|Today the State Legislature returns for the 2021-22 session. I am urging my colleagues to work together to restore a representative government in California. This representative report highlights one of my first bills of the year, the Open California Schools Act. It also includes a list of new small business resources that recently became available.
― Assemblyman Kevin Kiley
Issues and Legislation
Open California Schools Act
Today I am introducing the Open California Schools Act, urgency legislation to get our kids back in the classroom.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that elementary students across America have lost a staggering 5.5 million years of life expectancy because of learning loss from school closures. The study concludes:
“Based on the existing evidence regarding the limited role of primary school? aged children play in the transmission of COVID-19 and the heavy burden of decreased educational exposure on their health, we believe that restoring access to in-person primary school education should be an immediate national priority, even while the country awaits a vaccine.”
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In the District
New Small Business Resources
Last week the State of California announced the following new small business resources that are now available:
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District Office Hours
My team is available to serve your needs and connect you with resources during this time. If you need any help dealing with state agencies, such as the EDD or DMV, we are more than happy to assist you. Here is how to connect with us:
Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
State and Federal COVID-19 Resources
Below is a list of state and federal resources that are available to Californians. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or need help getting connected with any of these resources.
Comprehensive State Resources‚ Information‚ and Guidance
One-Stop State of California COVID-19 Website
California Portal of Job Loss Resources
California Portal for Contributions and Donations
California Portal for Health Corps and Volunteers
Public Health Resources
California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Small Business Resources
California Employment Development Department
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
United States Small Business Administration
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
National Small Business Administration
National Federation of Independent Business
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
California Franchise Tax Board
Insurance and Health Care Resources
California Department of Insurance
California Department of Health Care Services
DMV‚ Housing‚ and Education Resources
California Department of Motor Vehicles
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
California Department of Education
Mental Health‚ Veterans‚ and Other Crisis Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline
Visit El Dorado COVID-19 Information
Info, tips, guidelines and up to date information for businesses operations.