Press Release) Homeowners who are adversely impacted by this national emergency may request mortgage assistance.

Foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers are suspended.

Homeowners eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months.

Mortgage forbearance to property owners who suspend all evictions for renters who cannot pay their rent because of the coronavirus.
N/A Click Here
Fannie Mae Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Fannie Mae COVID-19 Portal.

COVID-19 help for Homeowners, Renters, Single-Family Partners, Multi-Family Partners, Resiliency Plan, and links to announcements.
Call 800-2FANNIE (800-232-6643), Click Here
Fannie Mae Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide Guide for homeowners, landlords, and renters impacted by COVID-19 N/A Click Here
Freddie Mac COVID-19 Response Assistance to Borrowers

Mortgage forbearance for up to 12 months.

Halting all foreclosure sales and evictions until at least May 17, 2020.

Suspending reporting to credit bureaus of delinquency related to forbearance.

Loan modification options that lower payments or keep payments the same after the forbearance period.

Guidance for Lenders and Servicers

Enhanced Relief for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19.

Increased Flexibility to Buy and Sell During COVID19.

Relief Plan for over 4 Million Renters at 27,000 Properties.
Headquarters:
1-800-424-5401.

Los Angeles Regional Office:
(213) 337-4200.
Click Here
California Apartment Association: Coronavirus Resources for navigating the outbreak Many useful links including details on eviction moratorium. N/A Click Here
OnwardCA - Directory - Essential Services - Shelter OnwardCA - (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other,)

One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Search the Resource Directory by Category Location (County or Zip Code), and Area Radius..
Email:
info@onwardca.org

General Website:
https://www.onwardca.org
Click Here
State Financial Relief Package - List of Participating Institutions from California Department of Business Oversight. List of over 200 lending institutions participating in mortgage grace periods, eviction moratorium, and other California financial relief programs.

List from California Department of Business Oversight of lending institutions that have committed to providing relief for consumers and homeowners in California.

List gives institution name, website link, and phone number.

Tabs for type of institution:
- National Banks
- State Chartered Banks
- State Chartered Credit Unions
- Federal Credit Unions
- Mortgage Lenders & Servicers
If you don’t see your institution listed, please contact the DBO’s Consumer Services Office for more information or assistance at (866) 275-2677 or (916) 327-7585

Email: Ask.DBO@dbo.ca.gov
Click Here

Scams, Fraud, and Fake News

The sad reality is that even in the time we are in, there are people out there who see this an opportunity to perpetrate fraud and scams. We are in a vulnerable time, and our job is to help keep you safe from predators who see this as an opportunity. We invite you to visit the sites below to check facts and get the clear truth and be safe.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control N/A Click Here
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC - Coronavirus Scams - Consumer Information:



How to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

What the FTC is Doing

Law Enforcement Actions

Blog Posts (has scam lists)

Scam Calls About the Coronavirus

Related Articles

Social Media Shareables (multiple languages)
N/A Click Here
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) COVID-19 Website FBI COVID-19 Page (Articles and Links):

Use the resources on this page to help keep yourself and your family safe from threats.

Exploitation of Children home from school

Targets of hackers and scammers

News from the FBI of Specific COVID-19 Scams Identified
N/A Click Here
FBI Internet Complaint Center (ic3) - Home Page FBI Internet Complaint Center (ic3) - Home Page:

Information and File a Complaint.

Press Releases of Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19.

News Items of Warnings issued by the FBI.
N/A Click Here
U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coronavirus Fraud Page Dept. of Justice Coronavirus Fraud Page:

How to Report Coronavirus Fraud

National Center for Disaster Fraud

Relief for DOJ Grant Recipients and Applicants Impacted COVID—19

Coronavirus Fraud News

Reports of criminal scams exploiting COVID-19:

Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.

Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received.

Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.
N/A Click Here
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Scams Page Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Scams Page:

FCC COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips:

Lists types of scams and how to identify.

Audio clips of scam phone calls
N/A Click Here
Consumer Reports - Coronavirus Scams How to Avoid Coronavirus Phishing Scams N/A Click Here
AARP Scams & Fraud Resource Center AARP Scams & Fraud Resource Center:

Coronavirus Scams

Other Scams by Category

Learn how to spot and avoid common scams
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Norton Utilities - Coronavirus Phishing Scams From Norton Utilities: Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams N/A Click Here
WHO - World Health Organization WHO Mythbuster Page: Handy resource for answering questions like "can mosquitoes transmit covid?" "Do hot air hand dryers kill the virus?" N/A Click Here

Transportation

While traffic is lighter than ever and DMV offices have temporarily closed, other transportation means are available for our community. OC Access, OCTA busses and still running – but on a lighter schedule. See resources below to help you get around and get you where you need to go.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
CA DMV Alert DMV Re-Opening Select Field Offices. Starting Friday May 8th, select field offices will be open to assist with needs that cannot be completed online. The DMV continues to provide essential services to Californians by mail, through available online services, kiosks, virtually and other means to continue processing critical transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. All other field offices remain closed, and people are encouraged continue to use Virtual DMV services. The REAL ID deadline has been moved to Octover 2021.

