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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19

(Updated: March 26, 2020)

Covid-19 Update – CDC Apps

Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0327-statement-covid-19-apple-app.html

 

In addition, Google Play Store has released a CDC app to remain informed of any new developments regarding COVID-19.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/topic?id=campaign_editorial_3003109_crisis_medical_outbreak_apps_cep&hl=en_US

 

Orange County hotline

For those of you who live close to the Westcliff main campus, Orange County announced a phone hotline for residents to call with questions about COVID-19. That number is (833) 426-6411. Please use it if you have questions about the pandemic, the county’s response, or any other related matters.

 

Free internet for Students:

7 internet providers that are coming together to help connect students to their virtual classrooms and how they can easily access the resources available to them. Read More

 

Key Facts

Help stop the spread of rumors and bias about COVID-19 (CDC)

 

Status of Events

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we are proactively taking steps to protect the community out of an abundance of caution. Some events may be impacted, and we encourage you to check back here frequently to learn about the latest status of events.

 

Name                                               Date                                        Status

Open House                                      3/28/2020                                Postponed

Commencement                                6/14/2020                                Postponed

Career Fair                                        4/15/2020                                Rescheduled 9/9/2020

NSO                                                  4/24/2020 & 4/29/2020           Scheduled as planned via Zoom

 

Closures

Orange County Superior Court officials announced all four county courthouses are closed to the public, including attorneys until further notice.

Orange County state parks and trails are closed until April 5, 2020.

Orange County and Los Angeles County beaches are open, the public is encouraged not to gather at beaches and rather take short walks in your own community.

Orange County and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that all its outdoor exercise equipment, fitness zones and playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. Campgrounds are also closed until further notice.

The status of events and closures will be updated as new information comes to light.

 

More information on COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019)

●      US Center for Disease Control (CDC)

●      World Health Organization

●      American College Health Association

●      California Department of Public Health

 

Resources for International Students

●      NAFSA: Association of International Educators

●      Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

 

Updates on Travel Advisories and Restrictions

●      US State Department Travel Advisories

●      US Presidential Proclamation regarding travel bans

 

Food Resources

If you are in need of food you can refer to the following food pantries for assistance:

 

●      Saddleback Church-Irvine Location

●      South County Outreach (By appointment only)

●      Emergency Protocol Link (You will need to call to schedule a visit)

 

Each pantry’s goal is to allocate one week’s worth of groceries to those in need; provided there are supplies. Students will need to bring a valid (not expired) government-issued ID, including overseas ID as long as they are not expired and are government-issued. To search for Food Pantries in your area by state and city CLICK HERE.

 

Internet Access

Charter Communications is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi is offering K-12 and college students 60 days of free internet amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit Charter Communications for more information regarding the matter and how to apply.

 

Storage

U-HAUL is offering 30 days of free storage to college students who are displaced due to COVID-19. Students can visit the U-HAUL website to find a location closest to them to take advantage of this offer.

 

Unemployment Resources

California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has a list of options and resources for displaced workers specific to their specific situation (i.e. sick, quarantined, caregiving, reduced work hours, etc.). The most expedient way to get access to benefits is through filing an online claim:

  • Unemployment Insurance – for those who have had employer-initiated reductions in work hours or unable to work due to school closures
  • Disability Insurance – for those who have been sick or subject to quarantine
  • Paid Family Leave – for those caring for a family member who has been sick or subject to quarantine

 

 
 
 
 
Helpful Resources Links
 

Covid – 19 Updates

How to Use Zoom

Healthcare Resources