By the numbers: Here’s how the City’s COVID-19 relief efforts are helping residents and businesses

More than 1.2 million masks distributed to schools, hospitals and local businesses; more than 318,000 meals delivered to seniors; more than 9,000 calls received at the job protection helpline.

These are just a few examples of the impact the City of Sacramento has made with its COVID-19 relief efforts, as of Oct. 15.

Since the onset of the pandemic, City officials and staff have been working to help residents, businesses and organizations affected by the coronavirus. Using the $89.6 million it received in federal CARES Act funding, the City has launched or expanded approximately 70 assistance programs and services.

“Through the leadership of our Mayor and Council, the City has been able to use a multitude of resources — including legislative action and City and federal dollars — to directly assist our community,” Assistant City Manager Michael Jasso said. “City staff and community-based organizations have worked tirelessly to assist those affected by pandemic. With all their efforts put into these new services and programs, we have a great head start on the road to recovery.”

Here is what that road looks like so far, by the numbers. For more information about the City’s COVID relief programs and services, go to

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