COVID-19 Resources

Although this continues to be an evolving and stressful time, we are thankful for members in our community who have shared information, offered help, and provided resources. In this blog, we've compiled COVID-19 resources shared by other nonprofits:

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Equity & Inclusion

  • Nonprofit AF Vu Le’s post - "A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the coronavirus” on NonprofitAF shines a spotlight on the need to advocate for stronger safety nets, address accessibility and discrimination against people with disabilities, and take public stances against racism.
  • A Round-Up of Multilingual Resources on COVID-19This blog post contains fact sheets, posters, multimedia resources, and links to live updates in multiple languages about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent it; and about handwashing. Key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resources are listed first, followed by materials from other sources organized by type. You can download materials by clicking on your desired language, or access the latest materials from each source by clicking through to each source page.
  • The Justice Collective - “Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can do Right Now” While there is no shortage of media coverage, think pieces, and speculation on the full effects of the spreading virus, COVID-19, many of us still find ourselves unsure of how to plan, rearrange, and reconfigure our schedules and lives. Many of our clients and consultants are gearing up for all-staff retreats, day-long trainings, and strategic planning sessions that center equity, diversity, and inclusion, all in the context of an emerging and increasingly alarming public health crisis. Yet, many of our most committed partners are struggling to find alternatives that don’t require them to shift plans altogether. 
  • Forbes / Diversity & Inclusion - 5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has everyone spooked, and hopefully, taking steps to control the outbreak and prepare to get through whatever may come of it. But one group faces additional risks and consequences, as well as anxieties: people with disabilities and or chronic illnesses.

Employment

  • Wild Apricot Blog Post - A guide to working remotely for nonprofits Given that the WHO has announced it has reached pandemic status and many nonprofit organizations are cancelling large events, one of the next logical steps to prevent groups of people from gathering is asking employees to work remotely if they can. 
  • Information from EDD/State of California - provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California including employment issues focusing on reduced work hours, caregiving, quarantine, closures, and more
  • 2020 CA Census - Looking for work? Census2020 is hiring! 

Food, Utilities, Housing 

  • An update from Cox - regarding youth who need computers, and information on late fees
  • An update from SDG&Eletting customers know that services will not be suspended due to non-payment during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • An update on Public Utilities - from the City indicating that they have suspended all water shutoffs as a result of nonpayment and utility bills will not be charged interest fees for late or nonpayment
  • Information on free daily meal distribution for students - provided by San Diego Unified Food School District and Nutrition Services
  • Information on San Diego Food Bank - The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter are continuing our food distribution programs during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Food Bank is committed to providing food assistance and resources to the 350,000 people we serve every month and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • 211 San Diego - operates 24 hours a day with information on community, health, social, and disaster services in over 200 languages

Arts & Education

  • The Metropolitan Opera Have you always thought that you could get really into opera if it were more easily accessible? Well, thanks to the coronavirus, now is your chance. The stream will be free and will present encores of The Met’s acclaimed Live in HD series. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be available to stream for 20 hours.
  • Twelve Museums Offer Virtual ToursGoing into a self-quarantine can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it also probably means you’re in for a lot of boredom, a lot of Netflix, and a lot of browsing the internet. But there is a way to get a little culture and education while you’re confined to your home. According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world

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