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Click here for information about the benefits from these three bills that are available to you and your community.

 

H.R. 6074, CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

Provided $8.3 billion for a robust response to the crisis, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses

H.R. 6201, FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

Guaranteed free coronavirus testing, established paid leave, enhanced Unemployment Insurance, expanded food security initiatives, and increased federal Medicaid funding.

H.R. 748, CORONAVIRUS AID, RELEASE, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT

Provides immediate relief to Americans with direct cash payments for families, expanded unemployment compensation, a $150 billion investment in the U.S. healthcare system, and hundreds of billions for small businesses that will also ensure continued employment for America’s workers.

PROPOSED LEGISLATION

H.R. 6800, THE HEROES ACT

Would protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people. This urgently-needed bill passed the House of Representatives, but has not yet passed the Senate.

TELE-TOWN HALL

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Rep. Zoe Lofgren hosted a Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and Reps. Anna Eshoo, Ro Khanna and Jimmy Panetta.

The goal of the event was to facilaitate an open and honest conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting the Santa Clara community.

ABOUT THE DISEASE

COVID-19

  • The family of coronaviruses has been around for some time. Some coronavirus are common, like the ones that cause the common cold. Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new a kind of coronavirus.
  • The most common symptoms include fever cough and respiratory symptoms. The experience to date is that most people, more than 80%, have mild or no symptoms, but some have more complicated course, including pneumonia.
  • We are learning more about its transmission by asymptomatic persons, but its primary mode of transmission is through coughing and sneezing, with the most common symptoms being respiratory.
    (from the CDPH)

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Every person has a role to play, and much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:

  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Follow guidance from public health officials.
    (from the CDPH)