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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 Monday 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.
The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 5 and older. Other COVID-19 vaccines are for age 18 or older. Booster shots have been approved for all adults.
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. Beginning December 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health ordered that face coverings be worn by everyone, vaccinated or not, indoors in public settings, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. The mask rule was extended until February 15, 2022.
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 rent owed since April 2020 paid in full.
- California Mortgage Relief Program: Homeowners who have missed mortgage payments and faced financial hardship may be eligible for mortgage relief funds.
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: FEMA offers financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
- Resident Stimulus Information
Resources for Businesses
- Business Grants: Up to $1,000 for businesses from the City of Santa Ana.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan: SBA loans of $150,000 to $500,000 for businesses and non-profits that have lost revenue.
- Guide for Outdoor Dining, Retail and Personal Care Businesses
- Other Economic Development Agency Business Assistance Programs
- Employer Resources and Economic Recovery Call Center
- Businesses and Workers Impacted by Coronavirus
Using City Services During the Pandemic
Eviction Moratorium and Renter Protections
- Eviction Moratoriums: The California moratorium on residential evictions ended on September 30, 2021, and the federal residential eviction ban has also ended. The City of Santa Ana did not extend a local eviction moratorium beyond that date. The City's moratorium on commercial evictions ended on Sept. 30, 2021.
- Beginning October 1, 2021, residential landlords must confirm that you have applied for rental assistance before they can try to evict you through the courts for failing to pay your rent. There is no deadline to apply for rental assistance.
- Renter Protections: The Rent Stabilization Ordinance and Just-Cause Eviction Ordinance provide new protections for Santa Ana residents. The ordinances went into effect on Nov. 19, 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.
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