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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. New, less restrictive rules on wearing masks in the workplace were announced on June 17, 2021.
The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12 or older. Other COVID-19 vaccines are for age 18 or older. Most vaccination sites allow walk-ins now.
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 impacted by COVID-19 can get all back rent owed since April 2020 paid in full.
- California Rental Relief Program: State rental relief for landlords and renters.
- Eviction Moratorium: The state moratorium on residential evictions has been extended through September 30, 2021.
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: FEMA offers financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
The California moratorium on residential evictions has been extended through September 30, 2021. The federal residential eviction ban has been extended through July 31, 2021. Both moratoriums have certain requirements in order to receive protection against eviction.
The City's moratorium on commercial evictions was extended until Sept. 30, 2021, after the Governor extended that ability with a new executive order.
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 Mendoza - July 8, 2021
Actualización sobre COVID-19 del alcalde Sarmiento y la concejal Mendoza – 8 de julio del 2021
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