Check your county for participating vaccination clinics, then click or call to arrange your vaccination.

Don’t wait – offer only good while supplies last.

Alameda County

Color Health

The Community Church, Greater St. Paul, and Friendship Christian Center locations only. 

Make an appointment on MyTurn.

LifeLong Medical Care

San Pablo, Richmond, East Oakland, and West Berkeley locations only. 

Go to or call 510-549-5454 for more information.

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

Ashland, Fire House Clinic, and Union City locations only. 

Go to for more information.

Contra Costa County

LifeLong Medical

Brookside and William Jenkins Health Center locations only. 

Go to or call 510-549-5454 for more information.

Kern County

Clinica Sierra Vista

34th Street, Arvin, East Bakersfield, East Niles, 1st Street, Fraizer Mountain, Greenfield, Lamont, and South Bakersfield locations only. 

Go to or call 661-635-3050 for more information.

Los Angeles County

Center For Family Health & Education

Panorama City location only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information.

Chinatown Service Center

767 N. Hill Street location only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information.


Palmdale Oasis, Santa Clarita, and mobile van unit locations only. 

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information, including daily van locations.

JWCH Institute

S. San Pedro, Norwalk, Lynwood, Bellflower, Vermont, Southeast LA, Bell Gardens, Downey, Pasadena, and Lancaster locations only.

Go to or call 866-733-5924 for more information.

Kaiser Permanente

Antelope Valley and Panorama City locations only.

Go to or call 833-574-2273 for more information.

Priority Care Medical Group

El Monte and Long Beach locations only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information.

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Vermont Ave., Compton, Compton College, Crenshaw, East LA Civic Center, Lincoln, Magnolia, Rolland Curtis, Washington, Avalon, Clinton, and Williams locations only.

Go to or call 877-612-8299 for more information.

Orange County

UCI Family Health

Anaheim and Santa Ana locations only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information.

Riverside County


Riverside City Sears, Lake Elsinore, Indio, Palm Springs, and mobile van unit locations only. 

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information, including daily van locations.

Sacramento County

Elica Health

Arden Arcade, Franklin Boulevard, N. Highlands, Mack Road, Marysville, and Midtown locations only.

Go to or call 916-454-2345 for more information.

Color Health

Antioch Progressive Church, Life Matters Logan Park, Life Matters Point Natomas, and Bethel Ministries locations only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn.


McClellan Park, Cal Expo, and mobile van unit locations only. 

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information, including daily van locations.

San Bernardino County

Color Health

Rialto Palm Ave, San Bernardino Depot, San Bernardino Downtown, Orange Way, and Chino locations only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn.


San Bernardino mobile van unit locations only. 

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information, including daily van locations.

Dignity Health

St. Bernardine Health Center location only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information.

Kaiser Permanente

Fontana and Ontario locations only.

Go to or call 833-574-2273 for more information.

San Joaquin County

Community Medical Centers

Channel, E. March Lane, and Manteca locations only.

Go to or call 209-425-0007 for more information.

Solano County

Community Medical Centers

Dixon and Vacaville locations only.

Go to or call 209-425-0007 for more information.

Tulare County

Color Health

Granite Hills High School, Whitendale Community Center, Terra Bella Veterans Memorial Building, Strathmore, Goshen Neighborhood Church, Lindsay Wellness Center, Exeter Veterans Memorial Building, and Tipton SPDES locations only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn.

Ventura County


Ventura mobile van unit locations only. 

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information, including daily van locations.

Yolo County

Elica Health

Halyard location only.

Go to or call 916-454-2345 for more information.

Yuba/Sutter Counties


Yuba/Sutter mobile van unit locations only.

Make an appointment on MyTurn or go to for more information, including daily van locations.

Terms and Conditions


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will conduct a series of randomized drawings for prizes to be awarded to vaccinated persons in order to reinforce the importance of vaccination as a way to protect public health in the face of a pandemic. The persons identified in the drawings will be able to claim a California Dream Vacations trip.


Drawings for the six (6) California Dream Vacations will take place on July 1, 2021. Six people will be drawn at random on that date. Drawing dates are subject to change. An eligible individual can win no more than 1 destination vacation package. CDPH reserves the right to terminate or extend this promotion at any time.


The persons eligible for the drawings will be limited to living persons, age 18 and older at the time of the drawing, who were not temporarily present in California[1] when they received a vaccine dose, and are identified in the State’s vaccine registry, as of the time of the drawing, as having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.[2] No action is needed by eligible persons to be included in the drawings. No purchase or payment of fees is necessary for participation. Immigration status is not a barrier to eligibility. Incarcerated persons are not eligible. Employees of CDPH, the California State Lottery, the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Government Operations Agency, Visit California, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and the Office of the Governor, and their immediate families, are not eligible. “Immediate family” means spouse and dependent children, consistent with California Government Code section 82029.  Note: Eligible persons below the age of 21 may not be able to redeem some portions of the California Dream Vacations is selected as a winner.


  • CDPH will lead a process by which the State will randomly select provisional winners from eligible participants. To do so, CDPH will provide a list of random number identifiers representing each eligible participant – identifiers that can only be connected with persons’ identities by CDPH – to the California Lottery, which will conduct the random drawing using standard practices applicable to drawings that ensure randomness and integrity of the draw. The California Lottery will then transmit the selected numbers back to CPDH, which will identify and contact the selected persons.  Following confirmation from CDPH, CDPH will provide the winner with contact information which can then be used to contact Visit California to redeem their package. 
  • The names of award winners will not initially be announced due to state law concerning disclosure of immunization records. The names of award winners may subsequently be announced if consent is first received from the award winner. 
  • Winners will be given the opportunity to decline the prize or decline publicity associated with the prize. 
  • Accepting the prize will require giving consent to disclose the winner’s information from CDPH’s vaccine registry for purposes including, but not limited to, tax withholding/reporting.
  • If CDPH cannot immediately make contact via telephone with the persons selected in the drawing, CDPH will repeat efforts to contact the persons via telephone, text, email or other contact information associated with the person’s record in the State’s vaccine registry.  Contact attempts will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time.  CDPH’s efforts to contact persons selected in the drawing may end 96 hours after the first attempt at contacting the persons, after which time they may no longer be offered a prize and another person may be selected for the prize from the pool of eligible persons. The method of attempting to contact selected persons, using the contact information available, is within the sole discretion of CDPH and not subject to appeal or review.  
  • The timing and degree of efforts used to locate a winner or to deem a winner ineligible based upon the terms of the program shall be at the sole discretion of CDPH. 
  • The random drawing will also include selection of alternates in case selected persons decline the prizes, are ineligible for the prizes, or cannot be contacted, to ensure all prizes are awarded.


The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible persons identified in the State’s vaccine registry at the time of the drawing.  Publicly available data regarding the number of eligible persons may be found on the State’s COVID dashboard.


  • Prizes may be subject to taxation.
  • Portions of the California Dream Vacation prize packages may be non-transferable.  
  • Except as otherwise specified herein, prize winners who agree to the use of their names and/or likenesses for advertising and publicity purposes, do so without compensation.  
  • Proof of age, eligibility and identity must be furnished upon request.
  • Winners will receive the prize only upon completion of their second dose (when receiving a vaccine that requires that the person receive two doses to be fully vaccinated).
  • Awarding of prizes will be made through Visit California. 
  • Awarding of prizes is contingent on the completion of any necessary and appropriate paperwork to facilitate awarding of any prize. 
  • CDPH has the right to modify or end the Vax for the Win program at any time.
  • To accept and receive a prize, participants must agree to release and hold harmless CDPH, Visit California, and their employees, agents and officers from any claim, demand, judgement, award and/or any liability of any kind related to this Vaccine Incentive Public Health Program.

