Resources for Individuals

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Sick or Exposed?

If you’re sick, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, find information and guidance here.


State Disability & Unemployment Benefits

If you are caring for a sick family member, you may be eligible for State of California Unemployment benefits. Please file for unemployment here.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are unable to work, you may be eligible for State Disability Insurance. Please file for unemployment here.

*If you do not have a primary care physician, you may submit your completed DE 2501 to SLO County Public Health at [email protected].



Get money to spend on groceries through CalFresh.  Apply in less than 10 minutes, then receive an EBT card (which works like a debit card) that you can use at most food stores and farmers’ markets. (You can even make your CalFresh dollars go even further by doubling them with MarketMatch at select farmers’ markets.) 


Food Locator 

Need food right now? Check SLO Food Bank’s food locator for food resources you can access today. 



If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help in the form of cash aid through CalWORKs. Must have children in the household. 


Covered California 

Help protect your health now and in the future with free or low-cost health insurance through Covered California


Paid Sick Leave

From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, California required most employers to provide workers up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 reasons. Find out more: