COVID-19 Federal, State, County, Community, Legal, and Parent Resources

EVC, County, and Community Resources for Students 

Two Free Online Tutoring Options for EVC students through Canvas

  • EVC students can access EVC tutors online during these hours (Monday to Thursday 9am-6pm and Fridays 9am-1pm). Just log in to any Canvas course, then click on Pisces Online Tutoring on the left-hand navigation. Then open any online rooms and look for the subject room you need help with. 
  • EVC students can also access NetTutor (24/7 online tutoring) by logging into any Canvas course and clicking on NetTutor on the left-hand navigation. Then click on the subject you need help with. 

Information on Contacting the County

For information on how to contact the EW, apply for benefits, and lost EBT cards:

  • Go Online or Download App @ MyBenefitsCalWIN.org

  • Call the County at 1-877-962-3633 or Your County Worker’s Direct Line

  • Mail to PO Box 11018 or Use Drop Box at Office

  • FOR EBT INQUIRIES: 1-877-328-9677

Federal, State, County and Community Related Services

The link below is for all County and community services including County COVID-19 updates, VTA, Employment Connection and much more.  https://www.sccgov.org/sites/ec/Pages/covid19.aspx. The County’s COVID-19 informational website at sccphd.org/coronavirus has been enhanced and reorganized to make it easier to navigate. Links to Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese translations are now at the top of the page to better assist monolingual speakers.

Food Distribution Map

Today, the City of San José launched a food distribution map (bit.ly/SCCFoodMap) with important information on countywide food distribution sites to ensure food security for those in need. In collaboration with the County of Santa Clara, non-profit community partners, school districts, and faith-based organizations, the Silicon Valley Strong coalition now has 129 food distribution sites operating Monday through Friday. Visit siliconvalleystrong.org for more information on how to access food resources or to donate. Also, call 2-1-1, a 24-hour multi-lingual service, or text your zip code to 89821.

CARES Act Economic Impact Payments

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment. More information can be found here. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child. Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible. Social Security recipients who are otherwise not required to file a tax return are also eligible and will not be required to file a return. In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

***Information Regarding TBAs/attendance forms***

Because County workers are also observing the Shelter in Place health guidelines, the State recognizes that County workers cannot require the same paperwork to approve services as normally required.  The March 13th Letter to all County Welfare Directors states that Counties must: 

  • Utilize county discretion regarding optional documentation and verification practices in order to continue providing WTW services and supports. 

  • Provide WTW Good Cause and/or WTW Exemptions as needed, allowing for “blanket” good cause, thus suspending the county’s WTW program and all client work/participation requirements. 

  • Cure Sanctions (in-process or existing) by means of good cause. 

  • Continue to provide Expanded Subsidized Employment and CalWORKs Work Study subsidies, even when students are prevented from fulfilling their work study obligations due to reduced hours or worksite closure.

Please contact Reyna Avila (Reyna.Avila@evc.edu) or Michaela Murphy ( michaela.Murphy@evc.edu ) if you are having any issues with receiving services from your worker. At this time we won’t be able to sign any documents (i.e. attendance forms/TBAs) and your workers are aware. If you have any issues with your worker regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us and we will help you.  Please be advised that you are still expected to participate and the County may at any time ask for verification of your activities in the future.  SB 117 waives specific attendance and reporting requirements for state-subsidized early learning and care programs, including the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) managed California Work and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Stage One Child Care due to the impact of the COVID-19 emergency, through June 30, 2020. This letter also waives these requirements for the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program). These requirements will apply until June 30, 2020, unless nullified or changed by the Legislature. Please be advised that you are still expected to participate and the County may at any time ask for verification of your activities in the future. 

Information regarding Time clocks being “frozen” 

The State and County are still working on if time clocks will be frozen. More details forthcoming.  

Information regarding work study students 

Current work study students will be paid.  Please be aware that you need to contact Reyna Avila for your current assignment in your area and come back to college with actual completed projects that you have worked on.  Being paid is contingent on you completing your work and assigned projects. If you have completed your work, our Program will be able to pay you for the work and hours you complete.  Please remember to have your hours and assignment approved by Reyna first. Reyna.Avila@evc.edu.

Educational Counseling Information

To schedule an appointment with Flora Payne, please email either Reyna Avila at reyna.avila@evc.edu or Michaela Murphy at michaela.murphy@evc.edu Progress Reports are due as soon as possible, no later than April 13th. You can email them to either Michaela, Reyna, or Flora. Please have your instructors fill them out via email or you may send us a screenshot of your grade from the Canvas site. If you need the progress report, an email was sent out by Michaela Murphy on 3/31/2020 with the Progress Report document attached. If you have already physically turned this form into our office before the quarantine, please email us reminding us. Priority registration will begin on Monday, April 6th. If you have any questions regarding what classes you should be registering in, please schedule an appointment with Flora as soon as possible. Flora sent out an email 4/1/2020 with an attached document of the updated academic calendar for Summer and Fall semester. 

