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COVID Resources in Contra Costa County 

Last Revised: 10/12/2020 

Questions about the shelter in place? Call 844-729-8410 (8:00 AM-5:00PM) | Latest information on COVID – 19 : https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org 

211: Available 24/7, is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and free-of-charge database of local health and social services. For help: Send 211 a message: https://www.crisis-center.org/contact/ | Call 211 or 800-833-2900 | Text ‘HOPE’ to 20121 | 211 Developed a Database for COVID- Related Services, Click here to view.

This is a living document and may be incomplete or out of date. Please email Bgutierrez@clinicconsortium.org for any missing resources or corrections.

Click here for Solano County COVID Resources

Food Resources

For Children

West County Meal Pick Up Location Map: Click here to view the closest meal pick up location in West County for you. At school locations, children must be present for the meal pickups. Pick-up times vary. To determine the pickup time, click on an icon on the map.  

East County Food for Children: Boxes of FREE healthy food every month for children ages 4-6 years old. Bring a picture ID and proof of address (PG&E bill, for example), as well as proof of the child’s birthday.

  • Brentwood Community UMC, 218 Pine St, Brentwood, Monday & Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm
For the General Public
Food distribution map:  Contra Costa County has a new GIS (global information system) mapping tool. It can be used on any mobile device, just like searching for the nearest gas station or cafe on your phone.Click here to use the tool and find the closest food distribution to you.

West County Meal Pick Up Location Map Click here to view the closest meal pick up location in West County for you.

Community Produce Program: Low income families can get 15-20 pounds of FREE fresh produce twice a month. Please bring two bags with handles. Click here to select a city and choose a location.

East County Food Assistance Program: FREE groceries once a month for low-income individuals and families. Bring a picture ID and proof of address (PG&E bill, for example), if you have it.

  • Brentwood Community UMC, 218 Pine St, Brentwood

Monday & Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Seniors

East County Senior Food Program: FREE groceries twice a month to low-income individuals aged 55 or older. Only one senior per household can receive food. Bring a picture ID and proof of address (PG&E bill, for example).

  • St. Anthony’s Church, 971 O’Hara Ave, Oakley, 2nd & 4th Thursday, 9:30-10:30am
  • Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Ln, Brentwood, 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10:00-11:00am
  • Oakley Senior Center, 215 Second St, Oakley, Fridays 9am-11am. Bring your own bag.

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region:

Delivers meals to seniors (60 years or older) who are unable to buy or prepare meals through other means. Home delivered meals are continuing uninterrupted. MOW Café’s are transferring to a weekly frozen delivery of 7 meals every Tuesday. They have to sign up by the Monday afternoon before to receive meals.  Call 925.937.8311 for intake.

Great Plates Program:

Call 211 to sign-up, and ask for the “great plates program”. This program is for seniors , regardless of immigration status to receive 3 prepared meals per day, delivered to their house by a local restaurant, at no cost. 

 

Healthcare

Enroll in Health Insurance
Covered CA’s Open Enrollment Remains Open Through June 30: Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you can apply now for coverage if you are uninsured and eligible. You can also apply if you didn’t know about the new state penalty or new financial help available. You can sign up for Medi-Cal, anytime. For more information, click here.

Get free help enrolling in a health insurance plan. Community Health Centers have certified enrollment counselors- ready to help you enroll, for free. Give them a call today.

LifeLong: (510)215-9092

La Clinica: (855)494-4658

Center for Human Development Promotoras Program helps residents enroll in Medi-Cal, free. For general information, call 877-905-4545

Contra Costa CARES program: The CARES program provides free primary care coverage to adults living in Contra Costa County that do not qualify for other health insurance. The program assigns members to a primary care home. For more information go to: https://clinicconsortium.org/contra-costa-cares/

COVID Testing
Free COVID-19 Testing by Appointment – Contra Costa Health Services: Anyone living in Contra Costa can get tested, even those without symptoms, at a drive-through site operated by County Health Services in:

  • San Pablo
  • Martinez
  • Concord
  • Pittsburg 
  • Antioch
  • San Ramon. 