Open Field offices will be handling the following transactions that cannot be completed online:

- Paying registration for a vehicle impounded because of registration-related issues

-Reinstating a suspended or revoked driver license

-Applying for a reduced-fee or no-fee identification card

- Processing commercial driver license transactions

-Applying for a disabled person parking placard (this can also be done by mail using the REG 195 form)

- Adding an ambulance certificate or firefighter endorsement to a driver license

- Verifying a transit training document to drive a transit busProcessing DMV Express customers for REAL ID transactions, if time and space allows
DMV General Line:
1-800-777-0133
TTY 1-800-368-4327
Click Here for Select Offices Reopened

OCTA Bus Schedule OCTA Bus is operating on a reduced schedule until further notice.

OC Bus will be operating on their Sunday schedule for all days of the week. for a list of lines and hours.
N/A Click Here
Route Hours
RV Dumping Location Western Propane Service
12600 Western Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Hours: M-Sa 9a-5p, Su 11a-5p
714-893-9329 Click Here
RV Dumping Location Chevron Station
16725 Prioneer Blvd
Artesia, CA 90701
Open 24 hours
562-860-5718 N/A
RV Dumping Location Riverside Water Quality Treatment Plant
5950 Acorn St
Riverside, CA 92504
Hours: M-F 7a-4p, Sa 9a-2p; closed Su
951-351-6140 Click Here
RV Dumping Location Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
800-765-7661 N/A

Unemployment

Due to nationwide stay-at-home orders, businesses have closed their doors or experienced slowdowns leading to job layoffs or furloughs for many of our community members. Navigating the myriad of information that is out there can be daunting. We have collected the most up to date information on unemployment and other assistance programs for you in the links below to assist you.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19 (N-25-20 Press Release) Executive Order N/A Click Here
Governor Newsom Executive Order N-25-20 Text Executive Order N/A PDF Here
California Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): Home Page of Official California State Government Website Includes links for help for workers and small businesses. N/A Click Here
California Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for workers affected by COVID-19 FAQs and valuable links for workers impacted by COVID-19. N/A Click Here
California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA): Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers Links for the Following:

Support Services for Workers

Rights and Protections for Workers

Guidance for Protecting Health Care Workers

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidelines for General Industry

Health and Safety Guidance for Childcare Providers
N/A Click Here
California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA): Chart of benefits available for workers affected by COVID-19 Gives Benefits, Info Links, and How to File for:

Disability Insurance

Paid Family Leave

Unemployment Insurance

Paid Sick Leave

Workers Compensation
N/A Click Here
California Employment Development Department (EDD): Resources for workers affected by COVID-19 In-depth background descriptions and links for:

Worker Assistance

WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification)

Tax Assistance

Employment Resources
N/A Click Here
California Employment Development Department (EDD): COVID-19 FAQs FAQ N/A Click Here
California Employment Development Department (EDD): Contact information. Unemployment Insurance (UI) & Disability Insurance (DI): UI_Online.

UI_Online is the fastest and most convenient way to file or reopen your claim, certify for benefits, and get up-to-date claim and

UI Online Mobile is available for smartphone and tablet users.

UI Online Click Here

UI Online Mobile Click Here
Unemployment Insurance (UI):

English: 1-866-333-4606

Spanish: 1-866-333-4606

Disability Insurance (DI):

English: 1-800-480-3287

Spanish: 1-866-658-8846
Click Here
California Employment Development Department (EDD): Contact information for Mobile Devices Unemployment Insurance (UI) & Disability Insurance (DI): UI_Online Mobile.

UI Online Mobile is available for smartphone and tablet users. UI Online Mobile
N/A Click Here
Govenor Newsom Press Release 4/9/20 Governor Newsom Announces Additional Unemployment Benefits for Workers ($600 on top of the weekly benefit ) UI Online Mobile N/A Click Here
Orange County One-Stop Centers - Contact Information Workforce Development To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, OC One-Stop Centers are closed and are providing services over the phone, by appointment, and by Zoom workshops. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

About: OC One-Stop Centers oversee Orange County's workforce development activities and establish programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County. One-Stop Centers work in partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and the Orange County Development Board
OC

(714) 480-6500

Garden Grove Center

(714) 241-4900

Irvine Center

(949) 341-8000
Click Here
Orange County One-Stop Centers - Free Online Workshops Free Online Career Workshops at the Orange County One-Stop Center.

Professional Workshops Offered Monthly - Calendar.