The Financial Aid Office is hosting virtual scholarship workshops next week

Tuesday April 7th from 10-10:30am via ZOOM MEETING LINK:
HTTPS://CCCCONFER.ZOOM.US/J/200344932 and 
Thursday, April 9th from 10-10:30am via ZOOM MEETING LINK:
HTTPS://CCCCONFER.ZOOM.US/J/881202591
Please share the attached flyer with your students with details. EVC is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 20-21 school year. Students can apply at the link below.
https://sjeccd.academicworks.com/

Emergency Grants

Evergreen Valley College has funds to assist students during this challenging time.  Please read how to apply for grants in the amount of $500 and under.   https://www.evc.edu/current-students/student-life/evc-student-emergency-funding

Legal Resources for COVID-19

The County has some legal information that may apply to you:
https://www.lawfoundation.org/coronavirus
The Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System has temporary financial assistance available to help low-income residents who have lost income and are unable to pay rent as a result of COVID-related impacts.  If you have questions about how to complete the application, please call 408-780-9134, email: covid19help@sacredheartcs.org, or visit
sacredheartcs.org/covid19

Eviction Moratoriums

Santa Clara County passed a county-wide moratorium to stop evictions of tenants who provide proof of their loss of income related to COVID-19 to their landlord. As of now, the executive order to ban eviction orders if effective through May 31st. Attached is an FAQs about this fantastic update. Attached below are some common questions with answers regarding the Eviction Moratorium. 
Question:When do I owe my next rent check? 
Answer:If your next rent payment is due April 1, you are required to pay on time unless you can provide your landlord with documentation that you have been “impacted” or “affected” by the coronavirus pandemic.
Question: What kind of documentation do I need to provide my landlord to show I can’t pay rent? 
Answer: Documentation that can be verified such as termination notices, payroll checks, payroll stubs, bank statements, medical bills, or signed letters or statements from an employer or supervisor explaining the tenant’s financial circumstances have changed is required.
Question: When do I need to tell my landlord I can’t pay rent?
Answer: Tenants must declare in writing “no more than seven days after the rent comes due” that they cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.
Question: When do I need to provide my landlord with documentation that my financial situation changed? 
Answer: Tenants are not required to submit the documentation until the payment of “back-due rent” is made.
Question: What is back-due rent? Do I need to pay it? When is it due by?
Answer: Tenants who are unable to pay rent on time must eventually supply their landlords with the remainder of payments they partially made or full payments they did not make at all. The executive order lasts through May 31, 2020, so any missed or partial payments must be made to landlords by that date to avoid evictions.

Question: My financial situation hasn’t changed, but I’m worried it might. Can I make a partial rent payment when it’s due and save money for an emergency?
Answer: Unless your financial situation has changed due to COVID-19, you must pay rent in full when it is due. The state notes nothing should prevent tenants from paying rent in a timely manner or relieve a tenant of liability for unpaid rent.
Question: I am quarantined away from my residence. Do I still owe my rent in California?
Answer: Yes, unless your financial situation has changed due to COVID-19, individuals are not compelled to remain physically present in their residence if they are in quarantine, in isolation or adhering to another public health measure put in place by a government authority.
Question:Can my landlord still terminate my lease?
Answer:Yes. Under the order, landlords are allowed to terminate leases for nonpayment and other legal causes, but are banned from removing tenants during the state of emergency.
Question: Will I be evicted if my lease is terminated?
Answer: Not immediately. A tenant may not be evicted until at least June 1, as the executive order lasts through May 31.
Question: I’m a homeowner with a mortgage payment coming. What does all this mean for me?
Answer: Gov. Newson issued a separate executive order on Wednesday announcing there is a 90-day waiver for homeowners who have been impacted and affected by COVID-19. For more information regarding the eviction moratorium, please visit this article below.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-if-i-live-in-california-do-i-still-have-to-pay-my-rent-this-month/amp/ For  information about the Law Foundation’s Housing Program’s services at this time, please see the attached, “Housing Program Updates.”  This flyer is for internal service provider use only. Individuals seeking legal assistance can contact our Housing Program at (408) 280-2424 or
housinghelp@lawfoundation.org

Food Access

To find help with food, housing payment, or other essential resources go to the website http://www.211.org/services/covid19 or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Several schools are offering lunch and bag lunch for children under 18, please call them for more information about this service. This map shows where you can pick up free lunches in your neighborhood. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1xfWfgbjULao-rlKJFfWT07hR-StV4Zx9&ll=37.7324613811458%2C-122.2470165447113&z=8

Mental Health

We recognize that the outbreak of this virus can be stressful. Mental Health America compiled some helpful resources related to coronavirus and wellness at https://mhanational.org/covid19. If you want to speak to someone, the Suicide and Crisis Prevention line is confidential and available free of charge all day, every day at 1-855-278-4204 or 1-888-628-9454.

Public Charge Rule

Immigration laws prevent some immigrants who are low-income and who use public benefits from becoming permanent residents.  This is called the “public charge rule.” During this time of fear and uncertainty, with concerns about the impact of the new public charge rule looming for our immigrant communities, and new fears around the COVID-19 pandemic, please share the following message:The United States Customs and Immigrations Services (USCIS) announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. For more information about public charge, please visit https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/ and/or refer clients with questions to our office. The Health Program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley can be reached at 408-280-2420.

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