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COVID-19 Update for Jan. 5, 2021 – How to Get Tested, No Street Sweeping Tickets during Stay Home Order, and More

Date: January, 05 2021 Category: City Manager, COVID-19, Notification

As we enter 2021, we again find ourselves at a difficult crossroads in the fight against COVID-19. As of Jan. 4, Santa Ana had 32,077 total confirmed positive cases and 380 deaths.

The Santa Ana CARES program ended last month, after the City of Santa Ana provided over $10 million in direct financial assistance to residents, businesses and nonprofits, more than 35,000 free COVID-19 tests and 300,000 masks, and visited over 100 park and neighborhood locations with our Mobile Resource Center.

Other COVID-19 testing options are still available from health care agencies and clinics. Rental assistance and small business grants are also still available.

The Governor has extended the Stay Home Order for our region until further notice. Learn more at https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/.

During the Stay Home Order, the City of Santa Ana is not issuing street sweeping tickets.

Learn more below about pandemic resources and at our COVID-19 page: www.santa-ana.org/covid19.

 

COVID-19 TESTING

 

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Get help paying rent if you have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to $3,000 are available for Santa Ana residents. Info: www.santa-ana.org/covid19/rental-relief/cares-for-tenants

 

STREET SWEEPING TICKETS

The City of Santa Ana is not issuing street sweeping tickets during the Governor’s Regional Stay Home Order. All other City parking fees, rules, regulations, and citations remain in effect.

The City will still continue to provide scheduled street sweeping services. Residents are asked to move their vehicles whenever possible on street sweeping days to help us clean our roadways and keep Santa Ana beautiful.
 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

  • Small Business Grants: The Santa Ana Small Business Incentive Program provides grants of $5,000 for businesses with 5 or fewer employees. Info: www.santa-ana.org/SBIP2
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan: SBA announced that the deadline to apply for a COVID-19 pandemic Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) has been extended to Dec. 31, 2021. Info: www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loans
  • Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: The deadline to apply for a new $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits has been extended to Jan. 13. Grants of up to $25,000 are available. Info: https://careliefgrant.com/.
  • Individual Company Export Program: ICEP grants reimburse eligible California small businesses up to $5,000 for eligible export promotion-related expenses. Info: https://californiaexport.org/icep/
  • California Competes Tax Credit: $80 million in tax credits are available for businesses that are expanding and adding quality, full-time jobs in California. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25. Info: https://business.ca.gov/california-competes-tax-credit/

 

VACCINE INFORMATION

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and to learn about how it is being distributed locally, visit the OC Health Care Agency’s vaccine webpage: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-vaccine-resources.

 

PROTECT SANTA ANA

In December, the City of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Unified School District and nonprofit Latino Health Access launched the Protect Santa Ana public awareness campaign to encourage the community to follow pandemic safety measures and help us curb the number of COVID-19 cases. Yard signs, posters and other signage are being distributed citywide.

Santa Ana residents, businesses and organizations can request a yard sign or placard by calling Latino Health Access at (714) 805-6517.

Watch the press conference at https://youtu.be/QoBpNPA2t90.