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EDD Expanding Call Center Hours On April 20

Calls regarding concerns with unemployment have been coming in to the office of local assemblyman Heath Flora, who in turn is offering some information.

The State’s Employment Development Department (EDD) is responsible for processing unemployment claims in California, and for the last three weeks the EDD has been unable to keep up with the caseload.

Recently, the Governor announced that the EDD is expanding its call center hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. This change will go into effect on Monday, April 20.

For other non-employment related COVID-19 issues or concerns, constituents in Flora’s 12th Assembly district are asked to utilize any of the state and local government resources listed here.


State of California COVID-19 Online Resources,


California Department of Public Health,

Call (916) 558-1784


Stanislaus County Health Services Agency,

Call (209) 558-7000


San Joaquin County Public Health Services,

Call (209) 468-3411


The Capitol in Sacramento has been closed to the public since the stay-at-home order was applied statewide, and the majority of legislative employees are working remotely.

Flora’s office remains available to assist the constituents of Assembly District 12, and can be contacted via phone or e-mail.

Official Assembly Website:

E-mail Address:

District Office Phone: 209-599-2112

Capitol Office Phone: 916-319-2012


Flora represents the 12th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Denair, Empire, Escalon, Farmington, Hickman, Hughson, Keyes, Lathrop, Linden, Lockeford, Manteca, Modesto, Oakdale, Ripon, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock, Victor, and Waterford.