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Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available from

September 21, 2023 – The Biden administration announced Wednesday that they would provide $600 million in funding for new COVID-19 tests. Each residential address is eligible to receive four free at-home test kits. Visit for details.

Orders for the tests can be placed at beginning Sept. 25. Each household can order up to four free tests, which will be shipped through the U.S. Postal Service at no cost. Deliveries will start to go out on Oct. 2.

Supplies are limited to four free tests per residential address. Tests are expected to ship within 7-12 days via USPS.

– CovidTesting.Gov FAQs (English) (Spanish)
National Association of Community Health Workers FAQs

Free COVID testing is going away for many Across the US, However COVID test remain available in California

Updated: April 18, 2023 –Federal COVID-19 public health emergency is set to expire next month. However, in California, California SB1473 ( requires providers to maintain the current reimbursement regulations for at-home COVID-19 tests within the state for six months after May 11.

California residents can still apply for reimbursement for at-home COVID-19 tests bought over the counter for six months after the federal public health emergency expires. Starting Nov. 12, they will have to obtain the tests through an “in-network” provider to avoid being charged, which could exclude many retail chains.

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The COVID-19 vaccine is here. And everyone in California will get a turn.

Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up. Let’s end this pandemic. Check for available appointments and book your vaccination as soon as you can.

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Clinical Resources for Each COVID-19 Vaccine

Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handling, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine,

From the CDC Español  From | Español

Get Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

Just enter a few details to get a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you want to share your proof of vaccination, you can use either the electronic version you’ll get from the portal or the card you were given at time of vaccination.

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March 2022 – UFCW TRUST FUND – COVID-19 Sick Leave Requests – EXTENDED: COVID-19 Sick Leave Rules for UEBT/UCBT eff. 3/20/2020 and will end on August 31, 2022. Read more:
February 19, 2022 – COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave – Covered employees in the public or private sectors who work for employers with 26 or more employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of 2022 COVID-19 related paid sick leave from January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, immediately upon an oral or written request to their employer, with up to  40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive for COVID-19.
January 2022 – Free At-Home COVID Tests

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Find help with rent and utilities

If you’re looking for help with housing costs, you’re not alone.

State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in their communities. The money can help landlords and renters who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.

Many programs take applications from both landlords and renters.

Use the link below to find your local program. If you find more than one program, start with the closest one to you.

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June 18, 2020: Wearing face coverings in most settings outside the home is now required in California to slow the spread of COVID19. Read more on the state’s new face-covering mandate here: California Department of Public Health Guidance.

As the coronavirus crisis grows, UFCW 8-Golden State, along with California’s unions, are responding to make sure workers are better protected. Click here for a special Voice of Action Extra message from President Loveall.

We’re working to ensure our members and communities have the information they need to protect themselves and their families. Here is the UFCWTrust Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Sheet, which provided a list of great resources for your benefits.

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (CLWDA) has a growing list of resources on COVID-19/coronavirus for workers and employers.

The website also has a COVID-19 in California ( site full of useful resources.

March 4, 2020 – Governor Newsom issued an executive order which includes waiving the one-week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance. Click here for more on California’s paid sick days law and coronavirus.

The AFL-CIO is tracking the federal response. View the list of federal resources below, which was compiled by the AFL-CIO and are also linked here.


CDC: Prevention and Treatment | Español
CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020| Español
CDC: COVID-19 Information for Travelers | Español
CDC: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers | Español
CDC: What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19 | Español
CDC: Stress and Coping| Español – The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

OSHA: Protecting Workers During a Pandemic fact sheet
OSHA: Information for Workers and Employers About the Coronavirus Outbreak
OSHA: COVID-19 Control and Prevention
OSHA: Interim Guidance for Business Travelers

WHO: Information and Guidance Regarding the Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

UFCW United Latinos ( COVID-19 Material

Síntomas de Coronavirus vs. Influenza (Flu) y Alergias

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Kaiser: Kaiser Permanente CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Response
Blue Shield: Blue Shield CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Response

CARES Act – Fact Sheet – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), approved by Congress on March 27, 2020, includes a number of economic supports that will immediately help America’s workers.

North Valley Labor Federation – COVID 19 Info page

Northern CA County Resource Listing

Alameda – 510-267-8000
Alpine – 530-694-2146 x222
Amador – 209-223-6407
Butte – 530-538-7581
Calaveras – 209-754-6460
Colusa – 530-458-0250
Contra Costa – 925-957-5400
Del Norte – 707-464-3191
El Dorado – 530-621-6100
Fresno – 559-600-3200
Glenn – 530-934-6588
Humboldt – 707-445-6200
Inyo – 760-873-7868
Kern – 661-321-3000
Kings – 559-584-1401
Lake – 707-263-1090
Lassen – 530-251-8183
Madera – 559-675-7893
Marin – 415-473-7191
Mariposa – 209-966-2000
Mendocino – 707-463-7700
Merced – 209-381-1200
Modoc – 530-233-6311
Mono – 760-924-1830
Monterey – 831-755-4500
Napa – 707-253-4270
Nevada – 530-265-1450
Placer – 530-889-7141
Plumas – 530-283-6337
Sacramento – 916-875-5881
San Benito – 831-637-5367
San Francisco – 415-558-5949
San Joaquin – 209-468-3400
San Mateo – 650-573-2222
Santa Clara – 408-885-3980
Santa Cruz – 831-454-4000
Shasta – 530-225-5591
Sierra – 530-993-6700
Siskiyou – 530-841-2134
Solano – 707-784-8600
Sonoma – 707-565-4400
Stanislaus – 209-558-7000
Sutter – 530-749-7700
Tehama – 530-527-6824
Trinity – 530-623-8209
Tulare – 559-624-8480
Tuolumne – 209-533-7401
Yolo – 530-666-8645
Yuba – 530-749-6311

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Update: How to get tested

California is expanding coronavirus testing capacity daily. Governor Newsom announced COVID-19 Testing Task Force, a public-private collaboration that is working to scale up testing quickly.

Find a testing location:

As capacity increases, testing will expand according to the discretion of the Local Health Officer. Priorities include:

Tier 1:
• Hospitalized patients
• Healthcare workers, first responders, and other social service employees
• Any symptomatic person
• People exposed to infected individuals in places where COVID-19 risk is high
• Asymptomatic residents or employees of group living facilities including:
o After positive cases have been identified in a facility
o Before resident admission or re-admission to a facility
• People in essential jobs (This includes workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail that sells food or beverage products, and animal/pet food, retail customer support service, information technology support staff, for online orders, pickup/takeout or delivery.)

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