Workshop Examples: Resume Strategies, Interviewing Skills, Mock Interview, LinkedIn, Networking, Transferable Skills, Job Seeker Strategies, FDIC: Money Smart for Adults.
OC One-Stop Main Number

(714) 480-6500
Click Here
Orange County One-Stop Centers - COVID-19 WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES *List of Who’s hiring in Orange County amid the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

List of Banks Offering Relief To Businesses and Retail Customers Affected By the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Contact our Business Services team at (714) 480-6500 to inquire about the availability of additional services.
One-Stop Business Services team

(714) 480-6500.
Click Here
OnwardCA - Directory - Jobs OnwardCA - (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other,) One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Search the Resource Directory by Category Location (County or Zip Code), and Area Radius. Email:
info@onwardca.org

General Website:
https://www.onwardca.org
Click Here
OnwardCA - Directory - Retraining Programs OnwardCA - (Food, Money, Shelter, Childcare, Retraining, Jobs, or Other,) One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Search the Resource Directory by Category Location (County or Zip Code), and Area Radius. Email:
info@onwardca.org

General Website:
https://www.onwardca.org
Click Here
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Starting April 28, the state will be rolling out a new program to help unemployed or partially unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, and others who are financially impacted by the pandemic. This is a federally funded program called the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. N/A Click Here
EDD Unemployment Insurance (UI) OnlineCall Center EDD UI Online Assistance Call Center staffed 8am-8pm seven days week. Per the Govenor's executive order on April 15th, EDD has created a new call center to provide technical help, password resets, general UI and online account questions and EDD customer account numbers. Representatives do not have access to claim or payment information. 833-978-2511 Click Here

Utilities

Our goal in HB is to make sure you feel safe and secure. From flipping on the light switch to ensuring our high-quality water continues to flow out of your faucets is important to us. We won’t stop working for you. In addition, our gas and electric partners are committed to keeping you connected during this time.   If you have questions about how your utility provider is operating during this unprecedented time, see their information below.

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
SoCal Edison Bill Help Temporarily suspending service disconnections from James Peterson's email (SCE Government Relations Manager) dated 3/24/2020:

Suspending service disconnections for non-payment,

Waiving late fees for business and residential customers, and

Postponing certain work that may require a service outage.
N/A Click Here
SoCal Edison Check Outage Status SCE Power Outage Tool. Put your address in this online tool to see if there is a reported or preplanned power outage in your area.

Outages that have been planned for critical maintance, public safety, and wildfire prevention will continue during the COVID-19 emergency period.
N/A Click Here
SoCal Gas bill help Coronavirus (COVID-19) Our Support and Response

What to Expect for your Natural Gas Service

Bill Payment Options and Services During COVID-19

What they are Doing to Help Customers

Scam alert
N/A Click Here
HB Water and Trash TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SERVICE DISCONNECTIONS:

In order to assist our Huntington Beach residents with financial challenges associated with the COVID-19 virus situation, we are temporarily suspending disconnections for customers unable to pay their municipal utility bill at this time.

If you have questions, please contact us at (714) 536-5919 and select option 9.

Phone hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4pm, excluding holidays.
Click Here
Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners - Utilities Provision (N-280-20 March 16, 2020) Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners "The California Public Utilities Commission is requested to monitor measures undertaken by public and private utility providers to implement customer service protections for critical utilities, including but not limited to electric, gas, water, internet, landline telephone, and cell phone service, in response to COVID-19, and on a weekly basis publicly report these measures." N/A PDF Here

Volunteers / Donations / Local Non-Profit Needs

During this time of great uncertainly, one of the most important things we can do is come together and work as a community to support each other and take care of local HB non-profit organizations that need our help. Some of these organizations are in need of supplies to serve members of our community that they are helping, some are in need of volunteer to assist them in their critical services. We have provided links below to those organizations who have reached out to us. Please note that although we know we have a lot of wonderful non-profit organizations serving HB, we are not endorsing these organizations, nor have we had the time to verify the needs listed. So we ask all to perform your own due diligence when reaching out to these organizations If you are a non-profit organization serving our Huntington Beach Community and you need additional assistance, please email Julie Toledo at Julie.Toledo@surfcity-hb.org or call (714) 536-5577

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
Waymakers Youth Shelter Meal Train Waymakers Youth Shelter in Central Park is a nonprofit resource building safer communities by helping people find their way. Whether redirecting youth offenders, helping sheltered children get back on track, unifying troubled families, resolving community conflicts or empowering victims of violence, Waymakers clears the path so clients can advance beyond crisis.

While the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter remains open to meet the needs of vulnerable local youth, they have had to reduce their daily staff. They could really use our community’s support by providing daily dinners for the youth-in-residence and adults who care for them.

