COVID-19 Issues

Our COVID-19 Issues series will look at how recent actions by the federal government affect California as well as how the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency may affect the state budget more broadly. We will add to the series and update the posts as additional actions are taken and additional information becomes available.


Federal Actions Affecting California


COVID-19: Federal Health-Related Response (Updated: June 1, 2020)

An Overview of Federal Higher Education Relief (Updated: May 26, 2020)

Federal Assistance for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 (Updated: May 19, 2020)

COVID-19: Federal and State Actions Affecting K-12 Education and Child Care (May 14, 2020)

Overview of Federal COVID-19 Research Funding (May 13, 2020)

Federal COVID-19 Response Actions Affecting Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities (Updated: May 6, 2020)

Federal COVID-19-Related Funding to California (April 28, 2020)

Federal Stimulus Funds for Transit (April 15, 2020)

Nutrition Programs in COVID-19 Recovery Actions (Updated: April 10, 2020)

COVID-19 and the National Guard (April 8, 2020)

COVID-19 Disaster Declarations and Funding Implications (Updated: April 6, 2020)

Broad-Based Cash Assistance in COVID-19 Recovery Actions (April 3, 2020)

Unemployment Insurance for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 (Updated: March 30, 2020)

Federal Paid Leave for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 (H.R. 6201) (March 27, 2020)


California Fiscal Issues

Handout: COVID-19 Fiscal Effects on Schools (April 28, 2020)

Update on State and School District Reserves (Updated: April 23, 2020)

State Funding Actions Related to COVID-19 (April 20, 2020)

Handout: Preliminary Assessment of the Economic Impact of COVID-19 (April 16, 2020)

State Budget Effects of Recent Federal Actions to Address COVID-19 (Updated: April 15, 2020)

State Options to Expand Unemployment Benefits (April 9, 2020)

COVID-19 and California’s Evolving Fiscal Outlook (March 18, 2020)


Other COVID‑19 Related Issues

State Corrections: Response to COVID-19 (May 8, 2020)

Judicial Branch Actions Responding to COVID-19 (May 6, 2020)