In the event of a conflict, these official rules supersede any applicable general rules or advertisements of the Vax for the Win program.

[1] The determination of whether a person was temporarily present in California shall be at the sole discretion of CDPH and not subject to review or appeal.

[2] Some persons who have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in California may not be identified in the State’s vaccine registry.  If CDPH is unable to obtain vaccination status information about such individuals from other governmental agencies holding such information prior to the drawings, such individuals will not be eligible for drawings.  CDPH makes no commitment or promise that such information will be obtained from other governmental agencies prior to the drawings. 

Vax for the Win

California’s vaccine incentive program

Get vaccinated, get rewarded

We’ve already awarded millions of dollars in prizes and perks to vaccinated Californians, but we’re not done yet.

Get vaccinated and you could win one of 6 California dream vacations! No matter when you were vaccinated, you’re automatically entered.

Ready to win but not yet vaccinated? Do it soon for your chance to get a $50 card and a ticket to any Six Flags park in California!

And thank you for helping us beat the pandemic!

CA dream vacations

Tickets to Six Flags

$50 cards

How you can win

CA dream vacations - “Golden State Getaways”

Who’s ready to travel again? Get vaccinated and you could win a travel package to a great California destination! On July 1, we’re giving away 6 dream vacations, including hotels, food, and entertainment for up to four.

Plus you’ll get $2,000 for expenses. All vaccinated Californians 18 and over are automatically entered to win!

Get details for each package at Visit California. See Terms and Conditions.

Want to get away?

Illustration of California landmarks reflected in sunglasses with text WIN THE DREAM!

Tickets to Six Flags

Do you miss amusement parks? Select vaccination sites are giving away tickets to any Six Flags park in California while supplies last!

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain is the undisputed Thrill Capital of the World, with more coasters than anywhere on the planet.
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the Thrill Capital of Northern California, featuring a unique combination of animal attractions, thrilling rides, exciting shows, and wildlife presentations.
  • Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles and Hurricane Harbor Concord offer thrilling waterpark fun for the entire family.

Just get your first vaccine dose at a participating clinic, and you’ll get a ticket.

But don’t wait. Each clinic has a limited supply!

Ready for some fun?

Illustration of a man on a rollercoaster

$50 cards - “You Call the Shot California”

Not yet vaccinated? Now's the time. Get your vaccination now and get a $50 card! Choose between a $50 virtual cash card, Kroger card, or Albertsons card.

Only the first 2 million vaccinated starting May 27, 2021 will get this $50 card, so act fast. Available while supplies last.

You’re eligible to receive a $50 card if you:

  • Live in California,
  • Are aged 12 and older,
  • And get vaccinated starting on or after May 27.

To get your $50 card, just:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Get your code (sent within 7-10 days)
  • Redeem and pick your reward

See Terms and Conditions.

Ready to get rewarded?

Illustration of a $50 incentive card and what you could get with it: groceries, vegetables, and cash

Questions and answers

For rules, eligibility, and more details, see Terms and Conditions.

All drawings and incentives

What do I need to do to enter?

Just get vaccinated in California for COVID-19. No need to fill out an entry form. You are automatically entered in the drawing based on California immunization records once your vaccinator provides the state vaccination registry with your information. Vaccinations count whether you got the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must be living in California to win. Winner gets the prize money after they complete their vaccination series.

How do I book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment?

You can schedule appointments or find walk-in clinics at You can also use other websites or hotlines provided by the CDC or local health departments. Appointments can also be made by calling the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255.

What if I get vaccinated outside of California’s My Turn system?

You do not need to vaccinate through My Turn to be eligible. You are still eligible if your vaccination site is in California and reports doses given to the state.

What if I opted to not share my data with the Immunization Information Systems (IIS)?

The data is still reported to the state, so you would still be eligible for the incentive and other cash prizes.

How will winners be notified?

The state protects your privacy, and has taken steps to protect Californians against scams. The winners will be notified by officials from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) through official "State of CA CDPH" caller ID, text, CDPH email address, or in person by CDPH district staff. Only CDPH knows the identity of the person associated with the random number that has been drawn. For more information, see the Terms and Conditions.

Winners will not be asked to pay any fees associated with verifying eligibility for the cash prize. Any fraudulent activities or misinformation should be reported to or 1-833-993-3873. Individuals can use this email address or phone number to report any concerns about the authenticity of any contact they have received related to cash prizes.

Will you make public the names of winners?

At the time of the drawing, no names will be announced. Winners can decline the prize, or decline publicity associated with the prize.

Does a person need to be a U.S. citizen to win?

No. Eligibility is not determined by immigration status. Those eligible to win must only meet the following criteria:

  • Live in California,
  • Are aged 12 and older,
  • And have received at least a first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.

Who is not eligible?

You are not eligible if you are:

  • An employee of certain government agencies or their immediate family member, 
  • Incarcerated,
  • Live outside of California, or
  • Got vaccinated outside of California. 

Prize money will be paid after the winner completes their vaccination series.

I got a call about Vax for the Win that seemed fraudulent. What should I do?

Winners will be notified by the California Department of Public Health and will not be asked to pay any fees associated with verifying eligibility for the cash prize.

Any fraudulent activities or misinformation can be reported to or 1-833-993-3873. Individuals should also use this email address or phone number to report any concerns about the authenticity of any contact they have received related to cash prizes.

Is personal health information shared through these vaccine incentive programs?

No, Californians' personal health information is not shared by these programs. The Lottery will assist the programs, but will not receive personally-identifiable information. All entries will be anonymous to them.

The names of winners won't be disclosed without their consent. However, the county of the winner could be announced. The state will ensure the drawings are fair, honest, legal, and protective of personal information.

Who pays for this program?

This program is being paid for by the State of California.

$1.5 million grand prizes and $50,000 Fridays

How will the prize money be paid?

All prize money is subject to taxation and will be paid by the State Controller’s Office. The prize money will also be subject to any back taxes, child support payments, or liens owed by the winner.

Dream Vacations

How will the Dream Vacations be disbursed?

After a winner accepts the Dream Vacation, their name and contact information will be provided to the organizer of that trip. The organizer will serve as the travel liaison for the winner. The organizer will contact the winner within five business days of them accepting the prize to provide details on redeeming the Dream Vacation. 

The organizing companies are:

Is there a choice of Dream Vacations?

No, one winner will be chosen for each of six trips:

  • San Francisco (4 people for 5 nights)
  • Greater Palm Springs (2 people for 2 nights)
  • Anaheim/Orange County (4 people for 6 nights)
  • Los Angeles (4 people for 3 nights)
  • San Diego Beach (4 people for 5 nights)
  • San Diego Downtown (4 people for 5 nights)

Do the Dream Vacations expire?


The Anaheim/Orange County Dream Vacation and the San Diego Dream Vacations must be used by May 31, 2022. 

The San Francisco, Greater Palm Springs and Los Angeles Dream Vacations must be used by June 15, 2022.

Are the Dream Vacations taxable?


Tickets to Six Flags

How many free tickets are available and who is eligible? 

Six Flags is donating 50,000 free tickets to any Californian who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at participating providers starting June 16, while supplies last.

Which parks are eligible?

The tickets will be eligible at any of the four Six Flags parks in California - Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord.

How will I receive my ticket?

Paper tickets will be provided at the provider’s location at the time of vaccination.

