You may be feeling anxious about the spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. Given the seriousness of the disease and the media attention it’s attracted, we understand your feelings. We at the Healthcare Foundation want to help you feel prepared, and to make sure you have the latest information. We’ve compiled some resources below to help you stay up-to-date, and to learn how to minimize your exposure and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. We are constantly curating and updating this list, so please check back frequently for new and important resources.
General Resources and Local Information:
- Call 211 for coronavirus information, or text “COVID19” to 211211.
- Join the COVID-19 Sonoma & Marin Mutual Aid group on Facebook
- Sonoma County Emergency & Preparedness’ page on COVID-19 – their General Disaster Preparedness Page is also helpful, and includes information about Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
- Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 site – their FAQ is also helpful, as is their page on managing stress and anxiety
- City of Healdsburg’s news page has updates on local coronavirus response
- Sutter Health and Healdsburg District Hospital both have COVID-19 info pages
- Our World in Data has a resource page for COVID-19, with tons of data and daily updates.
- The CDC is recommending cloth face coverings to slow the spread of coronavirus. Check out their guide to DIY face coverings (versión en Español aquí)
- Most importantly, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you’re on the move, use hand sanitizer as a substitute for soap and water.
- NAMI Sonoma County’s mental health warmline remains operational. If you or your loved ones need emotional support, guidance, or mental health resource referrals, you can reach NAMI by calling (866) 960-6264 or e-mailing email@example.com.
- Sonoma County Behavioral Health has launched a COVID-19 Mental Health Warm Line at (707) 565-2652. This free and private warm line is open seven days a week between 10AM and 7PM, and is served by English- and Spanish-speaking staff.
- Mental Health Association of San Francisco has a Peer-Run Warm Line which you can access by phone at 1-855-845-7415 or via IM Chat.
- Redwood Empire Food Bank (food finder here) and Sonoma Family Meal are working hard to distribute food and meals to our community’s most vulnerable members.
- Corazon Healdsburg is committed to helping local families in times of distress and need. If you need assistance, you can contact them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (707) 395-0938, and by Facebook message at facebook.com/Corazonhealdsburg.
- If you’re an immigrant living in California, the State’s Guide for Immigrant Californians will help you stay safe and informed.
- Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa offers a wide variety of resources at their COVID-19 page, including food distribution, help enrolling in food stamps, immigration consultations, homeless services, and more.
- Community Action Partnership Sonoma can help with rental assistance and food gift cards. Call them at 707-544-6911.
- Mon Ami offers phone calls, grocery runs, tech support, and virtual concerts to seniors isolated by COVID-19. Call their hotline at (650) 267-2474 or check out their website.
- Jewish Community Free Clinic is offering on-site medication pickups at pre-arranged times—just call 707-585-7780 and leave a message. They’re also offering up to 8 free sessions of bilingual mental health services.
- St. Joseph Health Dental Clinic is accepting patients (adults and children) with urgent dental needs. For more information, call their bilingual front desk at 707-547-2221.
- Social Advocates for Youth is offering a variety of services for youth, including services for homeless youth, access to EDD assistance, and virtual mental health support.
- California LifeLine can provide discounted home and cell phone service to qualified households. Check out their website (versión en Español aquí), or call them at 1-866-272-0349 (English) or 1-866-272-0350 (Español).
- DecisionData has compiled a helpful guide to low-income internet options.
- Restaurants Care is offering help for restaurant workers who are either personally affected by a COVID-19 diagnosis or out-of-work for 3+ weeks due to restaurant closure.
- If you’re a business owner or employee of a business that has been affected by COVID-19, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board has an excellent guide to business and employee assistance.
Parents and Children:
- Early Childhood Development Action Network has a huge list of early-childhood-focused COVID-19 resources
- ChildCare Aware of America has a list of resources for child care providers (versión en Español aquí)
- Child Trends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Sprout Therapy has put together a Guide to Parenting and Family Health During COVID-19, including guidance for special needs families.
- Common Sense Media: Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic – includes articles on understanding COVID-19 news coverage, staying calm, and learning at home
- Early Learning Nation: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19 offers tips to keep your children healthy and happy
- National Association of School Psychologists has advice for talking to children about COVID-19
- Teach.com has a great list of 120 Digital Resources for Home Schooling.
- For those of you with toddlers, Zero to Three has some great coronavirus tips and links here
- Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child has an Activities Guide for developing executive function skills for children of all ages—from infancy to adolescence
- Kinedu is a baby development app with age-appropriate activities for babies and toddlers, and Vroom is a set of tools and resources (including a mobile app) to turn everyday moments with your child into brain-building moments.
- Summer is coming, and the kids are going to want to play outside. Learn how to keep them safe with Reviews.com’s Outdoor Safety Tips for Children.
- Futures Without Violence has COVID-19 information and resources for survivors of domestic violence
- The Simple Dollar has a great guide on How victims of domestic violence can find transitional housing.
- The Family Justice Center is temporarily closed, but will continue to provide essential services by phone. You can reach their YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline at (707) 546-1234, their Verity Rape Crisis Hotline at (707) 545-7273, and their Homeless Outreach Services Team at (855) 707-4678.
- Food Research & Action Center: The FRAC Advocate’s Guide to the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) – this is written for advocates, but still contains some great info about D-SNAP works
- CDC’s Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Respond to COVID-19
- National Low Income Housing Coalition has information about Coronavirus and Housing/Homelessness
- Alliance for Early Success has a regularly-updated page on the latest COVID-19 policy responses by state
- Sunshine Behavioral Health has an excellent guide to telehealth resources for addiction recovery. Also be sure to check out SAMHSA’s list of virtual substance abuse recovery programs.
Keep calm and stay healthy!