Although the shelter is unable to accept volunteers to come in to cook at this time, they are able to accept “porch drop” deliveries of prepared meals. Meals could consist of bulk home cooked options, or purchasing delivery options from any of our local restaurants—especially those small businesses that are struggling to remain open during this precarious market.

Our Youth Shelter in Central Park is in need of dinners and has started a meal train
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Orange County Healthcare Agency Donations of of protective equipment and supplies for use by healthcare providers throughout the county N-95, surgical masks, face masks (all sizes), eye protection, disposable gloves (all sizes), medical gowns (disposale and isolation), disinfecting and antibacterial wipes 714-628-7085 Call
OneOC Information on how to donate or volunteer N/A Click Here
County of Orange Non-profits in need of volunteers

If a non-profit needs volunteers email county
disaster@oneoc.org E-Mail
County of Orange If you are a non-profit looking to help send email to COAD COAD.OrangeCounty@gmail.com E-Mail
County of Orange Monetary support to non-profits OC United Way and Orange County Community Resilience Fund have established monetary funds to support local non-profits and individuals within Orange County. OC United Way (949) 660-7600

Orange County Community Resilience Fund (714) 597-6630
United Way OC
Charitable Venture OC
OC Food Bank / Second Harvest Food Bank Monetary Donation needed N/A Feed OC
Orange County Rescue Mission Donations of family support items needed: Accepting new unopended items: baby formula, baby diapers, baby wipes, adult nutrition shakes, adult diapers, adult wipes, feminine pads, grocery giftcards, protein bars.

Will not accept clothing, furniture and toys
1 Hope Dr, Tustin, Ca

Mon-Fri 08:00-4:00pm
In Person
Goodwill OC Goodwill Temporarily Closed. March 17, 2020:

Goodwill of Orange County retail locations, donation sites, distribution center, and programs will be closed through March 31, 2020.

During this time, donations will not be accepted at Goodwill stores and donation centers.
714.547.6308
cservice@ocgoodwill.org
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State of California COVID-19 Medical Supply State of California COVID-19 Medical Supply Contributions

Please use this form to describe resources you have to contribute, either for donation or purchase, to support California’s response to COVID-19.

If you are an individual looking for an avenue to donate a smaller amount of resources, please consider donating to your local community COVID-19 response efforts.
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Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center
21900 Pacific Coast Hwy (At Newland Ave.)
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned native wildlife.

Donations needed include:
Paper Goods, Laundry/Cleaning Supplies, Office Supplies, Animal Food Items, Carabiner clips(for cage locks), First aid supplies, Bungee Cords Towels(hand and bath size) Old tee shirts, Baby Receiving Blankets, Pillowcases, Flat Sheets (not fitted)**Used linens are fine
21900 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA
92646

714-374-5587

Email: wwccinfo@gmail.com
Website:
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The Beachcities Pantry The Beachcities Pantry

Donations will be accepted Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 4pm at the Beachcities Pantry 9872 Hamilton Drive, Huntington Beach, CA.

For a list of items needed and instructions on how, when, and where you can donate items, Click Here.

Volunteers are welcome who are not currently high-risk or vulnerable as laid out by the CDC guidelines. All volunteer teams will be working in groups of less than 9 and adhering to extensive hygiene protocol. To find out all the opportunities you have to volunteer and the requirements to do so, visit the website.
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Californians For All COVID-19 Outreach California Volunteers - Office of the Governor. By joining #CaliforniansForAll you will be called to safely help your neighbors, communities and all of California.

We are working to identify the highest priority volunteer needs to help communities responding to COVID-19. We are partnering with state agencies, local governments, and nonprofits throughout the state who have unmet volunteer needs.

As we identify a high priority volunteer opportunity near you, we will pass your information along to our local partner, who will contact you to schedule a time to volunteer.

Please note that there may not be an opportunity we identify near you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pitch in. Please download our flyers with more information on how you can get involved today.
To volunter fill out form:
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If your organization needs volunteers, contact info@cv.ca.gov for us to post on our website.
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KEEP IT MOVING AT THE BEACHES

As the weekend approaches, the City wanted to remind everyone that our beaches and beach bike pathways are currently open for active recreation only.  Beachgoers

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

Address:
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

Email:
FDPIO@surfcity-hb.org

City Services Call Center – available Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm:

(714) 536-5511

Hotline Number:

(714) 536-5978

Messages will be returned on a daily basis

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

CANCELLED

April 26 – Taste of HB

May 16 – Kowabunga Van Show

May 16 – Great Strides Walk

May 16 – Wiener Dog Festival

May 17 – Golden Bear Experience

May 31-31 – Surfin’ Sundays

June 13 – Pier Swim

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

May 30 – Aids Walk OC

Weekly Surf City Nights

Weekly Crafty Fair at the Pier

RESCHEDULED

September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 1-4 – AVP

October 11 – Cars and Copters

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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