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Aus Gov COVID app and whatsapp chatbot: Receive expert and timely #COVID19 updates you can trust from the official Australian Government coronavirus app or WhatsApp chatbot.
Apple App Store - https://apps.apple.com/au/story/id1504899584
Google Play store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details
Whatsapp - Message +61 400253787 or go to aus.gov.au/whatsapp in your web browser

California

*SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS*

We know this unprecedented Public Health Order has had a tremendous impact on many businesses within the County of Marin. We were notified that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans for certain communities affected by the spread of COVID-19. Marin County is listed as an affected county.

These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing because of COVID-19. (More information: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases

US State Department – Bureau of Consular Affairs   https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-3-health-advisory-issue.html

US Internal Revenue Service    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

California Department of Public Health    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

CA Department of Education  - https://www.cde.ca.gov/

San Francisco City Government   https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19

*UNEMPLOYMENT DURING COVID-19*

•       Workers who have had their hours reduced or whose employer is currently not operating due to COVID-19 can file an unemployment insurance claim.  (Details: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm)
•       Parents who miss work due to their child’s school being closed might also be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
•       California workers who can’t work and who are medically certified to either have COVID-19 themselves or to have been exposed to it can file a disability insurance claim. (Details: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm)
•       Those workers unable to work due to caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 that can be verified by a medical professional can file a paid family leave claim. (Details: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm)

Check here (https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm) for further information about claims through the Employment Development Department for the State of California in relation to COVID-19.

California

*SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS*

We know this unprecedented Public Health Order has had a tremendous impact on many businesses within the County of Marin. We were notified that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans for certain communities affected by the spread of COVID-19. Marin County is listed as an affected county.

These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing because of COVID-19. (More information: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases

US State Department – Bureau of Consular Affairs   https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-3-health-advisory-issue.html

US Internal Revenue Service    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

California Department of Public Health    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

CA Department of Education  - https://www.cde.ca.gov/

San Francisco City Government   https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19

*UNEMPLOYMENT DURING COVID-19*

•       Workers who have had their hours reduced or whose employer is currently not operating due to COVID-19 can file an unemployment insurance claim.  (Details: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm)
•       Parents who miss work due to their child’s school being closed might also be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
•       California workers who can’t work and who are medically certified to either have COVID-19 themselves or to have been exposed to it can file a disability insurance claim. (Details: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm)
•       Those workers unable to work due to caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 that can be verified by a medical professional can file a paid family leave claim. (Details: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm)

Check here (https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm) for further information about claims through the Employment Development Department for the State of California in relation to COVID-19.


In Australia

  • 1.       Health – Please seek medical advice in the event that you have flu like symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat and headaches), have recently travelled overseas or believe you may have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you need further advice, please call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.
  • 2.       What preventative measures is Australia putting in place?
  • The Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (the COVID19 Plan) was endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee on 17

    February 2020.The Australian Government will continue to monitor the emerging information and evidence closely.

  • 3.       Where can I get information about public exposure sites in Victoria?
  • All potential public exposure sites are listed on the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 daily update webpage. Anyone who was at any of these sites should be aware of their health and seek medical advice if they become unwell. All close contacts of confirmed cases will be contacted by the Department of Health and Human Services and told to home quarantine for 14 days. All other people who attended exposure sites are casual contacts and are not required to be home quarantined.

  • 4.       I have holiday plans to travel overseas, what should I do?

The Australian Government now requires all travelers coming into the country to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, no matter where they have travelled from. For the most up-to-date travel information visit: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au 

Additional information

For national updates: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus2019-ncov-health-alert

For travel advice: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

For international updates: who.int/westernpacific/emergencies/novel-coronavirus

World Health Organisation resources: who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Additional Information

https://usa.embassy.gov.au/passport-applications-during-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR13M4-MKpVDae6kdgoNyND3VlkGgYZcoReEP03E5ickWDWxrHRz8mFR1nM



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