Coronavirus Disease 2019: COVID-19

In This Time of Crisis

As our local government leaders and managers work to respond to the magnitude of this crisis, the California JPIA remains your partner. Our staff is working to monitor COVID-19 developments across a spectrum of issues related to our members, including legal aspects, worker health and safety, employment concerns, coverage matters, and emergency preparation and recovery. In addition, we are tracking developments at the state and federal level so that we can provide digestible analysis of orders, proclamations, assistance, and official acts.

We have also made available COVID-19 online trainings that can be accessed on demand, and will continue to inform you of pertinent webinar topics as they become available.

Our risk managers, too, are only an email or phone call away to assist you on any specific matter facing your agency.


Access important resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic from various agencies and organizations that address specific public agency concerns.

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Find answers to common questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on insurance and coverage, employee matters, health and safety, federal assistance, and more.

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E-Learning Training

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  • Overview of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
    In this California JPIA webinar presented on December 16, 2020, Authority Risk Managers Maria Galvan and Tim Karcz; Workers’ Compensation Manager Jeff Rush; and Christopher Milligan, Partner with Burke, Williams and Sorensen discuss Cal/OSHA emergency regulations approved to protect workers from hazards related to COVID-19.
  • The New COVID-19 Laws (AB 685 & SB 1159): What You Need to Know
    This webinar, hosted by the California JPIA on October 1, 2020, addresses multiple aspects of AB 685 and SB 1159, two new laws impacting COVID-19 in the workplace. Topics include the creation of a COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption, the claim investigation process, and new responsibilities for employers. Note: You must be an Authority member to view this webinar.
  • The City Manager Perspective on COVID-19
    This webinar, presented on May 20, 2020, features a panel of city managers from the Authority’s membership, each sharing perspectives on issues facing their communities, including restarting the local economy, resuming community services, and employee wellness.

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