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Coronavirus HEADER

Vaccination information, and City information
https://www.cityofsantamaria.org/coronavirus

Advice on how to determine if information on the virus is accurate:
https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/faq/how-can-i-spot-misinformation-about-coronavirus-and-covid-19

Vaccine Confidence Resources:
https://community.astc.org/communitiesforimmunity/vaccine-confidence-resources

Medical Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/

Find local COVID-19 testing sites: https://lhi.care/covidtesting  

State and Local Information

The Santa Barbara Foundation’s list of COVID-19 related resources:
https://www.sbfoundation.org/covid-19-resources-for-individuals/

NOTE (Sept. 17): The Santa Barbara Foundation asks applicants to instead use: https://grantsportal.sbfoundation.org/, while it continues to solve technical problems with its website. In partnership with the City of Santa Maria, this grant program is designed to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information from the State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov/# 

Information from the City of Santa Maria: https://www.cityofsantamaria.org/coronavirus

Information from Santa Barbara County: https://publichealthsbc.org/ 

Information from San Luis Obispo County: https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/covid-resources-and-materials.aspx?_mid_=452

Local School Information:  Registration, Covid 19 operation plans and more:

Santa Maria-Bonita School District: https://www.smbsd.org/:

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District: http://www.smjuhsd.k12.ca.us/  

Orcutt Union School District: http://www.orcuttschools.net/ 

Guadalupe Union School District: https://www.guadusd.org/ 

Cuyama Joint Unified School District: https://cuyamaunified.org/

 

Food Resources

Apply for assistance and get information on the Calfresh program.https://www.getcalfresh.org/ 

A variety of resources for food assistance needs within Santa Barbara County: http://countyofsb.org/dss/services/food-aid/food-assistance.sbc 

 

Financial information and Housing Assistance

Moratorium guidelines requiring renters to live in communities experiencing substantial or high transmission of COVID-19:
https://nlihc.org/coronavirus-and-housing-homelessness/national-eviction-moratorium

State information on financial assistance during COVID-19: https://covid19.ca.gov/get-financial-help/#top

Legal information on COVID-19 housing needs: http://www.lafsbc.org/covidresources 

Housing-related assistance resources for County of Santa Barbara residents: https://countyofsb.org/housing/resources.sbc 

Emergency relief for immigrants: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai 

Mixteco – Short videos about COVID-19 in the Mixteco language from Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness

 

For Families

Centers for Disease Control tips on how caregivers can talk to children about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html 

Centers for Disease Control how-to for DIY face coverings and tips on proper mask use:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

National Geographic Kids provides facts on coronavirus and tips for parents and caregivers" https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/facts-about-coronavirus/ 

California state resources for emotional help and well-being:
https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being/#top

California Department of Social services provides a variety of resources for Foster Families, from caregiver activities to resources on teen sexuality and reproductive health:
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/foster-care/healthy-sexual-development-project/covid-19-information-and-resources 

Stanford Children’s Health provides information for families coping with COVID-19:
https://healthier.stanfordchildrens.org/en/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-covid-19/

 

For Teens:

World Health Organization resources for adolescents and teens:
https://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/links/covid-19-mncah-resources-adolescents-and-youth/en/ 

Voices of Youth provides COVID-19 related art with the purpose of helping teens cope:
https://www.voicesofyouth.org/campaign/covid-19-and-youth-mental-health 

Trevor Project provides COVID-19 specific information on mental health and suicide prevention, especially for LGBTQ youth:
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/2020/04/03/implications-of-covid-19-for-lgbtq-youth-mental-health-and-suicide-prevention/ 

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine’s resources for teen mental and sexual health during the COVID-19 pandemic:
https://www.adolescenthealth.org/COVID-19/COVID-19-Resources-for-Parents-and-Teens.aspx

The Centers for Disease Control offers coronavirus resources specific to teens and coping with stress:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/stress-coping/young-adults.html 

 

Higher Education

Information on the re-opening plans and other information regarding different University/College systems

UC system: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/coronavirus/

Cal State system: https://www2.calstate.edu/coronavirus/

California Community Colleges: https://www.cccco.edu/About-Us/Chancellors-Office/Divisions/Communications-and-Marketing/Novel-Coronavirus