COVID 19 Resource Hub
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect California in ways we can anticipate and ways we can not even imagine. Women, we know, are at the heart of the response to this virus, and are making critical contributions from every field and family. During any crisis, the impact on women is enormous. Please explore some of the resources we have gathered below.
Protect Your Health
Protect & Prevent
Get all the information you need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
What to expect if you are notified by a contact tracer regarding your exposure.
California’s plan for the receipt and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Commissioners Answer the Call
Some of our Commissioners have produced resource pages with statewide and district resources focused on their country. Resources include community, children and families, education, women’s health, economic, utility and domestic violence support.
Town Halls w/ Commissioners
Commissioner Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16) has produced a substantive resource page with statewide and district resources focused on Contra Costa and Alameda. To be directed to this website, please click here. She will have a number of tele-townhall/presentation outreach events scheduled in the coming week using Zoom Webinar w/ livestream to Facebook.
Commissioner Lauren Babb has shared a list of COVID -19 Community Resources covering National, California, SF, Contra Costa, Solano, Humboldt that can be downloaded here.
Commissioner Connie M. Leyva (SD20) has posted a COVID-19 resource page on her Senate website (https://sd20.senate.ca.gov/covid-19-resources), including community, economic, utility and domestic violence support resources. The Senator also frequently provides updates and additional resources on her social media sites. The California Legislative Women’s Caucus website (https://womenscaucus.legislature.ca.gov/) also has relevant COVID-19 resources to support women, children and families in California.
Help is Here
Day-to-day life looks a lot different than it did only a few months ago, as we’ve had to modify our routines to adapt to the pandemic. Today’s reality, a “new normal”, brings with it a feeling of uncertainty and stress for many. Here are several resources to help with these stressful time.
Mental Health Resources
California For All – Emotional Support & Wellbeing https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being/
National Alliance on Mental Illness| California https://namica.org/blog/mental-health-impacts-and-support-during-the-covid-19-crisis/
Mental Health California https://www.mentalhealthca.org/covid19
National Council for Behavioral Health: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/covid19/
World Health Organization- Mental Health Considerations During the COVID-19 Outbreak: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings: http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
California Peer-Run Warm Line: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/
Families & Children
California has an updated framework to support school communities in resuming in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. California’s education hub provides resources to support school leaders, school staff and parents, with new resources added on a routine basis.
Family & Children Resources
New York Times -“How to Talk To Kids About Coronavirus”: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-kids-talk.html
Centers for Disease Control – Helping CHildren Cope: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html
PBS – 10 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About COVID19: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/10-tips-for-talking-about-covid-19-with-your-kids
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Caring For Children In A Disaster: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Coping After A Disaster: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readywrigley/documents/RW_Coping_After_a_Disaster_508.pdf
LEARNING RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES (FOR KIDS)
National Gallery of Art – Emphasis on discover, careful looking and artistic self-expression through activities on a variety of subjects on 300 years of art.
The Andy Warhol Museum – Explore Andy Warhol’s artistic practice and life
Metropolitan Museum of Art – MetKids
Roald Dahl Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum
National Geographic Kids Science Lab – SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, VIDEOS AND ARTICLES : https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/science-lab/
National Oceanic Atmospheric Service Kids – SCIENCE ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND EDUCATORS : https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/kids/
Scholastic Resources – LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR K-9 : https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home–free-resources-for-school-closures.html
Greg Tang Math – MATH GAMES AND RESOURCES FOR ALL AGES : https://gregtangmath.com/
Frontiers For Young Minds – SCIENCE ARTICLES WRITTEN BY SCIENTISTS AND REVIEWED BY KIDS : https://kids.frontiersin.org/
The Kid Should See This – STEAM, HISTORY, AND CULTURE-FOCUSED VIDEOS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES : https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
Brainpop – LEARNING TOOLS COVERING A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS : https://www.brainpop.com/
Breakoutedu – IMMERSIVE LEARNING GAMES FOR GRADES K-12 : https://www.breakoutedu.com/
If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: domesticshelters.org. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY).
COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm)
California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200 (ages 12-24, 24/7 support, call or text)
- California Youth Crisis Line: Youth ages 12-24 can call or text 800‑843‑5200 or chat online for 24/7 crisis support.
- TEEN LINE: Teens can talk to another teen by texting “TEEN” to 839863 from 6pm – 9pm, or call 800‑852‑8336 from 6pm – 10pm.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or text 838255
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 800‑985‑5990 (TTY 800‑846‑8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support
CalHOPE Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 833‑317‑HOPE (4673) 24/7 for non-emergency support specific to COVID-19 stressors
California Warm Peer Line: Call 855‑845‑7415 for 24/7 for non-emergency support to talk to a peer counselor with lived experience
Trevor Project: Call 866‑488‑7386 or text START to 678678 for 24/7 information and suicide prevention resources for LGBTQ youth.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: Call 800‑273‑8255 from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM for support, information or help finding resources.
Victims of Crime Resource Center: Call or text 800‑842‑8467 or chat online for information about LGTBQ rights, legal protections, and local resources.
NAMI California: 800‑950‑6264 (M-F 10am to 6pm)
From indoor ventilation tips, questions about COVID-19 reporting law, guidance on AB 685, vaccine verification for workers, and overall guidance to return to work safely, the Commission is here to offer businesses the tools they need to be successful and safe during these changing times. For more information, please visit CPDH for updated state and county guidance.
Indoor Ventilation Tips:
Get Ventilation Tips | Read the Guidance
Employer Questions about California’s COVID-19 Reporting Law here
Guidance on AB 685: Employee Notifications & Workplace Outbreaks here
Sacramento City Express: Webinar Series
A new webinar series that offers local businesses tips and resources to navigate through the pandemic.
Keep Your Business Relevant During Crisis
Webinar to be held on May 4, 2020 (1:00 PM Pacific Time)
Californians should follow CDC’s latest recommendations for travel. CDC recommends delaying travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated. If you are traveling with children who cannot get vaccinated at this time, follow recommendations for unvaccinated people. See CDC Travel Guidance
Been Exposed & Not Vaccinated? Self-Quarantine.
If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are not vaccinated, then you should quarantine from the date of exposure.
Tested Positive? Self-Isolate.
If you test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate to protect your family, friends, and community.
Read more on the Governor’s press release, executive orders, and more regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Newsom Announces New Online Portal to Help Parents Find Local and Convenient Child Care Options [April 30, 2020]
Governor Newsom Announces Expansion of Farm to Family Program and New Initiatives to Combat Food Insecurity [April 29, 2020]
Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Workers’ Memorial Day 4.28.20 [April 28, 2020]
Governor Newsom Provides Update on California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap [April 28, 2020]
Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington in Western States Pact [April 27, 2020]
Learn more about the types of assistance the California government offers people and business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Resource List
CA Office of Emergency Services: https://www.covid19.ca.gov/
CA Department of Public Health : https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx
CA Department of Aging: https://www.aging.ca.gov/covid19/
CA Franchise Tax Board – Extensions: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/extensions-to-file-pay.html
CA Health Corps: healthcorps.ca.gov
CA Association of Counties: https://www.counties.org/carousel/resources-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19
Resources for Employers and Workers: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
Unemployment Resources: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
Internet Access Assistance: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp
Guidance for Schools: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/guidance.asp
Mental Health : https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/MentalHealthPrograms-Svcs.aspx
Learn about the types of assistance the federal government offers people and business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Resource List
Federal SBA Disaster Assistance Loans:
Centers For Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
How Can We Help You?
Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255, hours are Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM and Sat-Sun 8AM-8PM. Call your local public health department, COVID-19 call lines are available statewide.
Click HERE to learn how you can safely help your community during the crisis.