Which providers are distributing tickets and how can I get an appointment?

There are 65 vaccination brick and mortar locations and a number of vaccination pop-up sites which will be giving away the tickets through 14 provider organizations. The organizations distributing tickets are the Center for Family Health and Education, the Chinatown Service Center, Clinica Sierra Vista, Community Medical Centers, Elica Health Centers, the JWCH Institute, Lifelong Health, UCI Family Health, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Centers, and St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers. Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Curative, and Color Health will also be distributing tickets in select locations. The counties covered by the site service areas include Alameda, Contra Costa, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Solano, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba. See the full list of participating locations.

When will participating providers begin distributing tickets?

Participating providers will begin distributing tickets to newly vaccinated persons beginning on Wednesday, June 16th following the announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom.

What are the terms and conditions of the tickets? 

Tickets are valid until September 6th at any of the four Six Flags parks in California - Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord. Tickets are non-transferrable and not available for resale. Any attempt to resell tickets will result in a deactivation of the ticket.

$50 cards - "You Call the Shot California"

How long will the incentive cards last? When will the program run out?

Cards are only available for the first 2 million eligible individuals. To be eligible, you must start your vaccination process on May 27 or later.

If I got my first dose before the incentive card program started, then get my second dose after it started, am I eligible?

No, you are not eligible to receive an incentive card. But you are eligible for the other cash prizes. The purpose of the card program is to motivate unvaccinated Californians to get vaccinated before the state fully reopens on June 15.

Can I get the $50 incentive card if I completed my vaccination before the program started?

No. The incentive card program is intended to motivate the remaining Californians to get vaccinated before the state fully reopens on June 15. However, fully vaccinated Californians are eligible for other cash prizes.

How do I get my redemption code?

If you get vaccinated on or after May 27, you’ll get a redemption code by text or email within 7-10 days after your last vaccination. For those receiving a two-dose series, your $50 card will be set aside until your completed second dose.

  • If you do not have a mobile phone or email address, then 7-10 days after your vaccination, you can call 1-833-993-3873 to receive a physical card.
  • If you don’t have a permanent address, then 7-10 days after your vaccination, call 1-833-993-3873 to coordinate delivery of your $50 card.

How long after redeeming the incentive card does it take to receive it?

It takes up to five business days to receive the incentive card. If you have not received your card after five business days, call 1-833-993-3873.

How will people prove they’ve had both doses? What if someone tries to cheat with a fake vaccine card?

COVID-19 vaccines are tracked in California immunization records. Incentive cards and other cash prizes will be awarded based on those records.

What if I got vaccinated, but did not receive my code?

If you do not receive a code after 14 days, call 833-993-3873.

Is there a choice of incentive cards?

Yes, there are three choices:

  1. Virtual Mastercard®: Not an ATM card so it cannot be cashed out. It can be redeemed online where Debit Mastercard® is accepted. This is a virtual incentive card and can be added to a phone mobile wallet.
  2. Kroger: Good at Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Foods Co. We recommend printing the card, as not all grocery stores can scan it on a phone.
  3. Albertsons: Good at Safeway, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and Andronico's Community Markets. We recommend printing the card, as not all grocery stores can scan it on a phone.

Available while supplies last. If you are younger than 18, you will need to have a parent or guardian complete the card selection process for you, unless you are an emancipated minor.

Does my redemption code ever expire?

Yes. You must use the redemption code within 90 days to claim your card. Once claimed, the Virtual Mastercard® expires after 12 months. The grocery cards never expire.

This information makes vaccination data transparent and accessible to all Californians.

On this page:

Overview of vaccine administration

This chart shows all vaccinations administered in California, by county of residence. This data is updated daily.

Vaccination progress by group

These charts show our progress in vaccinating groups and communities with the most urgent need. You can view by Vaccine Equity Metric (VEM), race and ethnicity, age, either statewide or by county. These charts are updated weekly on Wednesday.

These charts use the California Healthy Places Index (HPI), developed by the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, which explores local factors that predict life expectancy and compares community conditions across the state. The HPI quartiles are the total state population divided into 25% segments based on conditions that shape health, including housing, transportation, and education.

The VEM combines HPI with California Department of Public Health (CDPH)-derived scores. Zip codes range from less healthy community conditions in Quartile 1 to more healthy community conditions in Quartile 4.

Vaccinations by zip code

A map of California with dots that provide zip code-level vaccination data

Select the image to go to an interactive version of the map.

This map shows the share of the population that has received COVID-19 vaccine by zip code and the VEM quartiles.

The percentage of those who have received a partial or full series of COVID-19 vaccine out of the total eligible population in each zip code are indicated by gray shading. Darker shades of gray indicate a higher percentage. Lighter shades of gray indicate a lower percentage.

The VEM quartiles are identified by the colors of the circles at the center of each zip code.

Vaccinating equitably across groups

These charts show how California has distributed vaccines to date and over time by VEM, race and ethnicity, age, and gender. Providing this information is voluntary and not required for vaccination. These charts are updated weekly on Wednesday.

Vaccinations to date

This chart shows how doses have been prioritized across VEM quartiles, which align with community health conditions. Our vaccination goals in this area are so important that we tied California’s reopening to them.

  • Vaccinations by doses administered
  • Number of vaccine doses given in California
  • % of total and number of doses administered
  • Quartile {N}
  • Least healthy community conditions
  • Most healthy community conditions

Vaccinations over time

This graph shows our efforts over time to distribute equitably to different quartiles. You can see the progress made after two major policy and logistics changes in early March and mid-March.

Proportion of first vaccine doses by group

These charts show the distribution of first vaccine doses by race and ethnicity, age, and gender to date. Providing this information is voluntary and not required for vaccination.

  • People with at least one dose of vaccine administered by race and ethnicity in California
  • People with at least one dose of vaccine administered by race and ethnicity in [REGION]
  • % of vaccines administered
  • % of vaccine eligible population
  • People who identified as {category} have received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered and make up {metric-baseline-value} of the vaccine-eligible population.
  • People whose race/ethinicity was reported as {category} have received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered. Since Other is not an official classification from Census nor the Office of Management and Budget, the size of the corresponding vaccine-eligible population is undetermined.
  • People whose race or ethnicity is {category} have received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered. California does not assign this group a percentage of the vaccine-eligible population.
  • People with at least one dose of vaccine administered by age in California
  • People with at least one dose of vaccine administered by age in [REGION]
  • % of vaccines administered
  • % of vaccine eligible population
  • The {category} age group has received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered and make up {metric-baseline-value} of the vaccine-eligible population.
  • People whose age do not fall into any group have received have received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered. California does not assign this group a percentage of the vaccine-eligible population.
  • People with at least one dose of vaccine administered by gender in California
  • People with at least one dose of vaccine administered by gender in [REGION]
  • % of vaccines administered
  • % of vaccine eligible population
  • Updated {PUBLISHED_DATE} with data from {LATEST_ADMINISTERED_DATE}. “Unknown/undifferentiated” includes those who declined to state, whose gender information is missing, or who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, gender queer or intersex.
  • {category} have received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered and make up {metric-baseline-value} of the vaccine-eligible population.
  • People whose gender is unknown or undifferentiated (see who this includes in the chart information) have received {metric-value} of the vaccines administered. Since Unknown/Undifferentiated is not an official classification from Census nor the Office of Management and Budget, the size of the corresponding vaccine-eligible population is undetermined.

California’s economy is now fully open. Help keep California open and our communities healthy by following CDC travel guidelines.

