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Vaccination data

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the pandemic. We’re tracking the progress of vaccinating Californians across the state.

See the data statewide and in each county

Daily cases and deaths

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More data and tools

California has collected a wide range of data to inform its response to COVID-19. We’ve developed tools to process and analyze this data. These data and tools are available to the public.

Infections by group

The distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases reveals significant disparities within California’s overall racial and ethnic demographics, with Latino and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander groups having a disproportionate number of cases relative to their population in the state. Additional COVID-19 race and ethnicity data is available.

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Privacy Policy

California COVID Notify app logo

Effective as of December 10, 2020

This Privacy Policy describes how the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) protects the privacy of people using the new exposure notification system – CA Notify. The policy explains how the data collected through CA Notify is stored and processed, and the choices available to the users in terms of usage. 

On iOS devices (versions 12.5 and 13.7 or later) the exposure notification system is activated within Settings and no app installation is required. On Android devices an app is available for download. On both types of devices, the privacy policy and choices are the same.

About CA Notify

CA Notify allows users to send and receive notifications of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19, in a privacy-preserving manner. The notifications will include instructions on next steps to take. 

The exposure notifications are intended to complement the conventional contact tracing efforts undertaken by local public health authorities involving contact by a caseworker. 

How it works

CA Notify does not collect or exchange any personal information, as defined in the California Information Practices Act, of the user to receive notifications.

The mobile devices of users share anonymous keys (randomly generated strings of numbers) via Bluetooth. The only data used are the anonymous keys, Bluetooth signal strength (proximity), and date and duration of exposure. These data are not linked to a user’s identity or location. Each user’s keys change frequently to further protect their identity. These data are stored only on the user’s own device and are never shared unless and until the user has a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and elects to share this information within the system. The data are stored for a period of 14 days and then automatically deleted. Once deleted the data cannot be restored.

A user who tests positive for COVID-19 may choose to notify other CA Notify users who have been near the user. To trigger such notification, the COVID-19 positive user must enter a valid verification code provided by the CDPH, CA Notify call center, local public health authority, or other provider authorized by CDPH. 

Several times a day, the app downloads a list of all the anonymous keys associated with positive COVID-19 cases that have elected to share their keys. The user’s device checks these keys against the list of keys it has encountered in the past 14 days. If there is a match, and the date, duration, and proximity align with the public health authority’s risk model to indicate a possible exposure to the virus, the user will receive an exposure notification.

The notification will inform the user of the date of exposure and instructions on what to do next.

User consent & choices

Using the system

CA Notify has the potential to help stop the spread of the infection and its use is highly encouraged, but it is completely voluntary.

Users may turn the system on or off at any time, or uninstall the app on an Android device. The system does not collect, track or store users’ location, GPS information, or personal information.

Disabling exposure notifications

Users may disable CA Notify at any time by uninstalling the app (Android), turning off the feature (iOS), turning off the mobile device, or turning off the Bluetooth function. If the user uninstalls or deactivates CA Notify all keys currently stored on the device will be immediately deleted.

Generating exposure notifications to other users

Providing notification to other users is also completely voluntary. If a user tests positive for COVID-19, and chooses to notify others, the user must enter a positive test verification code to release the anonymous keys stored on the mobile device. The user will also be asked to enter a date of symptom onset, if applicable. If available, symptom onset date is used in the risk model to narrow down what other users should receive an exposure notification. Finally, the user is prompted to consent to alert others. When anonymous keys are released, the notifications that may be generated do not disclose the COVID-19 positive user’s identity, location, phone number, or any other personal information.

The exposure notification includes the date of the exposure, but the COVID-19 positive user’s identity is not shared. Sharing the exposure date is important to ensure the right precautions (such as self-quarantine) are taken for an appropriate amount of time based on the exposure date. It is possible that someone who receives an exposure notice could guess the identity of the COVID-19 positive individual, if they had a limited number of contacts on a given day.

A verification code is required to share a positive test result in the system. This ensures that only verified positive test results are used to generate exposure notifications. Verification codes may only be generated by the CDPH, the CA Notify call center, local public health authorities, or other provider authorized by CDPH to issue codes.

Sharing of information

The following categories of de-identified data may be processed and collected by CA Notify:

  • Installing and deleting the app (Android only)
  • Enabling and disabling exposure notifications
  • Receiving an exposure notification
  • Entering a verification code to send anonymous keys
  • Anonymous keys that have been voluntarily shared

The data may be used to monitor system usage, as well as for performance evaluation and statistical or scientific research purposes. The data may also be shared with local public health authorities and the University of California. This information will not include any personal or location information, nor can it be used to identify any system user.

Age requirements

CA Notify is not intended for children under the age of 13. Users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the system after the parent or legal guardian has reviewed and provided consent. 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

CDPH may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Users will be notified of any material changes to this Privacy Policy through the app. The notification will indicate when such changes will become effective.

Users who object to a new Privacy Policy may terminate participation in CA Notify by deleting or uninstalling the app (Android) or turning off the feature (iOS).

Contacting us

If you have any feedback, or any questions, comments, or concerns relating to this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at, or write to us at the following address:

California Department of Public Health
PO Box 997377, MS 0500
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

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If you’re an immigrant living in California, you can access help and public benefits, some regardless of immigration status.

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Vaccines and health

Getting the vaccine and following public health recommendations is the best way to keep you and your loved ones from getting COVID-19.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is free. You may be asked to verify your age to confirm you are 16 or older. You do not need state-issued ID or insurance to get the vaccine.

You can get the vaccine for free no matter what your immigration or citizenship status is. Vaccinations do not count under the public charge rule. You should not be asked about your immigration or citizenship status when you get a COVID-19 vaccine. The federal government has confirmed they will not do immigration operations at or near vaccination sites and clinics.

