COVID-19 Resources

Food Assistance

PUC’s Nutrition Program
There are six PUC food distribution sites that are serving 15 meals per student (5 breakfast meals, 5 lunches, & 5 supper meals) every Monday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Please visit your school’s website for additional details.

Los Angeles Unified School District
LAUSD is offering two free meals to students each weekday from 7 AM to 11 AM. These meals are offered at 64 Grab & Go Food Centers. To find a list of Grab & Go Centers, please click here.

Education Resources – TV

PBS – At Home Learning
Los Angeles Unified, PBS SoCal | KCET, and KLCS-TV have partnered to provide free supplemental educational resources to help your family support learning during the school closures. This multi-platform initiative includes Pre-K–12 educational programming and robust online resources through the online platform PBS LearningMedia. The resources are free and designed to be used by public schools throughout California to help students continue learning at home.

LINK: PBSSoCal.org

Workers

Reduced Work Hours:

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.  click here for more info.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim. click here for more info.

Sick or Quarantined:
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.

If you become ill due to COVID-19:
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

If you are undocumented, you are still eligible for this type of claim: Click here for more info.

Self Employed:
If you are self-employed, you may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months. You may have contributions from a prior job, or you could have been misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. Apply for the benefit program that best fits your situation. Visit Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more.

Clinical Counseling Services

PUC’s Clinical Counseling Program
Our team wants to assure you that it remains dedicated to serving your family and providing for your child’s school counseling needs through alternative means. Virtual Counseling is now available. If you are a parent or student who is not currently receiving services, our counselors are happy to provide support via phone and via online forums. Although our campuses are closed, the schools’ office team members are checking phone messages. Please call your school’s office, let them know that you would like counseling services and provide your contact information. A counselor will call you back.

Free Internet Service

Spectrum – Free Internet Service
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Childcare

California has established a website where you can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care. Click here to visit MyChildCare.ca.gov.

You can also get in touch with an operator who can connect you with free resources, including childcare by visiting 211la.org’s Child Care page.

If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely.  Click here for more information.

Transportation

WIN is a free mobile and web app which connects people to essential services, including transportation. Click here for the app

Helpful Links

If you have any questions or suggestions to improve this page, please email us at info@pucschools.org.