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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
GOVERNMENT HEALTH RESOURCES ON COVID-19
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
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?
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CRIME VICTIMS
EDUCATION AND STUDENTS
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS: UMEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND OTHER HELP
- Feeding San Diego (Emergency food distribution sites countywide)
- San Diego Food Bank
- Food pantries countywide
- Apply for Cal-Fresh (food stamps)
- Restaurants in East County with curbside takeout/delivery (East County Magazine’s guide)
- Restaurants/chains countywide operating during COVID (San Diego Restaurant Association’s list)
- Farms open to the public or offering curbside service or delivery: East County Magazine's directory includes farms, ranches, nurseries, wineries, farmer's markets and produce stands countywide
- La Mesa Farmer’s Market On-The Go
- Local farmers and ranchers find new business models during pandemic (includes resources to find meat, poultry, wool and fiber products, plants,seeds, produce, soaps, cider, jams, and other farming or ranching products.
- Meals on Wheels
- Food safety, nutrition and wellness tips during COVID from Harvard School of Public Health
- Easy, affordable and healthy eating at home during COVID from UNICEF
- Students' EBT during pandemic
HOME ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND ENTERTAINMENT
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)
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.
STUDENTS (See Education above)
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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East County Magazine gratefully ackowledges the Grossmont Healthcare District and #FacebookJournalismProject for their generous support of our local COVID-19 Resources Center.