Please select from these top services or scroll down for more COVID-19 resources and information.
OC Health Care Agency Hotlines
General questions: COVID-19 HOTLINE (714) 834-2000
Medical questions: Health Referral Line (800) 564-8448
UC Irvine COVID-19 Online Chat
Do you have questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine? Chat with a UC Irvine chatline operator online to help answer your questions. The chatline is available Sunday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The chatline is not for medical advice. Specific medical questions should be directed to a medical provider.
Current Health Rules
The Governor ordered the California economy to reopen on June 15, 2021, and the resumption of most normal business operations and activities. The California Department of Public Health still requires the use of face coverings by vaccinated individuals in some circumstances. Face coverings are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses, with some exemptions.
Free COVID-19 testing for Santa Ana residents is available at local kiosks around the city. Residents can also order at-home tests and other County and local clinic testing sites are available.
As of April 15, 2021, all California residents 16 or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Most vaccination sites require an appointment.
Resources for Businesses
- Small Business Grants: Up to $5,000 for small businesses from the City of Santa Ana.
- Paycheck Protection Program: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for to help businesses keep employees.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan: SBA loans of $150,000 to $500,000 for businesses and non-profits that have lost revenue.
- California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: Apply for grants of $5,000 to $25,000.
- Guide for Outdoor Dining, Retail and Personal Care Businesses
- Other Economic Development Agency Business Assistance Programs
- Employer Resources and Economic Recovery Call Center
Financial Assistance for Residents
- Santa Ana Vital Eviction Solution (SAVES): Santa Ana residents impacted by COVID-19 who are behind on rent and facing eviction can apply for up to 12 months rent and receive free legal and mediation services. Income restrictions apply.
- City Rental Assistance Program: Santa Ana residents who don't qualify for SAVES can apply for rental assistance grants of $5,500.
- California Rental Relief Program: State rental relief for landlords and renters.
- Eviction Moratorium: The state eviction moratorium has been extended through June 30. Select the link to learn how to qualify.
- Isolation Assistance Program: Provides hotel rooms to family members who live in the same household as a COVID-19 positive family member.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: FEMA offers financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
The California eviction moratorium for tenants affected financially by COVID-19 was extended through June 30. The federal residential eviction moratorium was also extended to June 30, 2021. Both moratoriums have certain requirements in order to receive protection against eviction.
City Council Actions and Executive Orders
The Santa Ana City Council declared a local emergency on March 17, 2020, and City Manager Kristine Ridge has signed 12 executive orders related to COVID-19 to protect public health and provide financial assistance to the community.
CARES Data Dashboard
Learn how much Santa Ana CARES financial assistance has been provided, hotline phone calls have been received and more.
COVID-19 Video Updates
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Sarmiento and Councilmember Bacerra - April 23, 2021
Actualización sobre COVID-19 del alcalde Sarmiento y el concejal Bacerra – 23 de abril del 2021
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Vicente Sarmiento and Councilmember Jessie Lopez - March 4, 2021
Actualización de COVID-19 del Alcalde Sarmiento y la Concejal Lopez – 4 de marzo del 2021