SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic has led to thousands of layoffs and furloughs, but some companies are hiring and need to fill jobs. On this page have job listings, interview tips, and unemployment information tailored for the Sacramento region and California.
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Loree Levy with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) gives tips to use if you need to apply, how long it takes before you see any money, and recommendations for when you have trouble getting through on the EDD website:
U.S. Representative for California's 7th congressional district Ami Bera answers your questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus package and who qualifies for unemployment benefits.
Vicki Salemi with Monster answers viewer questions about unemployment and coronavirus. Also, tips for working from home.
According to the CDC, coronavirus (COVID-19) is a family of viruses that is spreadable from person to person. Coronavirus is believed to have been first detected in a seafood market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. If someone is sick with coronavirus, the symptoms they may show include mild to severe respiratory illness, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Currently, there is no vaccine; however, the CDC suggests the following precautions, along with any other respiratory illness:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
WHY HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SO CONCERNED
Some people have compared the low overall death toll to the flu's high annual death toll in the United States as a reason not to be concerned about COVID-19, however, doctors and health officials are concerned for three main reasons:
- Some people have built up immunity to the flu, but few have immunity to COVID-19 version of coronavirus.
- Both the flu and COVID-19 are spread by droplets, but COVID-19 might be spread in the air. Scientists are researching exactly how COVID-19 spreads.
- The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public where social distancing measures would be difficult to maintain, like at a grocery stores or pharmacy.
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