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Coronavirus in Sacramento 

Updated April. 20, 2022

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 are available in English, Spanish (español) and Chinese (中文).

FEMA has set up a web page to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus pandemic.



Getting Tested

If you are interested in getting tested for COVID-19, click here to complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials.

Based on the responses and testing appointment availability, you will learn whether you qualify for testing through this program at this time.



Public Health Orders

On Feb. 16, 2022: Health Order Rescission for Face Coverings and Health Order Rescission for Public Meetings. California mask mandate in schools ended March 11, 2022. There are currently no local Health Orders for Sacramento City.



Health Resources

Sacramento County’s Department of Health Services is the lead agency for diseases affecting the public in Sacramento.

For general information or questions about coronavirus in Sacramento:

The California Department of Public Health is the lead agency in California working with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local governments, health facilities, and health care providers across the state to respond to coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States.

The outbreak of coronavirus may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can cause strong emotions in adults and children.

In Partnership with Sacramento County, Hope Cooperative has launched a peer support call center available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 1-855-502-3224.



Community Resources

Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has a community resources page that includes information about volunteering and donations.



Financial Resources

  • IRS Economic Impact Payments
    The 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 seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. Please do not call the IRS about this. When more specific details become available, we will update this page.

  • Californians that have been financially affected by COVID-19, may be eligible for services such as unemployment insurance, paid family leave, disability Insurance, relief from financial institutions (including a 90-day grace period for all mortgages and no new foreclosures).

  • BankOn Sacramento
    If you don’t have a bank or credit union account set up to receive your COVID-19 economic impact payment, like the federal stimulus check, BankOn Sacramento can help you find a safe, affordable bank account, with no overdraft or hidden fees.

  • Financial Empowerment Center
    The City of Sacramento, in partnership with a broad range of community organizations, is now offering free professional one-on-one financial counseling and coaching in English and Spanish for local residents. 



Businesses and employees

A useful list of local, state and federal information and resources for businesses and employees.