COVID Resources

Elected officials at all levels of government must step up and address this pandemic. Congresswoman Porter was one of the first elected officials to sound the alarm on the threat of the coronavirus back in January, when the first case was identified in Orange County.

Throughout this crisis, Congresswoman Porter’s top focus has been sharing up-to-date information and conducting aggressive oversight of the government’s response to the outbreak. She is committed to helping Orange County families get the resources, care, and services that they need to make it through this pandemic. 

Share Your Story

Congresswoman Porter wants to learn more about our COVID-19 testing capacity throughout California's 45th District and to hear about your experiences with testing. Our office has created a survey where you can share your story about being tested, or trying to get a test, in your area. Fill it out here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Congresswoman's Porter office has prepared guides for people trying to get help during this pandemic. This page will be updated regularly with new information as it is available. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office

Last updated: 5.11.21

Orange County, CA COVID-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet

For Small Business Owners: Updates to the PPP Following the December 2020 Relief Bill

December 2020 COVID Relief Bill

COVID-19 Resources for Veterans

Unemployment Benefits

Getting Health Insurance

Getting Care as an Older American

Payment Deferral for Student Loan Borrowers with Federally Held Loans

Options for Student Loan Borrowers WITHOUT Federally Held Loans

Getting Your Economic Impact / "Stimulus" Payment

For Small Business Owners: Recent Updates to the PPP

Informational Videos

Rep. Katie Porter Breaks Down the American Rescue Plan With Her Whiteboard (3/10/21)

Rep. Porter talks with Dr. Huszti and Dr. Choy about mental health options for families (6/4/20)

Rep. Porter explains how older Americans can get meal assistance (5/28/20)

Rep. Porter joins Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Letitia Clark to discuss the federal response and what it means for OC residents (4/29/20)


Rep. Porter conversation with Mike Daniel (SBDC) about relief for nonprofits (4/29/20)  


Rep. Porter talks to Dr. Charles about Californians' healthcare options during the COVID-19 pandemic (4/23/20) 


Rep. Porter joins Asm. Petrie Norris to discuss EDD benefits and filing for unemployment (4/15/20)

Rep. Porter live answers questions about the CARES Act and more (4/2/20)

Telephone Town Hall Audio Links

Rep. Porter discusses issues in our healthcare system that have been highlighted by COVID-19 (7/27/20) | TRANSCRIPT

Rep. Porter provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and stresses the importance of following public health measures (6/16/20) | TRANSCRIPT

Rep. Porter discusses the CARES Act and resources available to small businesses (3/31/20) | TRANSCRIPT

Rep. Porter is joined by Dr. Andrew Noymer to provide public health information about COVID-19 (3/16/20) | TRANSCRIPT