Local Coronavirus Information And Resources

There are links to federal sources (i.e. CDC) at the bottom of this page.

Here is the latest on how response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the greater Sacramento area:

The City of Sacramento is setting up free WiFi hotspots to help families without internet be able to access school work. They’ve released a schedule of when and where the internet will be available. (Source)

Sacramento County has extended the stay-at-home order through May 22. There are some restrictions being eased, however. (Source)

Sacramento County Fair has been canceled. (source)

2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1 for helpful, around-the-clock resources. 

Call 7-1-1 if you are hearing impaired and ask to be connected to 2-1-1.

Email: info@211sacramento.org

Employment Development Department (EDD)/Unemployment/Sick Leave/Caregivers: The EDD provides a variety of support services to people affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, please use of their online options.

Pet Owner Resources: The Humane Society has a helpful FAQ page available

OnwardCA – One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cybersecurity Tips: Cybercriminals are abusing the panic of the COVID-19 global event. Fake websites, phishing campaigns, and Coronavirus themed malware have increased and are formulated to deceive you and steal your personal information. For tips on staying safe and secure online, visit the ReadyGov Cybersecurity page.​ To learn more about reporting COVID-19 related scams, visit the DOJ website

Counties.org has compiled a list of resources and updates from counties across the state. 

California (WIC) – Women, Infants & Children. Families grow healthy with WIC. There are five locations throughout Sacramento – Florin (South Sacramento)Del Paso HeightsPrimary Care CenterRancho Cordova, and Elk Grove. Note: there are no offices in Folsom. Call (916) 876-5000 for details or apply today​! The Sacramento County WIC program helps pregnant women, new moms, and young children eat well, stay healthy, and be active.

California DMV: DMV allows customers to avoid coming to a DMV office for 60 days. Field offices are currently closed.​ Learn more.

CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) enables you to buy more food, improve health and nutrition, and stretch your grocery budget. To request a CalFresh application or get more information, call 916) 874-3100 or (209) 744-0499. Apply for CalFresh online. For more information about how to apply and use CalFresh, read the brochure. In certain situations, you may qualify to receive emergency CalFresh within three (3) days. For more information, visit Human Assistance CalFresh.

Meals for Kids: California K-12 school may provide school meals in non-congregate settings through the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option, consistent with the requirements of the California Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture. To learn more about these programs, visit the California Department of Education Website. To find a school near you, check out the interactive map.

Unemployment benefits now include those who are self-employed. (source)

Need assistance with pets? RedRover is an awesome local organization that has help systems in place. (source)

Donate4Sacramento has been set up to collect donations for people in our area. If you can donate, you can pick who you want your money to support. (source)

The Essential Worker Childcare program for first responders, healthcare workers and essential city of Sacramento employees is available. (source)

Sacramento City Council established an emergency moratorium on evictions, protecting renters who are financially impacted. (fill out this form)

Protection for homeowners is extended through foreclosure and eviction suspensions. (FHFA) (HUD)

Help with electric bills is being offered by SMUD and PG&E. They will extend payment due dates for those affected.

Financial assistance may be available if you have been laid off, have a small business that is struggling, have to care for an ill family member, or are experiencing reduced work hours. (Source)

Sacramento City Unified School District is offering drive-thru meal service at many schools every weekday. (Source)

United Way California Capital Region has a local relief fund set up for local non-profits, helping individuals and families in our area.  (Source)

Sacramento public libraries are closed, and any items checked out were given an additional four weeks added to their due date. Book drops are also closed, so do not attempt to return books. (Source)

Sacramento County has released a series of resources for employers, schools, medical centers, homeless shelters, and others. You can find those here.

California Dental Association is recommending dentists to stop providing non-urgent dental service. If you have an appointment, it is suggested that you reschedule for a later date. (Source)

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