Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Hello, Family. We have compiled resources here for you to make use of during this time. Let’s continue to pray and reflect love in this time. 

General Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Food Specific For Children

Information below from the San Diego County Office of Education Website –


  • FREE breakfast and lunches for children 18 and under: The Food Service Dept. will be conducting a drive-thru/walk-up distribution of packaged prepared food. Children will need to be present to receive meals and each child 18 years and younger can take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day. There will be no congregate feeding. All food will be consumed off site. Meal distribution times for all locations are from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Distribution sites listed below:


    • Kearny High School – 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111
    • Clark Middle School – 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105
    • Cherokee Point Elementary School – 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105
    • Zamorano Fine Arts Academy – 2655 Casey St, San Diego, CA 92139
    • O’Farrell Charter School – 6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114
    • Walker Elementary School – 9245 Hillery Dr., San Diego, CA 92126
    • Farb Middle School – 4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego, CA 92124
    • Sherman Elementary School – 301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102


Food Specific For Families

Mental Health: For Empathy, Understanding, & Support or Crisis Related

College Students

Employment Related

Information below from the Employment Development Department – Please visit the EDD for new updates at –


    • If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
    • The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
    • If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. 
    • If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim and our EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible.
    • If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.
    • For Self Employed: The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months. It is possible these contributions were made at a prior job, or if you were misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. We encourage you to apply for the benefit program that is most appropriate for your situation. 
    • Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent.
    • Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.
    • Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

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