Know-How COVID-19 Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Shortness of breath
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Workplace Health and Safety
For information on protecting workers from COVID-19, refer to the Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus.
Businesses and employers can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for help with planning and responding to COVID-19.
Labor and Workforce Development Agency – Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.
Labor Commissioner’s Office FAQs – Employee leave options, compensation, and salary.
Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Job protection and employment discrimination.
EDD & Unemployment Insurance Programs
Sick or Quarantined
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. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
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.
For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.
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. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
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.
Reduced Work Hours
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.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI 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.
To apply over the phone call: 1-800-300-5616
The state has enacted several programs to assist California businesses in mitigating layoffs or reduced work hours caused by COVID-19
Work Share Program
Paid Family Leave
Guidance for Employers from the EDD, DIR, and LWDA
Potential Closure or Layoffs
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. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of California.
Employers experiencing 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 an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
Hearing-impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502
US Small Business Administration
The SBA hs support and resources available to assist businesses facing capital shortfalls, supply chain issues and other hardships as a result of COVID-19
Guidance for businesses or employers navigating temporary or long-term hardship
Local Business Resources:
(Calworks, Calfresh, Med-Cal)
Both Yuba and Sutter County Health and Human Services are closed until further notice.
Yuba County Health and Human Services 530-749-6311
Sutter County Health and Human Services 877-652-0735
Coordinated Entry Programs provide showers, laundry, case management, rapid rehousing and shelter.
Yuba County: Ric Teagarden Life Building Center Mon-Fri 9am - 3:30pm 131 F St, Marysville, CA 530-749-6811
Home-less Hotline Yuba 530-749-6811
Sutter County: Hands of Hope Mon-Thurs 11am- 5pm 909 Spiva Ave. Yuba City, CA 530-755-3491
Home-less Hotline Sutter 530-822-5999
Covered California – Resources to get information and apply for low or no cost health insurance.
Schools are closed until further notice.
Marysville Joint Unified School District
MJUSD Meal Service for children 18 and under, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Nutrition Services will provide an opportunity for families to pick up lunch and breakfast for the following day in a mobile walk up or drive-thru meal service for children 18 and under. Children may receive meals at any one of the locations below regardless of enrollment. Meals must be consumed off-site Questions? Contact Amber Watson 530-749-6178 USDA is an equal opportunity provider.
Non–School Locations North Beale Rd Area
Arboga Community Center 11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Moon Ave @ Jewett Ave 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
Country Club Ct @ Woodland Dr 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Lowe Ave @ N Beale Rd 12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
Non-School Locations Feather River Blvd Area
Rio Inn, Marysville 11:45 AM - 11:55 AM
Cloverleaf Market 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Church on Feather River Blvd 12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
1140 Grand Ave 12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
Non-School Locations Hallwood/District 10/ Marysville Area
Hallwood Blvd @ Hooper Rd 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Laurellen Rd @ Doc Adams Rd 12:10 PM - 12:20 PM
1720 Ellis Lake Drive 12:25 PM - 12:35 PM
The Veterans Park 12:40 PM - 12:50 PM
Non-School Locations Foothill Area
Brownsville Fire Station 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Willow Glen 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Dobbins Oregon House Fire Station 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Serving Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Ella Elementary, Foothill Intermediate, Kynoch Elementary, Johnson Park Elementary and Linda Elementary
Yuba CIty United School District
During our school closures, YCUSD Nutrition Services will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to all children ages 18 and under. Both meals will be distributed together in front of the school sites in a mobile walk-up or drive-thru meal service. Children must be present to receive meals.
Meal service will begin Thursday, March 19th.
Site and Serving Times
Andros Karperos 8:30AM-10:00AM
April Lane Elementary 8:30AM-10:00AM
Bridge Street Elementary 8:30AM-10:00AM
Riverbend Elementary 8:30AM-10:00AM
River Valley High School 8:30AM-10:00AM
Yuba City High School 8:30AM-10:00AM
Bernard Children’s Center 8:30AM-10:00AM
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
More information: http://www.ycusd.org/
Yuba Sutter COVID-19 Task Force
Food deliveries will be prepared and delivered by volunteers with a “zero touch” delivery procedure. Individuals who qualify for this service are the aging population who are over the age of 65 and suffer from chronic illnesses. Currently Yuba and Sutter Counties have identified up to 800 individuals.