We are pleased to share this information on behalf of the hosts: You are invited to a Juneteenth virtual gathering! Join these organizations:

Join them at 1-2:30pm Saturday, June 27, 2020,  for a celebration of freedom!Here is a link to flyer: https://bit.ly/3i57Dma

Please help us get the word out to your networks and anyone you know that might be interested in the Help Me Grow Care Coordinator position. We are looking for someone with a Masters Degree in early childhood development, special education, child development, social work, or related health or human services field and who is a fluent Spanish-speaker.

We have the position posted online  and you can learn more about us at our website.  Join the team and help youth in Contra Costa County!

To help during these challenging times, we presented as part of this webinar on teen stress. The webinar replay for Defusing Teen Stress: Navigating Tough Times and Finding Healing is now available to watch.

If needed, here are the resources mentioned in the talk. Please keep, or pass along to a friend or family member who could use the information.

Crisis and Suicide Hotlines:

    • In Contra Costa County:
      • Call 211
      • Or 1-800-833-2900
      • Text HOPE to 20121
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Crisis Text Line: send text to 741741
  • Get in touch with our panelists:
    • Graham Wiseman  (925) 209-6685 – graham@beingwellca.org
    • Scott Chavez ScottC@crisis-center.org
    • Melanie Wahlberg, CS (818) 300-1793 –  melaniewahlbergcs@gmail.com

This event was sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pleasant Hill, CA, and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Orinda, CA

Here are some tips on dealing with Coronavirus anxiety. As communities nationwide respond to the COVID- 19 pandemic, Americans face unparalleled levels of uncertainty.  

To help individuals reestablish a sense of normalcy, Psychology.org partnered with three mental health experts. These experts share five ways individuals and families can manage corona virus-related anxiety. From monitoring social media consumption to establishing a routine, we hope these tips can help as we get through this pandemic.

Dealing With Coronavirus Anxiety: Expert Tips to Help Ease Anxiety
https://www.psychology.org/resources/expert-tips-coronavirus-anxiety.

If you, or someone you love, is struggling to cope, we are here for you 24/7.
You can talk or text with someone now.

 

 

John Muir Health has Safety, Food Distribution, and Health Care resource lists for needs during this #COVID19 outbreak. If you have questions about any of these, you can call us @211 or text HOPE to 20121 if you need assistance with safety, food, or health care.

SAFETY: Community Safety Resources Healthcare Resources During Covid-19 Community Food Resources Updated 4.12.2020

HEALTHCARE:  Healthcare Resources During Covid-19

FOOD: Community Food Resources Updated 4.12.2020

Staying up to date with current factual information can help ease any anxiety or stress about the situation. Text “coronavirus” or “covid19” to 211211 for information on how the illness spreads, prevention & treatment, symptoms and more. Texters may share their zip code to be directed toward websites with local information where available. If you are unable to text, call 211 or 800.833.2900

Contra Costa Health Services is updating a webpage with information here. This page is updated with new information as it becomes available.

We are updating this post as information is made available from Contra Costa Health Services. .Información en Español aquí.

The CDC is updating a robust site with information and answers to commonly asked questions here.

March 16, 2020

Today the Bay Area Health Directors will issue a Joint Order that will significantly impact all of the Bay Area. The Order will require:

  • ALL PERSONS TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE OTHER THAN TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE ESSENTIAL SERVICES.
  • DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES TO CEASE NON-EXEMPT OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS.
  • PROHIBITING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY NUMBER OF PERSONS.
  • ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

While the Order is mandatory, the expectation is that most people and business will comply to ensure the safety of everyone.

Keep in mind that the outcome desired is to “flatten the curve” of the virus so as not to overwhelm health care systems and facilities.

There are numerous Definitions and Exemptions to the Order to allow for “essential activities” for individuals and business to insure the health and safety of our communities.

Bay Area Health Departments are drafting FAQs to cover as many of the most immediate questions as possible, but we know that there will be many questions that we can’t answer initially.

The press conference will be carried live on Santa Clara County Public Health’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/sccpublichealth

The Order will be effective at midnight March 16, 2020, and remain in effect until April 7, 2020, but may be extended.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The virus spreading from Wuhan, China currently is known as a “novel coronavirus” meaning it is a strain of virus not previously seen in humans. This virus presents as an upper respiratory illness with symptoms similar to the common flu and is spreading person-to-person. The virus has caused death but cases have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness depending on a variety of factors that are not yet fully known.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms are similar to those of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Because of the similarity to flu symptoms, the CDC is recommending that people who have recently traveled or been in contact with someone who has recently traveled outside of the U.S. and starts experiencing these symptoms to contact a health professional for guidance.

What does CDC recommend people do to prevent spreading the virus?

The CDC recommends taking steps extreme precautions to prevent illness. Wash your hands regularly, avoid contact with people who have recently traveled outside of the country, and follow directions of local health departments.

Here are some handy resources from the CDC to share. Help everyone stay calm and healthy.

Call 211 if you have questions. We are here 24/7.

 

Volunteer Ideas

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Bay Area Stay-at-Home Order

See Press Release: Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order with New Restrictions to Last Through May 3, 2020. According to the release, more time and additional restrictions are needed to slow the spread and reduce future impact on local hospitals from COVID-19.

See Health Officer Order Through May 3 (PDF). Read the Summary of New Shelter Order for further clarification.

THIS POST FROM ECO-ENCLOSE is shared with permission. What follows is a great summary of small businesses resources during COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit their website to learn more about Eco-Enclose.

COVID-19 Resources: Summary of Funding Opportunities For Small Businesses

Mar 23rd 2020

This piece was written on March 23, 2020. New funding opportunities are being announced and changed every day, so please check out our Google Doc out for more up to date information and email me at saloni@ecoenclose.com to share new funding options that we don’t have listed.


Over the next two weeks, Eco-Enclose will be sharing resources to help small businesses during this uncertain time.

Today’s piece is focused on cash flow and financing. Read on for a summary of funding options that could help cover expenses such as rent, utilities, payroll and working capital if sales have slowed or halted altogether as a result of coronavirus protection measures.

We’ve also created a more searchable spreadsheet of funding opportunities. We will do our best to update the spreadsheet every few days as new funding sources become available. Please share anything we are missing so we can include these on our list by emailing information to saloni@ecoenclose.com.

Read the full blog post here

 

 

March 16, 2020

Today the Bay Area Health Directors will issue a Joint Order that will significantly impact all of the Bay Area. The Order will require:

  • ALL PERSONS TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE OTHER THAN TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE ESSENTIAL SERVICES.
  • DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES TO CEASE NON-EXEMPT OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS.
  • PROHIBITING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY NUMBER OF PERSONS.
  • ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

While the Order is mandatory, the expectation is that most people and business will comply to ensure the safety of everyone.

Keep in mind that the outcome desired is to “flatten the curve” of the virus so as not to overwhelm health care systems and facilities.

There are numerous Definitions and Exemptions to the Order to allow for “essential activities” for individuals and business to insure the health and safety of our communities.

Bay Area Health Departments are drafting FAQs to cover as many of the most immediate questions as possible, but we know that there will be many questions that we can’t answer initially.

The press conference will be carried live on Santa Clara County Public Health’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/sccpublichealth

The Order will be effective at midnight March 16, 2020, and remain in effect until April 7, 2020, but may be extended.

Staying up to date with current factual information can help ease any anxiety or stress about the situation. Text “coronavirus” or “covid19” to 211211 for information on how the illness spreads, prevention & treatment, symptoms and more. Texters may share their zip code to be directed toward websites with local information where available. If you are unable to text, call 211 or 800.833.2900

Contra Costa Health Services is updating a webpage with information here. This page is updated with new information as it becomes available.

We are updating this post as information is made available from Contra Costa Health Services. .Información en Español aquí.

The CDC is updating a robust site with information and answers to commonly asked questions here.