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



Take steps to protect others


Stay home if you’re 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.

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.




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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.

Employment Resources


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.


School Closures

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.




Apply Online:

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

  • Disability Insurance

  • 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.


Tax Assistance

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

  • Disaster Loans

Guidance for businesses or employers navigating temporary or long-term hardship


Local Business Resources:


Public Assistance

(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


Apply online:

Home-Less Resources

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

Health Resources

School Meals 

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 

School Locations

Serving Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Ella Elementary, Foothill Intermediate, Kynoch Elementary, Johnson Park Elementary and Linda Elementary


More information:


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:

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.

Yuba City (Del Norte) Hours of Operation:
399 Del Norte Ave., Yuba City
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.
Horas de Operación:
Lunes - Jueves 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cerrado para almuerzo 1-2 p.m.
Marysville Hours of Operation:
1908 North Beale Rd., Marysville
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Horas de Operación:
Lunes - Viernes 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sabado 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Domingo 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Yuba City (Plumas) Hours of Operation:
1215 Plumas St., Yuba City
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
.Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.
Horas de Operación:
Lunes - Viernes 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cerrado para almuerzo 12-1p.m. 

Marysville Clinic: 530-743-6888

Yuba City Del Norte Clinic Tel: 530-763-4252

Yuba City Plumas Clinic Tel: 530-777-3190

After Hours: 530-743-6888


Call 9-1-1 for Emergencies

Para Emergencia, llame 9-1-1

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