In such a strange and unprecedented time, we’re thinking of our AKA-SF family. To help you and your loved ones navigate the pandemic, we’ve put together a list of resources and information.* If you have any resources to add, feel free to leave them in the comments! And of course, forward this post on to your networks or anyone you think may benefit. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we’ll see you all soon!
Info for workers and employees regarding unemployment, disability, FLA (family leave), safety precautions
- This site provides information for employers and the potential closure or layoffs for businesses, tax assistance and other resources
- View at: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
Stimulus Package Information from the IRS
- Including: How much you could potentially get and an idea of when payment may be sent.
- If you have not filed your taxes yet and don’t plan to do so prior to the original April 15th deadline, the stimulus check amount and where to send it to (either address for physical check or bank information for direct deposit) will be based on your 2018 taxes.
- View at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments
Federal and State Tax
The deadline for filing federal taxes has been extended to July 15th. 2020 Estimated Tax payments for quarters 1 and 2 also have an extended payment submission deadline of July 15. California filing and payment deadlines remain the same, and are June 15th.
Plenty of information has been circulating online about rent and mortgage moratoriums, and the banning of evictions. The federal moratorium announced applies ONLY to mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration or the 2 government controlled companies, Fannie May and Freddie Mac.
Every renter who lives in federally subsidized low income housing is also automatically covered. Each county has their own protections in place, but they may differ from county to county. Below are links for Bay Area county housing authorities. Contact them for any questions regarding what protections and rights you have.
- Housing Authority of the County of Alameda
- San Francisco Housing Authority
- Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa
- Marin Housing Authority
- Santa Clara County Housing Authority
- San Mateo Department of Housing
Many credit card companies are offering assistance or have programs in place to help with bills. Please contact your individual card company to see what help they’re offering.
The Department of Education has announced that all federal student loans can be deferred for 2 months without incurring any penalties. You must contact your loan servicer to check if yours is covered.
To learn more about what PG&E is doing in response to the pandemic, visit their site:
What PG&E is doing in response to the COVID-19 virus
COVID-19 Health Information
- Local Resources
- OneMedical has made testing available in the Bay Area, including for non-members. Learn more here.
- What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms? (Click to view flow chart)
- Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Resource Page (including online symptom assessment, and info on getting care)
- UCSF COVID-19 Resource Page (when to call a doctor, how testing works, and more)
While at Home // Stay up to date on tools, resources, and supports made necessary during this time. #WhileAtHome is a clearinghouse for credible information and action steps.
*Please note: we have gathered the resources above to help our community. For all legal matters relating to your individual employment and tax status, or any other financial matters, please consult directly with a licensed professional (personal attorney, tax attorney, CPA) or your financial institutions.