Current travel recommendations

The California Department of Public Health asks that you do the following:

  • Delay travel until you’re fully vaccinated
  • If you’re not fully vaccinated, but choose to travel, get tested before and after
  • No matter your vaccination status, wear a mask indoors while on public transportation or in a transportation hub
  • Wearing a mask outdoors while traveling is no longer required, but still recommended for unvaccinated individuals

See CDC’s travel guidelines and read more at CDPH’s travel flyer.

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Housing for the Harvest is a program that offers services to agricultural workers who need to isolate due to COVID-19. It helps positive or exposed workers protect their loved ones and coworkers by giving them an opportunity to self-isolate.

On this page:

How the program works 

Farm and food processing workers play an essential role in maintaining our food supply. But some who need to self-isolate are finding it difficult due to their housing situation.

The State offers in-home or in-hotel quarantine options in participating counties for workers who need to self-isolate for up to 14 days. The State coordinates with local administrators who manage the program.

Local administrators:

  • Serve as primary point of contact with workers who need isolation housing 
  • Verify participant eligibility
  • Coordinate with the State to book rooms if that is preferred
  • Provide services including transportation, meals and wellness checks
  • Ensure services are provided in the participant’s language, and
  • Collect data required for FEMA reimbursement
  • Provide financial assistance for those quarantining

Local administrators are identified in coordination with the State government. They may be a county or city agency, tribe, non-profit organization, or a philanthropic organization.  

Who qualifies

Participants must meet these criteria:

  • Work in California food processing or agriculture  
  • Meet FEMA non-congregate sheltering criteria for COVID-19: 
    • Have tested positive, or 
    • Been exposed as documented by a public health official or medical health professional
  • Be unable to self-isolate at home, if requesting a hotel room 

How to get a hotel room

Participate in Housing for the Harvest by contacting the administrator for your county:

More counties may be added to the program.

Where the program is available

The program is offered in the 14 counties listed above.   

How your county or organization can participate

If your county or organization would like to be a local administrator, please contact See more details in this Program Overview.

Funding and program costs

California has received FEMA approval for non-congregate sheltering during the public health crisis.

The State will seek reimbursement for hotel costs for this program at 75% federal cost share.

State funding will cover eligible costs for transportation, meals, wellness checks and any other services for in-home and in-hotel quarantining through an agreement with the county. Philanthropy may cover additional costs. Some costs may be eligible for FEMA reimbursement by the county.  

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    On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians.

    In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

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    1. Health Care / Public Health

    Sector profile

    The Health Care and Public Health (HPH) Sector is large, diverse, and open, spanning both the public and private sectors. It includes publicly accessible healthcare facilities, research centers, suppliers, manufacturers, and other physical assets and vast, complex public-private information technology systems required for care delivery and to support the rapid, secure transmission and storage of large amounts of HPH data.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Health care providers and caregivers (including physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses, assistants, and aids; infection control and quality assurance personnel; pharmacists; physical, respiratory, speech and occupational therapists and assistants; social workers and providers serving individuals with disabilities including developmental disabilities; optometrists; speech pathologists; chiropractors; diagnostic and therapeutic technicians; and radiology technologists).
    2. Workers required for effective clinical, command, infrastructure, support service, administrative, security and intelligence operations across the direct patient care and full healthcare and public health spectrum, including accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, accrediting, certification, licensing, credentialing, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, environmental services, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians; emergency medical services workers; prehospital workers including but not limited to urgent care workers; inpatient and hospital workers; outpatient care workers; home care workers; workers at long-term care facilities, residential and community-based providers; workplace safety workers).
    3. Workers needed to support transportation to and from healthcare facilities and provider appointments.
    4. Workers needed to provide laundry services, food services, reprocessing of medical equipment, and waste management.
    5. Vendors and suppliers (including imaging, pharmacy, oxygen services, durable medical equipment)
    6. Workers who perform critical clinical research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 response.
    7. Workers in other medical and life science facilities (including Ambulatory Health and Surgical, Blood Banks, Clinics, Community Mental Health, Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation, End Stage Renal Disease, Health Departments, Home Health care, Hospices, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Organ Pharmacies, Procurement Organizations, Psychiatric, Residential, Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and retail facilities specializing in medical goods and supplies, including cannabis).
    8. Workers for health manufacturing (including life science companies, and companies that have shifted production to medical supplies), materials and parts suppliers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, printers, packagers, and distributors of medical equipment (including those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs, and cannabis products), dietary supplements, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, personal hygiene products, and tissue and paper towel products.
    9. Public health / community health workers, including those who compile, model, analyze and communicate public health information.
    10. Behavioral and mental health workers responsible for coordination, outreach, engagement, and treatment to individuals in need of mental health and/or behavioral services.
    11. Donors of blood bone marrow, blood stem cell, or plasma and the workers of the organizations that operate and manage related activities.
    12. Workers that manage health plans, billing, and health information.
    13. Workers who conduct community-based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance, compiling, analyzing and communicating public health information.
    14. Workers performing IT and cybersecurity functions at healthcare and public health facilities.
    15. Workers performing security, incident management, and emergency operations functions at or on behalf of healthcare entities including healthcare coalitions.
    16. Pharmacy employees, including workers necessary to maintain uninterrupted prescription filling.
    17. Workers in retail facilities specializing in medical goods and supplies.
    18. Public health and environmental health workers, including workers specializing in environmental health that focus on implementing environmental controls, sanitary and infection control interventions, healthcare facility safety and emergency preparedness planning, engineered work practices, and developing guidance and protocols for appropriate PPE to prevent COVID-19 disease transmission; Public health/ community health workers (including call center workers) who conduct community- based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance and compiling, analyzing, and communicating public health information.
    19. Mortuary services providers, including workers performing mortuary, funeral, cremation burial, cemetery, and related services, including funeral homes, crematoriums, cemetery workers and coffin makers.
    20. Workers who coordinate with other organizations to ensure the proper recovery, handling, identification, transportation, tracking, storage, and disposal of human remains and personal effects; certify cause of death; and facilitate access to behavioral and mental health services to the family members, responders, and survivors of an incident.
    21. Workers supporting veterinary hospitals and clinics.
    22. Workers supporting operations of outdoor recreational facilities for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise.

    Relevant sector guidance:

    2. Emergency Services

    Sector profile

    The Emergency Services Sector (ESS) is a community of highly-skilled, trained personnel, along with the physical and cyber resources, that provide a wide range of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery services during both day-to-day operations and incident response. The ESS includes geographically distributed facilities and equipment in both paid and volunteer capacities organized primarily at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels of government, such as city police departments and fire stations, county sheriff’s offices, Department of Defense police and fire departments, and town public works departments. The ESS also includes private sector resources, such as industrial fire departments, private security organizations, and private emergency medical services providers.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Public, private, and voluntary personnel (front line and management) in emergency management, law enforcement, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, corrections, rehabilitation and reentry, search and rescue, hazardous material response, and technicians supporting maritime and aviation emergency response.
    2. Public Safety Answering Points and 911 call center employees; personnel involved in access to emergency services including the emergency alert system and wireless emergency alerts.
    3. Fusion Center employees
    4. Workers who support weather disaster / natural hazard monitoring, response, mitigation, and prevention, including personnel conducting, supporting, or facilitating wildfire mitigation activities
    5. Workers – including contracted vendors — who maintain, manufacture, or supply equipment and services supporting law enforcement, fire, EMS, and and emergency service response operations (including safety equipment, electronic security, and uniforms)
    6. Workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, elders and dependent adults.
    7. Animal control officers and humane officers
    8. Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
    9. Workers and contracted vendors who maintain and provide services and supplies to public safety facilities, including emergency communication center, public safety answering points, public safety communications centers, emergency operation centers, fire and emergency medical services stations, police and law enforcement stations and facilities.

