ILG is committed to helping local government leaders navigate the
complexity of their important roles. As such, we want to ensure
that local leaders and our business and community partners are
equipped with the latest information and resources related to
COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts.
This resource page is updated regularly. Please also be sure
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and Twitter to stay
up to date on the latest news related to the pandemic recovery.
In addition, we have compiled a number of useful links with
COVID-19 information for cities, counties and special districts
and included them below.
California’s local governments are working closely with local and
statewide public health officials and policymakers on COVID-19
recovery efforts while also continuing to prevent the
spread of the virus and virus variants.
The safety and well-being of our communities is paramount. Please
encourage your communities to continue to remain vigilant against
the virus. Continue to follow your local and statewide
public health guidelines for practicing proper hygiene and
Local leadership is always on display during times of crisis and
we are heartened by the many examples of collaboration and good
governance we have seen across the state throughout the pandemic.
Local Government Resources
County Tier Level Changes
A statewide recommendation for all California residents to
wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccine status has
been issued following a rise in COVID-19 cases due in large part
to the Delta variant. The CDC has issued a similar
recommendation citing the spread of the virus and break-through
cases in the vaccinated and hospitalizations and deaths on the
rise across the country among the unvaccinated. The
recommendation was issued a little over a month after Newsom
reopened the economy and discontinued the Blueprint for
a Safe Economy color-coded county tier system.
Counties across California have begun to issue mask
recommendations and mandates. The following counties are
requiring masks regardless of vaccination status in indoor
A number of our partners have developed resources to help local
governments navigate the COVID-19 pandemic recovery and relief
The California Department of Public Health
the Blueprint”. The only COVID-19 restrictions in
place is for indoor events over 5,000 and outdoor events
over 10,000. Counties can be more restrictive than
the state and employers must comply with CalOSHA emergency
orders, which were updated and immediately went into effect
via Governor EO on June 17.
Vaccine Update: 43,772,466 total vaccines administered.
All Californians 12 years of age and older are eligible
to receive the vaccine.
For detailed information about the vaccines click here.
For the latest information on the vaccine distribution
Cities of Alameda, Foster City, Petaluma, Redwood City
and San Mateo restricted or reduced traffic on
designated roads so residents would have more space for
socially distant exercising. Open streets without traffic are
helping provide more space for residents to safely be outside
and for businesses to increase their foot traffic while helping
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
City of Bakersfield launches new business
assistance grant program.
City of Benicia created an online LEGO® camp
to keep kids connected through creative, COVID-19 safe
City of Beverly Hills approves $700K rent
City of Burbank In the continued effort
to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, pedestrians &
bicyclists no longer have to press the Walk Button at
intersections. All Burbank signals have been set so the
Walk signal turns on automatically between
Camarillo Health Care District is providing
dementia and resources for caregivers throughout the pandemic.
Chino Valley Fire District continues to
deliver to seniors during the crisis. Seniors and others at
high risk of contracting COVID-19 can contact the Fire District
and ask that firefighters and other employees pick up and
deliver prescriptions and groceries and perform other essential
Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District
approved funding to help families bury loved ones during
City of Costa Mesa partnered with the
Newport-Mesa Unified School District to create a high-quality
summer camp offering sports, music, and art activities to local
youth, including those in underserved Communities. Read more.
City of El Cajon brought their “Rec Squad”
online providing a series of videos to keep kids entertained
including arts and crafts lessons, cooking instruction, sports,
camp games, and nature activities throughout the pandemic.
City of El Centro hosted a virtual
meeting to discuss improvements to their Downtown area. They
took official comments from residents via Zoom and Facebook
live. El Centro, is one of ILG’s BOOST communities, which is
working on enhancing their public engagement efforts virtually
during COVID-19. Read
Elk Grove Unified School District created
drive through zones outside 13 schools so that families can
pick up food for their children.
City of Fresno, even before Gov. Newsom’s June
18 Executive Order requiring all Californians to wear face
masks in public, is providing 10,000 disposable surgical masks
for small businesses to hand out to their customers and 4,000
cloth masks for employees.
Hanford Fire Department introduced new Fire
Recruit Pups to improve first responder’s health as tensions
continue to rise during the pandemic. Read
City of Lancaster created a campaign called
“Turn your Tassel,” in which the city provides an array of
tactics to celebrate the graduating class of 2020 through
social media campaigns, banners, certificates, and videos. The
city also encouraged residents to decorate their yards to
celebrate graduates with free take-home celebration kits
provided by the city.
Los Angeles County is giving $10,000
each to businesses as Coronavirus hits bottom
Modoc County has become the last best place to
avoid the deadly virus. This high desert county of alfalfa
fields, wildlife refuges, and 9,000 people has not recorded a
single case of COVID-19. Not even one. Ever. It’s the only
county in California that appears to be coronavirus free — one
of only five in seven Western states that can still make that
claim, at the moment.
Monterey and Ukiah Public Libraries in
partnership with the California State Library, are starting the
COVID-19 Diaries compiling any essays, poems, letters, photos,
videos, or other artworks about individual experiences in the
Read more I
City of Morgan Hill hosted a virtual Business
Resiliency Roundtable Webinar focused on discussion around the
reopening of retail businesses within the City and answering
questions from their community. The video was broadcast live
through the City’s Facebook page.
Natomas Unified School District is
practicing social distancing with “drive through” school food
Nevada and Santa Clara Counties worked
together to get treatment to critically ill Coronavirus
Orange County’s Clerk Recorder is offering
marriage licenses and civil marriage ceremonies through a
pop-up mobile ticket counter for couples whose marriage
appointments were postponed due to closures and stay-at-home
Palo Alto Unified and La Honda-Pescadero School
Districts are looking at bringing in outdoor educators
who lost their jobs when programs were canceled in response to
the pandemic. Schools can bring them in to share their
expertise by working with students on playgrounds, in school
gardens or at nearby parks.
City of Paramount is partnering with its
community to provide free 24/7 academic support to its students
including multilingual live help and essay review for all
subjects from trained, qualified tutors.
Placentia Library District continues to reach
out to the public, receive positive feedback, give patrons a
feeling of comfort with their programs and services, and most
importantly, become a dependable constant to its patrons during
this time through unrelenting passion to serve the community
regardless of circumstance.
City of Sacramento launched a new webinar
series to help local Sacramento businesses survive, thrive and
retain employees through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more. The City also created new virtual resources and
activities to help keep youth socially engaged.
City of San Diego is converting its
convention center to a homeless shelter. Read
San Diego County’s small army of public health
investigators & contact tracers are working on identifying
every resident who has been exposed to #COVID19. No small task
within a county of 3.3 million people. Read
City of San Francisco rolled out a Shared
Spaces Program to assist business by providing flexible use of
sidewalks, streets, and other public spaces to serve customers.
Under this program, restaurants can use a portion of the public
right-of-way, such as sidewalks, parking lanes, streets, or
other nearby public spaces like parks and plazas for restaurant
pick-up and outdoor dining.
City of San Jose distributed hand-washing
stations, portable toilets, and clean water to homeless
City of Temecula developed a COVID-19 smart
phone app, dedicated hotline and email address, along with many
other forms of rapid response communication tools and
technologies, for citizens to report, communicate and
understand the City’s recovery efforts, among many forms of
rapid response communications the City set up.
Read more. The city and Temecula Valley Unified School
District partner to create free WiFi gardens.
Ventura County created a Pandemic Rental
Assistance program to help reduce the amount of tenants’
back-owed rent, while assisting landlords.
Yolo County and Washington Unified School
District teamed up with a local restaurant to
serve over 10,000 families in need Read