The City is exploring additional resources and measures to alleviate the pressure that you are facing as a Worker as a result of COVID-19. We will continue to post new details as they become available. Since this is a fluid situation, check back frequently and Follow us @CityofPS on Facebook, and Twitter for the latest updates.
Below are information and resources to help you during this challenging time.
- Employment Information
For those seeking employment please click HERE to learn more about current job opportunities and resources available from Riverside County Workforce Development.
- The Governor released a new one-stop website for COVID-19 resources.
- The CA Employment Development Division provides a variety of support services to employees affected by COVID-19 in California. For the most up-to-date information, visit CA EDD’s resource page.
- Restaurant Workers
California Restaurant Association Foundation strives on empowering California's current and future restaurant workforce. Through their Restaurant Care Grant they provide California restaurant employees with financial assistance during an unanticipated hardship such as: accident, illness, injury, death of an immediate family member or natural disaster. Complete the grant application form online to apply for assistance.
- Reduced Work Hours
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
- Sick or Quarantined Workers
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments.
- Health Care Coverage
Employers are required to maintain health care benefits if you take leave to care for yourself or your dependents under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or California Family Rights Act (CFRA). You should consult with your employer or union representative regarding health care coverage during a period of work reduction to see what additional benefits are available to you along with your existing coverage.
For those experiencing job loss, federal law generally requires Employers to offer employees and their families temporary extension of health care coverage, also known as COBRA. You may consult with your Employer regarding COBRA enrollment. Job loss may be a qualifying life event for enrollment in Covered California, which provides health care coverage to California residents at affordable and subsidized rates.
- Tax Relief - State of California Franchise Tax Board
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments to July 15, 2020, for ALL tax filings and payments due between March 15, 2020, through July 15, 2020. For more information, visit Franchise Tax Board Website
- U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help Employers and Workers prepare for the COVID-19 virus. Guidance about Employer responsibilities, Employee rights and compensatory information is available at U.S. Department of Labor Website and/or call their toll free information and helpline, available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).
California Labor Secretary Julie Su, has tweeted, “If you are working fewer hours because your children’s school is closed and you need to be there for them, you may apply for unemployment insurance. There is no medical certification needed. http://labor.ca.gov/Coronavirus2019”
- Bar Industry Professionals
USBG Foundation is a resource for the Bar Industry Community that provides the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) grant to qualified applicants who are bartenders, bar backs and bar servers who are in need of financial assistance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship. You do not need to be a USBG Member to apply for the grant. For more information visit https://www.usbgfoundation.org/philanthropy-grants.
- News Release: COVID-19 Update: Amazon Ramps Hiring, Opening 100,000 New Roles to Support People Relying on Amazon's Service in This Stressful Time
Community & Social Services Information
County of Riverside Department of Social Services - Self Sufficiency Division
The County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services Self-Sufficiency Division serves and supports individuals and families to achieve and sustain their health, well-being and economic independence. Programs and services include:
- Apply for CalWORKs
- Apply for Employment Services
- Apply for Medi-Cal
Community Action Partnership of Riverside County - Utility Assistance Program
Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP Riverside) administers the federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides utility payment assistance and weatherization services to low income customers in Riverside County. Eligibility for this program is based on the household’s total monthly gross income. To apply for assistance visit CAP Riverside Website