Press Release: Yolo County Moves to the Orange Tier
COVID-19 COMMUNAL IMPACT RESPONSE GROUP
"Response Through Communal Response" - View further resources for COVID-19, and find out more about the Yolo Isolation Support Project. This project’s main focus is to reach out to isolated individuals and provide helpful information and/or support during this time of quarantine.
RURAL HEALTHCARE SURGE READINESS
The Rural Health Information Hub provides key and essential resources, tools, and training to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in your community.
YOLO COUNTY LIBRARY RESOURCE LIST
The Yolo County Library has been curating resources for community members sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Categories include food, housing, safety, social services, and activities for all ages.
Library staff will be supporting a centralized phone line, 530-666-8005, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist patrons with their accounts and to access digital materials.
ENGAGE CA CHECK-IN
View the Community Check List to make sure our neighbors, friends, and family are connected and have the support we all need.
INTERNET ACCESS RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
View a list of free or low-cost internet resources. Many service providers are offering assistance during COVID-19. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Please share with others who may need internet or phone service.
CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR CONSUMERS
View consumer advice, including guidance on avoiding scams, during the coronavirus pandemic.
CALIFORNIA'S COVID‐19 RENT RELIEF
Income-eligible residents and landlords in Yolo County who need financial assistance for past or future rent and utilities can now apply for financial help through the State of California’s COVID‐19 Rent Relief program. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and the State will prioritize funding for eligible applicants who are in most need of assistance.
PHONE FRIENDS FOR SENIORS
Beginning the week of March 30, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance will be accepting participants to receive calls and volunteers to make calls. YHAA will then match these “phone friends” for daily social check ins. Along with socializing, volunteers should also ensure that their senior friend has the food and medicine that they need. YHAA will be assisting with connecting seniors to home delivery services for food and medication to make sure they remain safe during these difficult time.
THINGS TO-DO WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE
Take advantage of this time to create and learn new skills!
THE FRIENDSHIP LINE
The Friendship Line reaches out to older adults offering telephone counseling, support, reassurance, crisis intervention, elder abuse prevention, medication reminders, well-being checks, and information and referral. The friendship Line provides support to at-risk seniors, family members and their advocates 24 hours a day, 365 a year. Any person aged 60 years or older, their family members or any others who may be concerned can call.
FOOD & PHARMACY
GREAT PLATES DELIVERED
Yolo County is participating in the State of California's Great Plates Delivered initiative and is working with local restaurants to provide three home-delivered meals per day to qualifying older adults. Great Plates Delivered helps adults 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and healthy while providing essential economic stimulus to local businesses.
EMERGENCY FOOD RESOURCES - CALFRESH
The CalFresh Healthy Living, UC team at the Yolo County, University of California Cooperative Extension created a website that includes Emergency Food Resources for families during COVID-19 closures. It includes evidence-based information on food safety, meal planning, activities for children at home, resources for older adults, and how to property clean and disinfect the house.
YOLO FOOD BANK DELIVERY
Yolo Food Bank, in partnership with the County of Yolo, is responding to the coronavirus outbreak with service to low-income senior citizens and other Yolo County residents with underlying health conditions who should not leave their homes to visit the Food Bank's regularly-scheduled food distributions.
ESSENTIAL GOODS DELIVERY
For those most vulnerable to the disease, such as the elderly and those with chronic health problems, as well as those with mobility or transportation issues, gathering essentials may be more difficult at this time. The following list is intended to provide a sample of available resources to assist those individuals in obtaining essential goods.