    Relevant sector guidance:

    3. Food and Agriculture

    Sector profile

    The Food and Agricultural (FA) Sector is composed of complex production, processing, and delivery systems and has the capacity to feed people and animals both within and beyond the boundaries of the United States. Beyond domestic food production, the FA Sector also imports many ingredients and finished products, leading to a complex web of growers, processors, suppliers, transporters, distributors, and consumers. This sector is critical to maintaining and securing our food supply.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail that sells food or beverage products, and animal/pet food, retail customer support service, information technology support staff, for online orders, pickup/takeout or delivery.
    2. Workers supporting restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations, including food preparation, carry-out and delivery food employees.
    3. Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees to include those employed in food ingredient production and processing facilities; aquaculture and seafood harvesting facilities; livestock, poultry, seafood slaughter facilities; pet and animal feed processing facilities; human food facilities producing by-products for animal food; beverage production facilities; and the production of food packaging, including recycling operations and processing.
    4. Farmers, farm and ranch workers, and agribusiness support services to include those employed in auction and sales; grain and oilseed handling, storage, processing and distribution; animal food, feed, and ingredient production, packaging, and distribution; manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of veterinary drugs; truck delivery and transport.
    5. Farmers, farm and ranch workers, support service workers and their supplier employees producing food supply domestically and for export to include those engaged in raising, cultivating, harvesting, packing, storing, or delivering to storage or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market any agricultural or horticultural commodity for human consumption; those engaged in producing and harvesting field crops; cannabis growers; agricultural and commodity inspection; fuel ethanol facilities; storage facilities; biodiesel and renewable diesel facilities; and other agricultural inputs
    6. Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution and ingredients used in these products including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers, and blockchain managers.
    7. Workers supporting the sanitation of all food manufacturing processes and operations from wholesale to retail.
    8. Workers supporting the growth and distribution of plants and associated products for home gardens.
    9. Workers in cafeterias used to feed workers, particularly worker populations sheltered against COVID-19
    10. Workers in animal diagnostic and food testing laboratories
    11. Workers essential for assistance programs and government payments
    12. Government, private, and non-governmental organizations’ workers essential for food assistance programs (including school lunch programs) and government payments.
    13. Employees of companies engaged in the production, storage, transport, and distribution of chemicals; medicines, including cannabis; vaccines; and other substances used by the food and agriculture industry, including seeds, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, minerals, enrichments, and other agricultural production aids.
    14. Animal agriculture workers to include those employed in veterinary health (including those involved in supporting emergency veterinary or livestock services); raising of animals for food; animal production operations; livestock markets; slaughter and packing plants, manufacturers, renderers, and associated regulatory and government workforce.
    15. Transportation supporting animal agricultural industries, including movement of animal medical and reproductive supplies and material, animal vaccines, animal drugs, feed ingredients, feed, and bedding, live animals, animal medical materials; transportation of deceased animals for disposal; and associated regulatory and government workforce
    16. Workers who support sawmills and the manufacture and distribution of fiber and forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood and fiber products
    17. Employees engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary to agricultural production and distribution
    18. Workers at animal care facilities that provide food, shelter, veterinary and/or routine care and other necessities of life for animals.

    Relevant sector guidance:

    4. Energy

    Sector profile

    The Energy Sector consists of widely diverse and geographically dispersed critical assets and systems that are often interdependent of one another. This critical infrastructure is divided into three interrelated segments or subsectors—electricity, oil, and natural gas—to include the production, refining, storage, and distribution of oil, gas, and electric power. The Energy Sector supplies fuels to the transportation industry, electricity to households and businesses, and other sources of energy that are integral to growth and production across the Nation. In turn, it depends on the Nation’s transportation, information technology, communications, finance, water, and government infrastructures.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not possible:

    Workers supporting the energy sector, regardless of the energy source, segment of the system, or infrastructure the worker is involved in, or who are needed to monitor, operate, engineer, and maintain the reliability, safety, environmental health, physical and cyber security of the energy system, including power generation, transmission and distribution.

    Workers supporting the energy sector, regardless of the energy source, needed for construction, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, maintenance, and permitting.

    IT and OT technology for essential energy sector operations including support workers, customer service operations, call centers, and emergency response and customer emergency operations; energy management systems, control systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA systems, and energy sector entity data centers; cybersecurity engineers; and cybersecurity risk management.

    Workers providing services related to energy sector fuels and supply chains, supporting the procurement, mining, drilling, processing, refining, manufacturing, refueling, construction, logistics, transportation (including marine transport, terminals, rail and vehicle transport), permitting operation and maintenance, security, waste disposal, storage, and monitoring of support for resources.

    Workers supporting environmental remediation and monitoring.

    Workers supporting manufacturing and distribution of equipment, supplies, and parts necessary to maintain production, maintenance, restoration, and service at energy sector facilities across all energy sectors, and regardless of the energy source.

    Workers at Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, and Network Operations staff, engineers and technicians to manage the network or operate facilities.

    Workers at Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authorities, and primary and backup Control Centers, including but not limited to independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, and balancing authorities; and workers involved in energy commodity trading and scheduling.

    Mutual assistance personnel, which may include workers from outside of the state or local jurisdiction

    Retail fuel centers such as gas stations and truck stops, and the distribution systems that support them.

    5. Water and Wastewater

    Sector profile

    The Water and Wastewater Sector is a complex sector composed of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure of varying sizes and ownership types. Multiple governing authorities pertaining to the Water and Wastewater Sector provide for public health, environmental protection, and security measures, among others.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    Employees needed to operate and maintain drinking water and wastewater/drainage infrastructure, including:

    1. Operational staff at water authorities
    2. Operational staff at community water systems
    3. Operational staff at wastewater treatment facilities
    4. Workers repairing water and wastewater conveyances and performing required sampling or monitoring
    5. Operational staff for water distribution and testing
    6. Operational staff at wastewater collection facilities
    7. Operational staff and technical support for SCADA Control systems
    8. Chemical disinfectant suppliers for water and wastewater and personnel protection
    9. Workers that maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting water and wastewater operations

    6. Transportation and Logistics

    Sector profile

    The Transportation Systems Sector consists of seven key subsectors, or modes:

    • Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and airports, heliports, and landing strips. Commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases. In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools.
    • Highway and Motor Carrier encompasses roadway, bridges, and tunnels. Vehicles include trucks, including those carrying hazardous materials; other commercial vehicles, including bicycles, commercial motor coaches and school buses; vehicle and driver licensing systems; taxis, transportation services including Transportation Network Companies, and delivery services including Delivery Network Companies; traffic management systems; AND cyber systems used for operational management.
    • Maritime Transportation System consists of coastline, ports, waterways, and intermodal landside connections that allow the various modes of transportation to move people and goods to, from, and on the water.
    • Mass Transit and Passenger Rail includes terminals, operational systems, and supporting infrastructure for passenger services by transit buses, trolleybuses, monorail, heavy rail—also known as subways or metros—light rail, passenger rail, and vanpool/rideshare.
    • Pipeline Systems consist of pipelines carrying natural gas hazardous liquids, as well as various chemicals. Above-ground assets, such as compressor stations and pumping stations, are also included.
    • Freight Rail consists of major carriers, smaller railroads, active railroad, freight cars, and locomotives.
    • Postal and Shipping includes large integrated carriers, regional and local courier services, mail services, mail management firms, and chartered and delivery services.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including truck drivers, bus drivers, dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, towing and recovery services, roadside assistance workers, intermodal transportation personnel, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure
    2. Working supporting or providing services that enable logistics operations for essential sectors, wholesale and retail sale, including warehousing, cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.
    3. Workers supporting maintenance and operation of essential highway infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels.
    4. Workers of firms providing services, supplies, and equipment that enable warehouse and operations, including cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.
    5. Mass transit workers providing critical transit services and/or performing critical or routine maintenance to mass transit infrastructure or equipment.
    6. Employees supporting personal and commercial transportation services, including taxis, bicycle services, Transportation Network Companies, and delivery services including Delivery Network Companies
    7. Workers responsible for operating dispatching passenger, commuter and freight trains and maintaining rail infrastructure and equipment
    8. Maritime transportation and inland waterway workers – to include maintenance and repair – including port authority and commercial facility personnel, dredgers, port workers, mariners, ship crewmembers, ship pilots and tugboat operators, ship supply, chandler, and equipment operators.
    9. Workers who support the operation, inspection, and maintenance of essential dams, locks, and levees.
    10. Workers who support the inspection and maintenance of aids to navigation and other government-provided services that ensure continued maritime commerce.
    11. Workers supporting transportation of chemicals, hazardous, medical, waste and recyclable materials to support critical sectors and infrastructure.
    12. Automotive repair, maintenance, and transportation equipment manufacturing and distribution facilities.
    13. Transportation safety inspectors, including hazardous material inspectors and accident investigator inspectors
    14. Manufacturers and distributors (to include service centers and related operations) of lighting and communication systems, specialized signage and structural systems, emergency response equipment and support materials, printers, printed materials, packaging materials, pallets, crates, containers, and other supplies needed to support manufacturing, packaging staging and distribution operations
    15. Postal, parcel, courier, last-mile delivery, and shipping workers, to include private companies who accept, process, transport, and deliver information and goods.
    16. Workers who supply equipment and materials for maintenance of transportation equipment.
    17. Employees who repair and maintain vehicles, aircraft, rail equipment, marine vessels, bicycles, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers
    18. Workers who support air transportation for cargo and passengers, including operation distribution, maintenance, and sanitation. This includes air traffic controllers, flight dispatchers, maintenance personnel, ramp workers, fueling agents, flight crews, airport safety inspectors and engineers, airport operations personnel, aviation and aerospace safety workers, security, commercial space personnel, operations personnel, accident investigators, flight instructors, and other on- and off-airport facilities workers.
    19. Workers critical to the manufacturing, distribution, sales, rental, leasing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles and other transportation equipment (including electric vehicle charging stations) and the supply chains that enable these operations, subject to adhering public health guidance issued by CDPH.
    20. Workers who support the operation, inspection, and maintenance of essential public works facilities and operations, including bridges, water and sewer main breaks, fleet maintenance personnel, construction of critical or strategic infrastructure, construction material suppliers, traffic signal maintenance, emergency location services for buried utilities, maintenance of digital systems infrastructure supporting public works operations, and other emergent issues
    21. Workers who support, such as road and line clearing, to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications.

    7. Communications and Information Technology

    Sector profile

    The Communications Sector provides products and services that support the efficient operation of today’s global information-based society. Communication networks enable people around the world to contact one another, access information instantly, and communicate from remote areas. This involves creating a link between a sender (including voice signals) and one or more recipients using technology (e.g., a telephone system or the Internet) to transmit information from one location to another. Technologies are changing at a rapid pace, increasing the number of products, services, service providers, and communication options. The national communications architecture is a complex collection of networks that are owned and operated by individual service providers. Many of this sector’s products and services are foundational or necessary for the operations and services provided by other critical infrastructure sectors. The nature of communication networks involves both physical infrastructure (buildings, switches, towers, antennas, etc.) and cyber infrastructure (routing and switching software, operational support systems, user applications, etc.), representing a holistic challenge to address the entire physical-cyber infrastructure.

    The IT Sector provides products and services that support the efficient operation of today’s global information-based society and are integral to the operations and services provided by other critical infrastructure Sectors. The IT Sector is comprised of small and medium businesses, as well as large multinational companies. Unlike many critical infrastructure Sectors composed of finite and easily identifiable physical assets, the IT Sector is a functions-based Sector that comprises not only physical assets but also virtual systems and networks that enable key capabilities and services in both the public and private sectors.

    Essential workforce – Communications, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Maintenance of communications infrastructure- including privately owned and maintained communication systems- supported by technicians, operators, call-centers, wireline and wireless providers, cable service providers, satellite operations, Internet Exchange Points, Network Access Points, back haul and front haul facilities, and manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment.
    2. Workers performing functions related to undersea cable infrastructure and support facilities, including cable landing sites, beach manhole vaults and covers, submarine cable depots, and submarine cable ship facilities
    3. Government and private sector employees supporting Department of Defense internet and communications facilities.
    4. Workers who support radio, television, and media service, including, but not limited to front line news reporters, studio, and technicians for newsgathering, reporting, and publishing news.
    5. Network Operations staff, engineers and/or technicians to include IT managers and staff, HVAC & electrical engineers, security personnel, software and hardware engineers, and database administrators that manage the network or operate facilities
    6. Workers responsible for infrastructure construction and restoration, including contractors for construction and engineering of fiber optic cables, buried conduit, small cells, other wireless facilities, and other communications sector-related infrastructure. This includes construction of new facilities and deployment of new technology required to address congestion or customer usage on remote services.
    7. Installation, maintenance and repair technicians that establish, support or repair service as needed.
    8. Central office personnel to maintain and operate central office, data centers, and other network office facilities, and critical support personnel assisting front line employees
    9. Customer service and support staff, including managed and professional services as well as remote providers of support to transitioning employees to set up and maintain home offices, who interface with customers to manage or support service environments and security issues, including payroll, billing, fraud, logistics and troubleshooting
    10. Workers providing electronic security, fire, monitoring, and life safety services, and who ensure physical security, cleanliness, and the safety of facilities and personnel, including those who provide temporary licensing waivers for security personnel to work in other States or Municipalities.
    11. Dispatchers involved with service repair and restoration
    12. Retail customer service personnel at critical service center locations for onboarding customers, distributing and repairing equipment and other supply chain personnel, to support individuals’ remote emergency communications needs;
    13. External Affairs personnel to assist in coordinating with local, state, and federal officials to address communications needs supporting COVID-19 response, public safety, and national security.
    14. Workers responsible for ensuring that persons with disabilities have access to and the benefits of various communications platforms, including those involved in the provision of telecommunication relay services, closed captioning of broadcast television for the deaf, video relay services for deaf citizens who prefer communication via American Sign Language over text, and audio-description for television programming.

    Essential workforce – Information Technology, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Workers who support command centers, including, but not limited to Network Operations Command Centers, Broadcast Operations Control Center and Security Operations Command Centers
    2. Data center operators, including system administrators, HVAC & electrical engineers, security personnel, IT managers and purchasers, data transfer solutions engineers, software and hardware engineers, and database administrators
    3. Workers who support client service centers, field engineers, and other workers supporting critical infrastructure, as well as manufacturers and supply chain vendors that provide hardware and software, support services, research and development, information technology equipment (to include microelectronics and semiconductors), and HVAC and electrical equipment for critical infrastructure and test labs and certification agencies that qualify such equipment for critical infrastructure.
    4. Workers needed to pre-empt and respond to cyber incidents involving critical infrastructure,, and entities supporting the functioning of critical infrastructure sectors
    5. Suppliers, designers, transporters and other workers supporting the manufacture, distribution, and construction of essential global, national and local infrastructure for computing services (including cloud computing services and teleworking capabilities), business infrastructure, financial transactions, web-based services, and critical manufacturing
    6. Workers supporting communications systems, information technology, and work from home solutions
    7. Employees required to support Software as a Service businesses that enable remote working, performance of business operations, distance learning, media services, and digital health offerings, or required for technical support crucial for business continuity and connectivity.

