Know Your Rights

Many programs and rules have been put in place to help families during this pandemic.

If you are an essential worker in California, your employer may be required to provide you with, or reimburse you for, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) necessary to help keep you safe while you do your job. These might include masks, gloves, and hand-sanitizer.

If you are furloughed or laid off from your job, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation through the EDD. Visit for information. Visit for information.

If you are quarantined or you or a family member is sick with COVID-19, you are eligible for two weeks of paid sick leave, and up to 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave. Contact your employer or visit for more information.

If COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay rent or mortgage you may be eligible for relief. Contact your landlord, your bank or your city for information.

You may be eligible for reduced-cost health insurance. Contact Covered California at (800) 300-1506 or visit

If you need help with making ends meet in California, visit or call 211 to learn what resources may be available to you.

Please contact us to recommend programs to add to this list.