Resources Available during COVID-19 Quarantine
As our programs at the Health Education Council adapt to measures aimed to promote the health of our communities and the world during these trying times we want to be able to provide those who typically utilize our services with resources that are available. Check out Health Education Council’s resource page for up-to-date COVID-19 resources.
Information about the Virus
The Council highly recommends that you get your information regarding the COVID-19 virus from evidence based centers. Some resources we suggest are:
Guidance and policy surrounding COVID-19 in California can be found at The California Department of Public Health.
The department also released a guidance to immigrant communities.
To find a distribution center, click here for Sacramento’s database and here for Yolo County’s. Food distribution sites will read either “Temporarily unavailable due to host site COVID-19 mitigation” or “Distribution site is closed until further notice” if the sites are not open at this time.
It is still recommended to try to contact the food banks or distribution sites prior to visiting.
Sacramento Food Bank can be reached at (916) 456-1980 and Yolo County Food Bank can be reached at (530) 668-0690.
Resource for low-income seniors and immunocompromised in Yolo County:
School meal distribution sites offering free breakfast and lunch to children in need through pick-up centers.
Financial Assistance Resources
Franchise Tax Board: More Time to File/Pay
If you are sick or quarantined and unable to work due to COVID-19 exposure: Disability Insurance Claim
If you are unable to work because you're caring for an ill/quarantined family member: Paid Family Leave (PFL) Claim
If you need to stay home because your child's school is closed: Unemployment Insurance claim
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance claim
If your work hours have been reduced: Work Sharing Program
If you are self employed and effected: Self-Employed/Independent Contractor
Health Care Resources
Covered California enrollment has been extended to April 13th.
Free assistance in applying is available weekdays at (916) 414-8333
Mental Health Resources
Information on medication access during COVID-19
Hope Cooperative a peer support call center. Call 1-855-502-3224 if you are experiencing anxiety and need immediate support.
Mental Health America article on living with mental illness during the outbreak.
County and City Resources