    8. Government Operations and other community-based essential functions

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Critical government workers, as defined by the employer and consistent with Continuity of Operations Plans and Continuity of Government plans.
    2. County workers responsible for determining eligibility for safety net benefits
    3. The Courts, consistent with guidance released by the California Chief Justice
    4. Workers who support administration and delivery of unemployment insurance programs, income maintenance, employment service, disaster assistance, workers’ compensation insurance and benefits programs, and pandemic assistance
    5. Workers to ensure continuity of building functions, including but not limited to security and environmental controls, the manufacturing and distribution of the products required for these functions, and the permits and inspection for construction.
    6. Elections personnel
    7. Federal, State, and Local, Tribal, and Territorial employees who support Mission Essential Functions and communications networks
    8. Trade Officials (FTA negotiators; international data flow administrators)
    9. Weather forecasters
    10. Workers that maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting other critical government operations
    11. Workers who support necessary credentialing, vetting and licensing operations for critical sector workers and operations.
    12. Workers who are critical to facilitating trade in support of the national, state, and local emergency response supply chain
    13. Workers supporting public and private childcare establishments, pre-K establishments, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of distance learning, provision of school meals, or care, supervision, and instruction of minors
    14. Staff at government offices who perform title search, notary, and recoding services in support of mortgage and real estate services and transactions
    15. Workers and instructors supporting academies and training facilities and courses for the purpose of graduating students and cadets that comprise the essential workforce for all identified critical sectors
    16. Clergy for essential support and faith-based services that are provided outdoors, or through streaming or other technologies that support physical distancing and state public health guidelines.
    17. Human services providers, especially for at risk populations, including home delivered meal providers for older adults, people with disabilities, and others with chronic health conditions; home-maker services for frail, homebound, older adults; personal assistance services providers to support activities of daily living for older adults, people with disabilities, and others with chronic health conditions who live independently in the community with supports and services; home health providers who deliver health care services for older adults, people with disabilities, and others with chronic health conditions who live independently in the community with supports and services.
    18. Government entities, and contractors that work in support of local, state, and federal public health and medical mission sets, including but not limited to supporting access to healthcare and associated payment functions, conducting public health functions, providing medical care, supporting emergency management, or other services necessary for supporting the COVID-19 response.

    Relevant sector guidance:

    9. Critical Manufacturing

    Sector profile

    The Critical Manufacturing Sector identifies several industries to serve as the core of the sector: Primary Metals Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Products made by these manufacturing industries are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Workers necessary for the manufacturing of metals, industrial minerals, semiconductors, materials and products needed for supply chains of the critical infrastructure sectors.
    2. Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed to manufacture medical equipment and personal protective equipment
    3. Workers necessary for mining and production of critical minerals, materials and associated essential supply chains, and workers engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary for mining production and distribution.
    4. Workers who produce or manufacture parts or equipment that supports continued operations for any essential services and increase in remote workforce, including computing and communication devices, semiconductors, and equipment such as security tools for Security Operations Centers (SOCs) or data centers.
    5. Workers manufacturing or providing parts and equipment that enable the maintenance and continued operation of essential businesses and facilities.

    10. Financial Services

    Sector profile

    The Financial Services Sector includes thousands of depository institutions, providers of investment products, insurance companies, other credit and financing organizations, and the providers of the critical financial utilities and services that support these functions. Financial institutions vary widely in size and presence, ranging from some of the world’s largest global companies with thousands of employees and many billions of dollars in assets, to community banks and credit unions with a small number of employees serving individual communities. Whether an individual savings account, financial derivatives, credit extended to a large organization, or investments made to a foreign country, these products allow customers to: Deposit funds and make payments to other parties; Provide credit and liquidity to customers; Invest funds for both long and short periods; Transfer financial risks between customers.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Workers who are needed to process and maintain systems for processing financial transactions and services, including payment, clearing, and settlement; wholesale funding; insurance services; and capital markets activities
    2. Workers who are needed to maintain orderly market operations to ensure the continuity of financial transactions and services.
    3. Workers who are needed to provide business, commercial, and consumer access to banking and non-bank financial and lending services, including ATMs, lending money transmission, and to move currency, checks, securities, and payments
    4. Workers who support financial operations, such as those staffing call, data and security operations centers, managing physical security, or providing accounting services.
    5. Workers supporting production and distribution of debit and credit cards.
    6. Workers providing electronic point of sale support personnel for essential businesses and workers.

    11. Chemical and Hazardous Materials

    Sector profile

    The Chemical Sector—composed of a complex, global supply chain—converts various raw materials into diverse products that are essential to modern life. Based on the product produced, the sector can be divided into five main segments, each of which has distinct characteristics, growth dynamics, markets, new developments, and issues: Basic chemicals; Specialty chemicals; Agricultural chemicals; Pharmaceuticals; Consumer products.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Workers supporting the chemical and industrial gas supply chains, including workers at chemical manufacturing plants, workers in laboratories, workers at distribution facilities, workers who transport basic raw chemical materials to the producers of industrial and consumer goods, including hand sanitizers, food and food additives, pharmaceuticals, textiles, building materials, plumbing, electrical and paper products.
    2. Workers supporting the safe transportation of chemicals, including those supporting tank truck cleaning facilities and workers who manufacture packaging items
    3. Workers supporting the production of protective cleaning and medical solutions, personal protective equipment, disinfectants, and packaging that prevents the contamination of food, water, medicine, among others essential products
    4. Workers supporting the operation and maintenance of facilities (particularly those with high risk chemicals and/ or sites that cannot be shut down) whose work cannot be done remotely and requires the presence of highly trained personnel to ensure safe operations, including plant contract workers who provide inspections
    5. Workers who support the production and transportation of chlorine and alkali manufacturing, single-use plastics, and packaging that prevents the contamination or supports the continued manufacture of food, water, medicine, and other essential products, including glass container manufacturing
    6. Workers at nuclear facilities, workers managing medical waste, workers managing waste from pharmaceuticals and medical material production, and workers at laboratories processing test kits
    7. Workers who support hazardous materials response and cleanup
    8. Workers who maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting hazardous materials management operations
    9. Workers who support the removal, storage, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste, including landfill and recycling operations.

    12. Defense Industrial Base

    Sector profile

    The Defense Industrial Base Sector is the worldwide industrial complex that enables research and development, as well as design, production, delivery, and maintenance of military weapons systems, subsystems, and components or parts, to meet U.S. military requirements. The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense components, Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the Department of Defense, companies providing incidental materials and services to the Department of Defense, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. Defense Industrial Base companies include domestic and foreign entities, with production assets located in many countries. The sector provides products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations.