Residents can also get tested at state-run walk-in only sites in Pinole, Walnut Creek or Brentwood. Results are available within 36 hours if sent to the County’s Public Health Lab and 2-5 days if sent to a private lab. There is no up-front cost for getting tested and you do not need medical insurance. However, if you have health insurance, your insurance will be billed. Appointments can be made by calling 1-844-421-0804 from 8 am to 3:30 pm daily.

Richmond & San Pablo: LifeLong Medical Care (510)981-4100, does not charge for COVID testing.To view all of LifeLong’s available services, click here. 

Concord (Central/East County) : La Clinica de La Raza (925)363-2000, does not charge for COVID testing

Contra Costa Health Services: 1-877-661-6230, COVID testing is free for CCHP members or those with Medi-Cal, including emergency Medi-Cal.

Urgent Care
West County: LifeLong Medical Care

Do you have an illnesses or injury that requires immediate medical attention (usually within 24 hours), but is not life-threatening or serious enough to require emergency room care or even hospitalization? Go to LifeLong’s urgent care. It is OPEN during the pandemic. To view all of LifeLong’s available services, click here. 

San Pablo | 2023 Vale Road | (510)231-9800 | Open 7 days a week

Richmond | 150 Harbour Way | (510)877-3365 | Open 5 days a week

https://www.lifelongmedical.org/services/immediate-urgent-care-centers.html

Mental Health

Black Health & Wellness Resource List- Richmond Promise

Richmond Promise created a Black Health & Wellness Resource list.  To view, click here.

Religious services and cultural ceremonies, starting on June 15: For more information, click here.

  • Indoor services/ceremonies must not exceed 12 persons or 25% of the building’s capacity, whichever is less.
  • Outdoor services/ceremonies must not exceed 100 persons, or 25% of the area’s capacity, whichever is less. 

Friendship Line – California

“Friendship Line California” is here to help our older community members that may be feeling isolated during the shelter-at-home. Call toll-free 1(888)670-1360

Contra Costa County 24 Hour Access Line

The 24-hour Behavioral Health Access Line is an easy-to-use resource for mental health, grief counseling, and substance use services. Call toll-free: 1-888-678-7277 Visit:https://cchealth.org/mentalhealth/ 

Crisis and Suicide Hotline: 24 Hours Hotline: 1-800-833-2900

Casa de Luz, Oakley Behavioral Health | La Clinica de La Raza

 If you are feeling anxious or not your normal self and need additional support, please call 925-776-8223. 

 https://laclinica.org/location/casa-de-luz/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resource and Information Guide

Do you have questions about how to manage your stress/anxiety during the COVID pandemic? NAMI created a resource guide that can help answer some commonly asked questions about what to do to preserve your mental health during this difficult time. This wonderful guide also contains information about financial assistance, obtaining prescription meds and much more. 

https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide 

NAMI Contra Costa County Warmline

It’s not a hotline, it’s a ‘Warmline’: It gives mental health help BEFORE a crisis heats up. Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are free, confidential peer-support services staffed by volunteers or paid employees who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. 

  • Warm line at (925) 942-0767

NAMI Connection Support Group Zoom Meetings

For loved ones living with mental illness. 

Time: Every Wednesday | 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. 

To sign up, please call Nancy Bolcerek at (925)826-8433 or email at NancyBolecerek@NamiContraCosta.org 

NAMI Peer to Peer Support Group COVID-19 Zoom Meetings

Time: Every Monday | 5:30-7:00 P.M.

To sign up, please call Ashley at 925-765-9406 or email at Ashley@NamiContraCosta.org 

 Social Work License Map

Digital resources for mental health

 

Education

Support site for students

Kennedy High School Student Support Site: Updates for youth about COVID & resources. Click here for more information.

 

Student Loans

Federal Student Loans: Suspended until September 30th- CARES Act

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers are automatically being placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. This suspension of payments will last until Sept. 30, 2020, but you can still make payments if you choose. Read the borrower Q&As below to learn more.

https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus 

Resources for parents
Free Children’s Stories from Audible / Amazon: For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. 

Richmond Promise: Richmond Promise is able to provide financial assistance for groceries and airfare as well as laptops for Scholars who do not have one to continue classes online. If you need assistance, please complete this form and a RP staff member will get back to you within 24 hours. For an immediate response, call or text 510-255-5218.

