COVID-19 Resources


SEIU Local 1000 COVID-19 Resources

SEIU Local 1000 has been in regular communication with Governor Newsom’s administration, CalHR, and state departments to ensure that CDPH and CDC guidelines are being followed and that our members’ health and safety are at the forefront of decision-making during this time of crisis.

We have developed a set of principles to guide our conversations with the various state agencies and departments. These principles reflect our purpose, our values, and our fundamental belief that employers should:

  • Protect employees from financial hardship during a time of crisis
  • Develop and implement telework policies and flexible work schedules wherever possible
  • Provide employees the necessary equipment to do our jobs and the proper environment to remain safe in the process
  • Communicate regularly and often with employees to educate, empower, and reduce the spread of the virus

There are resources available to supplement what departments are providing and to educate our members and the public on the most up-to-date information concerning COVID-19.

Information & guidance for SEIU Members

Online Resources: We will be regularly updating this page with relevant information for SEIU Local 1000 members.

Member Resource Center: We are adapting our Member Resource Center (MRC) operation to be able to respond to all of the calls in this environment. Members will be able to leave a message at 866.471.7348 which will be routed and responded to directly from the appropriate person inside the organization. Those calls will be responded to during normal MRC hours of Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Steps to Guide Engagement on COVID-19 Health and Safety.

Workers Compensation for State Workers with COVID-19.

CLICK HERE for latest Bargaining Units News/Updates.

CLICK HERE to view Guidance for SEIU Local 1000 Members.

CalHR Resources

These principles are guiding our discussions and engagement with California Department of Human Resources CalHR and state departments.

CalHR – FLexElect Program – FAQs

CalHR Memo as of 4.22

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – FAQs

CalHR Policy, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

CalHR Updates for State Workers

CalHR Memo to All Employees on 3.18 

Additional Information & Resources

Employment Development Department (EDD)

Direct Lines for State Workers

Disability Insurance for State Employees: 1-866-352-7675

Paid Family Leave for State Employees: 1-877-945-4747

FAQ on Eligibility for Disability, Unemployment, and Paid Family Leave

Public Health Guidance (CDPH)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Guidance on Gathering in English and en Espanol

COVID-19 Daily Updates and Additional Resources

Daily News Releases

Additional Benefits for Workers (LWDA)

Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)

COVID-19 Resource Page

Worker Benefits Summary Chart

California Consumer Guidance 

Consumer-Friendly Website and Public Service Information


Member Story – Monica Blancarte

“It’s a whole new era, and people are seeing the importance of CNAs,”

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at the Veterans Home of California in Fresno, Monica Blancarte serves the men and women who have served their country in the military.

In celebration of National Nurses Week, we’re highlighting the contributions of Monica and her fellow nurses who do so much to provide care and compassion.


Nurse’s Story – Stacye Charles

National Nurses Week is an opportunity to celebrate the certified nursing assistants, licensed vocational nurses, and registered nurses who provide essential care to many while risking their own safety.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Stacye Charles came to the nursing profession late in life—she calls it her “mid-life crisis job”—and after 20 years of providing care for patients, she’s never been happier.


Contact Tracing Agreement

On Monday, September 28, 2020, our Contact Tracing Team won an agreement with the State regarding contact tracing assignments! This hard fought victory comes after months of discussion and negotiations after the Governor tasked State workers to be reassigned to assist local health agencies with contact tracing.


Members on the Frontlines

SEIU Local 1000 members are on the frontlines of the Coronavirus response. While we help address this statewide crisis, we are also fighting to protect the public and our coworkers. Demanding safety equipment and other protections in the workplace is an important part of ensuring that California has the best response to Coronavirus possible.