4/28/20 Update: Unemployment benefits now available for self employed
As part of the federal CARES Act, the California Employment Development Department is now making unemployment benefits available to independent contractors, businesses owners and self-employed individuals impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency.
Go to this website Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to find out more and apply for help.
"Senior Phone a Friend" program
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance has a new program being offered to seniors who are in need of connection during this time. Current health recommendations require everyone to stay home to stay safe. In particular, seniors may be more likely to be socially isolated and are most at risk for adverse outcomes if exposed to COVID-19. To support those seniors isolated at home, the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance has a new program - “YHAA Phone Friends for Seniors” - to decrease isolation and connect seniors to needed services.
You can sign up to receive calls or volunteer to make calls at this website: Senior Phone a Friend.
Coronavirus in Yolo County
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yolo County is 162 with 16 deaths. Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Coronavirus website.