The Santa Ana CARES program has ended. Other COVID-19 testing options, rental assistance, some business grants and other pandemic support programs are available. Please see below to learn more about the latest COVID-19 news and resources.
OC Health Care Agency Hotlines
General questions: COVID-19 HOTLINE (714) 834-2000
Medical questions: Health Referral Line (800) 564-8448
Current Health Rules
The Stay at Home Order for Orange County and most of California was lifted on Jan. 25, 2021. Orange County is now in the Purple Tier, which allows outdoor dining, hair salons to operate indoors with modifications and other limited operations. Masks are still required when around others in public.
City of Santa Ana is no longer offering free local testing, but other testing options are available.
The County of Orange is establishing Super Points-of-Distribution to provide the COVID-19 vaccine countywide. Vaccinations are currently only for health care professionals, first responders, people living in skilled nursing facilities and those 65 and older.
The City of Santa is working with the County to establish local vaccination sites within our city as soon as possible.
Financial Assistance for Residents
- Rental Assistance: Santa Ana residents affected by the pandemic can still apply for rental assistance grants.
- Eviction Moratorium: The federal eviction moratorium has been extended to at least March 31, 2021.
- Isolation Assistance Program: Provides hotel rooms to family members who live in the same household as a COVID-19 positive family member.
- No Street Sweeping Tickets During Stay Home Order
The federal residential eviction moratorium for those financially affected by the pandemic was extended to at least March 31, 2021. The State eviction moratorium ends on Feb. 1, 2021.
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 Vicente Sarmiento and Mayor Pro Tem David Penaloza - Jan. 15, 2021
Actualización de COVID-19 del Alcalde Vicente Sarmiento y Vice Alcalde David Penaloza – 15 de enero