COVID-19 Updates & Invite to Share Your Thoughts

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dear Friend,

As you may know, the Governor announced that California is closing certain indoor businesses operations. In Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties the following indoor operations must close: dine in restaurants; wineries & tasting rooms; movie theaters; family entertainment centers; zoos and museums; cardrooms; all bars; fitness centers; places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors; personal care services; hair salons and barbershops; and malls.

I know you are frustrated with the constant modifications and an uncertain future in this coronavirus world. I assure you that I’m committed to making change, and I invite you to help me better advocate for you by taking this five question survey on schools, work, and reopening.

As always, please do not hesitate to email me at or call 714-671-9474 if I may be of assistance.

Ling Ling Chang
29th District

COVID-19 Updates

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is an important step in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Health workers will talk to those who have tested positive, alerting individuals they may have been exposed and discuss the next steps. Any information collected by public health workers is confidential. Learn more about California’s contact tracing program.

DMV Extension

The DMV is providing an automatic one-year extension to Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver license with an expiration date between March 1 and December 31, 2020. Here is a full summary of driver license extensions:


Expiration Month


Age 70 & older

March-December 2020

Extended one year from original expiration date

Age 69 & younger

March-July 2020

Extended to July 31, 2020 Expanded eligibility to renew online or by mail

Commercial (all ages)

March-September 2020

Extended to September 30, 2020

Learner’s permits

March-August 2020

Extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extended to August 8, 2020

The PPP resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020 in response to the program’s extension legislation. The new deadline to apply for a PPP loan is August 8, 2020. Learn more here.

Tax Relief for California Employers

California employers are gaining some relief associated with unemployment benefits resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here and view page 3 for more details.

Testing Locations

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you by clicking here. Alternatively, you can view testing information by selecting a county: Orange, Los Angeles, or San Bernardino.

Teleconference with County Health, UC Irvine, and CVS Health

If you missed my COVID-19 teleconference and would like to request a recording, please email me and include “July Teleconference Recording Request” in your subject line. As a reminder, our guests included experts from LA County Public Health, UC Irvine, and CVS Health.