As your Member of Congress, one of my top priorities is to keep you informed on critical issues, such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important to have accurate and up-to-date information to reduce risk. I encourage our border community to continue reviewing guidance measures provided by the CDC, state and local government websites.
I want to provide you with the latest information and resources so you can stay prepared.
Due to COVID-19 our office is not open to the public, however, remains operational to help CA-51 constituents in need of assistance with federal agencies. Our office continues to handle requests by phone and email.
Should you have questions or comments, please contact our district office at (619) 422-5963.
Congressman Juan Vargas
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- Live Updates and Guidance Measures Recommended by the CDC
- How to Protect Yourself
- If You Think You Are Sick
- California Department of Public Health
- California Governor Newsom Stay at Home Order
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- County of San Diego COVID-19 Updates
- Imperial County COVID-19 Updates
- Text "COSD COVID19" to 468-311 for San Diego COVID-19 Updates
California Governor Gavin Newsom Issues statewide “Stay at Home” Order
Governor Newsom issued a statewide “stay at home” order to residents.
According to the Governor’s executive order, everyone is required to stay at home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.
Temporary Travel Restrictions Between the United States and Mexico
Temporary travel restrictions applicable to land ports of entry and ferries service between the United States and Mexico will go into effect Saturday, March 21st at 12:01 AM. These restrictions will temporarily prohibit non-essential travel between both countries
The restrictions will be limited to essential travel including individuals traveling for medical, educational, military or business purposes. More details can be found here.
H.R.6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act
I voted to pass the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act which expands access to emergency paid sick leave to nearly 87 million American workers.
Many of these workers currently have no paid leave and are being forced to choose between their paycheck, their health, and the health of the people around them. This is a critical step toward protecting families’ financial security and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. This is a temporary measure in response to the coronavirus. House Democrats will continue to fight for permanent legislation that secures access to paid sick and family and medical leave for every U.S. worker.