To say that these past several weeks have been life-changing would be quite the understatement for our organization.
However, we want to overstate how seriously we’re taking the ever-evolving dynamic of our shared community that has been ravaged by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
As we constantly grapple with what these impending changes signify for our personal and professional lives, and for our loved ones, we’re working to continue providing helpful information and resources to our members as updates come through.
Check this page for regular news and updates related to key areas below. Updated May 29, 2020.
Financial Assistance for Undocumented Community Members
LEAD Filipino is proud to announce that our organization was selected as one of the grantees for Destination: Home’s COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant, which is a partnership with the City of San Jose and Sacred Heart Community Services.
Undocumented community members contribute to the rich tapestry of our livelihoods and neighborhoods, yet during these tenuous economic and social times, aren’t eligible to receive unemployment or federal assistance. To help support our community members, we’re able to help eligible individuals and families with additional cash support of $1,000/per household.
For more information, please contact Angelica@leadfilipino.org.
Community Resources & Guides
- CARES Act Loan Relief for Nonprofits (by LEAD Filipino)
- Filipino Bay Area Resource Guide (by SOMCAN)
- Santa Clara County Fil Am Small Business Directory (by Ann Reginio)
- COVID-19 Status Updates (by AdvancED Consulting)
- How Filipinos will be Affected by COVID-19 (by Bulosan Center)
- SF Chronicle’s Coronavirus Tracker
- Silicon Valley Strong Initiative (Find Financial Resources, Food Distribution Sites, Mental Health Service Providers, and more)
Selected COVID-19 Press Clips:
Santa Clara County has experienced 1,833 positive cases, with 69 deaths.
- Stanford has developed the first antibody test to see if those who have tested positive for the virus have built up immunity. The test will be given to health care workers that have tested positive.
- There are 1,285 confirmed cases in SCC with 61 deaths and 589 confirmed cases in San Mateo County with 21 deaths.
San Francisco Bay Area News
State of California
Governor Newsom announces that 6 indicators need to be reached before state can begin road to reopening.
California’s peak might be lowered than expected (SJ Mercury)
11,187 confirmed COVID-19 cases in California, 2,000 patients in hospital and 800 in ICU (San Jose Mercury)
Gilead Sciences’ data suggests that COVID-19 patients respond positively to treatment.
SBA says popular small business rescue program officially out of money.
The CDC has released revised guidelines for essential workers that might be asymptomatic.
The White House now urges Americans to wear face masks when leaving their homes (Washington Post)
Senate passes historic $2 trillion stimulus package, House now decides
U.S. to have second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world