COVID-19 Resources Roundup

Delia Coleman

Updated as of April 24, 2020

Each part of our community is connected, and how the COVID-19 crisis affects one part affects another. To help our community process all the various resources related to this emergency, we will update this round-up of news and resources weekly. Knowledge is power. Stay safe and well.

(NEW) A fourth $484 billion Covid-19 Relief package for small businesses, hospitals, and expanded medical testing passed this week. But there was little in the bill for food assistance or income supports to states for working families.

(NEW) Racist attacks and harassment of Asian Americans are rising. Here are some resources to combat them and keep our community members safe:


California Resources

  • (NEW) Equal Rights Advocates is proud to be a supporter of this effort by the Governor to assist undocumented workers amid COVID-19 concerns.
  • California’s legislative session will reconvene on May 4 instead of April 13, under the guidance of public health officials who seek to minimize opportunities for COVID-19 spread. (Source)
  • Some good news: CA courts suspend most evictions during shelter in place. (Source: Western Center on Law & Poverty)
  • There are new resources available for domestic violence (DV) survivors in San Francisco. (Source: San Francisco Mayor’s Office)
  • The California Assembly Budget Committee has posted the following update on their website regarding how the budget process will proceed in their house.
  • You can find all the CA Unemployment Insurance (UI) forms available here. Here are the applications:


Policy Recommendations

  • (NEW) Women of color and their families need safe and stable employment and financial security. This pandemic inflames the caregiving crisis at work and at home; exacerbates the discriminatory workplace barriers women of color face; and threatens their health due to racism and structural health disparities. A new report, On the Frontlines at Work and at Home: The Disproportionate Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women of Color, from the Center for American Progress.
  • (NEW) Workers need workplaces to be safe. Here are recommendations from NELP’s new brief, Protecting Worker Safety & Health in the Covid Crisis: A State & Local Model Policy Response.
  • (NEW) Women need a healthcare system that works for them, not against them. A new issue brief from Center for American Progress highlights how healthcare in the U.S. underserves women, including how insurance coverage is insufficient, how federal and state policies are inequitable for women of color, how reproductive health care services are stigmatized, and how the health care providers women disproportionately rely on are underfunded or inaccessible.
  • (NEW) Childcare is essential for working families and key to a thriving economy. This is a new issue brief from NWLC and CLASP.
  • Only 30% of the lowest-paid workers have access to paid family leave. We support the swift passage of the PAID Family Leave Act. (Source: National Partnership for Women & Families)
  • Parents know what they need to thrive – access to resources to weather emergencies and access to opportunities. Read LIFT’s policy recommendations and best practices here. (Source: LIFT)
  • An effective response to the Coronavirus requires targeted assistance for LGBTQ people. (Source: Center for American Progress)


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