Click here to view Richmond Promise Resource sheet

Scholastic Free Resources

Learn at Home program provides day-to-day projects, free of charge, for students k-9 grades. The program is also available in Spanish. Select your grade to get started.

Check out their best kept secrets- 15 free resources: 

Lakeshore Learning Materials: Free lesson plans, printable worksheets, calendars, craft ideas and more.

Khan Academy: Free resources for kids ages 4-18 years old. 

 

Financial Resources

Cash Assistance Programs

Richmond Rapid Response Fund

The fund will support the community in three phases:

1) direct financial disbursement to residents 

2) expand financial assistance and support for business and community-based organizations

3) facilitate a community needs assessment and ongoing infrastructure support

The 3RF accepts referrals from community partners who have direct knowledge of people in their communities who are experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. The 3RF will connect families and individuals with direct cash assistance and resources through local community partners.

Each household will receive a one-time payment of $500.

Undocumented people may also receive funds. 

Learn more FAQs Press Release

 

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund– Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation

Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, healthcare, workforce support and other pressing needs related to the virus. The fund was launched by the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation. To Apply or Donate, click here.

 

Cash Payments: Stimulus Package (CARES Act)

How much: 

Individuals earning up to $75,000 will receive $1,200. Couples earning up to $150,000 will receive $2,400. Individuals or couples with children will receive $500 per child. The payments would start phasing out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes of more than $75,000. The amount would then be reduced by $5 for every additional $100 of adjusted gross income, and individuals making more than $99,000 or couples making more than $198,000 would not receive anything. Those who made too much to qualify in those years, but see their income fall in 2020 would receive a tax credit when they file their return next year, according to the Senate Finance Committee. And those who make more this year than last would not have to pay back any stimulus money they receive if they end up exceeding the thresholds. The payments would not be subject to tax, and those who owe back taxes would still get a check.

When: 

Payments began 4/15/2020 for taxpayers that filed their tax return electronically and provided the IRS with their bank information and the time of filing their taxes. Payments will continue to be disbursed in the following weeks.  If you did not file your taxes for 2018 or 2019, click here. Paper checks will start to be mailed to taxpayers without direct deposit the week of May 4th, but could take up to several months to reach individual households.

What about Immigrants;

NEW Undocumented adults may be eligible to receive state funded financial assistance. To learn more: click here.

Immigrants that have a social security number and file their taxes may be eligible for the cash payment. Those include, DACA recipients, those with temporary visas, lawful permanent residents (LPRS / Green card holders) who file their taxes may be eligible to receive the cash payments.Unfortunately those who file their taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) instead of a Social Security number are not eligible for the federal cash payment, even though they paid their taxes.  ITINs are issued to people that do not qualify for Social Security numbers, usually because of their immigration status, but also includes survivors of domestic violence, Cuban and Haitian entrants. 

Mixed Status Families:

NEW Undocumented adults may be eligible to receive state funded financial assistance. To learn more: click here.

A family won’t be eligible for cash assistance if one parent is unauthorized (has an ITIN). U.S. Citizen children with parents who are unauthorized won’t receive the $500 that other U.S. Citizen children with parents who have a social security number would qualify for.  U.S. Citizens who file their taxes as a dependent of someone with an ITIN will also not be eligible. Source: Wall Street Journal

 

Employment Development Department

Unemployment Benefits

If your hours have been reduced or you have lost your job as a result of COVID – 19 and no fault of your own,  you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Those expected to resume their jobs within a few weeks do not have to actively look for another job, but must be available to work if they are called back to work early. 

 

Disability Insurance

If you are sick as a result of COVID-19 you may be able to apply for disability insurance which provides short term benefit payments. Benefits vary depending on income, and are between 60%-70% of wages. 

 

Paid Family Leave Claim

Provides up to 6 weeks of approximately 60%-70% of wages lost as a result of caring for a family member that is ill with COVID- 19 and you have lost or reduced wages while caring for them.  

For more information on any of the programs by EDD, click here.  

Internet & Phone
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free. Find the closest location to you: 

 

Internet: Comcast Internet Essential

New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.

 

Internet: At&t

In response to the public health crisis, Access from AT&T is temporarily:

  • Offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed.
  • Expanding eligibility based on income and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start
  • Waiving all home internet data overage fees

 

Internet & Phone: T-Mobile

Starting March 13 – ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).

