COVID-19 Information and Resources

We will be updating this page as we learn about any available resources.

For a variety of resources, please also check:

211.org or call by dialing 211
211 also has a specific page dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic and related needs

Alameda County: Public Health Department and COVID-19 Updates

Berkeley Mutual Aid Network – They can assist with running errands, help with navigating social services, and provide social support and connection (check-ins).

Contra Costa County: Health Services

City of Berkeley Services

City of Hayward

City of Oakland COVID-19 Resources and City Services

City of Richmond

City of San Pablo is accepting applications through the end of the May for San Pablo residents who qualify to apply for their rent/mortgage/utilities grant. for more information about eligibility and amounts, click here.

Oakland At Risk – Assisting residents at high risk for COVID-19

Cancer and COVID-19 

American Cancer Society COVID-19 and Cancer Resources (PDF)

Annals of Internal Medicine article – A War on Two Fronts: Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19 [published March 27, 2020]

Cancer Updates, Research Education (CURE) article – How COVID-19 Affects Patients with Cancer [published March 31, 2020]

Cancer.net COVID-19 Blog: information for people with cancer (in English and Spanish) [published various dates]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission (PDF)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for the Cancer Care Community

 

Children, Youth, and Families

Berkeley Unified School District

California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Resources for Undocumented People

Emergency Diaper Resource (Martinez)

Fremont Unified School District Updates: Includes information regarding “Grab and Go Lunches for Students.

Mount Diablo Unified School District Updates: Includes information on free community meals at 9 school sites district-wide for all children 18 years and younger.

Oakland Unified School District

 

(Un)Employment Resources

California Employment Development Department Resources: EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California.

California Labor Department COVID-19 Resources for Workers

How to file for unemployment in California (English & Spanish)

Loss of Health Insurance Due to Job Loss

 

Financial Information & Resources

LUNGevity’s Breathe Easier Fund: Lung cancer patients and their families who meet criteria are eligible to receive financial support to cover expenses during public health emergency ($500 grants)

Mortgage Payments: One lender’s (Freddie Mac) approach to assisting its borrowers

Season of Sharing: crisis pay for housing and emergency needs for people living in the SF Bay Area

Student Loans: Coronavirus Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

 

Food Resources:

Alameda Food Bank

Alameda Country Community Food Bank

Amazon Fresh now accepts EBT!: You will need to create an Amazon account to use this delivery service.

Contra Costa County-focused Grocery and Food Distribution Sites: This interactive map shows sites for meal and food pick-up for students, seniors, and those whose financial means are in low-income thresholds.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties 855-309-FOOD

Meals for Seniors in California in Partnership with FEMA [published April 10, 2020]

City of Oakland – Great Plates: This is a program that is set to run until June 10th, 2020. It is intended to benefit Oakland seniors who need the meals and Oakland restaurants who need to be working. If you live in Oakland, are over age 65, have an annual income of less than $74,940, have difficulty obtaining food and preparing meals, and do not receive CalFresh or Meals on Wheels, you would be eligible for this program.

Housing:

Courageous Women Association (based in Oakland, CA) now as a transitional home called “Courage House” available for women impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, human trafficking, former incarceration or in recovery. This is a two-year transitional safe home program. Click here for more information. Their phone number is 510-273-2412

 

Seniors/Elder Services:

National Council on Aging

Meals for Seniors in California in Partnership with FEMA [published April 10, 2020]

Phone Hotline for Seniors to Stay Connected [published March 31, 2020]