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Workers who support the essential services required to meet national security commitments to the federal government and U.S. Military, including, but are not limited to, space and aerospace workers, nuclear matters workers, mechanical and software engineers (various disciplines), manufacturing and production workers, IT support, security staff, security personnel, intelligence support, aircraft and weapon system mechanics and maintainers, and sanitary workers who maintain the hygienic viability of necessary facilities.
    2. Personnel working for companies, and their subcontractors, who perform under contract or sub-contract to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DoE) (on nuclear matters), as well as personnel at government-owned/contractor operated facilities, and who provide materials and services to the DoD and DoE (on nuclear matters), including support for weapon systems, software systems and cybersecurity, defense and intelligence communications, surveillance, sale of U.S. defense articles and services for export to foreign allies and partners (as authorized by the U.S. government), and space systems and other activities in support of our military, intelligence, and space forces.

    13. Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Sheltering Facilities and Services

    Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

    1. Construction workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing, commercial, and mixed-use construction); and workers who support the supply chain of building materials from production through application/installation, including cabinetry, fixtures, doors, cement, hardware, plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, refrigeration, appliances, paint/coatings, and employees who provide services that enable repair materials and equipment for essential functions.
    2. Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, construction material sources, and essential operation of construction sites and construction projects (including those that support such projects to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications; and support to ensure the effective removal, storage, recycling and disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste)
    3. Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, businesses, and buildings such as hospitals and senior living facilities, including any facility supporting COVID-19 response.
    4. Workers who support the supply chain of building materials from production through application and installation, including cabinetry, fixtures, doors, cement, hardware, plumbing (including parts and services), electrical, heating and cooling, refrigeration, appliances, paint and coatings, and workers who provide services that enable repair materials and equipment for essential functions.
    5. Workers in hardware and building materials stores, consumer electronics, technology and appliances retail, and related merchant retailers, wholesalers and distributors that support essential workforce functions where sales and operations cannot be conducted online
    6. Warehouse operators, including vendors and support personnel critical for business continuity (including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical engineers, security personnel, and janitorial staff), e-commerce or online commerce, and customer service for essential functions.
    7. Workers supporting the operations of commercial buildings that are critical to safety, security, and the continuance of essential activities, such as on-site property managers, building engineers, security staff, fire safety directors, janitorial personnel, and service technicians (e.g., mechanical, HVAC, plumbers, electricians, and elevator).
    8. Workers supporting ecommerce through distribution, warehouse, call center facilities, and other essential operational support functions, that accept, store, and process goods, and that facilitate their transportation and delivery
    9. Workers distributing, servicing, repairing, installing residential and commercial HVAC systems, boilers, furnaces and other heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment.
    10. Workers managing or servicing hotels or other commercial and residential buildings that are used for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, provide accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations.
    11. Workers responsible for the leasing of residential and commercial properties to provide individuals and families with ready access to available housing.
    12. Residential and commercial real estate workers, limited to scheduled property viewings to a potential buying party. This does not extend to open-house viewings, nor viewings with more than one buying party at a time.
    13. Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities and critical sector services
    14. Workers responsible for handling property management, maintenance, and related service calls who can coordinate the response to emergency “at-home” situations requiring immediate attention, as well as facilitate the reception of deliveries, mail, and other necessary services.
    15. Workers supporting the entertainment industries, studios, and other related establishments such as establishments that provide content for professional broadcast, provided they follow COVID-19 public health guidance around physical distancing.
    16. Workers that provide or determine eligibility for food, shelter, in-home supportive services, child welfare, adult protective services and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (including family members)
    17. Workers performing services in support of the elderly and disabled populations who coordinate a variety of services, including health care appointments and activities of daily living.
    18. Workers who provide support to vulnerable populations to ensure their health and well-being including family care providers.
    19. Workers providing dependent care services, particularly those whose services ensure essential workers can continue to work.
    20. Workers who support food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, such as those residing in shelters.
    21. Workers in laundromats, laundry services, and dry cleaners.
    22. Workers providing disinfection services, for all essential facilities in essential sectors
    23. Workers necessary for the installation, maintenance, distribution, and manufacturing of water and space heating equipment and its components.
    24. Support required for continuity of services, including commercial disinfectant services, janitorial/cleaning personnel, and support personnel functions that need freedom of movement to access facilities in support of front-line employees.

    Relevant sector guidance:

    Relevant guidance for all sectors

    California’s strength is in its diversity. Discrimination and hate have no place in our society, let alone in our response to COVID-19. Here are the different forms discrimination can take, and what you can do about them.

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    Associating COVID-19 with any group of people or ethnicity is wrong and dangerous. Violence, bullying and harassment must be reported and stopped for the good of all. 

    During this public health emergency, it’s particularly important to stop discrimination. Unchecked, it can lead to denial of healthcare, violation of civil rights, and violence. This can cause further spread of the virus and deaths, with grave impact to the community. Share accurate information – don’t promote stigma or hate. This will help us come together as a community to fight COVID-19.

    California law protects every person in the state from discrimination. You may not be discriminated against because of race, national origin, ancestry, or immigration status. Discrimination may not happen in:

    Businesses are also prohibited from discriminating because of citizenship or language spoken. This includes housing providers.

    California law also protects every person from violence related to discrimination.

    If you have faced any of these forms of discrimination or violence, file a complaint.


    Fear and anxiety about coronavirus are real. But they are no excuse for stigmatizing whole groups of people. While the spread of COVID-19 began abroad, the disease is not linked to any race or nationality.

    Stigmatizing people because of where they appear to be from is wrong and does not make you safe. Anyone can have coronavirus. Stigmatized groups suffer mentally and physically when we let fear, hatred, stigma, and bad data inform our actions. We must call out harmful language and remove it from our own speech.

    Keep our communities resilient during tough times. Eliminate stigma in your words and actions.

    No one is to blame for the COVID-19 outbreak, and we must all work together to end the pandemic. This is a good time for a few reminders about how to be a good neighbor:

    • Speak up when you see others treated poorly.
    • Know that many of us will get COVID-19, regardless of our race, ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation. 
    • Be kind to others and treat everyone with respect. 
    • Read Governor Newsom’s Twitter statements against xenophobia targeting the Asian-American community.


    Sending or posting hurtful content is a form of bullying. It can happen even when a student is learning at home. Such behavior is damaging, and should not be tolerated.

    If you think your child is being cyberbullied, there is help. See the Department of Education’s bullying prevention resources.

    Hate crimes

    A hate crime is a crime motivated by the victim’s perceived social group. It is different from hate speech, which is protected by the First Amendment. But when hate speech leads to a hate crime, the law protects the victim.

    If you suspect you are the victim of a hate crime, contact your local police right away. Save all evidence, and write down everything you can remember. See guidance on hate crimes and how to report them in several languages.

    Stay informed

    Get a digital copy of your vaccination record

    Now you can show digital proof of your vaccination. If you were vaccinated in California, go to Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record and enter your info to access it.

    Have more questions, or want to know your local area’s COVID-19 response? Call one of the hotlines below, or check the text alerts and website from your local health department.

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    Hotline numbers

    Statewide COVID-19 Hotline

    833‑422‑4255 (833-4CA-4ALL)

    The statewide call center will be open 7 days a week:

    • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time   
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time

    This COVID-19 information line is a part of our ongoing effort to provide reliable, trusted information and support.

    California COVID Notify Hotline

    California COVID Notify, Google and Apple’s exposure notification system, alerts you if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 while preserving your privacy.

    888‑421‑9457 (888‑4C19‑HLP)

    The statewide call center will be open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

    Local information line


    Californians can call 211, which gives local information on social services 24 hours a day.

    Text alerts from your county

    Use our lookup tool to find COVID-19 text alerts you can get from your county.

    Sign up for county alerts

    Your area’s COVID-19 website

    Select your county or city to find out more from your local public health department, like testing or vaccination sites near you.