We have a list of important State and San Diego County resources to help you and your family related to COVID-19. Find the resources here.
COVID Vaccine Information
The California Department of Public Health is staffing a phone hotline to answer the public’s questions about COVID 19 and vaccines.
- Phone: 833-422-4255
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed to administer vaccinations throughout the state and the county. If you have a medical background your help is needed.
- State of California Health Corps volunteer information can be found here.
- County of San Diego Medical Core Reserve information can be found here.
- Sharp Volunteer information can be found here.
COVID-19 Travel Guidance
The California Department of Public Health recommends delaying travel until travelers are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to test for COVID-19 or quarantine before or after their trip unless they have symptoms linked to the virus. These guidelines are in line with CDC recommendations. The CDC also advises all travelers wear a mask, maintain six feet of physical distance and avoid crowds, and wash hands or use hand sanitizers often.
Unless for essential reasons, all Californians who have not been fully vaccinated should avoid traveling. Non-essential travelers from out-of-state who have not been fully vaccinated are discouraged from entering California. If a non-essential traveler does come into the state, they should follow the procedures outlined here.
California Employment Development Department
Our team has been working with members of the community to resolve unemployment issues with the California Employment Development Department. If you need assistance, you can call our office or submit a request through this online form: sd39.senate.ca.gov/edd.
Before you call or submit a request, we recommend you visit the following links:
- FAQs (Updated weekly)
- Visit this page to make sure you are certifying correctly.
- FAQ on what's considered a wage when certifying.
- Calculate what your benefit will be, based on wages for your highest grossing quarter.
California Immigrant Guide
California is home to many newcomers from all over the world. In an effort to integrate immigrants, California has developed innovative services that help immigrants become part of the social, economic and civic fabric of our state. This guide features services that help immigrants thrive and succeed in their paths towards integration. Immigrants seeking help with English language learning, workforce skill development, naturalization preparation or legal assistance, can find information on available services throughout the state. The guide will serve as a bridge that can help immigrants fully participate in life in California. http://immigrantguide.ca.gov/
Wildfire Disaster Assistance Guide
Learn about resources that can help you, family and friends that might have been affected by the California wildfires. The guides bellow provide detailed information about the types of federal, state and local disaster assistance services available in California. There are no costs to apply for these programs. For more information visit http://wildfirerecovery.org/
Authorization for Release of Information Form
If you are struggling to get a resolution to a claim or get timely assistance from a state agency, such as the California Employment Development Department, the California DMV, or the California Department of Consumer Affairs, my staff may be able to help you. In order for my team to best assist you, we ask that you fill out the following Authorization for Release of Information. This form gives us the information we need to speak to agencies on your behalf.
You can fill out all of the information in this editable online form, save it, and email it to our team at email@example.com. Alternatively, you may fill out the information, print it, and mail it to us at: Office of Senator Toni Atkins, Attn: [Insert name of Field Representative who is helping you] 1350 Front Street, Suite 4061, San Diego, CA 92101.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call my office at (619) 645-3133.