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COVID-19 Relief

The City of Carlsbad understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our community. Following is information from the city, state and other agencies regarding programs and services to help. More information will be added in the coming days.

Tenant and landlord resources
Business resources
Programs for seniors
Community resources from 2-1-1
How you can help

2-1-1 San Diego
This is a countywide resource that offers a one-stop shop for all of the different assistance programs available (food, utilities, housing and more). It also has a nurse line from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. you can call if you're worried you have COVID-19. Visit their website for more information or call 2-1-1.

Employees/laid off

North County businesses who are hiring 
Federal CaresAct for workers and businesses 
State of CA Onwardca.org help for those who have lost their job 
State of CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency chart of benefits available for workers affected by COVID-19 
State of CA Overview of programs 
State of CA Unemployment Insurance Worksharing Program 
State of CA Disabled or Paid Family Leave Benefits 
State of CA Unemployment Insurance Benefits 
County of San Diego Workforce Partnership 
County of San Diego Worker Assistance Fund

Disabled Veterans Resources
San Diego Disabled Veterans hotline, 888-385-4657 for daily bed availability at various shelters and other local resources

Domestic Violence
If you or someone you know is in danger, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. There is also an online chat service available or you can text LOVEIS to 22522. Courthouses will still file Emergency Protective Orders and Restraining Orders for survivors in need. 

Visit our food resource page

Library returns and resources
Carlsbad’s libraries are asking those who have checked out books and other materials to hold onto those items for now. Due to the COVID-19 public health order, all book library returns have been closed. The library is suspending all fines from March 15 on so those who miss their due dates don’t have to pay as a result of the closure. Holds and wait lists will remain in place, and materials can be picked up once the libraries reopen. Book donations are also on hold until the libraries reopen.

The library has created a new webpage consolidating all of the online library resources, such as digital books, magazines, research databases and streaming entertainment. These online services remain available to those with a library card, and library cards can be obtained online as well.

Loan repayments
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Student Loan Deferment or Forbearance

Legal resources
Legal Aid of San Diego, 877-534-2524 for free legal resources on housing

Mental Health Wellness
San Diego County mental health resources
2-1-1 San Diego access and crisis line and disaster stress hotline
LiveWell@home activities for all age ranges
National Alliance on Mental Illness free online support groups and activities for parents, children and teens with mental disabilities

San Diego Superior Court Juror Service
San Diego County residents summoned to appear between March 16 and May 22 in the Superior Court are asked not to report to any courthouse. Jury service will be considered complete for any juror with a summons within that date range.

Unfortunately, criminals and scammers are taking this unprecedented pandemic as an opportunity to exploit the public. Be vigilant of scams that are attempting to steal your personal information and your money. Get more details from the San Diego District Attorney.

Self sufficiency services 

Self Sufficiency is the branch of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency that provides social welfare services to citizens in need. These services include, but are not limited to: cash, food assistance, employment services and medical needs. There are a variety of programs available for persons both with and without minor children. To apply visit the county website.

School meals 
Carlsbad Unified is providing temporary lunch service at Carlsbad High School. Meals will be portable so that families may take the food to go. Food service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. The school's address is 3557 Monroe Ave., Carlsbad CA 92008. Any student age 2 to 18 can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19. View the list of food resources.

The State of California Franchise Tax Board has extended the tax filling and payment deadline to July 15, 2020, for all California taxpayers.

Utility bills  
Carlsbad Municipal Water District water service will not be discontinued due to non-payment through May 31, 2020. No late fees through May 31, 2020.

211 San Diego
Keep Americans Connected

SDG&E has suspended disconnections for nonpayments for residents and will waive late payment fees for business customers whose finances have been impacted by the COVID-19. Call the Customer Contact Center at 1-800-411-7343 to make payment arrangements.
Utility Consumer Protections During California COVID-19 Outbreak


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