Providing T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on smartphone plans with hotspot data an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service for the next 60 days – coming soon.

Free extra data up to 5GB of data per month over the next two months.

Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response

Mortgage / Rent Relief

City of San Pablo $1,000 rent or mortgage grants

San Pablo residents that qualify may be able to receive up to $1,000 to help pay rent, mortgage or utilities. Applications may be submitted between May 5- May 30th. 

Click here to view the official eligibility rules and how to apply.

 

NEW: County-wide Eviction Protection Ordinance and Temporary Rent Freeze

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors extended their eviction protection ordinance and temporary rent freeze that applies to all 19 cities and unincorporated areas in Contra Costa County, as of September 29, 2020, through January 31, 2021.  If a city has a law that is more protective of tenants, then their more protective provision would apply in their city. Protections include:

    • Ban on Residential Evictions Due to Inability to Pay Rent – Previous state and county law prohibited eviction of residential tenants for nonpayment of rent or other charges due to COVID-19 related financial hardship from March 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020.  A new state law prohibits eviction of residential tenants for nonpayment of rent or other charges from September 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 as long as the tenant pays at least 25% of the amount due during this period by January 31, 2021. 
    • Ban on Small Business Evictions – County law prohibits evictions of small businesses and non-profits for nonpayment of rent or other charges due to COVID-19 related financial hardship through November 30, 2020.   Also, landlords may not charge or collect late fees from tenants that provide documentation of hardship.
    • Moratorium on Residential Rent Increases – County law prevents a property owner from increasing rent on a residential property through January 31, 2021.  State law prevents this rent freeze from applying to certain residential properties, including single family homes and residences built with the last 15 years.
    • Ban on No-Fault Residential Evictions – County law prevents a property owner from evicting a residential tenant for any “no-fault” reason except to protect the health and safety of the owner or another tenant, to allow the owner or their immediate family to move into the residential unit or to remove the unit from the rental market.

 

Mortgage Help: 90-Day Grace Period for Mortgage Payments

Financial institutions will offer mortgage payment forbearances of up to 90 days to borrowers economically impacted by COVID-19. Mortgage forbearance is an agreement for temporarily reduced or paused payments on the loan, for a specified amount of time. This can help you avoid going into foreclosure or ruining your credit during a financial hardship. As part of the agreement, after the forbearance, you’re responsible for paying the amount that was reduced or suspended, in addition to resuming your regular payments. Click here for more information.

     

    Season of Sharing (SOS) Program by EHSD

    SOS program provides emergency relief for families and individuals adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments will cover applicants who face a sudden crisis or shortfall due to job or wage loss resulting from COVID-19. Funds are available on a first-come, first served basis. For more information call the SOS Hotline: (925)521-5065

     Eligibility- Must:

    •     Have children under 18 years old or
    •     Permanent or temporarily disabled or
    •     Adult over 55 years old or 
    •     Veteran or
    •     Foster youth between 19-24 years old or
    •     Victims of domestic violence 

     Types of assistance

    •     Rental or Mortgage payment
    •     Deposits and other housing expenses (water or garbage)
    •     Furniture
    •     Transportation (e.g. emergency care repair)
    •     Medical equipment (not covered by medical insurance)

     

    Catholic Charities of the East Bay Housing Assistance Program

    If you are at-risk of losing your current housing or need help to move to more stable housing, then Catholic Charities might be able to help you. For more information visit the link below.

     

    Property Tax Information 

    Property taxes are still due April 10. If you can pay your property taxes on time, please do so. Taxes help pay for vital community resources. Contra Costa County announced they may cancel late-payment penalties for taxpayers adversely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please see the links below. 

    Small Business Help

    Small Business Call Center – Contra Costa County

    NOTE: This is a multilingual line. A new call center is now available in Contra Costa County to connect businesses and workers with helpful federal, state and local programs. This includes providing resources and referrals on loans and grants, unemployment insurance, payroll subsidies, and other critical concerns. The trained team who answer calls can also assist with tapping into programs to reduce utility costs, access online career training, and other business services. The line opens April 23, 2020. 

