Part of staying healthy is staying informed. As the coronavirus response pauses some aspects of our economy, make sure you know where and how to get the resources you need.
IRS Economic Impact Payment and Tax Filing
Economic Impact Payment Information Center
Do not throw away a prepaid VISA card you may receive in the mail
The Treasury Department and IRS sent some Economic Impact Payments (EIP) by prepaid debit cards. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without incurring any fees. If you receive a prepaid VISA card in the mail from “Money Network Cardholder Services”, it is not a scam – this is your EIP card. To learn more, click HERE and HERE. You can also sign up for automatic updates urgent updates from the IRS HERE.
Do I Need to File a Tax Return?
State of California Disability Insurance/Paid Family Leave
The State of California is waiving the one-week unpaid waiting period to receive disability or paid family leave benefits. If you have been exposed to the Coronavirus and must self-quarantine or you are taking care of a family member exposed to the virus, you may be eligible for these benefits. More info here.
OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program
OSHA issued a reminder to employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe or unhealthful working conditions during COVID-19. OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program webpage provides valuable resources on worker rights, including fact sheets on whistleblower protections for employees in various industries and frequently asked questions.
Federal funds passed by Congress in the CARES Act are available for Pomona residents in need of housing and business assistance grants. The business grants help support small businesses undergoing financial hardship due to COVID-19. To apply for these grants, click HERE.
For a comprehensive directory of food, housing, and other basic resources available in the Inland Empire, visit www.connectie.org.
A webpage with information on when, where and how residents can obtain food to feed themselves and their families is now featured on the San Bernardino County’s COVID-19 website, sbcovid19.com.
Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County distributes food through 100 partners around the community. They also provide hand sanitizer, paper towels, and other hygiene products. For more information, call (909) 723-1500.
For a comprehensive list of food pantries in our region, visit Community Action Partnership’s website here.
Los Angeles County
Individuals/Families in Need Can:
- Get help with food expenses. CalFresh is a Nutrition Assistance Program that can help people in low-income households purchase food by increasing their food-buying power. Apply here and see eligibility requirements here.
- Find free food near you. County agencies and partners that provide free groceries and meals are expanding their services during COVID-19. Click here to see options and find food distribution sites near you. Some programs also provide delivery.
- Get food delivery assistance. The County has launched a Critical Delivery Services program to deliver food and other vital items to adults age 60+ and individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. Items must be prepaid and ready for pick-up. There is no cost to the client for delivery. For more information, click here or call 1-888-863-7411.
Departments of Public Health
Pomona Valley Medical Center
Casa Colina Hospital
Chino Valley Medical Center
Montclair Hospital Medical Center
Kaiser Fontana: Call 1-833-KP4CARE (1-833-574-2273)
Kaiser Ontario: Call 1-833-KP4CARE (1-833-574-2273)
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
East Valley Community Health Center: Call 909-620-8088
Parktree Community Health Center
Unicare Community Health Center