COVID-19 Resources

MALO will continue its mission to serve the Tongan/Tongan American community in the Inland Empire by spreading COVID-19 information resources and connecting affected families to local food banks and government assistance.

Informational Resources


Mask Making Instructions

Follow this video made by MALO’s past intern Michelle Tran to make your own masks at home!

Informational Video about the COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn more about what is in the COVID-19 vaccines, how they work in our bodies, what herd immunity is, and why it is important to maintain social distance procedures through this video made by the organization Health Bridges and MALO’s past intern Janelle Li.

Click here to access the slides accompanying the video!

Finding Resource Outlets


Dial 2-1-1

“211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

United Way

Financial Assistance


Unemployment

Employment Development Department (EDD):
Guide: https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide/benefits
Access: https://edd.ca.gov/login.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Lift COVID-19 Fund

United Way is providing rental assistance you can always call 211 for help and referrals 24/7/365

Fill out their interest form to be notified for the next round of funding!
For more information, visit the United Lift website.

Food Bank Locations


For more information, visit:

Chaffey Joint Union High School District – Thursdays 10:30 am-12 pm
https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ca-ontario

https://covid19foodbanks.org/

Inland Empire Resources for Immigrants & Workers [COVID-19] from the Warehouse Worker Resource Center

Inland Valley Hope Partners:
Sova Program Center
Address: 904 E. California Street Ontario, CA 91761 (Corner Mission & Bon View)
Serves: Ontario, Upland, Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair and Rancho Cucamonga
Hours: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM Monday – Thursday
Contact: 909-622-3806, x#200

Touch Ministries:
Address: 219 W. Belmont St. Ontario Ca.
Hours: 9:30-11:30 AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Contact: (909) 682-5474
Information: For a donation of $5, get a whole box of a variety of food.

Redeemer Lutheran:
Address: 920 W. 6th St Ontario CA 91762
Hours: 8:00-10:00 AM Saturday
Contact: 909-986-6510
Information: No requirements, but will need to sign in and answer a few questions. Bring carrying cases!

Ontario Testing Sites


City of Ontario-coronavirus

San Bernardino County Covid Response

https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update for San Bernardino : San Bernardino County clinic will give out the Pfizer vaccine to those who were originally scheduled for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after the CDC and FDA recommended a pause on the J&J vaccine. Residents will also get an appointment for their second Pfizer dose. County officials do not anticipate a delay in appointments or supply issues because of the change in vaccines. Appointments for those events are being notified. For those who have already received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, if you develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider or call 2-1-1 to connect with a healthcare provider. The six reported cases were among more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered in the United States. For more information from San Bernardino County, click here. For information on the Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System’s pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and using the Moderna vaccine, click here.

Housing Resources


San Bernardino Housing Resources

California For All

Income eligible households that need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities are able to apply for help through the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income, you may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities. Landlords and renters can verify eligibility by visiting COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act or by calling 833-430-2122 and, if eligible, apply.

Who can apply?

  • Landlords
  • Renters

HOW IT WORKS

Unpaid rent

Landlords who participate in the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program can get reimbursed for 80% of an eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if they agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent during that specific time period.

Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive 25% of unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Paying this 25% by June 30, 2021 can help keep you in your home under the extended eviction protections in SB 91.

Future Rent

Eligible renters can receive future rent assistance equal to 25% of their monthly rent. Combined with the assistance available for unpaid rent, future assistance will help renters stay housed once the eviction protections in SB 91 expire on June 30, 2021.

Utility Assistance

Eligible renters may also receive assistance for unpaid utilities and future payments. Unpaid utilities accumulated from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 will be compensated at 100% of cost, limited to a total of 12 months.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Applications must include required information, along with necessary verification items.  Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified about the application status

Riverside County Covid Response

COVID-19-Vaccine Registration

Get Tested: https://gettested.ruhealth.org/

Food Access: https://countyofriverside.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=52ca2b425fd14b2387f3676bf6db294e&extent=-13100249.8739%2C3944965.339%2C-12940037.8626%2C4040817.3725%2C102100

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