    (833)320-1919 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday 

    Source: BOS Gioia’s Newsletter 

    Press Release

     

    Small Businesses Retention Loans: Stimulus Package (CARES Act)

    The loans will cover about 50% of the monthly payroll for 8 weeks of salaries. The loans will be forgiven at the end of the period so long as the small business keeps workers employed. The loans will be made available by private lenders and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration.

     

    Small business help: 

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest, long-term federal disaster loans to California small businesses, rental property owners, and private nonprofit organizations with no payments required for the first 12 months. Applicants may apply online.

    https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

    Reopening with Prevention Measures – 6/3/2020The following businesses are now allowed subject to social distancing requirements and other state guidelines:

    • Indoor retail, shopping centers/malls, and swap meets subject to limitations on the number of customers inside the store or enclosed space.
    • Office workplaces but only to the extent that workers cannot perform their job duties from home.
    • Outdoor museums and other outdoor exhibit spaces including open air galleries and botanical gardens; however, zoos, amusement parks, indoor cafes and gift shops remain closed.
    • Drive-In theaters.
    • Services that don’t require close customer contact including car washes, pet groomers, dog walkers, housecleaning, janitorial services, heating, plumbing, appliance and electrical work. 
    • Libraries may operate for curbside pickup.

    For more information, click here.

    Other Assistance Programs

    Incarcerated and recently released individuals are now eligible for EIP payments from the IRSThe IRS has extended the deadline for non-filers to register online or with a paper return to November 21, 2020 (the deadline was previously October 15).  However, we continue to encourage all eligible individuals to file as soon as possible.  (For people who miss the November 21 deadline, they can still register for EIP payment by filing a 2020 tax return next year in 2021, but they will need to wait until next year for this.) Clients with internet access can use the IRS Non-Filers website to file for their EIP payment – https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-hereClients who don’t have access to computer/email/internet OR are still incarcerated can do the following: File a paper tax return by following the instructions on this website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/file-a-simplified-paper-tax-return.  (Note that for clients who are incarcerated, you will need to mail them the instructions, forms to complete, and a stamped envelope for them to mail back to the IRS before October 15, 2020. Get assistance from someone with computer and internet access to help them file online using the IRS’s Non-Filers website.

       

      Diaper Assistance Program

      If you or someone you know needs diapers, there may be assistance in your community. To find out if an agency in your area provides diaper assistance to families in need, please call 2-1-1 on your phone or search online at 2-1-1.org. Specialists are available 24/7 to help identify local resources that may be able to help provide diapers and other basic necessities.

      https://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/get-help-now/

      Resources for Immigrants

      Health Insurance from Immigrants
      Financial Resources for Immigrants

      California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI): The State of California will provide one-time disaster relief assistance to adult undocumented immigrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting May 18, 2020 – June 30th or until funds run out, inviduals living in Contra Costa may call 1-415-324-1011

      For more information go to: https://www.cceb.org/california-disaster-relief-assistance-for-immigrants-drai/

      Richmond Rapid Response Fund

      The fund will support the community in three phases:

      1) direct financial disbursement to residents 

      2) expand financial assistance and support for business and community-based organizations

      3) facilitate a community needs assessment and ongoing infrastructure support

      The 3RF accepts referrals from community partners who have direct knowledge of people in their communities who are experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. The 3RF will connect families and individuals with direct cash assistance and resources through local community partners.

      Each household will receive a one-time payment of $500.

      Undocumented people may also receive funds. 

      Learn more FAQs Press Release

       

      COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund– Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation

      Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, healthcare, workforce support and other pressing needs related to the virus. The fund was launched by the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation. To Apply or Donate, click here.

      Important information for Immigrants
      Public Charge:

      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that testing, prevention, or treatment for COVID-19, would NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. Seeking treatment for COVID-19 will not count against an immigrant applying for their green card (lawful permanent status), nor those applying for or extending their temporary visa (student, tourist, work visa). Immigrant families should seek the medical care they need without fear. 

      Community Facing handout: irlc COVID and Immigrants

      Free Coronavirus Testing for Uninsured People (The Families First Act)

      The Families First Act provides additional funding to pay for coronavirus testing for anyone who is uninsured. The funding will pay for testing at community health centers, outpatient clinics, and doctors’ offices.

