***Last updated Monday, 3/30/20, 7:52 am. Please note: This is a rapidly changing situation, and we at 2-1-1 NorCal are working to share information as we are updated from our colleagues and agency representatives at the county, state and/or federal level. You may also receive updates to this information by texting “Coronavirus” to 211-211: Text Coronavirus Graphic.
At A Glance
- Shasta County Public Health: www.ShastaReady.org
- Shasta County Health and Human Services is providing answers to questions at their daily (Monday through Friday) press conferences at 11am. To view live and previous videos, please visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/shastahhsa/.
- 3/26/20 – Shasta County HHSA and VOAD: PPEDonationSite
- 3/19/20 – Shasta County Sheriff: Limiting services. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office News Release 3.19.20
- 3/17/20 – Shasta County Press Conference:
- Sheriff Eric Magrini declared a local emergency for Shasta County. This declaration is in support of Shasta County Public Health amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
- 3/8/20 – Shasta County: PR COVID19 3.8.2020
- 3/6/20 – Shasta County: PR COVID19 3.6.2020
- 3/5/20 – Shasta County: PR COVID19 3.5.2020
- VOAD COVID-19 Food Response: Provides food delivery to isolated seniors (ages 60+), people with disabilities, and those who are medically vulnerable within Shasta and Tehama County. Food items are non-specific, non-perishable, dry-good food items. No substitutions are available. Pet food is offered as available. Deliveries are scheduled for Monday through Friday, 9am-12noon. To request delivery, fill out the form at this link: https://bit.ly/2vIcYwo.
- Mayers Memorial Hospital District: In Burney and Fall River Mills area, provides grocery shopping (you pay for groceries) and free delivery service for seniors (65+) and people with disabilities or those who are medically vulnerable (of any age). Also offering free pick-up of prescriptions. Call 530-336-6880. See flyer: Mayers Groceries to Go.
- Grocery stores: Many grocery stores are offering seniors (and others who are medically vulnerable) shopping hours each week. Check with your favorite grocery store for information.
- 3/19/20, Redding Record Searchlight reported hours: www.redding.com/story/news/2020/03/19/coronavirus-pandemic-redding-stores-change-add-senior-hours/5075526002/
Free Drive-thru meals for ages 18 and under are available at locations throughout Shasta County and Tehama County. Please view the following flyer:
- Meals For Kids_COVID19 3.24.20 (Updated 3/24/20 to include Bus Stop Meals)
- Restaurants: Redding Chamber of Commerce put together a list of current restaurant services in the Redding area.
- 2-1-1 Shasta: Lists food pantries and other food programs at 211norcal.org/shasta/search/food. Please note that resources listed may be limited during this time. Check back later as resources are updated due to Coronavirus response.
School age children and teens (& parents/caregivers):
- Shasta County Office of Education: Offering resources about COVID-19 and guidance.
- Pathways to Hope: Providing Teen Center hosting a virtual teen center for youths 13-17 years old every weekday. There is a lot of fun stuff in store! Teens can join up via phone or computer. Make new friends, play games, learn new skills!! Join here! https://zoom.us/j/9559136828
- Pathways to Hope: Providing Virtual Kindergarten. For schedule and link, go to www.facebook.com/hopeshasta/
- School Closures: Vary by district; many schools closed starting 3/16/20 or 3/17/20. Please call your child’s school or school district directly, or visit websites to confirm closure and to connect with your student’s needs.
Young children ages 0-5 (& parents/caregivers):
- Sesame Street: Care, Cope, Connect – first5association.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/SSTCareCopeConnect.pdf.
- Other activities can be found at: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/
- The Right Way to Sneeze! – www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW1yodZJpG8
- KIXE-TV PBS: Offering a weekly Story Time, Thursdays at 9am on Facebook – www.facebook.com/KIXETV9
Medical Professionals, First Responders, and Essential Service Providers:
- Shasta County HHSA: www.co.shasta.ca.us/covid-19/professionals
- Self-Care: Coping with the Challenges of Public Health Emergency Work
- Shasta Family YMCA – Emergency Child Care Camp: Offering child care for children in grades K-8, 5:30am- 7:45pm at The Y in Redding. Financing available. Visit website for details: www.sfymca.org/programs-eve…/programs/specialty-camps. Call 530-224-0952 or email email@example.com for assistance.
Missing Work due to COVID-19:
- Employment Development Department: Provides a variety of support services to individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 in California (including Disability Insurance Claims and Paid Family Leave Claims). Situations can include reduced work hours or missing work to care for a sick or quarantined relative with COVID-19 or a child being home from school due to COVID-19 school closures.
- Find information at: edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm.
- Employment Opportunities: Many local grocery stores are hiring to meet the demand for goods amid coronavirus concerns. Stores include Costco, Food Maxx, Raley’s and Holiday Market.
- Small Business Administration: Providing low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
- Small Business Development Center: Offering help with small business loans – www.sbdcsc.org/covid-19.
- Superior Economic Development Center: Provides resources for business owners. www.scedd.org/about/coronavirus-resources.
Mental Health support:
- Shasta County HHSA: www.co.shasta.ca.us/covid-19/mental-health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
- World Health Organization (WHO): mental-health-considerations
- 2-1-1 Shasta: Lists Mental Health resources at 211norcal.org/shasta/search/mental-health. Please note, many Please note that many of the services listed may be limited during this time. Check back later as resources are updated due to Coronavirus response. Many counseling centers may be offering counseling by phone or video – contact them for details.
- Shasta County HHSA – Basic Home Care (when you are sick): Basic Home Care Handout
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- What to do if you are sick: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
- Caring for someone who is sick: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html
- CDC – Symptom checker available online: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html
- Dignity Health: Offers free Virtual Care visits for mild COVID-19 symptoms available online
- 2-1-1 Shasta: Lists Health Care resources at 211norcal.org/shasta/search/health. Please note many local health care agencies have recommendations for patients, including options such as over-the-phone visits. Check with your health care provider for details.
- 3/27/20, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES
) Act, which includes Direct Payments to Americans, Unemployment and Small Business Loans:
- For a summary, please see: COVID-19 CARES Act Summary
- Fraud: Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. For more information, including how to report, go to www.justice.gov/coronavirus.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Suspended evictions and foreclosures 60 days (from 3/18/20). www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_20_042.
- PG&E: moratorium on service disconnections
for non-payment. PG&E News Release 3.12.20.
- Taxes: Tax day has been extended from April 15th to July 15th. For details, see www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
- 2-1-1 Shasta: Lists a variety of resources for those in need, including for food pantries, clothing resources and rent payment assistance (when available). Go to 211shasta.org to search by category. Please note that many of the services listed may be limited during this time. Check back later as resources are updated due to Coronavirus response.
- Shasta Family YMCA: While their center is closed, they suggest using YMCA 360: On-Demand Videos. Access FREE workouts from YMCA where one can find their favorite Y classes for all ages. Visit: www.ymca360.org.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations: The medical community in Shasta County is in need of PPE Donations. Please see flyer – PPEDonations.
- United Way of Northern California: www.norcalunitedway.org/coronavirus-fund
- Shasta Regional Community Foundation: www.shastarcf.org/funds/covid-19