COVID-19 Resources for 42nd Congressional District Constituents

COVID-19 Resources for 42nd Congressional District Constituents

 

Our nation is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

The most important thing Americans can do to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community at-large is to listen to our public health officials and social distance themselves in order to flatten the COVID-19 growth curve, and reduce the strain on our health care facilities.

To sign up for regular breaking updates from my office on COVID-19 please click HERE.

 

INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK

If you are sick, click HERE to access a screening tool developed by the CDC and Apple. ​

          - Follow CDC on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.
 
- Includes local updates on the spread of COVID-19 in Riverside County.
- Includes public health announcements on school, business, and other closures.
 
RESOURCES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS:
- Includes information on the meals program for seniors on a limited budget.
 
RESOURCES FOR WORKERS:
 
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES:
- Includes information about CalFresh/SNAP Assistance Program (previously known as food stamps) to provide low-income households with food assistance.
 
RESOURCES FOR VETERANS, MILITARY RETIREES AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY:
NOTE: The VA encourages veterans call their VA medical center before going to a VA clinic, urgent care, or emergency room, especially if they have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.
 
RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS
 
RESOURCES FOR U.S. TRAVELERS:
- U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad are encouraged to enroll to ensure the nearest Embassy or Consulate is aware of their trip.
 
 
 
ACTIONS TAKEN BY CONGRESSMAN KEN CALVERT:
  • February 13, 2020: Rep. Calvert signs a bipartisan Riverside County delegation letter to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of Riverside County’s reimbursement request for its help in support of the repatriation of U.S. citizens from Wuhan, China.
  • February 13, 2020: Rep. Calvert signs a bipartisan delegation letter to the Department of Health and Human Services requesting guidelines for states and local governments to receive reimbursement for costs incurred as part of the federal response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
  • March 4, 2020: Rep. Calvert votes for legislation providing emergency funding for the U.S. response to COVID-19. (Signed into law)
  • March 14, 2020: Rep. Calvert votes for legislation providing additional federal benefits for American workers and families. (Signed into law)
  • March 20, 2020: Rep. Calvert sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper requesting the deployment of the USNS Mercy naval hospital ship to the Port of Los Angeles to aid the Southern California region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • March 20, 2020: Rep. Calvert signed a letter to the Trump admin. urging them to prioritize working with our trading partners to find essential personal protective equipment and avoid placing any new red tape/restrictions on medical providers as they seek to obtain this equipment from available sources.
  • March 26, 2020: The House of Representatives approves the CARES Act via voice vote to provide a bridge for American workers, job creators, and health care providers to get through this challenging period.

 

 

 

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