      For MAM Speakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnxBBQwph8I&feature=youtu.be 

      For Asian and Pacific Islanders 

      Information 

      Grocery Stores
      Raley’s- Senior Essentials Bay ($20) 

      Intended for seniors and at-risk customers in self-isolation or quarantine, team members will build as many Senior Essentials Bags as they can each night and put them in the front of their sores each day at 7 am. They will be available to customers for purchase ($20) each day depending on inventory levels and while supplies last. Items included in bags will be a mix of fresh items and pantry staples. For more information, click here

      Food Maxx (Richmond) 

      Shopping hours for seniors and those with compromised health: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM   

       

      Walgreens

      Provides free shipping with no minimum price to encourage shoppers to purchase items online, safely from their homes. 

      Drive-thru: pull up and shop select items during regular hours, no need to leave the car.

      Senior hours only: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Tuesday

      For more information and coupons click here.

       

      Target

      Senior and vulnerable population shopping hours: the first hour of shopping on wednesdays.

      Reduced store hours: all stores will close by 9:00 P.M. to allow staff to clean the store and replenish goods. 

      Front line staff get back up care benefits: team members can rest assured that their loved ones have safe, affordable, reliable care while they’re at work. Additionally, Target will be covering quarantine and confirmed illness pay, paid family leave, and free counseling services for staff. For more information, click here.

       

      Las Montañas Supermarket (San Pablo)

      Special hours for seniors, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems. Everyday from 7:00 A.M. – 8: 00 AM. For more information, click here.

       

      Cardenas Market (Pittsburg)

      Special hours for seniors and first responders, 6:00-7:00 AM. For more informatoin, click here.

      Face Coverings
      CDC Face Coverings Recommendations

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a guide with recommendations on how to properly use face coverings as a measure to slow down COVID-19. 

      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html 

       

      Contra Costa Health Services: Order to Wear Face Coverings

      Contra Costa Health Services issued an order on April 17, 2020 for Contra Costa residents to wear a face cover when out in public, if they are older than 12 years old. The order is mandatory. To view CCHS Order, click here.

       

      Free Mask and Gown Kits by JoAnn Craft Stores

      As of March 23, all 860 locations of the craft store are offering curbside pickup and home delivery of free kits to make masks, gowns and “other essential items” to be donated to American hospitals. All open stores are carrying face mask kits in adult and youth sizes and the materials are replenished daily. In addition, JoAnn is offering its store classrooms, sewing machines and professional instruction for people to produce the personal protective equipment with the free supplies there. Social distancing guidelines will be followed during this effort, the company said in a statement.

      https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/

      Survivors of Violence
      Domestic Violence

      If you, or a loved one, is experiencing violence at home from an intimate partner (such as a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend) please contact STAND! For Families Free of Violence 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-215-5555 or email crisisline@standffov.org

       

      Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking

      If you, or a loved one, is experiencing (or has recently experienced) sexual assault or been forced or tricked into performing a sex act, please contact the Community Violence Solutions 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-670-7273

       

      Family Violence, Child Abuse & Elder Abuse

      Family Justice Centers is staffed with multilingual navigators that speak English, Spanish, Lao, Thai, Cantonese and Korean

      Richmond: (510)974-7200 Concord: (925)521-6366 Antioch: (925)281-0970

       

      Housing and Employment: Legal Rights of Survivors of Domestic Violence Webinar

      What: Taylor Campion and Carolyn Walker, Family Violence Appellate Project attorneys, will help advocates, providers and attorneys understand domestic violence survivors’ legal rights in housing and employment.

      Who: This training is good for: domestic violence advocates, victim advocates, case managers, crisis intervention specialists, legal aid advocates, attorneys, health care professionals, mental health professionals, public benefits specialists

      When: May 15, 2020 | 9:00 – 12:00 PM

      Click here to RSVP 

      Questions? Call Marta (925)521-6366 or email marta@cocofamilyjustice.org

      For Providers

      Evictions (Unlawful Detainer) 101 webinar – Family Justice Center

      What: An introductory training by housing attorney Maya Iyyani from Bay Area Legal Aid will provide an overview of the eviction process, while addressing the eviction moratorium.