Learn more about vaccines and how to get one at

Testing and treatment

Do not let fear stop you from getting necessary help or treatment. The effects of avoiding health care services can be serious. This will help keep you, your family, and your community healthy.

If you’re undocumented or do not have insurance, you can still get needed COVID-19 testing and treatment at no cost. Medi-Cal care for COVID-19 testing or treatment does not count under the public charge rule.

Testing is available to every Californian who needs it, including immigrants.

Call Medi-Nurse if you’re uninsured or have Medi-Cal, but no regular doctor

Medi-Nurse is a free, 24/7 nurse advice line available at 1‑877‑409‑9052. You can:

  • Speak directly with a health professional about your symptoms
  • Get advice about treatment in your area
  • Ask how to apply for health insurance

Know your rights

All Californians regardless of immigration status, have protections under our laws and Constitution.

As of March 9, 2021, the federal government is no longer applying the public charge rule that was expanded in 2019. Instead, the public charge rule will be applied as defined in the 1999 Interim Field Guidance in place prior to the expanded public charge rule’s implementation.

This change in federal policy means immigrants and their loved ones across California can seek and accept medical care, food assistance, and public housing without fear of or confusion about public charge consequences. Learn more about this change at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website and the California Health and Human Services website.

Immigration or public benefits attorneys can answer questions about your situation. The Department of Social Services has a list of organizations that can help you with public charge questions.

Safer at work

All Californians enjoy the same protections at work, regardless of immigration status. Your employer cannot punish you for:

  • Taking paid sick leave
  • Applying for workers’ compensation
  • Reporting unsafe or unhealthy conditions

Learn more about your rights and what your employer must do at the Workers page and the Safer at Work site.

Help and benefits

Many benefits and programs are available to Californians, some regardless of immigration status.

Food help

  • Free meals for children through school do not count under the public charge rule.
  • Food assistance from does not count under the public charge rule.
  • The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program is available to Californians regardless of immigration status. These benefits do not count under the public charge rule.
  • Food banks will not ask for your immigration status.

Learn more about these programs at the Food and food assistance page.

Benefits at work

You may be eligible for benefits at work. You are not a public charge if you collect any of these benefits:

  • Unemployment insurance
  • Paid sick or family leave
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Disability insurance

Unemployment insurance

You can collect unemployment insurance if you were authorized to work in the United States:

  • When you earned the wages you used to establish your claim
  • During each week you claim benefits

People with work authorization include, but are not limited to:

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients
  • People with Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Refugees or asylees

Disability insurance and paid family leave

Undocumented immigrants may be eligible for State Disability Insurance and paid family leave.

Some immigrants are eligible for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. If you are not eligible for SSI, contact your local social services agency to find out if you are eligible for benefits through the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).

More about work benefits

Learn more about these benefits, including how to apply, at the Workers page and the Department of Labor’s Coronavirus resources.

Small business help

California’s small business centers are available to all Californians.

Grants and loans are available, depending on your immigration status. Some are available regardless of immigration status.

  • All Californians can apply for financial help through IBank and the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program.
  • Non-US citizens with documentation of their legal status can receive help through the US Small Business Administration. This includes Paycheck Protection Plan loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Learn more about these grants and loans at the Businesses & Employers page.

Housing help

A law provides renters, homeowners, and small landlords with relief if COVID-19 or quarantine impacts your ability to pay all or part of your rent or mortgage.

Learn more at Housing is Key.

Hotel rooms for agricultural workers

The Housing for the Harvest program offers temporary hotel housing to agricultural and food processing workers, including farm workers, who need to isolate due to COVID-19. This program gives exposed agricultural workers a place to stay and meals so they can protect their loved ones until they recover. 

Visit Housing for agricultural workers to get the contact info for this program in your county.

Utility shut-offs

Many utility companies are not shutting off services due to non-payment.

The Water Board has restricted water service shut-offs during the COVID-19 crisis. Fill out this form to report any water shut off or reconnection issue. Language assistance is available (en Español) for Spanish speakers to report water shut-offs by calling 1‑916‑445‑5617.

Cash aid

  • CalWORKS provides cash assistance and services to eligible families with one or more children in the home. It’s available to US citizens and certain immigrants, including children who are US citizens, even if their parents are not eligible due to immigration status. 
  • Refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, special immigrant visa holders, Amerasians, and certified victims of human trafficking may be eligible to receive Refugee Cash Assistance if they are not eligible for other forms of cash assistance.
  • Victims of human trafficking, victims of domestic violence, and other serious crimes can receive cash assistance through the Trafficking and Crime Victim Assistance Program.
  • Your county may offer cash assistance to people who are not eligible for other benefits.

Apply for these benefits at or by contacting your local social services agency.

Tax credits

If you work and have low income, you may qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). If you qualify for CalEITC and have a child under the age of six, you may also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC). These state credits can give you hundreds of dollars.

The CalEITC is now available to taxpayers who do not have a Social Security number, but do have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), regardless of immigration status. If you have an ITIN and are eligible, you can claim the credit on your 2020 individual tax returns (which are filed in 2021). The Franchise Tax Board has more info on CalEITC and YCTC (en Español).

If you receive the CalEITC on your 2020 individual tax return you’ll also get the Golden State Stimulus, a $600, one-time relief payment.

You’ll get an additional $600, one-time relief payment if you:

  • Have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Made $75,000 or less
  • Were excluded from the federal stimulus payments in 2020

You may also be eligible for free tax preparation at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site.

Questions and answers

I am an immigrant Californian. Are there organizations that can help me?

Yes. The California Immigrant Resilience Fund has raised over $75 million to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians who are not eligible for other COVID-19 programs. Visit the California Immigrant Resilience Fund website to see if you can benefit from this program.