April 16: Daily COVID-19 Update

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President Trump, today, outlined guidelines to begin reopening states. The broad guidelines outline criteria for states to follow as they begin reopening while leaving specific plans to state governors.

Tax Day has been moved from April 15 to July 15.


On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced six indicators that will help guide how and when California may begin to reopen its economy. “This isn’t about an on/off switch. This will be a thoughtful process led by public health.” said the Governor.

On Wednesday, Governor Newsom announced a first-in-the-nation fund to help California’s immigrant families. A $125 million disaster relief fund was established to give relief to undocumented immigrants who won’t be getting stimulus checks from the federal government. Each adult would get $500 with a cap of $1000 per household. “10% of California’s workforce is undocumented. And though they paid over $2.5 billion in local and state taxes last year, they benefit from neither unemployment insurance nor the $2.2 trillion stimulus package,” said Governor Newsom.

Today, Governor Newsom signed an executive order increasing sanitary measures and giving two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave for workers in the food sector.

In an effort to aid Californians due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 California tax file and pay deadlines have officially been extended. The new File and Pay deadline is July 15, 2020. For more information visit FTB.CA.GOV


Arrowhead Regional Medical Center has announced more dates for drive-through testing. Testing dates are now April 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24. Tests will be issued between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm by appointment only. Call 855-422-8029 or follow this link for more information.

COVID-19 Teleconference Town Hall Series: Health During COVID-19 will be held on April 20, 2020, from 3 pm to 4 pm. The Town Hall will feature Public Health Director Trudy Raymundo and Behavioral Health Director Veronica Kelley. Questions from the public will be accepted until Sunday, April 19, at 12:00 pm by emailing assemblymember.reyes@assembly.ca.gov. RSVP for the Tele-Conference HERE.


Silverwood Lake SRA is now hiring Park-Aides and Maintenance Aides at $13 per hour. Applications are available HERE

Park-Aides will work at the entrance kiosk, greet visitors, collect fees, inspect vessels, assist with traffic control, provide information to the public. 24-40 hours per week. Applications can be emailed to richard.rocha@parks.ca.gov or mailed to 14651 Cedar Circle, Hesperia, CA 92345

Maintenance Aides will perform housekeeping and facilities maintenance, clean restrooms, collect trash, clean campsites, and day-use areas, perform various maintenance tasks (painting, groundskeeping, minor repair). 40 hours per week. Applications can be emailed to bob.scholfield@parks.ca.gov or mailed to 14651 Cedar Circle, Hesperia, CA 92345 


Wrightwood Fitness is streaming free live exercise classes for the community on Facebook. Friday 4/17 at 8:00 am – Abs, Core & Tabata Cardio. Saturday 4/18 at 9:00 am – Total Body Strength Training. An online waiver and release must be signed. Get more information HERE.

Harvest Christian Center Food Pantry is open every third Monday of the Month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at 8787 Sahara Rd. in Phelan. Call 760-953-2760 to verify dates and times are subject to change.

New Life Church-Lambs Ministry Food Pantry is open every Friday from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Phelan New Life, Serrano High School in Phelan. Call 760-885-5106 to verify dates and times as they are subject to change.

Tri-Community Helping Hands Food Pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at 1543 Barbara Street in Wrightwood. Call 760-244-3956 to verify times and dates as they are subject to change.

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