Local Resources & Updates

Statewide: Shelter At Home

Governor Newsom announced a legal order directing residents to “shelter in place” beginning, March 19 2020. We should take this extremely seriously but not panic. We have an opportunity to flatten the curve of disease spread. The policy effectively requires all  residents to be confined to their homes for three weeks with exceptions for essential work, food or other needs.

 

Why Social Distancing makes a difference for our most vulnerable

Learn More about Shelter-at-home

 

 

Oakland Resources

Here are list of resources for Oakland resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Alameda Sheriff's have postponed all evictions at this time due to coronavirus. Also Alameda County's Eviction Courts are closed until April 7.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Alameda County Community Food Bank.
  • You can also get involved with Oakland At Risk Match, a new effort seeking to match those with needs with those who can help.
  • Here’s a link to existing services for businesses and workers including loans
  • Our Oakland schools are closed during this time and providing free ‘grab n go’ meals to the many students who rely on them at specific sites.
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank also provides free food assistance to families and individuals through its County-wide network of food pantries and soup kitchens.         

Reminders for those who live and/or work in Oakland:

San Francisco Resources

Here are list of resources for San Francisco resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Mayor London Breed ordered a moratorium on all coronavirus related evictions (evictions due to loss of income due to covid-19) for 30 days but can be extended. 
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and San Francisco-Marin Community Food Bank.
  • Here’s a link to existing services for businesses and workers including loans
  • San Francisco schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here.
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank also provides free food assistance to families and individuals through its network of food pantries and soup kitchens.         

Reminders for those who live and/or work in San Francisco:

Contra Costa Resources

Here are list of resources for Contra Costa resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Contra Costa's Sheriff's will not be executing any evictions until April 1st. 
  • The Director of Emergency Services ordered a moratorium on all coronavirus related evictions (evictions due to loss of income due to covid-19) for 30 days but can be extended.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Contra Costa & Solano County Community Food Bank.
  • Contra Costa schools are closed during this time and providing free ‘grab n go’ meals to the many students who rely on them at specific sites.
  • Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services - Assistance with Food Programs in any City in Contra Costa. This Specialist can give out key information for food, home meals, and hours for Department stores open for Seniors 
    • Call (925) 229-8434 Then press 5 to speak with a Sr. Information Specialist that can give out key information for food, home meals, and hours for Department stores open for Seniors.  
  • Free Grocery Pick-up - for anyone by Monument Crisis Center call 925. 825.7751 Groceries can be picked up for neighbors or someone other than yourself as well. 
    • Monday March 30th 9am-12pm
    • Tuesday March 31st 9am-12pm
    • Friday April 3rd 9am-12pm
  • Home Delivered Meals Program by California Department of Aging - Local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) 
    • Call 925. 229.8434 Contra Costa County Services OR 1-800-510-2020 County Number - Message is bi-lingual. Message will ask you to leave a voicemail and include your City and County.

Reminders for those who live and/or work in Contra Costa:

San Diego Resources

Here are list of resources for San Diego resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • San Diego City Council ordered a moratorium on all coronavirus related evictions for residents and businesses in the city. (evictions due to loss of income due to covid-19) will be granted a stay until at least May
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and San Diego County Food Bank.
  • Another organization that can help get the products you need if you have immunocompromised health conditions, or are more vulnerable to the sickness. You just need to sign up, and on the website you can sign up as a volunteer for those that would like to offer assistance in the midst of the Corona virus crisis.
  • There are also two ways to get free or reduced internet access for students to keep up with their homework while in quarantine. AT&T offers low-cost wireline home internet, and Spectrum offers free internet for 60 days for households with a student.
  • Here’s a link to existing services for businesses and one for workers including loans
  • San Diego schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here.     

Reminders for those who live and/or work in San Diego:

LA Resources

Here are list of resources for Los Angeles resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Los Angeles County announced moratorium on all evictions through May 31. 
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
  • LA schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here. 
  • Eviction Defense Network offers tenants free online consultations. The lobby is closed to the public BUT they are here to help you. Please send us an email to askanattorney@edn.la. If you can scan and email relevant documents, do so, and one of their lawyers will assist you. If you don't have email send a text or call (213) 537-5473 and one of the paralegals will assist you.

Reminders for those who live and/or work in Los Angeles:

  • California’s State Resources for Employers and Workers includes waiving the 1 week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance.
  • You can support Los Angeles' small businesses by ordering take-out, purchasing gift cards now, and shopping online.

Sacramento Resources

Here are list of resources for Sacramento resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Sacramento City Council announced moratorium on all COVID 19 related evictions through May 31. However, to gain the protections of the Moratorium, renters MUST notify their landlord IN WRITING before their rent is due, to inform them of impacts on their ability to pay rent resulting from COVID-19, such as reduced hours, layoffs, having to care for children and other family members, and being sick or quarantined themselves.  
    • Here is a model letter to your landlord the City has prepared here.
    • In addition, Legal Services of Northern California has prepared the following fact sheet to provide critical information. You can find the fact sheet here.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Sacramento County Food Bank.
  • Sacramento schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here.      

Reminders for those who live and/or work in Sacramento:

  • California’s State Resources for Employers and Workers includes waiving the 1 week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance.
  • You can support Sacramento’s small businesses by ordering take-out, purchasing gift cards now, and shopping online.
  • Recommendations from the Sacramento County can be found here along with up-to-date coronavirus news and information.
  • Sign up for the city's alert service via email/Phone for official updates here.

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