COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES

RADY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT UC SAN DIEGO LAUNCHES COVID-19 BUSINESS RECOVERY COALITION

Source:  UCSD

Photo:  The Rady School of Management, photo by Erik Jepsen

May 23, 2020 (San Diego) - The Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego has launched the Rady School Business Recovery Coalition to help businesses in the San Diego region navigate the unprecedented challenges faced by COVID-19. This new initiative draws on expertise from the UC San Diego community to provide immediate pro bono assistance and guidance to San Diego businesses during these extraordinary times. 


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LOCAL WRITERS AND TEACHERS HELP OTHERS THROUGH THE SMALL MOVEMENT

By Mimi Pollack

 

Update May 21, 2020: Dr. Kalmar and his staff love their new headbands, which have now been delivered to Grossmont Hospital to help hold masks in place more comfortable. Photo, left, courtesy of Dr. Kalmar. (Other photos courtesy of Mimi Pollack)

 

May 13, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) -- What is the small movement? It’s an informal group of people brought together by yours truly to find ways to help others, especially during this pandemic.  This includes giving business to small mom and pop restaurants that may be struggling, buying pizzas for Grossmont Hospital staff,  making masks for Rady’s Children’s Hospital and for shelters in Tijuana, gathering and donating food and fresh fruit to a food pantry, and making headbands for hospital staff to alleviate the discomfort of face masks.

The movement so far includes two East County Magazine writers (Rebecca Jefferis Williamson and me), three Grossmont College teachers (Sara Ferguson, Edda Temoche and me), a San Diego Continuing Education retired teacher (Lynn Francis), two well-known artists (Becky Guttin and Griselda Rosas), East County resident Sharonne Ketels, North County resident, Janna Leoff, and Dr. Frank Kalmar.


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LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES CENTER

LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

East County Magazine's Local COVID-19 Resource Center is your comprehensive guide to official health information on the coronavirus and local healthcare services.

Check back often! We are updating our local COVID-19 Resource Center regularly. If you have a suggested resource to add, contact editor@eastcountymagazine.org.

Our special section also has information on local businesses, restaurants and farms open or operating online. You can also learn where to get help for individuals, families, workers, immigrants,  businesses and organizations. Our guide lists help and resources through local cities, San Diego County, California tate and federal sources as well as private and philanthropic organizations.

Help includes grants, loans, stimulus funds,  emergency food distributions, rides, seminars for business owners, education resources, activities to do at home, working from home tips, financial relief for renters and homeowners, relief from utility and insurance bills, resources for crime victims, mental health, abuse and addiction services including virtual meetings, how to file for unemployment and other aid, scams to avoid, volunteer opporutnities, emergency alert services, and more.

We thank Grossmont Healthcare District for generously underwriting the creation of our Local Covid-19 Resource Center.

To view our local COVID-19 resource center, click here or scroll down.

HEALTH

   GOVERNMENT HEALTH RESOURCES ON COVID-19

     COUNTY

     STATE

     FEDERAL

     GLOBAL

LOCAL: GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT RESOURCES

      LOCAL CITY RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES   

  • El Cajon has approved funds for 12 programs to help residents, businesses and the homeless. Check for updates at their COVID-19 webpage.
  • La Mesa has a COVID-19 resources page for residents.
  • Lemon Grove COVID-19 resource page has updates for residents.
  • Poway has small business loans and commercial eviction moratorium
  • San Diego city has an extensive COVID-19 page including information on an eviction moratorium for renters and businesses.
  • Santee has a COVID-19 page with updates and resources for residents and a separate resource page for Santee businesses.

HEALTH CLINICS AND HOSPITALS

HEALTH INSURANCE

HEALTH SERVICES

HELP

ARTS

BUSINESS AID

BUSINESSES AND SHOPPING SERVICES OPEN LOCALLY

Local Businesses open as essential services or offering online sales, shipping, curbside service, takeout or delivery:

State and federal mandates: what’s open and closed?

    DIAPERS

     DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CRIME VICTIMS

     EDUCATION AND STUDENTS 

EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS:  UMEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND OTHER HELP

      FOOD   

      HOME ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND ENTERTAINMENT

      HOME OFFICES

      HOMELESS

      HOMEOWNERS

IMMIGRANTS

Immigrant Relief Fund from San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium California’s guide for immigrants during COVID-19

California Immigrants Resilience Fund (donate to help immigrants)

INSURANCE RELIEF

     NONPROFITS

       RATEPAYERS’ RELIEF ON UTILITY BILLS

  • SDG&E has several programs to help ratepayers save money during the COVID-19 emergency, and has temporarily suspended shut-offs
  • Cox Cable is offering two months of free service during the COVID-19 emergency and other programs to help families in need.
  • The Calif Public Utilities consumer protections during COVID page has a list of what other utility companies are doing to help customers, including water districts, phone companies, wireless utilities and more.

     RENTERS

     RESTAURANTS

     RIDES  

     RURAL COMMUNITIES

SCAMS

     SENIORS

     STIMULUS FUNDS

     STUDENTS (See Education above)

     WOMEN

SHOPPING AND LOCAL BUSINESS SERVICES

Local Businesses: open as essential services or offering online sales, shipping, curbside service, takeout or delivery:

VOLUNTEERING AND GIVING BACK

WILDFIRE AND EMERGENCY ALERTS

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