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Resource Guide for Coping COVID-19 Effects

The San Diego County Democratic Party and partner organizations have compiled this list of resources to help local individuals and families. Please email info@sddemocrats.org with any suggested additions or corrections to improve this page. Anyone experiencing an emergency should call 911. Those with non-emergency health concerns should contact their healthcare provider or call 211 for additional resources and information. 

 

County and State Coronavirus Updates |  Food Delivery and Assistance  |  Senior Care  |  Rent and Utilities Assistance   |  Mental Health   |   Other Healthcare  |   Employment  |   Small Business Assistance  |   Schools: Food Distribution and Remote Learning  |   Your Federal Representatives  |   Basic Information and Prevention  |   Additional Resources 

 

County and State Coronavirus Updates


Food Delivery and Assistance

- ​Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Haggen, and several other grocery stores will set aside Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. click here for more information.

- Northgate Market will set aside 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every day; click here for details

- Smart and Final will set aside Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; click here for details

​- Whole Foods will set will open one hour early every day; click here for details

​- Dollar General stores will set aside the first hour of shopping; click here for details

- Target stores will set aside Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; click here for details

 


Senior Care


Rent and Utilities Assistance


Mental Health

  • Live Well San Diego (tips and activities to help people thrive while staying home): click here
  • National Disaster Distress Helpline: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline - (800) 985-5990 - text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line: click here - or call (888) 724-7240
  • Peer-Run Warm Line (non-emergency support and referrals): (855) 845-7415
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Adversity: click here
  • Stress and coping tips: 
    • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories and social media. Hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. 
    • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
    • Make time to unwind. Try to do set aside part of your day for activities you enjoy.
    • Connect with other people. Talk with those you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
    • Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.
    • If you, or someone you know, are feeling like you want to harm yourself or others, call 911.
       

Other Healthcare

  • Apply for healthcare insurance through Covered California (due to coronavirus, special enrollment period open now for uninsured and eligible people): click here
  • COVID-19 disinfection guidance: click here
  • Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings: click here
  • Many pharmacies are waiving delivery fees, including CVS (click here), Walgreens (click here), and Rite Aid (click here). Call your regular pharmacy to see if delivery is an option for you. 
 

Employment

  • Matrix of benefits for wokers impacted by COVID-19: click here
  • Information for workers from the State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov/workers/
  • Wait time and work requirements have been reduced for unemployment. Click here to file a claim. 
  • You may qualify for Unemployment Insurance if: 
    • Your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. 
    • Your hours have been reduced due to COVID-19. 
    • Click here to learn about your rights and resources as an employee, including Paid Sick Leave, Disability Insurance, etc.  
  • A new federal law provides for some employees to take up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Click here for more information.
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership: https://workforce.org/covid-19 
  • Webinars for workers experiencing work stoppages, layoffs, or furloughs: click here
  • Resources for community members who were laid off or had hours cut: click here
     

Small Business Assistance

  • Federal Small Business Administration: click here
  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program (loans): click here
  • Is your business considered essential by the State of California? click here
  • CA Small Business Finance Center: click here
  • State business taxes have been extended to July 15, 2020: click here
  • State payroll taxes can be delayed by 60 days: click here 
  • City of Carlsbad - businesses have an additional 60 days to pay license fees: click here 
  • City of Chula Vista - loans are available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19: click here 
  • City of Del Mar - free permits to any restaurant or retail business that wishes to sell goods to the public via drive-through or carry-out: click here 
  • City of Encinitas - new Small Business Support Fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19: click here 
  • City of Oceanside - the City has created a Utility Service Relief Program for businesses impacted by COVID-19: click here 
  • City of San Diego - the City created a Small Business Relief Fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19: click here

     


Schools: Food Distribution and Remote Learning

 

Your Federal Representatives

Contact your Congressmember’s office if you need help with a federal agency (Social Security, Veterans Affairs, etc.). Click here to look up your Representative.  
 
  • Mike Levin - District 49: (760) 599-5000 
  • (Vacant) - District 50: (619) 448-5201 
  • Juan Vargas - District 51: (760) 312-9900 
  • Scott Peters - District 52: (858) 455-5550 
  • Susan Davis - District 53: (619) 280-5353 
     

Basic Information and Prevention

  • Coronavirus Fact Sheet
  • Stay at Home Order
  • Basic Prevention
    • Stay home.
    • Wash your hands often.
    • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet, about two arm lengths) with people who are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
    • Avoid all cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
    • Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and have an underlying condition or if you are sick.
    • Wear a face cover and gloves if you must go out in public. ​

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Additional Resources

  • More Community Resources (wide range of issues/needs): click here
  • 211 San Diego (referrals to food, housing, utilities, health, employment, and other resources): https://211sandiego.org/ - or dial 211
  • Applications for Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, and other benefits: click here
  • Child care for essential workers: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/mb2006.asp
  • DMV extensions: click here
  • Auto insurance premium credit: click here
  • San Diego Treasurer - Tax Collector (late tax payment penalty cancellation request) click here
  • Victims and Survivors Resources list: click here
  • ACLU - Know Your Rights: https://www.aclusandiego.org/covid-19/
  • San Diego Law Library - COVID-19 Legal Issues: click here
  • Information for undocumented Californians: click here 
  • Information, fact sheets, and videos in multiple languages: click herehere, and here
  • Resource list in indigenous languages: click here 
  • Diaper distribution site list: click here
  • FAQs for Military and Veterans: click here