      Who: This training is good for: crisis intervention specialist, health care professionals, mental health professionals, public benefits specialists, social/human service providers, community members, educators, case managers

      When: Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)

      Click here to RSVP  Questions? Call Marta at 925-521-6366 or email marta@cocofamilyjustice.org 

       

      Department of Health Care Services Emergency Medi-Cal COVID Notice

      Due to the ongoing public health emergency, COVID-19 testing and related medically necessary treatment services are hereby deemed to be emergency services. All enrolled Medi-Cal beneficiaries, regardless of their scope of coverage under Medi-Cal or documentation status, are entitled to all inpatient and outpatient services necessary for the testing and treatment of COVID-19. Continuation of medically necessary inpatient hospital services and follow up care after the emergency has resolved shall not be authorized or reimbursed for undocumented Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled for only restricted scope benefits. There is no copay for emergency services including testing, evaluation and treatment for COVID-19.

      https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/COVID-19-Emergency-Services.pdf 

      Increased Hospital Capacity in Contra Costa County: Craneway Pavilion To Become Federal Medical Station for COVID-19 Patients

      The County is establishing alternate care sites at non-hospital locations to serve more patients. The Ford Building Craneway Pavilion in Richmond has been selected as one of these alternate care sites. The Craneway Pavilion will be converted into a 250-bed Federal Medical Station for COVID-19 patients. Starting April 2, 2020, the National Guard will transport beds and medical supplies to the Craneway. The goal is to have the site ready to receive patients by the third week of April, the time of an expected surge of serious COVID-19 illness. This temporary care site will provide alternate care for COVID-19 patients who do not need ICU-level care. The facility will only be used if local hospitals lack capacity. The site will be secured and not open to the public.

       

      In addition to these beds, the collective bed capacity of all hospitals in the county will increase by 100%, from 1,171 to 2,267.

      Breastfeeding & COVID-19 Guidance by the CDC

      Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most infants. Whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding should be determined by the mother in coordination with her family and healthcare providers.  A mother with confirmed COVID-19 or who is a symptomatic PUI should take all possible precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant, including washing her hands before touching the infant and wearing a face mask, if possible, while feeding at the breast.  If expressing breast milk with a manual or electric breast pump, the mother should wash her hands before touching any pump or bottle parts and follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use. If possible, consider having someone who is well feed the expressed breast milk to the infant.

       

      Executive order waives re-determination for some safety net programs in CA

      Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday to extend the eligibility period for important safety net services like Medi-Cal and food stamps. The order waives eligibility redeterminations for 90 days for Californians who participate in:

      • Medi-Cal 
      • CalFresh 
      • CalWORKS
      • Cash Assistance for Immigrants; and
      • In-Home Supportive Services

       

      The change will allow current recipients of these safety net programs to continue receiving them without interruption.

       

       

      Free Coronavirus Testing for Uninsured People (The Families First Act)

      The Families First Act provides additional funding to pay for coronavirus testing for anyone who is uninsured. The funding will pay for testing at community health centers, outpatient clinics, and doctors’ offices.

      Unemployment & Workers Rights
      The Worker’s Guide: Your Rights During COVID-19

      Click here to view & download the Worker’s Guide to learn more about how to apply for financial resources, which resources you are entitled to, and the answers to frequently asked questions. For the Spanish Worker’s Guide, click here.

       

      Guía paso a paso para solicitar el desempleo proporcionada por la familia judía y servicios comunitarios East Bay

      JFCS-EB are not experts on Unemployment Insurance claims and only the California Employment Development Department can determine if you are eligible for Unemployment Insurance. The guide is only intended to provide help navigating the online website.

      ·      Spanish Step by Step Guide to Applying for Unemployment

      Other Resource Lists
      Concord Resource List by Monument Impact

      Do you live or work in Concord? If so, you may find this resource list useful! It contains the latest information about resources available for those who live/work in Concord California. It is also available in spanish

      Click here to view the English version.

       

      Families First Resource Package by Nancy Pelosi

      Questions about how to access the direct payments, unemployment insurance, food assistance, homeowner and renter protections, small business assistance, or other provisions in the CARES Act we passed last week? A lot of the answers are here

       

      Senator Kamala Harris: Coronavirus resources for Californians

      https://www.harris.senate.gov/coronavirus