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Dear Friend,

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

PDF iconRep. Vargas COVID-19 Resource Guide.pdf


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.